Hiking

AT Day 9 – The burnt forest

24th April 2017 20.1 miles Bushcamp (115.9) to Rufus Morgan Shelter (136) The intense rain of yesterday had all but disappeared. I was woken by the calls of birds and the few stray drops of water from the t...

AT Day 7 – My first week in the trail 

22nd April 2017 19.9 miles Standing Indian Shelter (86) to Rock Gap (105.9) I climbed to the top of Standing Indian Mountain, the summit is on a small side trail. I don't think too many hikers make this ver...

AT Day 6 – The lands of the Cherokee 

21st April 2017 16.7 miles Dicks Creek Gap (69.3) to Standing Indian Shelter (86) I heard an interesting story about this area from another hiker, I thought I'd retell the story, very badly.  Conquista...

AT Day 4 – Illness sets in

19th April 2017 13.4 miles Low Gap Shelter (42.9) to Cheese Factory Site (56.3) ****Warning - Do Not Read While Eating Or Just Before Eating***** I woke just after midnight with a stomach more bloated than a...

AT Day 3 Major Gear Malfunction 

18th April 2017 18.8 miles Lance Creek camp (24) to Low Gap Shelter (42.9) It was midnight. I woke to bright flashing lights followed a couple of seconds later by the rumble that seemed to shake my tent. The...

AT Day 2 – Finally meeting other hikers 

17th April 2017 16.7 miles Hawk Mountain camp (7.4) to Lance Creek Camp (24) Last night a bear could have come into my tent and slept next to me and I wouldn't have known. I was in a very deep sleep. I guess...

Appalachian Trail Day 1

16th April 7.4 miles  Springer Mountain (0.0) to Hawk Mountain Campsite (7.4) There's a certain feeling that I get when I'm about to be a part of something epic. I've felt this feeling many times in my ...

Day Zero – Preparation Day

I arrived at Atlanta airport only to be taken into the back room for questioning. Apparently, it is not normal to hike the Appalachian Trail. Specially as I visited USA on previous occasions to hike the CDT and...

Appalachian Trail Gear List

This is my complete Appalachian Trail Gear List. Most of this gear is not new and has withstood 1000s of miles of hiking and cycle touring. A lot of this gear is still with me after hiking the Pacific Crest Tra...

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