Kat Ignatova

Sporadic section-hiker of the Appalachian Trail (1,500 miles done!). Outdoor photography enthusiast and amateur park historian. Still can't settle on a trail name. Follow me on Instagram @katignatova. Colorado Trail '16

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A Love Letter to the Black Snakes of the Appalachian Trail

A Love Letter to the Black Snakes of the Appalachian Trail

Dear black snake, I know I didn’t make a great first impression when we met. There you were, sunning yourself on the Appalachian Trail during a

Jun 8, 2017 : Kat Ignatova
Gear Review: Vapur Element Water Bottle

Gear Review: Vapur Element Water Bottle

A few weeks ago I was at my local REI looking for a new water bottle. Instead of purchasing a Nalgene like I was planning to, I walked away with

Dec 7, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
11 Long Trails to Hike in Europe

11 Long Trails to Hike in Europe

Have you ever wanted to backpack through Europe and actually, you know, go backpacking? Then you’re in luck! Along with great history, great food,

Nov 30, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
A Photographic Journey of the Colorado Trail

A Photographic Journey of the Colorado Trail

On August 2, 2016, I stepped off the plane at Denver International Airport wearing trail runners, a new pack, and a giant sunhat. I was about to

Nov 20, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Last year, I wrote an article about Niki Rellon is the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail with a prosthetic leg. Niki Rellon Niki Rellon,

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

How You Can Help Protect the Appalachian Trail

In a recent Donate to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The ATC has already expressed concerns about their future funding - let’s show them how much

Nov 11, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

PRESIDENT BARTLET: Shenandoah National Park, right here in Virginia! We should organize a staff field trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
The History of the AMC Huts

The History of the AMC Huts

The AMC huts are one of the more controversial features on the Appalachian Trail. On the one hand, they provide necessary shelter in the White

Jan 22, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

I've noticed a pattern. In my research of parks, mountains, and other places of interest on the Appalachian Trail, I've come across a great deal of

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Mount Washington

The History of Mount Washington

Here’s a surprise – people like the view from tall mountains. Shocking, right? This is especially true when the view is from “The Largest Mountain in

Dec 21, 2015 : Kat Ignatova