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

6/27/2017
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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?

4/21/2017
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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

3/31/2017
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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)

1/26/2017
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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

1/13/2017
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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

12/6/2016
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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

11/2/2016
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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

10/12/2016
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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”

7/21/2016
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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

5/15/2016
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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

4/19/2016
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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


Episode 29: SOBO

12/21/2015
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In Episode 29, we discuss the expected surge of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers this spring and why a southbound hike might be the right decision for you in 2016. On the show, Popeye talks about his southbound (SOBO) thru-hike and we debunk many of the myths of walking south from Maine to Georgia: dealing with the weather, the […]

Duration: 01:55:55


Episode 28: The Benton MacKaye Trail

7/24/2015
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In Episode 28, Sprinkles and NoKey discuss their ultimate summer: Thru-hiking 1400 miles on four major trails along the East Coast – including the Benton MacKaye, Finger Lakes, Northville-Placid and Long Trails. Forewarning, we spend the majority of the podcast discussing their 20 day, ~290 mile hike on the Benton MacKaye Trail – a great alternative […]

Duration: 01:08:50


Episode 27: Superwoman

3/29/2015
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In Episode 27, You think you’re tough? Well Niki Rellon just might have you beat! Niki’s sports pursuits include professional kickboxing, ski instructing, cross-country cycling, thru-hiking, and currently a six month journey on the Appalachian Trail. Did I mention that she is doing it on one leg? Well now you know. In the podcast, Niki talks […]

Duration: 00:46:44


Episode 26: Blind Courage

2/28/2015
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In Episode 26, I speak with Director Clint Ross who is hard at work with Producer Paula O’Neal on the film adaptation of the book Blind Courage, which is based on the 1990 Appalachian Trail thru-hike of Bill Irwin – the first legally blind hiker to complete the entire Trail within a single year. In the […]

Duration: 01:11:04


Episode 25: Flip Flop Flippin’

11/29/2014
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In Episode 25, Scott “Squatch” Herriott talks about his three part series Flip Flop Flippin’. The films were shot on the Appalachian Trail during the summers of 2011, 2012, and 2014 and they follow the thru-hiker community as they make their way along the nearly 2200 mile trail. In the show, “Squatch” talks about his first […]

Duration: 01:20:46

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