Katie Houston

Katie (she/her) has the Appalachian Trail, Colorado Trail, and Lone Star Hiking Trail under her belt and has a goal of reaching 10,000 miles by 25. She is the Social Media Lead for The Trek and enjoys any opportunity to write about her adventures, good trail ethics, and trail stewardship.

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Hiker Spotlight with Lyla Harrod: Trans-Continental AT Adventurer

Hiker Spotlight with Lyla Harrod: Trans-Continental AT Adventurer

Here at The Trek, sometimes we can run a bit gear-heavy or focus steadily on the trail beat; that’s why we’ve decided to highlight some of the

May 26, 2021 : Katie Houston
Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

As CDC guidelines lift across the country for vaccinated individuals, thru-hiking season is finally kicking into high gear. Most NOBO hikers are

May 25, 2021 : Katie Houston
Hiker Spotlight with Alice Wu: From the Seas of Service to the Deserts of the PCT

Hiker Spotlight with Alice Wu: From the Seas of Service to the Deserts of the PCT

If you ask any hiker what their favorite part of a thru-hike is (besides that feeling when you see trail magic at the road crossing up ahead) nine

May 19, 2021 : Katie Houston
Trail Profile: How to Hike the 96-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

Trail Profile: How to Hike the 96-Mile Lone Star Hiking Trail

The Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) is a 96.4-mile point-to-point hiking trail located in East Texas just north of Houston. It winds through the

May 4, 2021 : Katie Houston
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

If you're on this site, you love long-distance hiking trails. (There's no debate about this one. We see you, hiker trash.) There are tons of

Apr 29, 2021 : Katie Houston
Flirting with an FKT Attempt

Flirting with an FKT Attempt

So... I decided to hike 75 miles in 2 days because my dog doesn't know how to fetch. Sounds crazy, is definitely crazy.

Aug 22, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 25-28

Trail Update: Segments 25-28

Woohoo, I'm done! Read about my trek through the monsoons to finish the Colorado Trail.

Aug 15, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 20-24

Trail Update: Segments 20-24

Another Colorado Trail thru hike update, only a few more segments to go!

Aug 13, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 15-19

Trail Update: Segments 15-19

Only 150 miles left in my Colorado Trail journey! Then it's Legs' turn to hike back to Denver.

Jul 26, 2020 : Katie Houston
Trail Update: Segments 10-14

Trail Update: Segments 10-14

I'm 232 miles in on the Colorado Trail! Bad weather and heat rash aside, I'm finally reaching my stride.

Jul 19, 2020 : Katie Houston