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Episode 49: Hiking News Review (Coleman Ridge Show)

1/23/2018
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In Episode 49, the Camel, Pixie, and I review some 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 […]

Duration:00:58:15

Episode 48: Machu Picchu

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 through the legendary Andes Mountains, across nearly 14,000 foot mountain passes – culminating at the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu which is one of the most photographed tourist destinations in […]

Duration:03:25:34

Episode 47: Backcountry 301 – Your Screwed Dude!

11/21/2017
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In Episode 47, Beer Run and Therm Rider join me from the mountains surrounding Lake Burton to sit fireside and discuss more rookie mistakes. In this special “Your Screwed Dude” we talk about overconfidence, getting your friends lost in the backcountry, inadvertently smuggling banned items on airplanes, editables, dork moves, and backcountry crimes of fashion. […]

Duration:01:01:50

Episode 46: Renegade Camping

10/14/2017
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In Episode 46, we continue the conversation with author Bryan Snyder who talks about Renegade Car Camping in North America, In the podcast, we discuss how to find free campsites while you are on the road. Bryan also tells us how to leverage some public and Internet resources to maximize the experience and save some […]

Duration:01:07:51

Episode 45: Off The Map

9/17/2017
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In Episode 45, I speak with author Bryan Snyder about his latest book “Falling Off The Map: Fifty-Four Explorations into the Wildest Reaches of the American West“. Bryan is an educator, hiker, backpacker, climber, car camper and all-around adventurer, and in the show we hear about his 20+ summers traveling through North America. He also […]

Duration:01:02:40

Episode 44: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

6/26/2017
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In Episode 44, we delve in to The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – our best and worst experiences from the Trail. Recorded live in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I sit “lantern-side” in the backcountry with long-time hiking friends BeerRun, The Camel, Therm Rider, and the Weasel. Each signed up to accompany […]

Duration:00:50:13

Episode 43: The Hammock

5/6/2017
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In Episode 43, we talk about the hammock!!! Marc Bohman joins us live from the Teton Hammock Company in Idaho Falls, ID to provide some tips and tricks for sleeping “between the trees”. We also discuss some common misconceptions of the hammock and what you can do to be more comfortable in the wilderness. So […]

Duration:01:01:33

Episode 42: Most Significant Backcountry Gear Of All Time?

4/20/2017
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In Episode 42, we discuss a March 2017 article that appeared in Outside Magazine titled “The 40 Most Significant Tools & Toys Ever Designed”. In honor of the magazine’s 40th anniversary, the editors choose 40 products that “stood out for their sheer inventiveness” and their general impact on the outdoor community. Tonight we sit fireside […]

Duration:01:15:07

Episode 41: Trail Days 1995

3/30/2017
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In Episode 41, we revisit Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia on March 13, 1995. The town has hosted the biggest event on the Appalachian Trail for over 30 years and most of these interviews were recorded live at the annual festival. If you have ever wondered what it was like to thru-hike the A.T. in […]

Duration:01:05:13

Episode 40: Hiking News Review (Great Smokies Show)

2/4/2017
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In Episode 40, The Camel and I continue the discussion on hiking news from 2016 in a show recorded at the edge of the of the Smokies – and right before we head out for a Klondike hike on the North Carolina side of the National Park. Forewarning, we talk felonies, guns, and politics – […]

Duration:00:52:34

Episode 39: Hiking News Review (Grand Canyon Show)

1/25/2017
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In Episode 39, Therm Rider and I do a live winter show from the Yavapai Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. After a day hiking on the Arizona and Rim Trails, we kick back a cold one and discuss some of the major hiking news events of 2016. In the show, Therm […]

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 38: Distant North – The Kungsleden

1/12/2017
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In Episode 38, Theo and Bee give us all a New Years gift and tell us about their adventures on the 273 mile (440 km) Kungsleden Trail in northern Sweden. The couple has lived out of their VW van for the last three years, but took time off from their travels to hike the Kungsleden […]

Duration:01:00:15

Episode 37: Thirty At Thirty – Part Two

12/5/2016
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In Episode 37, we continue the conversation with 30 Pack. During the second hour of our interview, we discuss his summer rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon, the resulting hallucinations, ultra-marathons, and working with troubled teens in Utah. 30 lived out of his car for 2 1/2 years and tells us some of the craziest […]

Duration:00:49:53

Episode 36: Thirty At Thirty – Part One

11/1/2016
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In Episode 36, 30 Pack is back!!! And he gives us an update on his wanderlust and travels over the last 2 1/2 years – including his post-PCT adventures with Outburst and their exploration of the wild canyons, hot springs and numerous Trails of the western U.S. 30 Pack then settles briefly in Seattle where […]

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 35: The Most Influential Hikers And Backpackers Of All Time

10/11/2016
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In Episode 35, we discuss the most influential hikers and backpackers of all time as we sit by a campfire in North Georgia on an autumn night with coyotes running wild in the background. First, a shout out to the trail conferences, clubs, maintainers, ridge-runners, trail angels, and financial benefactors to Trail – because you […]

Duration:00:36:15

Episode 34: Pacific Northwest Trail “A Sense Of Direction”

7/20/2016
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In Episode 34, Alex “Money Shot” Maier talks about his film “A Sense Of Direction” which documents his travels on the Pacific Northwest Trail in the summer of 2015. Alex chose the PNT for his first thru-hike (and first hiking film) to explore one of the newest trails in the National Scenic Trail system – […]

Duration:01:00:22

Episode 33: Surviving Everest

5/14/2016
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In Episode 33, Alex Staniforth talks about his recently published book Icefall which details how he survived two of the deadliest seasons of record on Mt. Everest during the 2014 and 2015 climbing seasons. Alex was picked on in his youth, but talks openly about how he channeled his energy in to outdoor activities – […]

Duration:00:59:47

Episode 32: Backcountry 201 – Advanced Rookie Mistakes

4/18/2016
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In Episode 32, the conversation on Rookie Mistakes continues as we sit fireside on Justus Creek along the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia. In this discussion, Beer Run, PokeyBo, and Therm Rider talk about some classic rookie moves: taking the wrong gear, hiking above your skill level, and taking too much. “Backcountry 201” is the […]

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 31: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk

2/25/2016
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In Episode 31, we discuss the life and legacy of Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, who at 67 years old was the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Author Ben Montgomery gives us an intimate look at this extraordinary lady who overcame financial hardship, survived domestic and sexual abuse, and had 11 children and 23 grand children when she left […]

Duration:01:04:00

Episode 30: Camino de Santiago

1/19/2016
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In Episode 30, Scott “Squatch” Herriott is back on the show to discuss his film Wayfaring and his jaunt along the Camino de Santiago (or Way of St. James). The trail starts in France and ends near the coast of Spain and was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. Starting in 1985, […]

Duration:00:54:07

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