My name is Kit. My trail name is Clever Girl.

I started the 200 Terrific Things about Long Distance Hiking before I was finished with my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and I will continue to write it until it's finished! It is updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The ordering of the items is actually completely arbitrary, though the top 10 will probably be more specifically value-based. 

From March 7, 2013 through September 13, 2013, 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. 

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

I am a 28 year old Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who had been living in New York City for the past 5 years, but as of the end of the AT I live in a coastal town in Southern Maine. I am a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where I majored in Psychology, Fine Arts, and Getting Hopelessly Lost. I have a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I have been a full-time practicing Family Therapist since 2010.

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 the past 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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