One Small Step…..followed by a few million others

Six Weeks until I take the first step of my thru-hike! I started a countdown app on my phone over a year ago, I think it was 430 odd days away when I… Continue reading

Snow Hike…….and Skating down a hill like Bart

I went out on my first proper snow hike the other day. Obviously I have walked in snow before, but never hiked. So with 30lbs on my back I jumped in the deep… Continue reading

Gear Post

Well here is all the gear I am taking so far.There isnt too much to add now, just a warm hat, underwear and battery pack so all in with 2litres of water and… Continue reading

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times… Continue reading


Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!!

“The Man That Never Cries”

Warning! This blog post contains the notion of men crying!! When I set out to write this blog I wanted to document before, during and after my attempt of a thruhike of The Appalachian… Continue reading

And in the middle of the night……..

So one of my fellow 2013 thruhikers Acorn brought up the subject of night hiking on the trail. I hear all my family and friends take a sudden intake of breath! Don’t panic… Continue reading

T minus 111 days

It’s happened, I’ve hit panic stations!!Not majorly just a little bit. Up until this point I have just been excited like a child about my thruhike. You know that sort of excitement where… Continue reading

A S#%t Load of Miles & a Smelly Beard Later

Well in the beginning, this adventure was just one that I couldn’t let go of once it was set in my mind that I would give it a go. As time went on… Continue reading

Want to know more?

Thought I would do a quick post for those who are thinking about a possible thru-hike, and the web sites and books and podcasts that I have found useful and enjoyed whilst planning… Continue reading