I'm not quite sure if it was at 2am in the middle of a gale, or during the third consecutive day of torrential rain and punishing hail that I officially declared the trip to have been a stupid idea! My intentions were good; spend four days in the beautiful English Lake District, hike a few … Continue reading All the Gear and a Stupid Idea
One of the questions I am most frequently asked when I tell people about my plan to walk 2,260 miles from Mexico to Canada is "how will you carry all your food?" Well the short answer is that I wont, well at least not all of it. This whole long-distance endeavour becomes much more digestible … Continue reading Will Walk for Food – My PCT Resupply Strategy
When I was much younger than I am today, a wise man once told me that there was no such thing as a stupid question. There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions and questions posed after inadequate self-criticism, but no stupid questions. Every inquiry, he proclaimed, was a cry for understanding. Generally I would … Continue reading No Such Thing as a Stupid Question
It was about Barstow when the drugs hit ... No, no wait! Wrong story ... that was my previous life! In my current life, the year of the humungous walk has finally arrived. The months of waiting are now sufficiently small that I am now counting the weeks instead. My excitement has definitely moved up … Continue reading Fear and Loathing on the Pacific Crest Trail
The planned start date for my little amble is still more than 5 months away. It feels like an eternity, surely I have oodles of time to plan and prepare? Maybe, maybe not; if all these years on this spinning rock have taught me one thing, it is that the concept of time as a … Continue reading Solvitur Ambulando … It is Solved by Walking!