Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith

I'm Craigen, which is just Scottish for Craig. My granddad told me that if I ever do any thing important in life I should do it in a Kilt, so I can be found hiking in my Kilt. I work as a Pagan Prison Chaplain in the UK, which is different, and they have given me 6 months off to go take a walk in the woods. I'm mostly interested in History, Politics, good food and beer, F1 and Rugby! I've hiked the Camino Frances and Portuguese, The Ridge Way and most recently Wainwrights Coast to Coast. PS. I'm rather dyslexic, my SPG might not be on point, but I do try.

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Fin.

Fin.

Day 118 Waynsboro PA AT mile 1067.6Yesterday I passed into Pensilvania, making it out of the South and into the North. The heavens opened and I

Jul 5, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Old packs and a camp site under the stars

Old packs and a camp site under the stars

Day 110 US 522 Front Royal to GR Thompson Wildlife Management Area 16.3 miles AT mile 988.7 Card of the day - King of Swords Time to get back to

Jul 2, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Zero from the storm!

Zero from the storm!

Day 109 Front Royal Zero miles AT mile This morning I woke up to find that my knee hurts.  I’ve no idea what if any thing I’ve done to

Jul 1, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
To shuttle or not?

To shuttle or not?

Day 108 Luray to Front Royal 0 miles AT mile 972.4 Card of the day - 9 of Pentagrams Today started with a fantastic breakfast in down town Luray

Jul 1, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Yellow Blaze Fail…

Yellow Blaze Fail…

Day 107 Skyland Resort to Thornton Gap miles 9.7 AT mile 944.7 Card of the day - 10 of Swords Still in holiday mode we had breakfast at Skyland

Jul 1, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
The “Holiday” continues

The “Holiday” continues

Day 106 Blackrock Viewpoint to Skyland Resort 8.2 miles AT mile 935.0 Card of the day - XI Justice Last night was good nights sleep in the breeze

Jul 1, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
A yellow blaze to the next Wayside

A yellow blaze to the next Wayside

Day 105 Pinefield Hut to Blackrock Viewpoint 28.3 miles AT mile 926.8 Card of the day - 10 of Swords Another slow start and out just befor 11,

Jun 26, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
The first Wayside

The first Wayside

Day 104 Blackrock Hut to Pinefield Hut 13.5 miles AT mile 898.5 Card of the day - 2 of Pentagrams I got out of camp just after 10, after a very

Jun 26, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Naked hiker day

Naked hiker day

Day 103 Calf Mountain Shelter to Blackrock Hut  13 miles AT mile 885.3 Card of the day - XX Judgment Naked hiker day - The Summer

Jun 26, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Back to it, and into SNP

Back to it, and into SNP

Day 102 Waynesboro to Calf Mountain Shelter 7.9 miles AT mile 872.3 Card of the day - 10 of Swords I started the day with a soak in the bath with

Jun 25, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith