AT Day 118-119 – Into the town of Stratton 

11-12 August  18.7 miles  (1982.9) to Stratton (2001.6) The first steps of the day were a little tender. I was favouring my right foot and the infected cut by hiking on my toes. After a while the p...

AT Day 117 – Sunrise over the lakes

10th August  18.3 miles  Little Swift River Pond (1964.6) to Bushcamp (1982.9)  It was 5.30am when I woke to my flat air mattress. I set about fixing a large breakfast before taking my mattre...

AT Day 116 – Lakes and Mountains

9th August  20.8 miles  Bushcamp (1943.8) to Little Swift River Pond (1964.6) I woke to sticks and rocks poking into my back. My air mattress had sprung a leak. I'll need to find a lake or decent ...

AT Day 115 – Rain and Shine

8th August  18.9 miles Bald Pate Lean-To (1924.9) to Bushcamp (1943.8) The rain stopped at some time overnight but the tent was soaking wet when I packed it up. It might be a lightweight tent when dry ...

AT Day 114 – Mahoosuc Notch

7th August  16.4 miles Carlo Col Shelter (1908.5) to Bald Pate Lean-To (1924.9) The last couple of miles of hiking was in the pouring rain. My body was exhausted from the effort. Despite only covering j...

AT Day 113 – Hello Maine

6th August  17 miles Gorham (1891.5) to Carlo Col Shelter (1908.5) The big white Cadillac dropped several of us hikers back to the trail at around 7.30am. My pack was loaded with enough food to hike 12...

AT Day 109 – Mt Washington 

2nd August  15.6 miles Nauman Campsite (1850.8) to Bushcamp (1866.4) My headlamp lit the rocky trail in front of me. In the far distance the faint orange glow of morning. It was an early start to my hi...

AT Day 108 – Hiking before sunrise 

1st August 20.2 miles Bushcamp (1830.6) to to Nauman Campsite (1850.8) The sun normally rises around 5.30am and on this morning I'm packed up and hiking by 5am. I descended into a tangled mess of weather ha...

AT Day 107 – The Franconia Ridge

31st July  14 miles Bushcamp (1816.6) to Bushcamp (1830.6) I had every intention to wake before sunrise and climb for the hour or so up to Franconia Ridge for sunrise. My body had other ideas. This te...

AT Day 106 – The descent from hell

30th July 20 miles Mt Moosilauke (1796.6) to Bushcamp (1816.6) I was cold overnight. Temperatures around freezing, a cold wind and condensation forming on the sleeping bag combined for a sleepless night. Bu...