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Hi, I'm Katie.
Hiker ~ Nutrition Coach ~ Writer

I help wilderness lovers optimize their health, energy & endurance for their next big adventure.  

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My Greatest Lesson from 2800 miles of Backpacking this Summer

This post was originally written for WishGarden Herbs. Great Adventures, Great Lessons Between June 17 and September 23 of this year, I hiked roughly 2800 miles from Canada to Mexico, alone, along the Continental Divide Trail.  As I’ve reintegrated back into “real life”, I’ve been processing the many lessons that were birthed during this time …

Healthy Lightweight Eating for Hikers: A Day in the Life (part 2)

If you missed part 1 of this series on Healthy Lightweight Eating for Hikers, click here. That’s where I explain WHY I choose a high fat, moderate protein, and lower carbohydrate diet on trail. Some of those reasons include a lighter pack weight, sustained energy (i.e. no bonking), less illness and injury, and fewer digestive …

Healthy Lightweight 5-day Backpacking Meal Plan

Here’s a full 5-day healthy lightweight backpacking meal plan. Healthy and lightweight?? Yep. That’s what I’m all about. Ramen, poptarts, and Snickers? Hell nah. You’ll notice that each day of this meal plan is about 60% fat, 20% protein, and 20% carbohydrate. It’s based around whole foods and is designed to be stoveless (optional) and …