Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #15 | An Interview With Your Pre-Trail Self

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #15 | An Interview With Your Pre-Trail Self

Today marks the final episode of our third season. At the beginning of this year, before embarking on their SOBO thru-hikes, we asked our Correspondents to interview themselves. Specifically, their

Mar 21, 2022 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #14 | The End

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #14 | The End

The finish.  We are here.  Not days, not weeks, but months of blood, sweat, and tears, all with the remote hope that the journey will conclude at the intended destination-...

Mar 19, 2022 : Zach
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #13 | The Last Week on Trail

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #13 | The Last Week on Trail

Today brings us to our hikers last week on trail.  Here, we asked our hikers to reflect on their journey overall.  Although this isn't technically a wildcard episode, we gave...

Feb 11, 2022 : Zach
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

The trail is my teacher. Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of a long distance backpacking trip is the time it allows someone to be with their thoughts. It's...

Jan 14, 2022 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

It is said that the mental component is the most challenging aspect of a thru-hike.  I am one of those making this claim, in fact, I wrote two books on...

Dec 29, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #10 | Wildcard III

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #10 | Wildcard III

We're back at it today with this season's third edition of our wildcard episode. Instead of giving our hikers a specific prompt, they are given the freedom to report on...

Dec 13, 2021 : Zach
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #9 | The Thru-Hiker’s Diet

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #9 | The Thru-Hiker’s Diet

What does one eat on a backpacking trip?  It may seem like a simple question with an equally simple answer.  But dig a bit beneath the surface and, you'll quickly...

Nov 23, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #8 | The Physical Adjustment

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #8 | The Physical Adjustment

Obvious statement of the year award- walking the length of the country will do a number on one's body.  Just how severe is the impact...well, that's what our trekkers will...

Nov 10, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #7 | Wildcard II

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #7 | Wildcard II

Because our prompts can often leave the juiciest trail stories uncovered, this season, we have built-in even more wildcard episodes, where our correspondents muse on whatever is most inspiring to

Oct 13, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #6 | The Social Dynamic

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #6 | The Social Dynamic

Today we explore the social dynamic of a thru-hike.  If you've listened to previous seasons shows on this subject, you might think that you already know the answer to this...

Sep 21, 2021 : The Editors