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 …

Green mountains of Maine

AT Sobo Part 7 – Learning how to cope with the never ending mountains of a Sobo thru hike

So it began; The Maine Mountains. Ever since I had left the 100 mile wilderness dirty and exhausted, all I heard was how easy it was  compared to what was coming up in southern Maine and the Whites of New Hampshire.  I’ve hiked plenty of hard coastal path at home in Cornwall and some big …


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