Trail Correspondents 2020: Apply to Join the Team!

Let’s run it back.

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be bringing back a third season of Trail Correspondents, a podcast dedicated to sharing the highs, lows, and everything in between that comes along with thru-hiking.

Every other week (ish), a select few hikers from the AT, PCT, and CDT, gave us a glimpse into the nitty gritty of life on the trail- their emotional state, their gear, their appetite, their community, their bowel movements, their struggles, their joys, and how the journey has reshaped their lives.

Listen to previous Trail Correspondents episodes here.


The ideal candidates will be eager and willing to share their stories from trail.  Correspondents will be expected to turn in audio submissions every other week from their hikes.  Worth noting: At times, this will feel like a job (an unpaid job at that).  Carving out time to record your thoughts when your hiking companions are sleeping, at the buffet, or hanging by the campfire will take commitment.  If you’re on the fence about your level of commitment, we encourage you not to apply.

Your recordings will be distributed through The Trek’s podcast network, and here on The Trek as well.  This is a unique and impactful way to showcase thru-hiking to a huge audience through your eyes!

If you’re hiking a long trail other than one of the three Triple Crown trails, please feel free to apply.  We’re primarily interested in those hiking for a minimum of three months during the spring / summer seasons.

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The deadline to apply is January 18th, 2020.  The chosen candidates will be notified no later than Feb 3rd, 2020.  Have any more questions?  Ask in the comments below.


Give us feedback on the 2019 Trail Correspondents season here.

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