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#16 | A Mountain Lion Encounter in Maine, Being a Ridgerunner on the Appalachian Trail, and Hiking Photography with Aaron Ibey

February 12th, 2019

This week I'm joined by Aaron Ibey, who is a professional photographer and thru-hiker, having hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016. He worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club as a ridgerunner in 2018, and talks all about what that job entails, as well as some tips for taking better hiking photos on your smartphone. He ends the episode by telling an insane story from his 2016 thru-hike, where he encountered a mountain lion in the Hundred Mile Wilderness of Maine. Trail Tales has had plenty of bear stories, but never a mountain lion story!

Go check out Aaron's photography on Instagram (@ibeyprofin) and consider buying one of his prints online at https://aaronibey.pixieset.com/theprintcollection/

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

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#15 | Hiking The 46 Adirondack High Peaks In One Week for Suicide Prevention with Kolby Ziemendorf

February 4th, 2019

On a bit of a departure from normal episodes, trail runner and 46 Climbs co-founder Kolby Ziemendorf joins the program this week! We talk about his attempt to hike all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks in one week to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Turns out, a trouble-some bear may or may not have thrown a wrench into those plans. We also chat about how that hike turned 46 Climbs into a national movement, and some of the nuances between trail running and normal hiking.

Go check out 46Climbs.com, and keep your ears open for information about a Trail Tales 46 Climbs team!

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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#14 | How to Hike In The Desert, Navigate the Pacific Crest Trail Permit System, and Much More with Russell Corfman

January 28th, 2019

Russell Corfman joins Trail Tales for episode 14, woo! Russell thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, making him the show's first (but certainly not last) PCT guest. He answer's many of my questions about hiking the PCT, including how the permit system works, how to not die when hiking the desert, and what gear he picked up when he entered the Sierra's. Check out his You-tube channel, Russell in the Bush! 

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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#13 | Do Thru Hikers Get Stung on the Appalachian Trail? Jessica Pu Shares Insight on her AT Experience

January 21st, 2019

Jessica Pu joins Trail Tales! She is the fiance of episode 8's guest, Baker Bokorney, and they both successfully completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2018. Jessica and I jump around to a few different topics related to our thru-hikes;  if thru-hikers ever get stung by bees (the answer is yes), which section nearly made Jessica quit, and some advice for couples who wish to attempt a thru-hike together in the future. 

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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#12 | A Calendar Year Triple Crown with The Hiking Prodigy

January 14th, 2019

Tyler Lau, otherwise known as The Hiking Prodigy, is one of only eleven human beings on earth to complete a Calendar Year Triple Crown hike. He hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail, roughly 8,000 miles, all in the year 2018. Join us as we walk through (ha) his entire Triple Crown hike, talking in-depth about the limits you must push your mind to when hiking the length of the United States three times in one year. 

Please consider donating to Tyler's fundraiser 8,000 miles To 8,000 Smiles.

Follow The Hiking Prodigy on Instagram, Facebook, and check out his website!

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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#11 | Would You Share a Water Source with Cattle? Everything about the Arizona Trail with Joseph Pecoraro

January 7th, 2019

Joseph "Sweatlines" Pecoraro completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail this past summer, but that wasn't enough for him. After about a month of resting, he set out to complete thru-hike number two for the summer; The Arizona Trail. In the chat Joseph explains how the trail features a large variety of diverse landscapes, that AZT hikers must share water sources with cattle, and much more! 

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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#10 | Social Media, Increased Traffic, and a State-By-State Breakdown of the Appalachian Trail with Scott Goldie

December 31st, 2018

Scott Goldie (trail name Pacman) recently completed an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, and gives an overview of his experience on the ENTIRE trail in episode number 10 of Trail Tales. We also dive into the topics of social media use on a thru-hike, and whether or not the Appalachian Trail is becoming too crowded. 

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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#9 | Four Failed Attempts at the Adirondack’s Northville-Placid Trail, and a Fifth Shot at Success with Tuts from Trekking On

December 17th, 2018

On today's episode I chat with Tuts, a thru-hiker, film-maker, and all-around outdoors man about his fifth, thats right FIFTH shot at thru-hiking the Adirondack's Northville-Placid Trail (spoiler, he crushes it the last time). What makes a relatively short, and nearly completely flat trail so difficult? We cover this and much more in our discussion about Tut's latest film, 'Northville-Placid Trail - If At First'. We also got into why Tut's shares his adventures with the world on Youtube, and even hear the story of how I (as in Kyle) also failed an attempt to thru-hike this infamous trail, due to a very bizarre reason.

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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#8 | Underwater on the Florida Trail, Thru-Hiking with a Significant Other, and Three Thru-Hikes in One Season with Baker Bokorney

December 10th, 2018

Not only did Baker Bokorney thru-hike the Appalachian Trail this summer, but he also hiked the Florida Trail, and a good chunk of the Arizona Trail. What an animal! We decided to focus most of the chat on the Florida Trail, giving an overview of what exactly the trail is about, as well as Baker's experience walking the length of his home state. We also talked about how Baker hiked the entire AT, over 2000 miles, with his significant other, and how it has changed their relationship!

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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#7 | A Bloody Reminder to Keep Your Head Up While Hiking, AWOL vs Guthooks Vs The Companion, and a Speedy Thru-Hike with Matthew Park

December 3rd, 2018

Matthew "Breezy" Park recently completed an under 4 month thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. He certainly set out on a mission right from day one, and we talk all about how he was able to push himself to complete the trail in such a short time. We also cover the differences between the most popular guidebooks that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers carry with them, and the popular navigation app "Guthooks." At the end of the episode, we get into a scary story that should serve as a reminder to all hikers: KEEP YOUR HEAD UP WHEN GOING UPHILL! Hope you enjoy!

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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