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The Trail Connection

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The Trail Connection brings listeners/viewers alongside Tim Garland and various guests on outdoor excursions into many different locations around the country. Episodes comprised of a range of topics including hiking, camping, site setups, campfire cooking, gear reviews, story-telling, and adventure previews. Inspiring interest in getting outdoors through sharing experiences, learning from some really cool folks, and engaging in good conversation.

The Trail Connection brings listeners/viewers alongside Tim Garland and various guests on outdoor excursions into many different locations around the country. Episodes comprised of a range of topics including hiking, camping, site setups, campfire cooking, gear reviews, story-telling, and adventure previews. Inspiring interest in getting outdoors through sharing experiences, learning from some really cool folks, and engaging in good conversation.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Trail Connection brings listeners/viewers alongside Tim Garland and various guests on outdoor excursions into many different locations around the country. Episodes comprised of a range of topics including hiking, camping, site setups, campfire cooking, gear reviews, story-telling, and adventure previews. Inspiring interest in getting outdoors through sharing experiences, learning from some really cool folks, and engaging in good conversation.

Language:

English

Contact:

8137436174


Episodes

Back to Basics - 026

2/15/2022
It's been quite a while since the mic of the Trail Connection has been turned on. Tim explains why there was a pause on production and reminds us to keep pushing forward. You're not a failure! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:18:06

Hike The Good Hike - 025

4/19/2021
Tim sits down with Jesse Cody of Hike the Good Hike to discuss wilderness therapy and the reality of common mental health struggles. Jesse shares his personal story of his battle with mental health and how his 2015 AT thru-hike saved his life. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:43:46

Skoolie Sessions - PreSchool - 024

3/23/2021
We bought a bus! Diving into the process of purchasing, gutting, and renovating a short bus for adventuring. Tim explains why the decision was made to take on this project, reveals the floor plan, and shares why you should share your dreams with those around you. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:33:14

Explore Local feat. The Texas Trailhead - 023

3/11/2021
So much to explore in your own backyard! Tim sits down with Danny Laurel of The Texas Trailhead and discusses what all local state parks have to offer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:50:50

Jumping In The Deep End - 022

2/23/2021
Tim talks with Jamie, a previous co-worker who recently quit his job to pursue his dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year. Armed with knowledge gained from vloggers and other experienced hikers, he begins his northbound journey on March 2nd. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:29:06

Swamp Cabbage Stew - 021

2/11/2021
Campfire cookin' and trying a brand new recipe of heart of palm and venison stew. Going over ingredients, meal and packing prep, harvesting a heart of palm, and preparing the dish in the woods. Ingredients Used 1 Venison Tenderloin 1 pack of Jasmine Rice and Quinoa 1 bag of Matchstick Carrots 1 Can of Sweet White Corn Pearl Onion Medley Fresh Dill Fresh Chives 2 Small Cartons of Beef Bone Broth Olive Oil Garlic, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt Spice Mixture Fresh Heart of Palm...

Duration:00:28:32

Rite of Passage - 020

1/25/2021
Kicking off 2021 with what we are deeming the first episode of "Season 2" with a new look and a new sound. Tim is joined by Peter Murphy and his son Ethan to discuss their first time section hike of the AT. Touching on all of the treasures of the trail, lessons learned, and special memories created together as father and son on a significant milestone for Ethan. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:51:25

A Final Word From 2020 - 019

1/15/2021
After taking a significant break, Tim recaps the pros and cons of 2020. Sitting on the beach recounting all the wins from a very difficult year, 2021 looks promising! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:30:08

Choice Gear feat Aptitude Outdoors - 018

9/17/2020
Choosing the right gear often times becomes trial and error. Talking choice gear and other stuff with AT thru-hiker and host of the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast, Paul Fuzinski. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:01:10:44

The Fastest Year Ever - 017

9/13/2020
Unbelievable that 1 year has passed since the first episode of TTC aired. Special episode highlighting those who have made this podcast possible. Thank you for listening! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:14:03

Rain, Rain, Go Away - 016

9/2/2020
Shelters, keeping gear dry, and firestarters go hand in hand when the rain comes. Curt Walker shares his experience with wet gear and soggy hikes. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:40:04

Got A Permit For That? - 015

8/16/2020
Experienced adventurers Crystal and Perry Alonso join in on discussing planning your trip, securing your spots with the permitting process, and sharing tips on exploring on a budget. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:45:09

A Walk with Mitty - 014

6/26/2020
It's been some time since the last Trail Connection episode. A short hike to reconnect, reveal the new trail name, and reflect on the path forward. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:31:04

Quality Quarantine - 013

5/9/2020
Everything is closed and we are all stuck at home. Reflecting with my dad on what's most important, childhood memories, and how to capitalize on this "forced" blessing. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:42:03

Gator Bait - 012

3/26/2020
Paddling solo on the Hillsborough River. Featuring the training ground section near Sargent Wilderness Park where I escape quite often and discussing thoughts of capturing the special moments as we have them. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:37:53

That Didn't Go Well - 011

2/27/2020
Campfire stories of horrible but hilarious experiences. Brad O'Hearn is back with me while we share some write in stories from fans. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:45:49

Keeping It Real - 010

2/11/2020
Real talk about what keeps me outdoors and inspires making connections on the trail. Recorded in the brand new Trail Connection studio! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:30:23

Camping Convert - 009

12/31/2019
Tim takes on converting the "I had a bad experience" friend. Rugged can be comfortable sometimes. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:46:16

Hammocks V Tents - 008

12/17/2019
Hammocks VS Tents - the great debate! Cale Andrews and Matt Johnson join me to put this matter to bed. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:00:54:14

Campfire Cookin' - 007

12/4/2019
Favorite meals, cooking methods and tools, and fireside camaraderie. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/TheTrailConnection)

Duration:01:09:42