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Stories From The Trail

Feb 12, 2019

Photo by CrookedSticcks

Recorded January 16th, the 4th in our series "Long Distance Prep School". This week we barely scrape the surface of the infinitely deep topic: Gear. Featuring tips and tricks by Mark Calcagni (Laughing Totem) and Judy Heartfire Gross of LightHeart Gear.

Feb 7, 2019

The Trail is Full of Surprises

Thank you REI Asheville for allowing us to record our class! From REI's website: 

In 2014, Gary Sizer hiked over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine, on a life changing journey called the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy an evening of delight as Gary shares his planning tips and tricks, plus stories, photos, and laughs drawn from...

Jan 22, 2019

Fat Gary

Continuing our series of Long Distance Prep School with our talk about Physical Preparation. In this episode, Green Giant is not physically prepared, so Daniel takes the lead, fielding questions from you, the listener. Join us as we chat with Reptar and Keith "Fozzie" Foskett about getting fit enough to tackle the...

Jan 21, 2019


Most notable for calling attention to the absence of color on the Appalachian Trail, Daniel White (aka "The Blackalachian") followed up by cycling the Underground Railroad Trail in 2018.  


Topics discussed:

  • Why the AT?
  • The Underground Railroad Trail
  • Getting hit by a truck
  • Attacked by dogs
  • Food
  • Fishing on the...

Jan 14, 2019

Second show in our new series "Long Distance Prep School" - Planning a long hike in 2019? (or ever?) Start here! Each week we'll record and release another class led by a hand selected panel of experts. Up this week, Keith "Fozzie" Foskett and Scott "Squatch" Harriott talking with us about

Things to consider when...