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Stories From The Trail

Oct 1, 2018

Family Hiking

Damien Tougas (Trail name: Toe Salad) is a hiker, shoe blogger, entrepreneur, and most notably a Family Man. In 2014 he and the whole family hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, challenging enough for one person, a truly impressive feat for a family of five. 

In this episode we get in-depth about minimalist footwear,...

Sep 16, 2018

In 2016 O'Ree Crittenden set out to hike the Georgia section of the AT. This would be enough of a challenge for any of us, but O'Ree attempted this without the use of his arms or legs. 

O'Ree (aka "O Dog") became paralyzed after a serious spinal cord injury 15 years prior, but instead of giving up, he became even more...

Aug 24, 2018

In our first ever live streaming episode, the listeners call in with questions, comments and of course, stories. Eventually we wind up on the topic of animal encounters, so you'll get to hear about birds, bear, deer, trash pandas, pikas and marmots (oh my!) 

Surprise appearances by former guests and friends of the...

Aug 10, 2018

Matthew "Odie" Norman is best known on the AT as the bus-dwelling shaggy faced creator of the Hiker Yearbook, an old-school hard back annual publication packed with history, photos and highlights from each year's "graduating class." Odie connects hikers, and we connected with him in this latest episode. 

Learn about the...

Jul 26, 2018

Back in episode 9 we met Chris, who was beginning his Appalachian Trail Thru Hike the following day. This is Chris's first long trail, and he's having the time of his life! He's encountered every type of weather, met incredible people and has experienced (and given) trail magic. And now he has a trail name.

Having hiked...