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Episode 65: Never Work A Day

6/30/2019
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In Episode 65, I speak with an inspiring person who loves the outdoors and found a a way to follow his passion - hiking, camping, and backpacking as a FULL time career over the course of 30+ years. If you are from the South, you likely know the name Johhny Molloy. He is an accomplished outdoor writer and columnist with over 70 camping, fishing, hiking, and padding guidebooks to his credit - covering 26 States in the U.S. with many in the heart of Dixie. We recently met at Trail Days and...

Duration:01:15:21

Episode 64: Trail Days 2019

5/30/2019
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In Episode 64, Gary "Drone Boy" Vaughan returns to the show to discuss our May trip to Appalachian Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia. He recently chauffeured me to the annual event where I joined the Class of 1994 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our thru-hike. In the podcast, we talk about what it's like for a first timer at the event, what it’s like for a veteran of the festival (that hasn’t been for 20 years), and review our experiences at Tent City, in town, and on the parade route...

Duration:01:27:41

Episode 63: Black Sunshine (A.T. 25th)

4/15/2019
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In Episode 63, I speak with Black Sunshine about his 1994 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. This is the second release in a flashback series where we speak with 11 prospective thru-hikers about their attempt to complete the A.T. in a single year. It was recorded in Charlotte, N.C. on March 5th, 1995, and is part of a series to honor the 25th anniversary of our '94 thru-hike on the A.T. In the episode, Black Sunshine tells us about his winter start in Georgia, the Virginia blues, and his...

Duration:00:43:08

Episode 62B: Backpacker Feud

3/27/2019
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In Episode 62, we discuss a dozen ways to die in the backcountry - based on an article published in Backpacker magazine and recently updated on their online website. In the show, Beer Run and Therm Rider join me for a "Backpacker Feud" (patterned after the TV game show) to name the top ten killers in the backcountry. Not to make light of the top dangers in the wilderness ... but they are worth knowing and you'll most certainly be surprised by what is NOT on the list. This podcast was...

Duration:00:07:46

Episode 61: The Hayduke

2/28/2019
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In Episode 61, Alex "Money $hot" Maier returns to the show to talk with us about his recent film and adventure on the 812 mile Hayduke Trail which starts in Arches National Park and finishes in Zion National Park - traversing the slot canyons, desert washes, and mountain ranges that make the deserts lands of Southern Utah and North Arizona some of the most scenic landscapes in North America. In the podcast, Alex tells us about the remote wilderness and true solitude that awaits you on the...

Duration:01:46:54

Episode 60B: Troubadour (A.T. 25th)

1/26/2019
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In Episode 60, Troubadour tells us about his 1994 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. This is the first release in a special bonus series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our hike, and it was recorded at Trail Days on May 13, 1995 in Damascus, Virginia. After finishing the A.T. in 1994, Troubadour went on to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 1999 and the Continental Divide Trails in 2002 - walking nearly 10,000 miles and completing the Triple Crown - which we discuss in detail in Episode...

Duration:00:05:03

Episode 59: The Man Who Hiked It All

12/15/2018
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In Episode 59, I speak with Bart Smith (aka Infinite Dust) who was recently featured in Backpacker Magazine as "The Man Who Hiked It All". Since 1992, Bart has hiked nearly 35,000 miles on 30 of America's National Scenic and Historic Trails - completing the last of the Trails by October 2nd, 2018 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act. In the show, Bart tells us about his backcountry photography, the coffee table book he completed with Earl Shaffer on the...

Duration:01:53:38

Episode 58: Havasu Falls

11/10/2018
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In Episode 58, Michael and Tim tell us about their recent hike to Havasu Falls in Northern Arizona. You’ve likely seen the iconic photos of the Falls - the turquoise water set against the desert canyon walls, the idyllic swimming holes surrounded by sunbathing backpackers, this oasis in the middle of a barren Grand Canyon. And you've probably thought about hiking here ... but these guys have actually done it. And they backpacked to the Falls at the ages of 10 and 12! So if these kids can...

Duration:00:31:23

Episode 57: Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim

10/30/2018
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In Episode 57, Rand tells us about his recent Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim hike through the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This spring he hiked the 42 mile route in 12 hours starting at the South Rim at sunrise, tagging the North Rim by noon, and returning to his starting point near The Yavapai Lodge by sunset - logging more than 20K feet of elevation change while on the trail. In the podcast, Rand tells us about the backcountry experience - with suggestions on how and when to hike the route and intel on...

Duration:01:01:27

Episode 56: Camino de Santiago

9/29/2018
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In Episode 56, 3 Dub (aka the World Wide Wanderer) returns to the show to tell us about his spring hike on the 477 mile Camino de Santiago through the countries of France and Spain. You might recall that Phillip spent 7 months hiking northbound or "NOBO" on the Appalachian Trail last summer and that we spoke in Episode #51 only a few days before his departure to Europe to hike the Camino. In the podcast, 3 Dub updates us on his travels and shares some tips and tricks for thru-hiking the...

