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Trail Correspondents

The Trek

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Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents

The Trek

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Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on trail yourself.

Latest Episodes

#1 | Introductions (Part 1)

EWe're back! After a few month-long hiatus, Trail Correspondents presented by The Trek is storming back into your world like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Instead of running through Backpacker Radio, Trail Correspondents has found a new, dedicated podcasting home. This is the first episode of the new show. Today you will meet our Pacific Crest Trail hikers, and Lucas, who's hiking the American Discover Trail from Iowa to California. Enjoy.

78 MIN2019 FEB 8
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#1 | Introductions (Part 1)

#2 | Introductions (Part 2)

EIn episode two, we are introduced to our Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail thru-hikers. We learn all about why they're hiking, what they're most excited about, what they're most nervous about, and what they hope to get out of this experience.

65 MIN2019 FEB 8
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#2 | Introductions (Part 2)

#3 | Thru-Hike Preparation

EPreparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience. When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upwards of a half year, on foot, in the backcountry, where does one even begin to make sure they're crossing all of their ts and dotting all their i's prior to stepping foot on trail. That is precisely the subject of today's episode. How are our hikers going about this process? Let's find out.

126 MIN2019 FEB 21
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#3 | Thru-Hike Preparation

#4 | Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

EThis is our first wildcard episode of season 2. The most prominent theme you will discern from today's show is the sacrifices our hikers had to make to pull their thru-hikes together. As you can imagine, taking a half year off to walk is no simple task. We also learn about our hiker's biggest fears prior to embarking, their finances, life on the home front, and much more.

86 MIN2019 MAR 15
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#4 | Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

#5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

The shows leading up to today's served a necessary role. They introduced us to our 2019 Trail Correspondents. We got to meet the vast array of personalities trekking across the country, and learn a good deal about the motives behind these epic journeys. But, I like to think that these recordings were just this season's hors d'oeuvres. Today's show begins our main entree. Today's show features our first updates from the trail.

58 MIN2019 APR 16
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#5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

#6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, & following social media accounts trying to absorb as much info for your forthcoming journey as possible. But even the most type A person can'tcompletelyenvision what lies ahead on the trail- and thank god for that. That is precisely the premise of today's show.Today our hikers share how the journey has deviated from their expectations. We hear fromFrozen, Katharine, Missy, Kenneth, Melissa, Nancy, Sarah, Zack & Jaz

70 MIN2019 APR 30
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#6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

#7 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

EIn episode 5, we got our first updates from the trail. Today we get our first trail update from our second group of hikers. We first get a taste of where our hiker's minds are the night before they embark on their treks. And the second recording comes from the end of their first day on trail, where they're given a blank slate to talk about whatever most inspires them.

50 MIN2019 MAY 10
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#7 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

#8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

EIt's the subject which most aspiring thru-hikers dedicate the most time, energy, and money toward. Yes, let's talk gear. We get an early look into our how our crew's gear is treating them. They share what they've sent home (if anything), if they've added anything new, if they have any regrets- really just an overall glance into their packs a few weeks into their treks.

58 MIN2019 MAY 22
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#8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

#9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

At the beginning of the season, we outline the subjects in which we want our hikers to share with you. Today's show was not on that agenda. This episode is in response to the news of the murder that occurred on the Appalachian Trail. In the very early hours on 5/11, a pair of hikers were attacked by a man with a machete. One of them survived, albeit with very serious wounds, the other,Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez known, did not.Today our AT hikers reflect on how this news has impacted their experience.

24 MIN2019 MAY 31
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#9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

#10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

ETo prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as possible. But even the most type A person can'tcompletelyenvision what lies ahead on the trail- and thank god for that. That is precisely the premise of today's show. Today our hikers let us in on how the journey has deviated from their expectations.

53 MIN2019 JUN 7
Comments
#10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

Latest Episodes

#1 | Introductions (Part 1)

EWe're back! After a few month-long hiatus, Trail Correspondents presented by The Trek is storming back into your world like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Instead of running through Backpacker Radio, Trail Correspondents has found a new, dedicated podcasting home. This is the first episode of the new show. Today you will meet our Pacific Crest Trail hikers, and Lucas, who's hiking the American Discover Trail from Iowa to California. Enjoy.

78 MIN2019 FEB 8
Comments
#1 | Introductions (Part 1)

#2 | Introductions (Part 2)

EIn episode two, we are introduced to our Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail thru-hikers. We learn all about why they're hiking, what they're most excited about, what they're most nervous about, and what they hope to get out of this experience.

65 MIN2019 FEB 8
Comments
#2 | Introductions (Part 2)

#3 | Thru-Hike Preparation

EPreparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience. When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upwards of a half year, on foot, in the backcountry, where does one even begin to make sure they're crossing all of their ts and dotting all their i's prior to stepping foot on trail. That is precisely the subject of today's episode. How are our hikers going about this process? Let's find out.

126 MIN2019 FEB 21
Comments
#3 | Thru-Hike Preparation

#4 | Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

EThis is our first wildcard episode of season 2. The most prominent theme you will discern from today's show is the sacrifices our hikers had to make to pull their thru-hikes together. As you can imagine, taking a half year off to walk is no simple task. We also learn about our hiker's biggest fears prior to embarking, their finances, life on the home front, and much more.

86 MIN2019 MAR 15
Comments
#4 | Wildcard I (Sacrifices Made to Thru-Hike)

#5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

The shows leading up to today's served a necessary role. They introduced us to our 2019 Trail Correspondents. We got to meet the vast array of personalities trekking across the country, and learn a good deal about the motives behind these epic journeys. But, I like to think that these recordings were just this season's hors d'oeuvres. Today's show begins our main entree. Today's show features our first updates from the trail.

58 MIN2019 APR 16
Comments
#5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

#6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, & following social media accounts trying to absorb as much info for your forthcoming journey as possible. But even the most type A person can'tcompletelyenvision what lies ahead on the trail- and thank god for that. That is precisely the premise of today's show.Today our hikers share how the journey has deviated from their expectations. We hear fromFrozen, Katharine, Missy, Kenneth, Melissa, Nancy, Sarah, Zack & Jaz

70 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
#6 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 1)

#7 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

EIn episode 5, we got our first updates from the trail. Today we get our first trail update from our second group of hikers. We first get a taste of where our hiker's minds are the night before they embark on their treks. And the second recording comes from the end of their first day on trail, where they're given a blank slate to talk about whatever most inspires them.

50 MIN2019 MAY 10
Comments
#7 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 2)

#8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

EIt's the subject which most aspiring thru-hikers dedicate the most time, energy, and money toward. Yes, let's talk gear. We get an early look into our how our crew's gear is treating them. They share what they've sent home (if anything), if they've added anything new, if they have any regrets- really just an overall glance into their packs a few weeks into their treks.

58 MIN2019 MAY 22
Comments
#8 | Thru-Hiking Gear: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why (Group 1)

#9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

At the beginning of the season, we outline the subjects in which we want our hikers to share with you. Today's show was not on that agenda. This episode is in response to the news of the murder that occurred on the Appalachian Trail. In the very early hours on 5/11, a pair of hikers were attacked by a man with a machete. One of them survived, albeit with very serious wounds, the other,Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez known, did not.Today our AT hikers reflect on how this news has impacted their experience.

24 MIN2019 MAY 31
Comments
#9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

#10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

ETo prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as possible. But even the most type A person can'tcompletelyenvision what lies ahead on the trail- and thank god for that. That is precisely the premise of today's show. Today our hikers let us in on how the journey has deviated from their expectations.

53 MIN2019 JUN 7
Comments
#10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)
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