Kaitlin Musser

A former bunhead ballerina turned skoolie dwelling mountain woman. After eleven years being the mom to 34 children in foster care and at risk homes I have decided to trek the PCT solo. I am going to just take a walk and hopefully not die.

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Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Social Media – The New PCT Bible

Is Social Media Hurting the PCT? In the year 2013 the Pacific Crest Trail Association issued 1,879 permits. Jump ahead to just five years later in

Feb 23, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

The PCT Is Calling – My Dog, That Is

What About Fido?  I am helpless and ridiculously in love with my rescued, and slightly feral, puppy dawned Dingo. She is a one-year-old German

Feb 16, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

What About the Kids? Confessions of a Thru-Hiking Mom

"But what about the kids?" I had just finished my excited announcement to my father-in-law as we sat across his well-worn dining room table. He

Feb 10, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
PCT | Walking Away to Find Myself

PCT | Walking Away to Find Myself

"What is your ultimate goal with the PCT?" I was deep into a consultation with a wellness coach. The discussion passed quickly beyond the usual

Feb 9, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

I watched him pull up a colorful circle graph with a optimistic charm of who he believed he was addressing. Point by point he delightfully shared

Feb 2, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
PCT Demographics and Me

PCT Demographics and Me

I was just curious one day as I ctrolled down the faces of my family. The husband, the daughter adopted from foster care, the son made ward of legal

Jan 26, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
96 Days | You Want Me to Finish the PCT in What?

96 Days | You Want Me to Finish the PCT in What?

A red flag appeared on my email box gently alerting me to a new message. I opened my inbox fully expecting a spam message or perhaps a new recipe to

Jan 19, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
PCT Eat Your Heart Out

PCT Eat Your Heart Out

What are you going to eat? I shrugged my shoulders as I hesitantly explained my ultralight weight goal and how I do not plan on bringing a stove

Jan 12, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
But the Cold Will Kill Me : Plot to Stay Warm on the PCT

But the Cold Will Kill Me : Plot to Stay Warm on the PCT

I have hiked 21 14,000ers in seven days. I have stood face to face with a bear ransacking my beloved Subaru. I have ice climbed frozen waterfalls

Jan 5, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Trans Catalina Trail: Day One

Trans Catalina Trail: Day One

“Oh shit. I mean shoot. I mean. I don’t know babes. Oh gosh I do not know if I can do this. Like psychically do this.” It was 4:30 a.m. and I was

Dec 29, 2019 : Kaitlin Musser