EPISODE 29: SOBO

Popeye

In Episode 29, we discuss the expected surge of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers this spring and why a southbound hike might be the right decision for you in 2016.  On the show, Popeye talks about his southbound (SOBO) thru-hike and we debunk many of the myths of walking south from Maine to Georgia: dealing with the weather, the insects, the lack of community, the lack of services, and the immediate challenge of terrain.

Popeye and I met at Tray Mountain when he was only three days from the southern terminus and we discuss his life on the Trail as a SOBO hiker, the new rivalry between northbound and southbound hikers, and the events that led him to the emergency room on his last day on the Trail.

So listen in – and when the mobs of thru-hikers hit the A.T. this spring (thanks to Wild and Walk In The Woods) you now have an alternative option for the A.T.

Subject: SOBO
Interviewees: Edward (Popeye)
Interview Date: December 18, 2015
Runtime: 1:55:55

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