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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/

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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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#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/

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/

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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#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

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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/

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

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#63 | Appalachian Trail 2020 Hopeful Interviews Successful Thru-Hiker

February 4th, 2020

Zach Cote is going to be setting off to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020, and after he reached out I decided to help him out! Zach takes over as the interviewer and asks me the Appalachian Trail preparation questions he is still pondering before he head's to Springer Mountain. We cover gear, food, transportation to the Southern terminus, and much more! Follow along with Zach's journey: @hikeoutzack

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

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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/

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

#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!

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

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

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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#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

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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