Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents Episode #15 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #15 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 2)

Social dynamics on trail. In our previous episode our group one hikers gave us insight on how their hiking groups have evolved over the course of their hikes. Today, we...

Aug 4, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #14 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #14 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 1)

There are many fascinating components to the thru-hiking lifestyle, none more so than the social dynamics. Today our hikers give us a glimpse into the ways in which hikers group...

Jul 29, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach even more trail food chat, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare. Our remaining PCT and...

Jul 14, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)

Food. It's is a subject of endless fascination to just about everyone. Even the most experienced hikers stand room for improvement with their backcountry menus. Rarely do I go a...

Jul 1, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents #11 | Thru-Hiking Gear: Regrets, Upgrades, and Best Advice (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents #11 | Thru-Hiking Gear: Regrets, Upgrades, and Best Advice (Group 2)

Gear. For some people it's their favorite topic in the world; for others, it results in a shoulder shrug and an eye roll. But whether you love or hate talking...

Jun 12, 2019 : Rachel S
Trail Correspondents #10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents #10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as

Jun 6, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents #9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Trail Correspondents #9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Today's episode was not supposed to happen.  At the beginning of the season, we outline the subjects in which we want our hikers to share with you. Today's show was...

May 30, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

 Today's subject is the one that people tend to spend the most time on. Of course, we refer to gear. We get an early look into our how our...

May 21, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode 7: Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode 7: Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

As you likely recall, in episode five, we got our first updates from the trail. Today we get our first trail update from our second group of hikers. More specifically,...

May 9, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as

Apr 29, 2019 : Zach