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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

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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#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!

 

Thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this episode. Go learn about their international charity work at: https://international.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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#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/

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

#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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#69 | How Covid-19 Affects Thru-Hiking with Julia Sheehan

March 24th, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 situation, it is likely that Julia "Rocket" Sheehan will have to post-pone her 2020 PCT thru hike. In this episode, we talk about her updated plans, and her recommendation as a thru hiker and nurse for those that are currently on a thru hike or will be leaving shortly. During the later part of the episode, we talk about some more light-hearted subjects and she even gets the chance to tell TWO stories to close everything out. I'm so grateful that Julia was willing to come on Trail Tales twice within such a short time period, and I really hope that people take her recommendations seriously. 

Check out her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliasheehan/

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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#68 | Julia Sheehan (Rocket) on Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail

March 17th, 2020

Thru Hiker Julia "Rocket" Sheehan joins the show this week! We talk all about her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, and her plans to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020. Unfortunately, this episode was recorded before the escalation of COVID-19, which has changed Julia Sheehan's plans for the Pacific Crest Trail. Be sure to tune in next week for a follow-up episode, where she will share her new plans, and give some insight on the situation as it pertains to thru hiking since she is a nurse and has a medical background. Check out her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliasheehan/

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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#67 | A Medical Emergency while in the Backcountry with Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Christopher Johnson

March 3rd, 2020

Christopher Johnson thru hiked the Appalachian Trail SOBO in 2019. We caught up with one-another on Episode 54 of Trail Tales, but shortly after our conversation he suffered a dire medical emergency while in the backcountry on his thru hike. In this episode he takes us through what happened, and tells the story of how he was able to make it to safety... and still complete the Appalachian Trail! 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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#66 | Pushing the Limits of Late Start Dates on the Appalachian Trail with Ryan Fox

February 25th, 2020

Ryan Fox thru hiked the Appalachian Trail SOBO starting in August 2018 - which is a very unique time to start! He followed that up by crushing a good portion of the PCT the following year, and is currently planning on competing in the 2020 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. This dude does it all! We talk about how his Appalachian Trail start date affected his hike, the similarities and differences between the hiking community and the triathlon community, and at the end he tells a crazy story about camping with some homeless folks on the PCT. 

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.

#65 | Juliana Chauncey on How to Support a Thru-Hiker From Home

February 18th, 2020

Juliana Chauncey has thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and is the co-host of the Backpacker Radio podcast! In this episode we chat all about her thru hikes, and her book 'Hiking From Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends' which will be available in just a few weeks. Her book will be an incredibly useful resource for the friend's, families, and significant other's of folks who want to take on a thru hike like the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail.

Pre-Order 'Hiking From Home': https://www.julianachauncey.com/product-page/signed-hiking-from-home-a-long-distance-hiking-guide-for-family-and-friends

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

 

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