Episode 63: Black Sunshine

In Episode 63, I speak with Black Sunshine about his 1994 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. This is the second release in a flashback series where we speak with 11 prospective thru-hikers about their attempt to complete the A.T. in a single year. It was recorded in Charlotte, N.C. on March 5th, 1995, and is part of a series to honor the 25th anniversary of our ’94 thru-hike on the A.T.

In the episode, Black Sunshine tells us about his winter start in Georgia, the Virginia blues, and his eventual jump North to escape the brutal Southern heat and humidity. He also shares some personal tips for enjoying a long distance hike on the A.T.

For a change of format, you will not hear me in this podcast. Black Sunshine speaks solo and candidly on the highs and lows of the journey – with some sound effects bridging the gaps. You can click to Episode 41 for a compilation of this series, or check out the Trail Days 2019 podcast to learn more about the annual event.

Subject: Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Bonus Series (Black Sunshine)
Interviewees: Rob ( Black Sunshine)
Interview Date: March 5, 1995
Runtime: 43:08

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