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PODCAST EPISODES 1-10

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EPISODE 1: THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL

Helmet & DoughgirlIn Episode 1 (the inaugural episode) of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Glenn and Susan about their adventures on the John Muir Trail (JMT) in 2006. The Helmet and Doughgirl talk about their preparations, planning, logistics, gear and favorite stops on the John Muir Trail which traverses a portion of the High Sierra in Northern California.

EPISODE 2: THE FOOTHILLS TRAIL (GORGES SECTION)

Toxaway River Suspension BridgeIn Episode 2 of the N2Backpacking.com podcast series, I speak with John about the Gorges Section of the Foothills Trail in western North Carolina and northwestern South Carolina. The Kidd talks about our 2001 Foothills Trail hike (and the 10th anniversary of the trip) which took us through a 45 mile section of the 76 mile trail over the course of three days in the Spring of 2001.

EPISODE 3: EASE IN TO BACKPACKING

Steve Cobb At Lake JocasseeIn Episode 3 of the N2Backpacking.com podcast series, I speak with Steve (aka White Lightening) about how he migrated from camping in his youth, to hiking with kids in his 30’s, and eventually wilderness backpacking as he reached his 40’s.

EPISODE 4: THE CHILKOOT TRAIL

Chilkoot TrailIn Episode 4 of the N2Backpacking.com podcast series, I speak with Roger (aka The Camel) about The Chilkoot Trail which is a 33 mile route that starts in Dyea, Alaska (near Skagway) and ends at Lake Bennett, British Columbia. If you read the book “White Fang” as a kid – this is it, the Trail to the Klondike. A great adventure to say the least…

EPISODE 5: THE CHATTOOGA RIVER TRAIL

The Chattooga RiverIn Episode 5 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Ken (aka The Weasel) discusses his experiences on the Chattooga River Trail which is a nearly forty mile route that borders the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia and follows the banks of the Chattooga National Wild And Scenic River from Burrell’s Ford to US 76.

EPISODE 6: EARLY 90’S BACKPACKING

Linville Gorge WildernessIn Episode 6 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Kirk (aka SoulGlo) and John (aka Hawkeye) talk about their introduction to backpacking in the early 1990’s. In the show, we discuss trips to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and hikes from Newfound Gap to Ice Water Springs Shelter, Charlie’s Bunion, Peck’s Corner Shelter, Mt. LeConte, and Kephart Shelter. Kirk’s fear of bears is quickly diverted to fear off the aggressive Smoky Mountain shelter mouse and he offers some strategies for dealing with them.

EPISODE 7: BACKPACK AROUND THE WORLD

Phillip (World Wide Wanderer)In Episode 7 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Phillip (aka the World Wide Wanderer) talks about growing up with his family on military bases around the world and his post-college travels around the globe. The interview offers insight in to places like Nepal’s Anapurna Circuit, Peru’s Machu Pichu, Greece’s Samaria Gorge, and Egypt’s Mount Sinai (the pilgrimage site of St. Catherine Monastery).

EPISODE 8: A CONVERSATION WITH DAD

The Appalachian Trail w/ DadIn Episode 8 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with my father about how he introduced me to the outdoors and how he served up a steady dose of hiking, camping, and fishing before I reached elementary school. We talk about the early years, of catching my first fish, of car camping in Ohio, and about the Appalachian Trail – where he joined me for a few days in June during my 1994 thru-hike.

EPISODE 9: NORTH & SOUTH CROCKER MOUNTAIN – PART ONE

In Episode 9 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Jim (aka Country Club) and Roger (aka The Camel) talk about our recent hike along the Appalachian Trail near Stratton, Maine. This is the first of a two part series that recaps our October 2012 backpacking trip in New England.

EPISODE 10: NORTH & SOUTH CROCKER MOUNTAIN – PART TWO

In Episode 10 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Brett (aka Therm Rider) talks about our recent hike along the Appalachian Trail near Stratton, Maine. This is the second of a two part series that recaps our October 2012 backpacking trip in New England.

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