Katharine

I am 26 year old born and bred Manhattanite who enjoys exploring and the outdoors. My family used to split our time among the city sites, our grandparents in the Pennsylvania forests, and our grandparents on a Minnesota farm. I grew up wandering around and adventuring, but I found myself spending less and less time outdoors as I grew older, replacing the wild with (equally wonderful) trips to other cities. The Appalachian Trail has been a lifelong goal, and I decided that 2019 would be the year to give it a try. Off the trail, you will find me at great local coffee shops digging deep into a new novel: in 2018, I decided to read 365 books (and start building up my perseverance for the AT). Here's to the friends, adventures, and blisters to come.

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Books to Read Before a Challenge, Change, or Crossroads

Books to Read Before a Challenge, Change, or Crossroads

In 2018, I decided to read 365 books and finished out the year at 390. That's 128,796 pages, give or take a few. I went through memoirs, Appalachian

Jan 14, 2019 : Katharine
Predictions for My Upcoming AT Thru-Hike

Predictions for My Upcoming AT Thru-Hike

With under four months to go, I have read so much about the AT that I'm going a little crazy with anticipation. I started a list of predictions for

Dec 9, 2018 : Katharine
You’re Doing What? FAQs on Thru-Hiking the AT

You’re Doing What? FAQs on Thru-Hiking the AT

After answering question after question from family members and friends when I announced my trip, to save us all some time, I have put my responses

Nov 24, 2018 : Katharine
Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

In 2019, I intend to spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,100+ miles. A life-changing event. All that sounds far

Oct 21, 2018 : Katharine