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Appalachian Trail Gear Review

Appalachian Trail Gear Review

This is my Lightweight Appalachian Trail Gear review. Thru Hiking is incredibly demanding on both the hiker and equipment. A hiker using good, lightweight equipment has a better chance of finishing a hike than ...

AT Day 129 – I just hiked the Appalachian Trail 

22nd August  15.1 miles  Abol Bridge (2174.7) to Mt Katahdin (2189.8) There was no way I was going to be late. The all you can eat buffet breakfast started at 7am. Like Pavloffs dog I was salivati...

AT Day 128 – Food glorious food

21st August 11.4 miles (2163.3) to Abol Bridge 2174.7 We were lethargic in the morning. It was hard to get moving but when we started hiking the trail was quite easy. The miles moved along quickly. Thumper...

AT Day 127 – I just ran out of food

20th August  30.3 miles Bushcamp (2133) to Bushcamp (2163.3) It was still dark when I lit my lightweight alcohol stove to warm some water for my breakfast coffee and hot oats. Clumsiness causes me to kn...

AT Day 126 – Night Hiking

19th August  27.8 miles Bushcamp (2105.2) to Bushcamp (2133) I guess we were asleep so early last night that leaving to hike before 6am seemed normal. We hiked past many tents in the first hour of the d...

AT Day 125 – Rain and low miles

18th August  19.5 miles Wilson Valley Shelter (2085.7) to Bushcamp (2105.2) The sore throat and swollen glands seemed to disappear as I slept restlessly. Did I mention the sore throat and swollen glands...

AT Day 124 – The 100 mile Wilderness 

17th August  10.4 miles Monson (2075.3) to Wilson Valley Shelter (2085.7) I woke early and jumped in the shower before sunrise. I certainly felt better than yesterday. There were no swollen glands, no s...

AT Day 123 – Into Monson, The last trail town 

16th August  22 miles Bald Mountain Brook (2053.3) to Monson (2075.3) I'm not sure if it stopped raining last night. I woke to the constant sound of raindrops hitting my tent around 5.30am. Shortly aft...

AT Day 122 – Kennebec River Ferry

15th August  18.6 miles Pierce Pond (2034.6) to Bald Mountain Brook (2053.2) With a lot of people at the campsite in the morning there was a little bit of a rush to make it to the Kennebec River. It's a...

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