Trail Correspondents Episode 4: Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)
A few weeks ago, I touched base with our correspondents to see what subjects they wanted to discuss before taking off for their hikes. As you may imagine, their responses were all over the map, as they are soon to be.
Given they were due to hit the trail soon and their emotions were likely hitting a fever pitch, I gave them free rein to talk about whatever subjects were most top of mind for them.
Today’s show is our first wild card episode for season 2.
The most prominent theme you will discern from today’s show is the sacrifices our hikers had to make to pull their thru-hikes together. As you can imagine, taking a half year off to walk is no simple task. We also hear about the thing they’ve been too afraid to talk about publicly, that they’ll be disclosing for the first time on this show. Their outlook on society at large and how that’s influenced their desire to thru-hike. Finances. Other people’s reactions. Life on the home front, and more. This show covers a lot of ground and elicits some raw emotion, and this is why it’s a perfect peek into the mind of someone who’s leaving one world behind and about to enter into another.
Here it is. Enjoy.
In today’s show, we hear from:
- Nancy Alexander
- Missy Baatz
- Melissa Glass
- Kenneth Pararo
- Katharine Rudzitis
- Laura Stewart
- Sarah Herman
- Karthikeya Nadendla
- Zack Munsell
- Julie Klazynski
- Jazmin Ortega
- Liam Purtle
- Eric Dernbach
- Alison Dernbach
- Angie Kane
- Sara Dhooma
- Lucas Woolfolk
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