Duration:01:23:06

Episode 55: Tour Du Mont Blanc

8/4/2018
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In Episode 55, Kaylee (aka "Smiles") tells us about her recent thru-hike on the Tour du Mont Blanc which is one of the most popular long-distance walks in Europe. It circles the Mont Blanc massif, covering a distance of roughly 170 kilometres (110 mi) and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France. In the show, Kaylee tells us about the TMB hut system, "wild" camping, the critters, the ladder climbs, and the Sound Of Music scenery that awaits you on this trail. There's a reason...

Duration:01:18:56

Episode 54: Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Hiking & Backpacking Movies

7/28/2018
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In Episode 54, we discuss Backpacker Magazine’s list of 35 Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) while sitting fireside on the Chattooga River. In the show, I discuss the hiking and backpacking movies on Backpacker‘s list with 3Dub, BeerRun, Brownie, The Camel, Napster, The Ox, and Wagonhammer after we sit out a rainstorm. In the show, […]

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 54B: Hiking & Backpacking Movies

7/19/2018
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In Episode 54, we discuss Backpacker Magazine's list of 35 Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Outdoor Movies while sitting fireside on the Chattooga River. In the show, I review the hiking and backpacking movies on Backpacker's list with 3Dub, BeerRun, Brownie, The Camel, Napster, The Ox, and Wagonhammer after we sit out a rainstorm on the river. We discuss the movie, the plot, and the major actors of each film. Then after a brief debate, the group gives a thumbs-up or down on the movie. We are...

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 53: Backpacker Diaries

6/29/2018
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In Episode 53, I speak with Amos Prudhon about his YouTube channel titled Backpacker Diaries - which documents his numerous ventures into the backcountry of the U.S and Canada. Amos does an excellent job at capturing the experience on the Trail - and focuses on multi-day and multi-week backpacking trips that are well within the reach of most backpackers. On the show, we discuss his recent hike on the Sawback Trail in Banff National Park and we talk specifics about securing a permit,...

Duration:01:18:47

Episode 52: Cascade Hiker

5/17/2018
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In Episode 52, it's a first on the N2Backpacking podcast because I speak with a fellow podcaster - Rudy from the Cascade Hiker. He approached me for an interview, but we end up trading questions and discussing a range of hiking and backpacking topics. On the show, we talk about how we got in to backpacking, why we started podcasting, how we integrate our families in to our backcountry adventures, and the drastically different climates of the Pacific Northwest and Southern Appalachians. So...

Duration:01:14:25

Episode 51: NOBO

4/15/2018
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In Episode 51, I speak with 3 Dub (aka the World Wide Wanderer) who spent 7 months hiking northbound or NOBO on the Appalachian Trail last summer. On March 26th I had the opportunity to see him off at Springer Mountain, and in the podcast we speak about his preparations for the hike, experiences on the Trail, and what the vibe is like as a 50+ year old thru-hiker. With the long distance hiking season ramping up ... 3Dub and I talk right before he departed for Europe and his spring hike on...

Duration:01:10:19

Episode 52R: Back To The Beginning

3/28/2018
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In Episode 52R, we relaunch the most popular podcast from the first few years of the show … 30-Pack’s enthusiastic recap of his 2012 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. With spring in the air and thru-hiker season underway – this is a great follow-up to our discussions with 3Dub in the last show. Once again, you’ll hear […]

Duration:01:02:41

Episode 50: Winter Backpacking

3/1/2018
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In Episode 50, Rich, Mark, and Aaron join us from the ADK Winter Mountaineering School to discuss winter backpacking and how it is one of the best kept secrets of the wilderness - no crowds, no bugs, no humidity ... no problem. In the show, we talk about the gear you need, the tricks you can employ, and the ADK training that will make you a bad ass winter backpacker. So listen in and get pumped to hike in the cold. And while you are at it - check out the FREE PDF's the school offers to help...

Duration:01:03:53

Episode 49B: Hiking News Review (Coleman Ridge Show)

2/1/2018
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In Episode 49, the Camel, Pixie, and I review a few of the major U.S. hiking news events of 2017. Some of the topics we discuss include nails on trails, backcountry treasures, girls joining the Boy Scouts, and the hardest partiers on the A.T. And in the spirit of giving you reasons to hike more in the New Year, we offer up the 52 hikes in 52 weeks challenge. We also find inspiration in the youngest person to complete the triple crown (at age 9) and the oldest person to hike the Appalachian...

Duration:00:58:15

Episode 48: The Inca Trail

12/27/2017
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In Episode 48, Cardiac and Drone Boy discuss their summer backpacking trip on the Inca Trail in Peru. Their four day hike took them over ~14,000 feet peaks in the legendary Andes Mountains and culminated at the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu - which is one of the most photographed tourist destinations in South America. In the show, we talk about what it costs to hike the Inca Trail, the logistics of getting to the trailhead, and we discuss the history of this ancient city. Cardiac and...

Duration:03:25:34