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#92 | A 2020 Appalachian Trail thru hiker answers TOUGH questions about Covid with Rune Ravn

October 20th, 2020

It's no secret that thru hiking in 2020 is a very controversial topic. I usually try to stay out of controversial issues, but due to a number of listeners who reached out to me (and my own curiosity) I finally cracked... I present to you, and interview with Rune Ravn, a 2020 Appalachian Trail thru hiker. I ask Rune to tell his story, and ask him a number of tough questions about covid and the ethics of hiking during the pandemic. I believe it's very important to hear all sides of the story, so I hope you will listen with an open mind. Check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JustAboveU

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#89 | Flossy and I are Thru Hiking the Northville Placid Trail… hopefully

September 22nd, 2020

Flossy joins me once again to discuss the backpacking and hiking we have done since our last episode (episode 89), as well as our hiking plans for the future. We are going to be attempting to thru hike the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks... we talk about what we are excited for, the build up to the hike, and what we are nervous for. 

Huge thanks to CS Instant Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Go check them out through my affiliate link: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/kyle-ogrady/

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

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#88 | CRUSHING the FKT for the White Mountains Direttissima

September 15th, 2020

Will Peterson thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2019, and after cancelling a 2020 PCT thru hike he decided to go after the White Mountains Direttissima FKT. Despite no previous experience setting FKTs, Will crushed the route and ended up setting the new unsupported FKT at 5 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. Super awesome!

Article about Will's White Mountains Direttissima FKT: https://thetrek.co/my-trip-report-from-setting-the-white-mountains-direttissima-record/

Check out this episode's sponsor, Sawyer Products: https://sawyer.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, 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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#86 | Hiking the Vermont Long Trail as a first Thru Hike

August 18th, 2020

My good friend Kayla joins the show this week to talk all about her FIRST THRU HIKE EVER in which she completed MY FAVORITE TRAIL EVER i.e the Vermont Long Trail! The Long Trail is tough, and hiking it in a group of 4 is even tougher, so I think it's awesome that she was able to crush it! We talk about group hiking, some of her favorite spots on the trail, and at the end of the episode she shares a story of a bear encounter in the Adirondacks.

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Video explaining what 46Climbs is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQXr9AvW5Bo

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#84 | Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Plastic Trombone!

August 4th, 2020

Amy "Slider" Hunsucker joins the show this week to talk about her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail! Not only did she complete the Appalachian Trail, but she did so carrying a plastic trombone! Tune into this light-hearted episode to hear all about her adventure. Also, sorry about the audio quality on this one!

 

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

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#83 | Kraig Adams on being a Full Time Hiking YouTuber

July 28th, 2020

The one and only Kraig Adams joins me this week to chat about his wildly successful YouTube channel. Kraig started out as a more 'traditional' YouTuber and has transitioned his content into that of a hiking channel. This is very much a rapid fire episode, with me asking many questions that were submitted on Instagram. We cover a lot, so buckle up!

 

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#79 | We had to Sleep Behind a Dairy Queen on the Appalachian Trail

June 23rd, 2020

Flossy is back! We talk about the hikes that we've been lucky enough to complete so far this year, why Flossy moved to Vermont, and of course why we ended up sleeping behind a Dairy Queen on our Appalachian Trail thru hike! This is the first IN PERSON interview for Trail Tales, so you are about to listen to history in the making.

HUGE thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this episode! Go check them out at https://sawyer.com/ or checkout their international charity work at https://international.sawyer.com/

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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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#76 | How NOT to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail with Joe Biasi

June 2nd, 2020

Joe Biasi thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015. Like many other thru hikers, Joe struggled to keep up with the mental challenges of the Appalachian Trail. Rather than quitting, he continued on out of stubbornness and ended up finishing the trail. This might seem like an inspiring story, but in this episode Joe talks about why he wishes things might have gone a bit differently. 

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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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#75 | Two Thru Hikers talk about Backpacking Tents, Packs, and other Gear

May 19th, 2020

BAKER IS BACK. I can't get rid of this guy... in this episode we talk all about ultralight backpacking gear! We talk about backpacking tents, backpacks, and lots of other gear. I've said numerous times on Trail Tales that I don't care about gear... but folks, I'm getting back into my gear phase.

HUGE thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this episode! Go check out their work to bring clean water to Liberia here: https://international.sawyer.com/clean-water-for-all-of-liberia/

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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#74 | Follow Bigfoot on the Superior Hiking Trail

May 12th, 2020

Follow Bigfoot joins the show to talk all about the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota. I've been curious to learn about this trail for a long time, so it was great to hear Bigfoot share all the essential information one must know before attempting a thru hike. In addtion, Bigfoot shares stories from his unsupported FKT of the Superior Hiking Trail, which is just as badass as it sounds.

HUGE thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this episode! Go check them out at https://sawyer.com/

Follow Bigfoot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkA3z-lSyEg6ZN-BqMy6wow

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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