Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #5 | Surprises

Roughly one month into their journey, our correspondents are now at the point of learning about just how much they don’t know about their trail, themselves, and thru-hiking as a whole. After all, even the most experienced thru-hikers have gaps in their research, preparation, and occasionally fail to pack needed items of gear.

This episode is all about the twists, turns, and surprises that are an intrinsic part of life on trail. While we won’t provide too many spoilers, our correspondents regale us with their stories of combating relationship issues (with those on trail and those at home), difficult conditions (foreseeable and not), and learning to be adaptable. Don’t worry though, this episode isn’t all serious – sometimes the spontaneity of trail life leads to wonderful moments – both heartwarming and belly-laugh-inducing alike.

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In today’s episode we hear from:

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

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Comments 3

  • Maxine : Sep 10th

    ??? I got sent here when I clicked on the “read more” link following the “Vegan on the Appalachian Trail: is it feasible” leader. Perhaps this topic is buried somewhere in this podcast about “twists, turns, and surprises.” In any event, I loathe podcasts, in general; I *much* prefer to read, and was hoping to “read more” (as directed) about vegans on the AT.

    • Terry : Sep 10th

      Same here!

  • Butch Taylor : Sep 10th

    Me too!


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