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Howdy, I'm Caitlin / Catie / Pretzel. I snagged that trail name on the Continental Divide Trail 2019. I only hiked a month in Montana but that was long enough to know I would be pursuing a full thru-hike one day. I'm from Corpus Christi, Texas where I didn't spend too much time outside (it's hot!) I actually didn't go camping for the first time until I was… twenty-two! I've been a nanny, a teacher, and a wilderness therapy field guide. Now, I'm walking 2,650 miles to figure out what's next (while also working on remaining present!)