Pleasure and Pain
Attempted by many yet completed by only a few, this 2200 mile footpath is no joke. Most people complete it in 5-6 month while the fast few do it within 100 days. No matter what your style, the adventure will be filled with joy, pleasure and pain. Dudley completed it over 2 years and it took 4 ½ months in 2022/23.
The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. Found in the USA, it is 2198.4 miles and 464,464 vertical feet from Georgia to Maine.
Hiking it will bring a balance of PLEASURE & PAIN!
Dudley spends countless hours researching and testing gear to get the “perfect” kit tailored for each adventure and his personal style. Check out the gear he choose for the trail for both 2022 and 2023
Very challenging with many rewards. Unfortunately in 2022 after 1069 miles, Dudley was taken off the trail with COVID. In 2023 he resumed the hike, on the same date and location, and finished on August 20th
The trail provided many great experiences. Most of which were the enduring friendships and quality people we met on the trail.
The personal challenges, and overcoming many hardships, would push the body and spirit to the limit. If you are fortunate enough to complete the trail, the emotional joy is unmatched.
Dudley Documented the Adventure on Video
24 episodes were created and 17 have been released. Virtually join Dudley on the hike without getting wet, cold or
** starting March 2024 – new chapters will be released weekly – stay tuned **
The following video is a short teaser giving a sneak peek of the “Appalachian Trail Journal” series found on our YouTube channel
Dudley started the Appalachian Trail solo. As the days and weeks passed, he befriended many excellent people and was never truly alone. He recorded the complete adventure on video, edited most of it on the trail and uploaded the video whenever he could.
These videos are his “Trail Journal”
Dudley spends countless hours researching and testing gear to get the “perfect” kit tailored for each adventure. Dudley’s gear is constantly evolving as new equipment is designed, innovative fabrics are invented and camping styles change.