My name is Kit. My trail name is Clever Girl (for the velociraptor in Jurassic Park). This all started in 2013, when I walked up the Eastern Seaboard. I began hiking the Appalachian Trail starting at the top of Mt. Springer in Georgia, and ending at the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine. It was 2,185 miles long and passed through 14 states. It took me 6 months and a week. 

Here is the first post of the AT Journey, if you would like to start at the beginning and follow our epic adventure:
Three Days In

After finishing the trail, I began writing a series of blog posts called "200 Terrific Things about Long-Distance Hiking." I updated 3 times a week, and it took me just over a year and a half to complete. You can start that journey here.

I then chronicled a bit of the adventure of Whistle hiking the Continental Divide Trail. You can find the start of that adventure here.

I am a 29 year old who had been living in New York City for 5 years before I left to go gallivanting about. I left NYC to hike the AT, and afterward, I settled down into a coastal town in Southern Maine in a Tiny House with my partner. I am a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where I majored in Psychology, Fine Arts, and Getting Hopelessly Lost. 

I hiked the trail with my husband and partner Mike, who has long legs. His trail name is Dumptruck! He also has a camera. 

Mike is a graduate of RIT, where he studied BioMedical Photography, and for 5 years he worked as a first assistant in NYC with a very fantastic photographer. He has traveled all over the world, lived with hunter-gatherer tribes, and still finds a way to be fascinated by the shape of leaves on the ground. 

Mike also is a wedding & event photographer, and here is his blog:


  1. Hot Dog's mom and stepdad here.
    We are glad you have been in this hiking group and for whatever the duration you are all together you will continue to inspire us and each other.\
    Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.”
    -Dr. Seuss

    Margie & Maurice

  2. Enjoyed reading your blogs. Thank you for the post

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