Aidan Tierney

Coming to a Trail Town near you soon! (Wear a mask. 2m apart) My name is Aidan/ Showstopper; I'm a 31 year old British guy from a town called Abingdon, who is struggling to recapture the adventures of an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike in 2019 by traversing the trails a little closer to home. Crushed by the mundanity of accounts assistant work, filled out with a covid cushion of inactivity, counting the days to safely hike again.

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A Trio of English Walks: Part 2 – The Cotswold Way

A Trio of English Walks: Part 2 – The Cotswold Way

(Cotswold) Way Out of my League? I accomplished the Ridgeway in July with no real sense of challenge. I felt strong and loved the feeling of having

Dec 13, 2020 : Aidan Tierney
A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

Hiking During Covid-19: Travel Bans Galore 2020 has turned out differently than anyone (except Epidemiologists) could have expected. As a result,

Dec 8, 2020 : Aidan Tierney
The Maine Event: Why Maine Is So Tough for NOBO Hikers

The Maine Event: Why Maine Is So Tough for NOBO Hikers

"Started From The Bottom, Now We're Here" - Drake After four months and three weeks of hiking, The Sauce and I arrived to the final state line of

Sep 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Making Mountains Out of Molehills – The Whites Can’t be That Hard, Right?

Making Mountains Out of Molehills – The Whites Can’t be That Hard, Right?

I was getting bored of hiking every day. The mid-Atlantic States were hot, and often without any mountains or views, though I still loved hanging by

Sep 11, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
From Zeros to Heroes – And the Neros in Between. Free Time Management on the AT

From Zeros to Heroes – And the Neros in Between. Free Time Management on the AT

Goal-Oriented Hikers The goal of a thru-hiker is simple: to reach the end of their thru-hike. How the end is reached varies with each individual;

Aug 19, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Rocksylvania-Berry Crunch

Rocksylvania-Berry Crunch

How a Terrible Time Made Us Blue(berry) Everybody talks about Rocksylvania; they fear it and rightfully so. Thru-hikers dread each day for the rocky

Jul 20, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Vegan on the Trail – The Best Restaurant on the AT!

Vegan on the Trail – The Best Restaurant on the AT!

Haven't I told you that I'm vegan? One of the conversations I've had many times on the trail is how I manage to get by as a vegan. It is true that

Jun 27, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

North Carolina Part 3 - Tennessee Part 1 Appalachian Mountains as State Lines The AT generally follows the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.

May 13, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap

Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap

North Carolina, Part Two Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the first point on the trail where there are more regulations than what I have

May 5, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Sweet (North) Carolin(a) – Neil Diamond

Sweet (North) Carolin(a) – Neil Diamond

A State of Three Halves North Carolina runs for approximately 314 miles through the AT. There are three distinct sections to traverse: From the

Apr 25, 2019 : Aidan Tierney