Coming to a Trail Town near your soon! My name is Aidan, I'm a 29 year old (30 during my thru-hike - Birthday Cakes will be graciously accepted), British guy from a town called Abingdon, who can't think of any better way to spend up to 6 months than sore, wet, tired, and taking in some incredible nature. Spanish enthusiast - 'Nos podía haber matado. O peor, expulsado.' Vegan - There're fruit trees on the trail, right? Free Spirit - I have a tattoo, and do yoga and stuff.
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
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;
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
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
North Carolina Part 3 - Tennessee Part 1 Appalachian Mountains as State Lines The AT generally follows the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains.
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
A State of Three Halves North Carolina runs for approximately 314 miles through the AT. There are three distinct sections to traverse: From the
The Lead-Up to the Start My dad kindly drove me to Heathrow Airport at 5 a.m. for my 8:25 flight. I was concerned that the airline may question my
With only one week until I set foot on the Appalachian Trail it is fair to say that I have had months to prepare. At times I do feel well and truly
How did a Brit with little-to-zero interest in hiking end up on the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2013 and how did that redefine everything he