Kate Hill

Hi, my name is Kate. I'm 22 and currently living in Colorado. I just finished my degree and became a licensed teacher, but don’t plan on teaching for another year. I’d rather take some time off to go back to my hiker trash roots. I grew up in the Eastern Sierras and ended up hiking the JMT in 2017. I got hooked on thru-hiking and since then have been working towards a 2019, solo, NOBO attempt of the PCT.

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Weeks 2-3: Warner Springs to Big Bear

Weeks 2-3: Warner Springs to Big Bear

Days Eight and Nine: Forced Zero Days Hanging out at my aunt's was ideal, but the state of my feet was less than ideal. My body needed the rest. I

Jun 17, 2019 : Kate Hill
Week One: From Campo to Urgent Care

Week One: From Campo to Urgent Care

Day One: Campo to Lake Morena; 20 MilesDad and I woke up at 4:30 in our hotel. After I got dressed in my hiking clothes I handed my dad a bag of all

May 5, 2019 : Kate Hill
A Million and a Half Reasons Why

A Million and a Half Reasons Why

I know I’m supposed to hike the PCT. I'm not sure of all the reasons why yet, but I do know I'm supposed to do it. My mom gave me a PCT overview

Feb 4, 2019 : Kate Hill
PCT Permit Approved and College Degree in Hand

PCT Permit Approved and College Degree in Hand

On Nov. 14, after an hour and a half in the online PCT permit waiting room, I submitted my 2019 PCT permit application. I thought I would feel great.

Nov 29, 2018 : Kate Hill
Thru-Hiking with a Restricted Diet

Thru-Hiking with a Restricted Diet

Sometimes it's just not in the stars. After hiking the JMT in the summer of 2017, my thru-hiking to-do list got a few additions. Of course the PCT

Oct 3, 2018 : Kate Hill
Women and the Wilderness: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Women and the Wilderness: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

My thru-hiking journey began in 2015 when I was 18. I was a senior in high school and somehow I got the idea of hiking the John Muir Trail (JMT) into

Oct 3, 2018 : Kate Hill