Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology
In Episode 16 the Paprika Pals sit down with Nadia “Furball” Westenburg to talk about the pros and cons of thru-hiking with a dog. She also regales with tales from the West Highland Way and Tour du Mont Blanc, both European trails which Furball has trekked. Also, Chaunce catches us up on her Colorado Trail section hike while Zach sulks about his upcoming knee surgery, and what that means for his future hiking plans. They also explain some of the common lingo used in the thru-hiking world. Lastly, the gang get into a contentious game of Would You Rather.
Topics in discussed include:
- The perils of improper glissading
- The West Highland Way
- Tour Du Mont Blanc
- The perils of glissading (Furball eats shit)
- Bringing a dog on trail both domestically and abroad
- United will ship your dog to the wrong place or kill it
- Pet peeves (pun intended) of encountering dogs on trail
- Dog CPR
- 100 Days on the PCT
- Thru-Hiker Glossary
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