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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

126 An Accomplished Thru-Hiker

10/10/2019
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On this Episode we catch up with Kari (aka Stitcher) at the completing of her Appalachian Trail Thru Hike. You may remember her from episode 75: An Aspiring Thru-Hiker, where she had only the dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Catching up with her again on Episodes 86: Backpacking Beginnings + Episode 112: The […]

Duration:00:28:12

125 Calling An Audible On The Trail

10/3/2019
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On this Episode we talk about being flexible on the trail. The route you plan may not be the route you hike. We share with you some of our own recent moments when we had to call our own audible while out on the trail and how that ended up being the better plan. by […]

Duration:00:30:27

124 The Elusive Moose

9/19/2019
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LIVE from Isle Royale National Park we share what backpackers thought about their 4 day backpacking experience on the island. What did backpacking on such a remote island setting teach them? Special interview with a newer backpacker and how she overcame fear on the trail. by the way…you can always join in on our discussions […]

Duration:00:47:24

Lets Be Candid

9/5/2019
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On this Episode we share with you almost 3 years of Podcasting – the uphills and the downhills, the valleys and the mountain peaks. How you have inspired us. And so we ask this question to, our listeners – where is the next trail junction? by the way…you can always join in on our discussions […]

Duration:00:28:43

122 Your Gear Is Worth It

8/21/2019
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On this Episode, we talk about gear respect. There’ s an old saying: “Do not put off until tomorrow what you can accomplish today”. This statement holds true for our us as backpackers, clean your gear! Protecting your gear – how to protect your gear – and the consequences of doing it tomorrow vs today. […]

Duration:00:36:55

121 The Cohutta Wilderness

8/15/2019
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On this episode we share with you a remote and often untamed Wilderness that encompasses 2 states has been identified as one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. It just so happens it’s in the Southeast and called The Cohutta Wilderness. We share what to expect, tips on backpacking there, and what you […]

Duration:00:34:57

120 Backpacking Hacks & Tips

8/8/2019
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On this episode we share with you backpacking Hacks & Tips that we have collected over many years. Some of these tips will work for reducing some of the weight through multi using your gear. As always, we share a Pro TIP near the end that will help you gauge where you can shed those […]

Duration:00:37:59

119 Flirting With Fire

8/1/2019
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On this episode we talk about the one thing that everyone loves in a backcountry campsite, a good old fashioned camp fire! What is the best fire starter to use on those rainy nights? We also bust the myth on what is commonly suggested to use versus what you should bring instead. by the way…you […]

Duration:00:40:49

118 Your Body is Smarter Than You

7/18/2019
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Inspired by one of our listeners about appetites or lack thereof on the trail, we answer the question; “I could barley eat anything after 2 long days of backpacking. Why?” On this episode we tell you the truth that – YOUR BODY IS SMARTER THAN YOU ARE. It knows what it needs. There is a […]

Duration:00:31:23

117 Backpacking in Hot Weather

7/11/2019
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On this episode we discuss hiking in extreme heat. When it’s safe to go AND when to consider not going. We offer you tips on how to BEAT THE HEAT and remain “somewhat” comfortable while out on the trail. Often you are already committed to those Summer plans – NO matter what Mother Nature has […]

Duration:00:35:10

116 Food Failures

7/4/2019
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On this episode we share with you our Top 10 epic food failures in the backcountry. We’ve all been there before, watching a video or seeing a recipe that looked appealing. And so we packed it and headed out on the trail to try it for ourselves. What we thought was going to be a […]

Duration:00:43:44

115 Food For Thought

6/26/2019
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On this episode we discuss the concept of “Cold Soaking” your food while backpacking on the trail. Is it worth it? What VALUE does it give? Is it healthy and ULTIMATELY, does it offer you the endurance for putting in those additional miles like all the YouTubers say it does? by the way…you can always […]

Duration:00:39:42

114: The 8th Principal

6/19/2019
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On episode 114 we pose this question, is achieving the perfect backcountry selfie really worth it and are we turning nature’s wilderness into a side show? This podcast might be a little controversial but worth the discussion as we seek to understand why so many people are placing their safety at risk for the sake […]

Duration:00:46:59

113 Maximize Your Minimalism

6/12/2019
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On this episode we share with you ideas about lightening your pack without necessarily buying lightweight gear. It’s not always about what is LIGHTER, sometimes its simply about reducing the volume of your gear and how it’s carried that can make ALL the difference. Also, stay tuned for pro-tips at the end of this podcast […]

Duration:00:32:48

112 The Journey Begins With the First Step

6/5/2019
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On this episode we give you an update on what’s it like to be ON the trail instead of just talking about it. On episode 75 we first met Kari who had was inspired to hike the Appalachian Trail. On Episode 86 we talked with Kari and her prep, and what she learned backpacking for […]

Duration:00:27:07

111 Dancing in the Rain

5/29/2019
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On this episode we discuss the balance between wet and dry conditions. Is there a trick to keeping your gear dry in a down pour? Can you pack up with everything wet while still maintaining dry necessities? How do you maintain staying dry throughout multiple days of backpacking in the rain? We’ll share tricks for […]

Duration:00:47:59

110 Dog Day’s of Summer

5/23/2019
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This is not an episode about the heat of summer, but rather ALL about DOGS on the trail. We share stories of our own, exposing their frequently known hijinx and insights into our furry ‘lil familiy. We’ll share pro-tips and suggestions for keeping your own dogs safe while out on the trails. by the way…you […]

Duration:00:40:28

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