Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #6: Days 36 – 42

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 36: Johns Spring Shelter to Troutville, VA – 18.2mi I finally had a night without rain and my tent was able to mostly dry out. My sleeping bag was still a bit damp as I packed up, but I knew I’d have the chance to hang it up …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #5: Days 29 – 35

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 29: Chestnut Knob Shelter to Campsite @ mm594 – 24.8mi As I mentioned before, the shelter last night was great. Although it was windy outside, we felt none of it thanks to the closed door that kept things gust-free inside. I got up at about 6:15 and quietly …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #4: Days 22 – 28

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 22: Abingdon Gap Shelter to Damascus, VA – 10.2mi After trudging 32 miles yesterday, I was so beat that I could barely stay awake long enough to finish my dinner. The shelter was full, but it was a nice night so I didn’t mind being outside and exposed. …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #3: Days 15 – 21

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 15: Jerry’s Cabin Shelter to Bald Mountain Shelter – 25.6mi Last night was another sub-freezing evening. It had started to snow as I was going to bed and although only about a quarter inch accumulated, the drop in temperature was difficult to manage. I felt like I didn’t …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #2: Days 8 – 14

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 8 – Cable Gap Shelter to Russell Field Shelter – 21.6mi Today was one of my shortest days. I got up at my normal time, after not sleeping too well as I accidentally set my tent up on a hill and was sliding all over. At one point …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #1: Days 1 – 7

Welcome to my first update from the trail! Here I’ll give a day-by-day account of my hike and everything that goes along with it. Please excuse the absence of flowery prose and the multiple misspellings, as I have limited opportunity to edit these entries as I go. Day 1: Half of the Approach Trail to …

Appalachian Trail, Training, Trekking

Gone Hikin’: Leaving for the Appalachian Trail and How I’ll Blog Between the Logs

This weekend I begin my much anticipated 100 day thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  As a result, it will be much more difficult to consistently publish posts as I have been, and even harder to edit and include lots of photos. Despite that, I am determined to document my journey as best I can and so …

Appalachian Trail, Training, Trekking

Energy Gels for Hiking: Yay or Nay?

As the worlds of ultralight backpacking and endurance athletics continue to converge, strategies, ideas, and methods are borrowed and adapted between the two sports. One example that is making its way to backpacking is the use of “sports nutrition”, i.e. energy gels and their various forms, as sustenance. Having long been a staple in the …

Appalachian Trail, Trekking

Lessons Learned from a Successful FKT Attempt

Recently, I completed an Unsupported FKT Attempt of the 255km Beşparmak Trail in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. My total time was 4 days, 9.5 hours and included some of the most grueling and rewarding terrain I have ever experienced. Although I covered the experience extensively in my Trip Report (Read Part 1 & …

Race Reports, Training, Trekking

Beşparmak Trail FKT Trip Report – Part 2

This is Part 2 of  the Beşparmak Trail FKT Report. Be sure to read Part 1 first! Part 1 left off at the end of Day 2. Having hiked until nearly midnight the night prior, I was entering the longest day of the journey as my schedule indicated that I needed to cover 63km. It’s about …

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