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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

139 The Winds of Change

1/23/2020
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On this episode we ask the question, how do you deal with change on the trail? Or in life for that matter? And is there a commonality with those who successfully Thru Hike a long distance trail with those who have the ability to handle change? We also talk about getting ready to head into […]

Duration:01:16:28

138 Evolution of the Sleeping Pad R-Value

1/9/2020
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Will 2020 be the year of the R-Value for Sleeping Pads? Will it be standardized? On this Episode we talk about the evolution of backcountry sleeping pads – and the exciting NEW standardization to look for in 2020. We believe some of the new trends up and coming may just take the air right outta […]

Duration:00:36:51

137 A Year In Review

1/2/2020
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On this Episode we take one last look at 2019 – highlighting the best moments, our favorite topics and reflecting on all the fun and adventure we’ve had with you – our community. Sit back and enjoy a little behind the scenes as we reflect back on 2019. by the way…you can always join in […]

Duration:00:43:53

136 What Would You Do?

12/19/2019
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A podcast collaboration with Derick and Carl from Backpacking & Blisters. We turn the discussion and become the guests on our very own podcast. In this round table discussion, we share what each of us would do in these one off, rare and unique circumstances only found deep within a wilderness experience. Enjoy the flavor […]

Duration:00:32:59

Stocking Stuffer Holiday Special

12/14/2019
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On this Holiday Podcast we reveal whom amongst us has been naughty and who’s been nice on Santa’s Backpacking List. We share what gear we would love to have on our own wish list. Then gear up as we share the top 5 stocking stuffer gear ideas to surprise that backpacker all tucked away in […]

Duration:00:29:52

135 Love it or Leave it

12/12/2019
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On this episode we share common backpacking gear we NEVER bring. We believe some gear is better in concept, rather than practical use on the trail. Especially when trying to lighten the load. Do you love it? Do you regularly use it? Or should you leave it behind? We challenge your thinking to simplify the […]

Duration:00:42:01

134 What Backpackers Need To Know About 911

12/5/2019
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On this Episode we talk about what YOU as a Backpacker need to know about 911. Because emergencies are never planned, you may find yourself in a pickle and knowing this information could save your life, or at least give you better than average odds at getting the help you need. What happens when you have […]

Duration:00:24:00

133 Step Away From the Table

11/28/2019
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On this Thanksgiving holiday we share the benefits you get from pushing yourself away from the dinner table and getting outdoors. Don’t let Uncle Bob keep you hostage. Get Outdoors and get some fresh air. Your health could depend on it. If you get this podcast early (and as a Patreon Member, you are) on Thanksgiving […]

Duration:00:24:40

132 How to Be a Good Human in the Woods

11/21/2019
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On this Episode we talk about trail etiquette and share why these “unwritten rules” offer you value on the Trail. Are there do’s and dont’s on the trail? How to avoid making these common known no no’s. We give you our own list of common trail etiquette, including divulging how we really feel about dongs […]

Duration:00:46:19

131 Carrying the Weight for The What If

11/14/2019
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On this Episode we speak to our very own podcast listener, Amy Tappendorf about Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes. The added challenges she faces in preparing for a trip. Specifically in regard to adding in weight for The What If. Amy found our podcast less than a year ago after learning about and exploring a new […]

Duration:00:32:44

130 When You Don’t Know – What You Don’t Know

11/7/2019
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On this Episode we revisit what it means to “Plan Ahead and Prepare”. And what the “blankety-blank” that means? We break it down even further and DECIPHER THE BASICS of what ACTIONS correlate to this common phrase. This question was asked by one of our very own newer Backpackers who had heard this saying many times […]

Duration:00:45:41

129 Winter Backpacking Without Breaking the Bank

10/31/2019
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On this episode we share with you some tips on how to go backpacking in Winter on a budget. It’s not always about buying all the gear all at once. We also will discuss what items to buy first as you trek out in those cold temps. by the way…you can always join in on […]

Duration:00:31:36

128 How to Buy Winter Gear

10/24/2019
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This Episode is the FIRST of a two part series in how to buy winter gear and what to look for before purchasing. Let’s set the perimeters – you’ve already made the decision to GO! Temperatures are AT or below freezing AT NIGHT and there will be snow. HOW do you begin buying gear? by […]

Duration:01:24:10

127 Backpacking Quilts Uncovered

10/17/2019
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On this Episode we answer a very popular question backpackers ask us all the time – is a sleeping bag or quilt a better choice? We share with you the answer – and you’re going to be shocked on what we tell you! by the way…you can always join in on our discussions on our […]

Duration:01:23:35

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