Aidan Tierney

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.

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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
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

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

Apr 10, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

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

Mar 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney