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 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...

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Starting on 16th April I'll be hiking the Appalachian Trail. This 2190 mile trail will be the 3rd of the long distance hiking trails that I will attempt. In 2015 I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and in 2016 I hi...
El Tigre

Cycling to El Mirador – Guatemala

I hadn't heard of anybody ever cycling to El Mirador, the largest grouping of Mayan ruins in the world. The steamy, remote northern Guatemalan jungle near the Mexican border is their home. Was it possible. Was ...
Palenque

Palenque – Ruins in the Jungle

I was looking forward to a rest in Palenque. My sojourn into the jungle left me a little tired. I found a nice campsite outside of town, less than 2km from the famous ruins of Palenque. For about US$15 per day ...
3 years travel

3 Years Traveling

3 Years Traveling Today marks the end of  3 years traveling and the start of my 4th year on the road. What started as a one year sabbatical from my job as a Police Officer to cycle and hike around Tasmania and...