I'm A British Guy, living in Finland and hiking long trails in America! I've been travelling all over the world in the last few years. I had an adventure Thru-Hiking the AT in 2015 and will hopefully be having some more in 2017 on the Continental Divide Trail. I'll be blogging all about my preparations for the CDT in the build up to the hike and will be blogging from the trail in June. Checkout more of my writing at www.pieonthetrail.com and follow me on Instagram @pieonthetrail
Thru-hiking is an evolutionary process. I thought I knew it all when I headed out on the Appalachian Trail in 2015 but experience is the best teacher and I learnt a lot. On the Continental Divide Trail in 2017 I faced a very different set of challenges but managed to “embrace the brutality” and learnt even more. For my Triple Crown attempt I’ll be taking on the Pacific Crest Trail and I’ll be doing some things differently.
Gossamer Gear has been a prominent brand in ultralight backpacking for almost 20 years. They have a reputation for simple, lightweight,
Day 111 started after a solid night's sleep, cold brew coffee, and a microwave burrito got my day started. I packed slowly, quickly realizing I’d
Day 86 I awoke super rested and ready to go. We had a nice day of rolling terrain that made for a smooth day. We dealt with grey patchy skies all
(So for those of you that follow me on Social Media you'll know that I successfully finished the CDT in early November. Unfortunately I wasn't able
After a relaxing day off we awoke on day 43 and starting getting our gear together. I had another excellent breakfast at the diner in Lima and bought
So there's lot of reasons I haven't uploaded a new post from the CDT in a while. Some valid and some not. Anyway here's my nightly scribbles from
Missoula, Montana. Home to our crew for the final few days before we set out on our southbound hike of the Continental Divide Trail. We gathered
Everything about my preparation for the CDT this year is different from what I did for the AT back in 2015. The two trails have many differences that
I thought I’d write out 10 of my favourite tips for reducing the weight of your pack. In no way am I a hardcore ultra lighter but my pack's pretty light, I enjoy cutting weight in certain areas to enable me to carry a luxury or two. Enjoy the post, learn something, but don’t take all this too seriously. It’s all just “stuff” after all.