Victoria Ketteringham

Hi, I'm Victoria! I'm from Toronto, Canada. When I'm not working or walking, I can be found eating popcorn and drinking tea, reading young adult science fiction, saving all the banana flavoured candies for last, or watching children's movies. I am currently preparing for my 2016 NOBO thru-hike!

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Weeks 2-3 : Hiawassee to Gatlinburg

Weeks 2-3 : Hiawassee to Gatlinburg

Let's get real for a minute here; hiking is hard! I have an ongoing bargaining conversation with my feet that goes something like this:Me: Ok,

Mar 16, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
Week one! Springer to Deep Gap

Week one! Springer to Deep Gap

It's been a good week! We've experienced all four seasons, and I've experienced pretty much my full range of emotions. The trail hasn't made me cry

Mar 3, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
Gear List Before : Part 2 (Clothing)

Gear List Before : Part 2 (Clothing)

Last week I posted my gear list, and I got a lot of great feedback. I do have some luxury items, and I'm sure that the longer I carry them, the less

Feb 16, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear)

Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear)

Well, here we are! Two weeks to go, amazing how time flies! I've been doing some good workouts to prepare physically, and I've got (almost) all of my

Feb 10, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
Saving money pre-hiking

Saving money pre-hiking

 When I finished paying for school, in January, saving for the hike became my first financial priority. Of course, in a minimum wage job,

Oct 25, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham
Techno-withdrawal

Techno-withdrawal

One of the most challenging things for me while hiking will almost-definitely-maybe be the lack of readily available technological perks. I mean, I

Sep 28, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham
That Moment When…

That Moment When…

I had a very distinct metamorphosis moment recently. Before it happened, I was planning a NOBO thru-hike for 2016. I was a city girl who appreciated,

Sep 21, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham