Casie Frederick

My name is Casie, also known as "River," and I am currently North Bound on the Appalachian Trail. I enjoy long walks on the beach, as well as through the woods.

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To My Body, An Apology

To My Body, An Apology

I understand that this letter is long overdue. I thought that giving you three weeks of space and time away would help with the healing, but now I

Aug 24, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Social Butterfly Returned to Cocoon

Social Butterfly Returned to Cocoon

Climbing out of the car, I had a distant yet familiar feeling wash over me. As Brady encouraged, 'go make friends, don't be shy!' I was brought back

Aug 9, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Don’t worry, I’m alive!

Don’t worry, I’m alive!

My first week on the trail, I met a hiker sketching the surrounding scene in a shelter. She was peering off into the gray rain, sitting quietly to

Jul 26, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Beyond the Gatorade and Burgers

Beyond the Gatorade and Burgers

It's 92 degrees out. You've hiked 14 miles already, up and down mountains and hopping rock to rock like a childhood game of 'don't touch the lava.'

Jun 13, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Not All Mother Teresas

Not All Mother Teresas

I'll give a little background here. I'm a shelter girl, even when it's not raining. A fair weather fan, if you will. For 90% of thru-hikers, the

May 25, 2017 : Casie Frederick
We’re On The Same Team

We’re On The Same Team

I want to share a story that happened a few weeks ago, but that I've been thinking a lot about. First of all, for those of you that aren't familiar

May 14, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Getting Grounded by Mother Nature, and Other Lessons

Getting Grounded by Mother Nature, and Other Lessons

Being on the trail can have a small home-town feel. Everyone seems to know everyone, or at least to have heard of each other. I fully realized this

May 11, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

'The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.' -Robert Burns You may not have guessed that's where Steinbeck coined his famous title from.

Apr 30, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Hiking the AT Sucks

Hiking the AT Sucks

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed (shelter) this morning. Particularly the side with the cold air blowing through. It poured again last night,

Apr 24, 2017 : Casie Frederick
A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

Hikers are obsessed with their weight. No, I'm not talking about body image (although I did find myself asking if my zip off pants make my butt look

Apr 20, 2017 : Casie Frederick