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PODCAST EPISODES 11-20

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EPISODE 11: A WOMAN’S TAKE ON THE TRAIL

Katie (aka Wild Turkey)In Episode 11 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, Katie (aka Wild Turkey) talks about her ventures in to the wilderness – hiking and backpacking with both friends and family in the Southeast. Topics include the weather and its impact on the experience, the gear you need for the Trail, and hiking with infants and young children.

EPISODE 12: THE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Trail workIn Episode 12 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Amy (aka Mrs. Weasel) in a Banner Elk interview about her experiences on the trail. These include volunteering, hiking, and even camping solo in the backcountry along the Appalachian, Benton MacKaye, and Pine Mountain Trails in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

EPISODE 13: THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

30-PackIn Episode 13 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I have a phone interview with KC (aka 30-Pack) about his 2012 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail that began at Springer Mountain in March and ended nearly 2,200 miles later at Mount Katahdin in September.

EPISODE 14: THE ULTIMATE SUMMER ROAD TRIP – PART ONE

The Ultimate Summer Roadtrip - Part OneIn Episode 14 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with The Ox about a 38 day cross-country road trip that took place in the summer of 1998. We spent most of the tour in the western United States and Canada (Alberta and British Columbia) where we went backpacking and fishing in the Rockies, Cascades, and on the coast of the Pacific Northwest.

EPISODE 15: THE ULTIMATE SUMMER ROAD TRIP – PART TWO

The Ultimate Summer Roadtrip - Part TwoIn Episode 15 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Mackie about a 65 day and 17,000 mile cross-country road trip that went down in the summer of 1996. On the journey, we hiked sections of the Appalachian, Continental, and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails and visited some treasured American wilderness including Isle Royal, Glacier, Mt. Ranier, Redwoods, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon National Park.

EPISODE 16: THE LONG TRAIL

Long Trail AleIn Episode 16 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Glenn (aka The Helmet) from his historic 1858 schoolhouse in Barton, Vermont. The topic is the 272 mile Long Trail which in 1930 was the first major long distance trail to be completed in the United States and it set the standard for the other major long distance hiking trails in America.

EPISODE 17: THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL “EMBRACE THE BRUTALITY”

CDT Movie "Embrace The Brutality"In Episode 17 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I have a phone interview with Jester about his 2013 DVD release “Embrace The Brutality” which documents his 3100 mile thru-hike on the Continental Divide Trail. Jester also offers some general advice to those that plan to hike the CDT and gives great insight for those that are contemplating a major hike through the Rockies.

EPISODE 18: THE TRIPLE CROWN

Troubadour-1In Episode 18 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with Troubadour about thru-hiking the Triple Crown: The Appalachian Trail (in 1994), The Continental Divide Trail (in 2002), and The Pacific Crest Trail (in 1999). In the podcast, Troubadour compares the three major U.S. long distance hiking trails and talks about some favorite sections on each. He also gives a nod to great trail towns, hostels, and trail angels on these three epic trails.

EPISODE 19: THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL – BONUS AUDIO

KC-at-PCT-EndIn Episode 19 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with 30-Pack about his recent thru-hike on the 2,663 Pacific Crest Trail. This is the bonus material from the initial interview, so make sure you listen to Episode #20 first. In this bonus podcast, 30-Pack talks about his first day on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), trail romance, hiking with dogs, favorite trail towns, and interesting hitches. He finishes with some final thoughts on thru-hiking and how it has changed his life over the last two years.

EPISODE 20: THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

PCT CalendarIn Episode 20 of the N2Backpacking podcast series, I speak with 30-Pack about his 2013 thru-hike on the 2,663 mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Over six months, he hiked 420,880 feet of elevation walking from Mexico to Canada along the western mountains of the U.S. This after he completed the Appalachian Trail on the East Coast in 2012 (see Episode #13). Will the Continental Divide Trail and coveted Triple Crown follow in 2014? Listen and find out.


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