Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #1 | Introductions

We are beyond thrilled to finally unveil our third season of Trail Correspondents presented by The Trek.

For those new to the show, Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail – in audio form. Every other week (or so), host Zach Davis and a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail, will give us a glimpse into the beautiful world of thru-hiking.

Through their eyes and vocal cords, we will learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty-gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on trail yourself.

In previous seasons, our correspondents shared their perspectives as northbound hikers, which, is the more typical approach.  This season, however, our correspondents, much like salmon, are swimming against the current and hiking southbound.  Historically, the southbound (or SOBO for short) experience is much more isolated.  However, given the unique circumstances of this year (you know, the whole apocalypse situation), will we see a busier, and thus more social SOBO experience?  Time will tell.

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In today’s episode we hear from:

  • Cal “Starburst” Dobbs
  • Logan “Toodles” Roark
  • John “Catmando” Van Etten
  • Jeff “Link” Podmayer
  • Francisco “Toes” Mesa
  • Juli “M8” Wolter
  • Laura Waltrous
  • Natalie “Ibex” Parker
  • Monica “Moss” Aguilar
  • Henri “Rooster” de la Vega
  • Hazel Wagner

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