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AT Day 67 – Appalachian Trail World Hike Naked Day

21st June 19.6 miles Bushcamp (1211.3) to Bushcamp (1230.9) Warning - The following contains scenes that may disturb some readers, look away if you're offended by very mild nudity. A two hour hike in the m...

AT Day 66 – Day of Snakes and Ticks

20th June 30.2 miles Bushcamp (1181.1) to Bushcamp (1211.3) I was on the trail by 6am. My red raw inner thighs were not giving me the bother they did yesterday. Overall my body felt good and the rain yeste...

AT Day 65 – Big Day of Thunderstorms 

19th June  29.8 miles Bushcamp (1151.3) to Bushcamp (1181.1) The hot humid southerly wind kept blowing all night. Temperatures were rather tropical when I started hiking. Within 15 minutes I was drippin...

AT Day 64 – Headaches and Fatigue 

18th June 21.8 miles Carlisle (1129.5) to Bushcamp (1151.3) Sleep did not come easy. Headaches plagued me through the night. By morning I felt like taking a rest day to recover some energy. Several cups of c...

AT Day 63 – Two towns in one day

17th June 12.3 miles Bushcamp (1117.2) to US Route 11 (1129.5) I was awake early to the sound of a few drops of rain. It wasn't long before I was packed and on trail. The trail was dry but they grey clouds c...

AT Day 62 – The Ice Cream Challange

16th June 24.7 miles Birch Run Shelter (1092.5) to Bushcamp (1117.2) The light rain that woke me in the morning was gone when I started hiking at 6am. Few hikers are awake at that time so I had the trail to...

AT Day 61 – Rattlesnakes on the Appalachian Trail

15th June 24.4 miles Bushcamp (1068.1) to Birch Run Shelter (1092.5) Did you know there are Rattlesnakes on the Appalachian Trail? I'd heard stories but wasn't too sure, I thought they were more a desert typ...

AT Day 60 -Welcome to Pennsylvania 

14th June 26.1 miles Bushcamp (1042) to Bushcamp (1068.1) It was so hot last night I didn't put the rain fly on my tent. There was a chance of rain overnight but the risk was worth it. I slept well and desp...

AT Day 59 – Hiking into Maryland 

13th June 18.3 miles Harpers Ferry (1023.8) to Bushcamp (1042) There's a lot of Civil War history in and around Harpers Ferry. Battles took place around this area that shaped the direction of this country. I...

AT Day 56-58 Appalachian Trail to Washington DC

10th - 12th June 0 miles Trail Mile 1023.8 It was always part of my hiking plan to take a couple of days off trail to visit Washington DC. Transport from the Appalachian Trail town of Harpers Ferry to Washin...

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