AT Sobo Part 2 – From Millinocket to the Top of Katahdin is a Shock to the System!

There is no snore like a tired hiker’s snore, and I was in the middle of a snore-storm. Routes to the the revered mountain of Katahdin had been closed until 15th June this year due to unusually bad weather, meaning that the hostel in sleepy Millinocket was filled to the rafters with hikers who had …

AT Sobo Part 5 – So the 100 Mile Was Just The Start?! Alice Leaves, and I Find a New Crew.

Alice had gone; returned home to Cornwall. She had left early that morning with a sad smile and a wave from the back of the car as it pulled out of Shaw’s Hiker Hostel. I felt a rush of homesickness for Falmouth, for my family and friends. Alice had been so incredible to be with …

Leaving New York

We emerge from NYC’s underground tunnels and link-fenced lots to the beautiful Hudson River, which rubs shoulders with the train tracks all the way from NY to Albany. The Hudson is an expanse of silvery-green calmness; huge for a river, or at least compared to any I’ve ever seen.  The slick wide ribbon is peppered …