Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #3 | The First Night on Trail

The episodes leading up to this one introduced us to our 2021 hikers, taught us about their prep, and gave us insights as to why they decided to plan a thru-hike. However, planning a thru-hike and actually taking those first few steps are two very different things.

In this episode, we learn all about their first day on trial and about how they dealt with pre-hike jitters. For the first time this season, all of our correspondents will be calling us from the trail. We will be hearing from each of them on their very first night on trail. Tune in to hear if our correspondents’ lofty expectations are becoming reality.

How are our intrepid heroes doing? Are they withstanding the elements, learning how to deal with unruly gear, and crushing miles?

Tune in to find out.

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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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Comments 1

  • Katie Houston : Jul 24th

    I’ve gotta say… I’m a HUGE fan of you using the language “intrepid heroes” 😀


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