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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/

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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/

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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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#64 | Pushing the Limits of What’s Possible in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with Arlette Laan

February 11th, 2020

Arlette Laan has done some incredible things in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and elsewhere. She is a triple crowner, and currently holds the FKT for the woman's unsupported White Mountain Direttissima. Not only that, but she also crushed the first ever WINTER Direttissima with her husband. In our conversation she tells the story of both of these incredible feats in the White Mountains, plus the story of how she met her husband while thru hiking! Arlette's Instagram: @arlette_laan

Arlette's website: http://arlettelaan.com/

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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

Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kylehateshiking

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#58 | Thru Hiking the Vermont Long Trail with Jeremiah Stringer Hikes

December 31st, 2019

Jeremiah Stringer Hikes joins the show to talk about thru hiking the Vermont Long Trail! We cover some stories from his hike, and talk about the ins and outs of having a backpacking Youtube channel! Many of you know how much I love the Vermont Long Trail, so that coupled with talking to an awesome dude like Jeremiah Stringer made for a super fun episode! Check out Jeremiah Stringer Hikes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7An3Lkt9Byo76gxmx65LFQ

Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kylehateshiking

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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.

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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#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

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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