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#35 | Two Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Talk About Their Backpacking and Hiking Trail Grievances

July 10th, 2019

Baker Bokorney is back for round 3! Baker is an experienced thru-hiker, having hiked the Appalachian Trail, Florida Trail, and half the Arizona Trail in 2018. We decided to have some fun with this episode, and go over our hiking and backpacking grievances. Towards the end, Baker gets into some grievances specific to Trail Tales (in addition to being the most frequent guest, he is also a listener of the show), and I finally give him a chance to share a trail story! I forgot BOTH times we spoke before. Sorry Baker. Also congrats on the wedding when you read this. 

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#33 | Evacuated by a Helicopter on the Great Divide Trail with Jake Pickering

June 25th, 2019

Jake Pickering thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016, and headed back into the woods again in 2018. The second time around he thru-hiked the Great Divide Trail in Western Canada, which is a relatively unknown trail compared to more popular hikes like the Appalachian Trail and PCT. In this episode we learn about how a Wikipedia article exposed him to the world of long-distance hiking, and all about the logistics of hiking the Great Divide Trail. Make sure you stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear his crazy story about being evacuated from the GDT by helicopter, a good reminder for everyone to renew their SPOT subscriptions!

If you are interested in learning more about the Great Divide Trail, head to http://www.greatdividetrail.com/.

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes (I read every one at the beginning of the next episode), and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well. 

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#27 | Thru-Hiking the Carolina’s Foothills Trail with Mitchell Larby

May 7th, 2019

On this episode, my good buddy from the Appalachian Trail and former guest Mitchell Larby and I basically run through our entire thru hike of the Foothills Trail. We break down each day and definitely go into some side rants as well. The Foothills Trail is a fantastic trail for somebody to hike in preparation for the Appalachian Trail, with tons of great waterfalls, rivers, and beautiful campsites. 

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

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#26 | What Was an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Like in the 90s? That and the North-South Trail in Rhode Island with Kristen Gardella

May 1st, 2019

Kristen Gardella has hiked a ton of long distance trails, including the Appalachian Trail and the North South Trail in Rhode Island. In this episode we chat about what it was like to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 1999, and how the gear and trail culture has changed since then. She also shares the basic information about the North South Trail, and sheds some light on this relatively unknown trail. 

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes (I read every one at the beginning of the next episode), and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well. 

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#24 | The White Mountain Single Year Grid… New Hampshire’s 48 Four-Thousand Foot Peaks with Philip Carcia

April 9th, 2019

Philip Carcia is attempting to beat the fastest-known-time to complete the White Mountain Grid- hiking all 48 four thousand foot peaks in a single year. We talk all about what made him decide to commit to this insane project, and many of the struggles and successes he has had along the way. Philip has also completed the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and many other trails around the country.

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes (I read every one at the beginning of the next episode), and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well. 

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#23 | Can a 68 Year Old Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail?! Hell Yeah! Meet Keith Wingad

April 2nd, 2019

Keith Wingad joins the show this week to talk about his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2017! He is a veteran of the United States Military and talks about how his experience affected his thru-hike, and how he made it his mission to hike as an inspiration to veterans and doctors who treat them. We also talk about what it's like to thru-hike as an older hiker. 

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

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#22 | IBTAT on Vlogging a Thru-Hike, The Art Loeb Trail, and Avoiding Trail Burnout

March 25th, 2019

The one and only, IBTAT joins the show this week to chat all things Appalachian Trail, Art Loeb Trail, and Pacific Crest Trail. We talk about why his vlog was so successful, his experience thru-hiking the Art Loeb Trail in North Carolina, and of course, his upcoming plans to thru-hike the PCT! Those topics are only the tip of the iceberg, IBTAT and I really jumped all over the place with this one.  

Check out IBTAT's YouTube Channel to watch him head North on the PCT this year: https://www.youtube.com/user/htfu54

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes (I read every one at the beginning of the next episode), and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well. 

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# 21 | Being Bit by a Cat… on the Appalachian Trail? Plus, the Best and Worst of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks with Kimberly Morse

March 18th, 2019

Kimberly "Catwoman" Morse thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018, and has also completed the Adirondack 46 High Peaks. In this episode we chat about how she took time off in the middle of her career to complete the 2,000 mile trek, our favorite and least favorite High Peaks in the Adirondacks, and how she was bit by a cat (which she eventually rescued) while at a road crossing in Pennsylvania.

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

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#20 | The Four State Challenge, Thru-Hiking with a Spouse at Home, and First-Month Advice with Ramblin’ Rosie

March 11th, 2019

Ramblin' Rosie joins the show this week! She thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail during 2018, and shares all about it on episode twenty. We talk about how she completed the Four State Challenge, hiking in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania all in the span of 24 hours! We also cover some important tips for keeping yourself healthy at the start of a thru-hike, and she talks about completing the trail while having a spouse supporting her at home. 

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes (I read every one at the beginning of the next episode), and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well. 

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#19 | Ranking The States on the Appalachian Trail with Mikey “Mullet” Brenkus

March 4th, 2019

This week thru-hiker Mikey Brenkus, our guest all the way back from episode four, joins the show to talk about his ranking of the states on the Appalachian Trail. We go through our ranks one-by-one, and discuss why we ranked each state the way we did. Our standard for the rankings was very loose, arbitrarily factoring in difficulty, scenery, and our experiences in each state. Is Pennsylvania really as bad as people say it is? Find out based on our ranks.

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on TwitterInstagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtales

Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes (I read every one at the beginning of the next episode), and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well. 

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