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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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#81 | Never let Your Guard Down while Hiking with Philip Werner of SectionHiker.com

July 8th, 2020

Philip Werner is the creator behind SectionHiker.com, one of the first and most popular backpacking blogs on the internet. His website has been an important source of information to me since I first began hiking, so I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to chat with him. We talk a lot about the White Mountains, Redlining, and at the end Philip tells a story that should be a reminder to all experienced hikers that you can never let your guard down when it comes to your safety on the trail. Visit https://www.sectionhiker.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/

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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. 

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#61 | Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail in 70 Days with David Braunlich

January 21st, 2020

In 2019, David 'Seventy' Braunlich set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious time period of seventy days. He was SO close to completing that goal, but as we discuss in the episode... his body had some other plans. Beyond the Appalachian Trail, David also has completed the Colorado Trail, a good portion of the Arizona, and many ultra marathons. We talk about all of this, and much more!

David's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvDFp_OzbOSq1reZpChIEg

David's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidbraunlich/

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#60 | Darwin on the Trail talks Music, Arizona Trail Film, and Being a Creator in the Hiking Niche

January 14th, 2020

The man himself, Darwin on the Trail joins me this week to discuss his upcoming film about the Arizona Trail called 'Through The Great Southwest', the relationship between music and hiking, and much more. Darwin's YouTube channel is one of the most well known hiking channels and he has inspired countless numbers of people to get outside and hit the trail. At the end of the episode he tells one of the craziest stories I've heard on Trail Tales, and it's one that he hasn't really opened up about in his videos. Darwin is the man!

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Darwin's episode with the Byland Podcast: https://byland.co/podcast/episode-95-the-outdoor-evolution-of-darwin

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#59 | How to be MENTALLY Tough when Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Early Riser

January 7th, 2020

Early Riser thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017, posting on his Youtube vlog the entire way. He has since taken on a very motivational role for future Appalachian Trail thru hikers, posting videos that highlight how to achieve success when thru hiking the trail. Many of these videos highlight the mental side of thru hiking, and are very helpful for those who take mental preparation seriously. Early Riser and I have much in common in terms of how we view thru hike preparation, and it was a pleasure being able to discuss these topics with him.

Early Riser on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCKgxH-Ei-JA7fPn4Om3p8w

724 STG Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsfogvEjXh-KgKy-8lbxoUg

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#57 | The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail, The Massachusetts Midstate Trail, and Much More with Kristen Gardella

December 17th, 2019

Kristen Gardella joins me again, this time to discuss all things New England hiking. In this episode we cover four different trails/challenges that exist in the region, including the Massachusetts Midstate Trail, the Massachusetts Tully Trail, the New Hampshire Monadnock to Sunapee Greenway Trail, and the Connecticut Blue Trails Challenge. Kristen is a wealth of information on these lesser known New England Trails, and was able to cover all the basic info that you will need to know about tackling these trails.

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#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!

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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

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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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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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