Sian and Dave

Hello! We're Sian and Dave/Dave and Sian and writing this is made infinitely more difficult with Hendricks the cat sat on my hands! We'll be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail starting March 2018 and we can't wait. We'll probably write some of our blog posts together and some separately, but either way our hope is to give a first-hand view of all the ups and downs of our adventure. Fingers crossed for ups!

Posts

We Feel Bad for Pennsylvania; it Gets an Undeserved Bad Reputation

We Feel Bad for Pennsylvania; it Gets an Undeserved Bad Reputation

WE SURVIVED! I am very happy to be writing to you today from glorious New Jersey, having successfully left PA behind us, all bones and joints

Jun 15, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Halfway Done…ish, with Virginia Behind Us

Halfway Done…ish, with Virginia Behind Us

1,000 miles hiked! No wonder our feet hurt. The scale of this journey is hard to ignore when you cross the 1,000-mile mark and still aren't quite

May 22, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Virginia Is Beautiful but Tough

Virginia Is Beautiful but Tough

Hello adoring fans and avid readers. We write to you today from sunny Waynesboro, Va. 863 miles in and just recuperating before we tackle Shenandoah

May 11, 2018 : Sian and Dave
500 Miles Behind Us, a Lot of Great Times Ahead

500 Miles Behind Us, a Lot of Great Times Ahead

Dear dedicated, avid, and frequently reminding reader (aka Mum), please find below our latest blog post. Sorry it's been so long. It does feel like

Apr 19, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Mega Milestone Mania! Out of the Smokies and into Hot Springs

Mega Milestone Mania! Out of the Smokies and into Hot Springs

Drumroll, fanfare please! Since our last blog, we have absolutely smashed some pretty awesome AT milestones and we're so chuffed! Since Fontana

Mar 31, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Amid Deep Snow, Will to Continue Stands Firm

Amid Deep Snow, Will to Continue Stands Firm

165 miles(ish) down and it's great to be here in Fontana - the last few days really have been both a physical and emotional roller-coaster. Having

Mar 23, 2018 : Sian and Dave
The Trail Is Full of Lessons, but Trail Magic Is the Greatest Gift

The Trail Is Full of Lessons, but Trail Magic Is the Greatest Gift

We're two weeks in and feeling pretty settled to life on the trail now. I'm sure it'll change as we head north, but for now everything seems to be

Mar 22, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Finding Our Stride on Our Early Days Through Georgia

Finding Our Stride on Our Early Days Through Georgia

Nine days in and we're very much treating this as a marathon rather than a sprint. Easing our bodies in feels like a smart way to avoid early

Mar 15, 2018 : Sian and Dave
In The Shadow of the Mountains

In The Shadow of the Mountains

OK, disclaimer: We actually wrote this the night before we started the trail, but have finally found some internet signal and realized it didn't

Mar 14, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Our Inspiration for Picking Trail Names

Our Inspiration for Picking Trail Names

Those of you thinking of thru-hiking the AT at some point, and who have done a little research, will I’m sure have come across the premise of

Jan 29, 2018 : Sian and Dave