Trey Cate

AKA - "Lost"

  • From The Basement
  • Job: Interpretive Dance
  • Experience: AT '16, AT '17, PCT '18
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Age: 35
Previous Thru-hikes: AT ’16, AT ’17, PCT ’18.

What are some of your hobbies?
Clinical studies.

So why are you doing the Great Western Loop?
It’s the best place to find squirrels.

What do you think will get you to the end?
A great movie and incompetence.

What do you want to be remembered for?
My fondness for polyester, my inability to trap a cat, and my non-stop sensibility.

How would your parents describe you?
As someone else’s problem.

What’s your luxury item?
My mix-tapes.

Who is the person you look up to the most and why?
Stephen King. The guys has been weird since the start and no matter how many times people dumped on him or told him he wasn’t good enough he just kept going; he just kept being weird, and I love him for that.

Three words to describe yourself?
Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica.

Describe your perfect day on trail?
In town, pretending not to see everyones’ text messages.

What would be the reason for you NOT to finish?
That would never happen. I’m too motivated, too goal-orientated, and too prepared mentally for me to fail at this project under any circumstances . . . but also spiders. I might fail because of spiders.