Katie Gerber

I'm Katie aka Salty. My love of long trails began on the AT in 2009, and grew deeper while thru-hiking the PCT in 2014 and the CT in 2016. I grew up in Ohio and recently relocated from Asheville, NC to the front range of Colorado. As a nutrition and health coach, I have the satisfying job of helping outdoor enthusiasts create strength, resilience, and endurance for the long haul. When I'm not out playing in the mountains, I can be found digging in the garden, making a mess in the kitchen, or with my nose in a book. Connect with me at www.katiegerber.com and get a free copy of my Eat for Endurance Stoveless Cookbook.

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How to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail: 750 Miles Across Eastern Oregon

How to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail: 750 Miles Across Eastern Oregon

The Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) is a 750-mile route through the high desert country of Eastern Oregon. In the shape of a lopsided W, the Oregon Desert

Apr 9, 2019 : Katie Gerber
What I Wish I’d Done for My Health Before My First Long Hike

What I Wish I’d Done for My Health Before My First Long Hike

Imagine this: You’ve just hiked 2,660 miles and you’re in the best shape of your life. You luck out and get an entry into a well-known race you’ve

Jan 28, 2019 : Katie Gerber
Apparel Review: Adira Activewear Leggings and Skort

Apparel Review: Adira Activewear Leggings and Skort

Over the course of a couple of decades as a runner, hiker, and general lover of the outdoors, I’ve tried the gamut of women’s athletic wear, or

Jun 28, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Skyline Traverse: A Full Day Hiking the 5 Highest Peaks Around Boulder, CO

Skyline Traverse: A Full Day Hiking the 5 Highest Peaks Around Boulder, CO

Boulder’s backdrop of jutting rock slabs not only makes for a compelling skyline, but provides the terrain for an epic day hike close to the city.

May 17, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Looking to tackle the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim challenge?  We've got ya covered.  The information below includes details on transportation,

Apr 19, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Fueling a Healthy Thru-Hike on a Budget

Fueling a Healthy Thru-Hike on a Budget

Besides “Do you carry a gun,” one the most common questions on trail is “What do you eat?” From battling constant hunger, to pack weight

Mar 5, 2018 : Katie Gerber
The Danger of Relying on Faux Foods for Fuel

The Danger of Relying on Faux Foods for Fuel

Hikers burn thousands of calories a day, so the quality of the food doesn’t matter, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. When it comes

Jan 29, 2018 : Katie Gerber
Could Adrenal Fatigue be Hindering Your Physical Performance?

Could Adrenal Fatigue be Hindering Your Physical Performance?

Is your stamina and endurance suffering? Have you been getting more colds? Do you often hit a mid-afternoon slump? Do you feel anxious, down, and

Jan 13, 2018 : Katie Gerber