Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents Episode #17: Life After the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #17: Life After the Trail

This is it. The end. Our final episode of the season. A thru-hike is---typically speaking---a half-year adventure. In the midst of this journey, that feels like a very long time....

Dec 3, 2018 : Zach
Now Accepting 2019 The Trek Trail Correspondents Applications

Now Accepting 2019 The Trek Trail Correspondents Applications

It's happening.  We're is thrilled to announce that we're bringing back a second season of the Trail Correspondents series. In case you're unfamiliar, our Trail Correspondents podcast showcases

Nov 27, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #16: The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #16: The End

If this episode doesn't give you goosebumps, seek medical attention.  Today we hear from our hikers at the end of their journeys.  More specifically, they give us two different check...

Nov 18, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #15: Diversity on the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #15: Diversity on the Trail

Diversity on the trail is a heavy, but important subject. It's impossible to do this subject justice in the span of an hour long podcast, but it's a conversation worth...

Oct 26, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

Trail Correspondents Episode #14: Grouping on the Trail

In today's show, our hikers discuss the evolution of their hiking groups over the course of their journeys.  Injuries occur, people grow apart, paces differ, life happens.  You get to...

Oct 10, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #13: Technology Use on a Thru-Hike

Trail Correspondents Episode #13: Technology Use on a Thru-Hike

Technology on a thru-hike.  Combining these words tends to rouse some heated debate.  Some people abstain entirely from technology during their hikes, opting only to keep in touch with

Sep 10, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #12: The Lows

Trail Correspondents Episode #12: The Lows

Many people's perception of the thru-hiking lifestyle comes via social media, where people are more likely to portray the the cheery, positive aspects of this undertaking. You see the

Aug 23, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #11: The Highs

Trail Correspondents Episode #11: The Highs

Today's episode is our most uplifting to date.  That's because our thru-hikers have been tasked with describing the highs of their journey.  Specifically, we learn what keeps them going-

Aug 6, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #10: Trail Food, Changing Physiques, and Gear Sent Home

Trail Correspondents Episode #10: Trail Food, Changing Physiques, and Gear Sent Home

Today's episode hits on a few subjects that are often the top of mind for thru-hikers and those curious about the undertaking. They are: food, how hikers' bodies change over...

Jul 16, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #9: The Wildcard Show

Trail Correspondents Episode #9: The Wildcard Show

This is a fun episode, as our hikers were tasked only to report on whatever subject was at the forefront of their minds.  The instructions were loose and the results...

Jun 25, 2018 : Zach