Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Today  is the end of the trail.  For this one, we hear from our hikers twice, both the day before the Northern Terminus and at the finish line itself, with...

Nov 14, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Today's show brings us our final wildcard episode.  Given the timing of this episode, near the end of our correspondents' journeys, there's a lot of reflection on the miles in...

Nov 11, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #20 | Revelations

Trail Correspondents Episode #20 | Revelations

An extended period in the great outdoors is medicine for the soul.  Breaking free from our routines in a natural setting is a recipe for happiness, clarity, and a fresh...

Oct 22, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Although a half year backpacking trip is a physical grind, this is not the most challenging part of a thru-hike.  Apologies for sounding like a broken record, but as you...

Oct 11, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #18 | Standout Thru-Hiker Stories

Trail Correspondents Episode #18 | Standout Thru-Hiker Stories

Grab a seat next to the rocking chair because today's show will feature some stories from the backcountry. We instructed our hikers to share a standout tale from their journey....

Sep 6, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #17 | Wildcard II (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #17 | Wildcard II (Group 2)

In our previous episode, our first group of hikers weighed in on a wide array of subjects from their thru-hikes. Today's episode comes from the PCT and CDT, and with...

Sep 3, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #16 | Wildcard II (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #16 | Wildcard II (Group 1)

Today's episode brings us our second wildcard, and our first from the trail. I gave our correspondents a blank canvas for which they can paint whatever trail-related artwork they were...

Aug 27, 2019 : Zach
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