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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!

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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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#30 | Mexico to Canada… and Back to Mexico? A PCT Yo-Yo, and Much More with Austin Davis

May 28th, 2019

Austin Davis caught the hiking bug in 2018, completing a yo-yo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, before heading to South America in an effort to continue his adventures. In 2019, he thru-hiked the Te Araroa in New Zealand, and the Arizona Trail. That's a ton of hiking. 

In our chat, we talk in depth about his PCT yo-yo, water sources on the Arizona Trail (which still disgust me), and do an info-session on the Te Araroa. I bet it won't be long before Austin continues his adventures and moves on the Appalachian Trail, and beyond. Go check out his website: http://notabadplacetopee.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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#29 | Hiking with Dogs and Thru-Padding the Northern Forest Canoe Trail with Effie Drew

May 21st, 2019

Effie Drew joins Trail Tales to talk about two main topics: her thru-paddle (you read that correctly) of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and hiking with dogs! She has done the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and much of the Pacific Crest Trail, and in 2018 her partner and her decided to give their legs a quick break and take to the water. They paddled the entire 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail at the end of 2018. 

Towards the end of the episode, I get the chance to pick Effie's brain on the subject of backpacking and hiking with dogs. Her dog Luna has hiked over 7,000 miles which is insanity, so she is able to give plenty of advice on how to manage your dog on the trail. 

Check out her website: http://www.babygotbackwoods.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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#28 | Ultralight Backpacking Gear Talk from Two Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers featuing Baker Bokorney

May 14th, 2019

The ever-sarcastic Baker Bokorney is back! Baker thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, Florida Trail, and half of the Arizona Trail in 2018. We dedicate this entire episode to BACKPACKING GEAR, going through each of our packs from top to bottom. Some of the brands we discuss are ULA, ZPacks, and Hammock Gear. Both of us have ultralight setups (although Baker's is lighter than mine) and give some scattered advice on how to keep your pack light. 

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

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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#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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#25 | Logistics of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail For Non-U.S-Citizens with Sarah Williams from Tough Girl Challenges

April 23rd, 2019

Sarah Williams joins Trail Tales to talk about her 2017 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and her podcast Tough Girl Challenges. We get into the logistics that non-U.S-Citizens must deal with in order to do a safe, successful thru-hike, and we also talk at length about Sarah's choice to quit her corporate job and become a full-time influencer and content creator. 

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

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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