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#64 | Pushing the Limits of What’s Possible in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with Arlette Laan

February 11th, 2020

Arlette Laan has done some incredible things in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and elsewhere. She is a triple crowner, and currently holds the FKT for the woman's unsupported White Mountain Direttissima. Not only that, but she also crushed the first ever WINTER Direttissima with her husband. In our conversation she tells the story of both of these incredible feats in the White Mountains, plus the story of how she met her husband while thru hiking! Arlette's Instagram: @arlette_laan

Arlette's website: http://arlettelaan.com/

Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kylehateshiking

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Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram, 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

#56 | Two Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Talk About What They Are Thankful For

December 10th, 2019

Baker is back, again again again again again! We decided to do a very late Thanksgiving themed episode, and go over things about thru-hiking, the Appalachian Trail, and trail life that we are thankful for. Happy late Thanksgiving and early Christmas to all!

Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kylehateshiking

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

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#54 | A SOBO Appalachian Trail Thru Hike with Christopher Johnson

November 26th, 2019

Christopher Johnson, who goes by the trail name Anubis, is currently heading SOBO on the Appalachian Trail. He is the first guest of Trail Tales to be in the middle of a thru-hike while we chat, which provided us with endless topics to cover. We cover how he is holding up physically, mentally, and emotionally. We talk about the unfortunate cold weather that has hit the southern portion of the Appalachian Trail, and how himself and other SOBOs are dealing with it. He is well past the half-way point, but still has a good chunk of miles to go so check out his Instagram!  https://www.instagram.com/a_walk_with_winnie/

Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kylehateshiking

While you're at it, Check out the show's website at trailtalespod.com

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram, 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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#50 | The Interviewer Gets Interviewed For the Trail Tales 50th Episode Special

October 29th, 2019

Holy....wow. Fifty Episodes! To celebrate, my good friend and frequent guest of the show Baker Bokorney is back, but this time he is the interviewer. Baker thought it would be fun to reverse the roles and take some of the work off my plate this week, so I got to spend an hour answer questions about myself, my hiking history, and Trail Tales itself. I even get to share a never-before-told story at the end of the episode.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to this show for the past 50 episodes. I constantly have people reaching out and showing their support, and I am humbled and grateful for where the show is at right now. 

Please check out the show's website at trailtalespod.com

While you're at it, I've decided to try and make some Youtube videos, so go sMaSh ThAt SuBsRiBe ButToN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72zCOrxkfXxZAnqQoS43Qw

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram, 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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#49 | White Mountains Redlining; Beyond the White Mountain 4000 Footers with Redline Guiding’s Mike Cherim

October 22nd, 2019

Redline Guiding's owner and founder Mike Cherim joins the show this week to talk all about the White Mountains of New Hampshire! Mike is an experienced hiker who has completed many notable accomplishments. From thru-hiking the Long Trail to Redlining the White Mountains, Mike has many miles under his belt, and we had plenty to talk about. We discussed what White Mountain Redlining is, how there is much more to the White Mountains than just the 4000-footers, and how he was able to take his passion of hiking and turn it into a successful business by starting Redline Guiding. Be sure to check out their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

While you're at it, Check out the show's website at trailtalespod.com

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram, 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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#48 | A Single Year Grid of the South Beyond 6000; Peak-Bagging with Caet Cash

October 15th, 2019

Thru-hiker and peak-bagger Caet Cash has completed the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Adirondack 46, and much much more. She joins the show this week to discuss her current hiking project; tackling the South Beyond 6000 Single Year Grid. If successful, Caet will be the first hiker in history to have completed the South Beyond 6000 in a Single Year Grid. We talk all about what inspired this crazy project, how she lives the 'van life' in order to make the hiking logistics easier, and a comparison between thru-hiking and peak-bagging. The South Beyond 6000 is not as popular as famous lists like the White Mountain 4000-footers or the Adirondack 46, so hopefully this episode will inspire some folks to get outside in the Southeast!

Check out the show's website at trailtalespod.com

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, 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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#45 | Thru-Hiking the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks with Jacob Ireland

September 24th, 2019

Thru-Hiking the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks with Jacob Ireland

Jacob Ireland recently completed a thru-hike of the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks, and was kind enough to reflect on his experience with me this week. I also attempted the Northville Placid Trail a few years ago, and through that experience I discovered how tough of a trail the NPT really is. Though Jacob certainly does not regret his experience on the Northville Placid Trail, he expressed his mixed feelings about it on this episode. We talk about why he felt a bit underwhelmed by the trail, and also cover the positive aspects of the Northville Placid Trail (lakes, lakes, and more lakes)! It's always a treat to talk about the Adirondacks.

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, 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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#42 | A Record Attempt in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks with 46 Climbs Co-Founder Kolby Ziemendorf

August 27th, 2019

46 Climbs co-founder Kolby Ziemendorf is back on the show to talk about his recent attempt to break the record for hiking the most High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 24 hours. Unfortunately, the attempt did not work out, and we talk all about what happened. We also cover some of his preparation for taking on such a daunting hiking challenge, the record fund-raising year that 46 Climbs is having, and we even touch on how he will be thru-hiking the Northville-Placid Trail in just a few weeks. Kolby has hiked all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, and has intimate knowledge of the Adirondacks. It's always a pleasure to chat with him, and I am sure he will come back on in the future!

If you are interested in checking out 46 Climbs, head over to https://www.46climbs.com or check out the (correct) link to the Trail Tales fundraising page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=219605

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, 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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#39 | All About Thru-Hiking New Hampshire’s Cohos Trail with Aaron Ibey

August 6th, 2019

Thru-hiker and photographer Aaron Ibey joins the show again, this time to talk about his hike of New Hampshire's Cohos Trail. This relatively unknown trail runs from the New Hampshire/Canada border, 170 miles south to Crawford Notch in the White Mountains. Aaron shares all the details from his thru-hike, including his resupply strategy, the types of terrain he encountered, and the abundance of wildlife he saw. This trail really seems like a hidden gem, often overshadowed (quite literally) by the famous White Mountains that exist just to it's south. 

Keep an eye on Aaron's Instagram to see photos from his hike: https://www.instagram.com/ibeyprofin/

Aaron's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007033266847

Please consider making a donation of any size to the Trail Tales 46 Climbs team, raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/1975017

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, 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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#38 | 576 White Mountain 4000 Footers in Record Time with Philip Carcia (Finding Philip)

July 30th, 2019

Round three with Philip Carcia, also known as Finding Philip! Wrapping up the story of his White Mountain Single Year Grid, Philip goes into detail about the role that social media played in his project, some of his highest and lowest points, and what kept him motivated on the trail, day after day after day. Philip hiked every single one of the White Mountain 4000 Footers in every single month... for an entire year! If you've hiked any of the New Hampshire 4000 Footers or anywhere else in the White Mountains, you know how difficult they are and can probably imagine the strength it took for Philip to complete this goal. He has been incredibly humble about the whole thing, and I am beyond grateful that he was willing to spend so much time talking to me and sharing his story over the last few months.

Please consider making a donation of any size to the Trail Tales 46 Climbs team, raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/1975017

Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, 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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