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Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share “everything outdoors”. From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.

Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share “everything outdoors”. From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.
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Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share “everything outdoors”. From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.

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Episodes

109 Let’s Talk About It

5/16/2019
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On this episode we share, discuss and TRY to make sense of a senseless tragedy which occurred on the Appalachian Trail last week – that took the life of army veteran Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. We’re going to be honest and open about our own feelings on this. Though more importantly how ALL OF US […]

Duration:00:28:35

108 Live Long and Prosper Backpacker

5/9/2019
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We sit down with Judy Gross, CEO of Light Heart Gear, to share with YOU her unforeseen journey and how she went from an Appalachian Trail Backpacker to Tent Manufacturer. Her personal story, now 10 years in the making, initiated with a little bit of trail envy, a tenacious attitude and OF COURSE an introduction […]

Duration:00:44:00

107 The Backpacker’s Right to Passage

5/2/2019
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What are the most commonly asked QUESTIONS on the Trail? Whether its during a Thru-Hike or a Weekend Hike – it doesn’t seem to matter. For most, it begins as small talk and introduction into conversation with a complete stranger – though it has now adapted it’s own course to SIZING another up. These questions […]

Duration:00:41:30

106 To Bear Canister or Not to Canister

4/25/2019
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On this episode we discuss the whole Bear Canister deal. How to carry one, where to get one, do you really need one, and who the heck approves them? All questions we delve into. Also, is the Urasack a good alternative? Is it approved my the…bear canister people? We answer that one also. AND finally, […]

Duration:00:43:44

105 Ultra Lightweight Tents: Your Sleep System

4/18/2019
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This is the third part of a three part series on choosing what an ultra light weight tent means to you and how to choose the right one. We share with you a tip in making your ultra lightweight tent worth the “weight” and investment. On the first 2 episodes of this series we discussed […]

Duration:00:37:53

104 Ultra Lightweight Tents Single Wall or Double Wall

4/11/2019
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Single Wall or Double Wall? What does ultra light weight tents mean to you? This is the second part of a three part series on choosing what an ultra light weight tent means to you and how to choose the right one. We discuss single wall vs double wall and the differences in how it […]

Duration:00:46:15

103 What Does a Ultra Lightweight Tent Mean To You?

4/4/2019
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This is the first part of the 3 part series on what does a ultra lightweight tent meant to you, and how to choose the right one? With so many “ultra lightweight” tents on the market and with affiliate link sites using click bate to get you to click on “the top ten best ultra […]

Duration:00:38:14

102 The Unknown Trail

3/28/2019
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On this episode we discuss taking the blind leap forward. How two people on opposite sides of the country trusted the trail and did something impactful for themselves that challenged them both physically and emotionally. Trusting the Trail isn’t always about a hiking trail, but instead trusting that your journey will be exactly what is […]

Duration:01:02:15

101 The Unseen War Saving the Hemlocks

3/21/2019
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On this episode we talk Bugs, Beetles and Hemlocks. How one pesky tiny insect named the “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid” (A-DEL-GID) is destroying the Hemlock trees in the Southeast. This insect is affecting the entire Eco System in the Appalachia Mountains. We share what researchers are doing to fight back and how you can help the […]

Duration:00:59:44

100 Celebrating the People’s Trail

3/14/2019
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We are LIVE from the Appalachian Trail outside of Tent City at Amicalola Falls State Park for our 100th episode. It’s all open as hikers, trail icon’s, trail celebs, section hikers, and Thru-Hikers past and present all join us to share their love for the People’s Trail. We even get a special delivery brought to […]

Duration:01:30:49

Episode 99 Backpacking with the Baily’s

3/7/2019
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On this episode we share our experience guiding an entire family “the Baily’s” on their first backpacking trip. What exactly did they learn taking the entire family out? What did WE learn guiding them? We offer insights into how they prepared versus what was REALITY. Did they have fun and will they ever try this […]

Duration:00:51:03

Episode 98 Life After a Thru Hike

2/28/2019
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On this episode we talk to Appalachian Thru-Hiker Heather Bolint, aka “Mama Cluck” about life AFTER her Appalachian Trial THRU hike. She shares how taking a 6 month break while managing a Hostel in Southern Georgia inspired her to get back out there and hike YET again. Her stamina and passion as a thru-hiker BRINGS […]

Duration:00:27:07

Episode 97: Gear Prep for the Appalachian Trail

2/21/2019
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On this episode it’s all about preparing your Gear. This is the third segment of a three part series on How To Prepare for a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. We will share some myths and truths on what gear is best YOU and HOW to go about buying it. Buying gear can be daunting, […]

Duration:00:41:44

Episode 96: Mental Preparation for the Appalachian Trail

2/14/2019
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This is the second segment of a three part series on HOW TO PREPARE for a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. On this episode it’s all about THE MENTAL GAME. WHY? Because us Thru Hikers are a crazy bunch of people to hike through 14 states and over 2,100 miles…just to touch a sign. And, […]

Duration:00:50:09

Episode 95: Prepping Physically for the Appalachian Trail

2/7/2019
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This is the beginning of a three part series on How to prepare for a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. The Series will be Physical, Mental Preparedness and Gear. On this episode we discuss the Physical Challenges of thu-hike and how to prepare your body for the hike of your life. What your body goes […]

Duration:00:34:46

Episode 94: How Many Gear Manufacturers Can Sit in a Van?

1/31/2019
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How many gear manufacturers does it take to sit in a van and discuss ALL THINGS backpacking? On this episode we share with you some of the TOP backpacking manufacturers and spill the beans that they ARE IN reality all VERY close friends! We have an exclusive interview with the CEO of Six Moon Designs. […]

Duration:00:22:33

Episode 93: Backroad Backpacking

1/24/2019
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On this episode we are LIVE in the Arizona desert discussing backroad backpacking and finding the adventure in getting to the trailhead. Sometimes that’s harder than you think. We also share what we’ve recently done to achieve even MORE out of this opportunity. This podcast is brought to you LIVE from the backroads in Arizona […]

Duration:00:20:53

Episode 92: The Solo Female Hiker – Myths Debunked

1/17/2019
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On this episode we discuss the generalized fears that face females on the trail and challenge the pre-conceived perspectives of hiking alone in the wild. I share my own real experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with you in hoping to instill a genuine Trusting of the Trail and get you out there – SOLO as […]

Duration:00:55:51

Episode 91: Beating The Body’s Breakdown

1/10/2019
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On this episode we discuss how to effectively prepare ahead of time for your body’s natural breakdown AFTER your hike. We address a very specific topic of hiking in colder climates and how to ensure exceptional performance from your body and muscles. We remind you of a piece of gear often overlooked and important to […]

Duration:00:44:15

Episode 90: A Hostel in the Forest

1/3/2019
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On this episode we share with you a sanctuary in the forest for both weary travelers and long-distance thru-hikers to find rest. A place that connects you to your experiences on the trail, keeping you grounded and quiet effectively detoxing from one reality to the next. Appalachian Trail SOBO’s may have met their final footing […]

Duration:00:30:31