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What's it like to hike and live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host and thru-hiker Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life while thru-hiking really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.
 
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Rose "Comics" Turner joins the show this week to talk all about the Appalachian Trail and creating comics on it! That's right, Rose made creating art an integral part of her Appalachian Trail thru hiking experience. Also, since she hiked a good portion of the trail SOBO in 2018, we spend some time trying to figure out when we passed each other (sin…
 
Natalie Reynoso joins Trail Tales to talk about the John Muir Trail... and what could go wrong when hiking it! We all know about the little random things that can go wrong when backpacking, and we cover basically all of them in this episode. Check out her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natreynoso/ Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? …
 
Sophia Garber joins the podcast to tell the story of her 2020 Northville Placid Trail thru hike in the Adirondacks. She hiked it very shortly after Flossy and I did, and despite the similar time-frame... her hike sounded way more fun! So if you thought my NPT story was kind of a downer, give Sophia's a listen and hopefully you will get a different …
 
The White Mountains legend is back for another episode! We talk about Philip setting the FKT for the White Mountains Redlining project, and how it was much tougher than he estimated it to be. As per usual, Philip details the highs and lows of his achievement, and sets the record straight about what his next project will be. Follow Philip on Instagr…
 
Justin Outdoors joins the show to talk all about the Canadian Rockies, winter backpacking, and much much more. He has an awesome YouTube channel that focuses on gear reviews, trip videos, and hiking tips! Go check him out: https://www.youtube.com/user/jhick777 Huge thanks to CS Instant Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Go check them out through m…
 
It's no secret that thru hiking in 2020 is a very controversial topic. I usually try to stay out of controversial issues, but due to a number of listeners who reached out to me (and my own curiosity) I finally cracked... I present to you, and interview with Rune Ravn, a 2020 Appalachian Trail thru hiker. I ask Rune to tell his story, and ask him a …
 
Flossy and I successfully completed the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks. This was my second attempt at thru hiking this trail so I finally got my redemption. However... it wasn't easy. It was the hardest hike that we have attempted since the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Tune in to find out what happened. Go watch the video of our hike: htt…
 
Ryan Bunting joins the show to discuss a few lesser-known thru hikes in Western Canada. He explains what the Great Divide Trail, Sea to Sky Trail, and Vancouver Island trails are, and all about some of the crazy experiences he's had on them. Ryan's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/wolvraid37np Huge thanks to CS Instant Coffee for spons…
 
Flossy joins me once again to discuss the backpacking and hiking we have done since our last episode (episode 89), as well as our hiking plans for the future. We are going to be attempting to thru hike the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks... we talk about what we are excited for, the build up to the hike, and what we are nervous for. Huge…
 
Will Peterson thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2019, and after cancelling a 2020 PCT thru hike he decided to go after the White Mountains Direttissima FKT. Despite no previous experience setting FKTs, Will crushed the route and ended up setting the new unsupported FKT at 5 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. Super awesome! Article about Will's White M…
 
Sintax77 joins me again to talk about our hike of the Devil's Path in the Catskill mountains of New York. We did this hike in mid-August of 2020... and it absolutely kicked my butt. We were successful but I certainly underestimated the trail, so it was a humbling experience! In this episode we cover all the logistics of hiking Devil's Path, and muc…
 
My good friend Kayla joins the show this week to talk all about her FIRST THRU HIKE EVER in which she completed MY FAVORITE TRAIL EVER i.e the Vermont Long Trail! The Long Trail is tough, and hiking it in a group of 4 is even tougher, so I think it's awesome that she was able to crush it! We talk about group hiking, some of her favorite spots on th…
 
Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker joins me this week to talk about our thru hike of the Monadnock to Sunapee Greenway Trail! This trail is a 50-mile HIDDEN GEM in southwestern New Hampshire. We talk about why this trail is so amazing, how we got woken up by an ATV in the middle of the night, and much more! Go check Taylor's YouTube channel: https://www.you…
 
Amy "Slider" Hunsucker joins the show this week to talk about her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail! Not only did she complete the Appalachian Trail, but she did so carrying a plastic trombone! Tune into this light-hearted episode to hear all about her adventure. Also, sorry about the audio quality on this one! Thanks to Sawyer Products for sponso…
 
The one and only Kraig Adams joins me this week to chat about his wildly successful YouTube channel. Kraig started out as a more 'traditional' YouTuber and has transitioned his content into that of a hiking channel. This is very much a rapid fire episode, with me asking many questions that were submitted on Instagram. We cover a lot, so buckle up! …
 
Baker is back, and for this episode we blatantly rip off Backpacker Radio's patent pending idea. We spent the entire episode discussing our ideas for new backpacking gear inventions. From Bear Spray trekking poles to a poop trowel which doubles as a spork, this one was a riot. Huge thanks to CS Instant Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Go check t…
 
Philip Werner is the creator behind SectionHiker.com, one of the first and most popular backpacking blogs on the internet. His website has been an important source of information to me since I first began hiking, so I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to chat with him. We talk a lot about the White Mountains, Redlining, and at the en…
 
Socked In (Rebecca Sperry) is attempting to set the female FKT for the White Mountains Redlining project. She just started and is full of ambition, and has a plan. She is a very experienced hiker and loves the Whites, and it was great to talk about the logistics and difficulties that will come with such an intense project. Much respect! Socked In o…
 
Flossy is back! We talk about the hikes that we've been lucky enough to complete so far this year, why Flossy moved to Vermont, and of course why we ended up sleeping behind a Dairy Queen on our Appalachian Trail thru hike! This is the first IN PERSON interview for Trail Tales, so you are about to listen to history in the making. HUGE thanks to Saw…
 
Ryan Stratton hiked the PCT in 2018 and also happens to be a member of the same fraternity as me. In this episode I ask him a bunch of questions about West Coast thru hiking that make me nervous to venture out there... most of you probably know what half those things already are at this point. Also, sorry I was so tired for this one. HUGE thanks to…
 
Jonathan Zaharek is an accomplished hiker, having most recently completed a single season winter 46 in the Adirondack High Peaks. Not only does he crush miles like a boss, but he is also an amazing photographer and filmmaker. In this episode we talk all about the Adirondacks, his hiking related content, and much more. Jonathan's YouTube channel: ht…
 
Joe Biasi thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2015. Like many other thru hikers, Joe struggled to keep up with the mental challenges of the Appalachian Trail. Rather than quitting, he continued on out of stubbornness and ended up finishing the trail. This might seem like an inspiring story, but in this episode Joe talks about why he wishes things m…
 
BAKER IS BACK. I can't get rid of this guy... in this episode we talk all about ultralight backpacking gear! We talk about backpacking tents, backpacks, and lots of other gear. I've said numerous times on Trail Tales that I don't care about gear... but folks, I'm getting back into my gear phase. HUGE thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this ep…
 
Follow Bigfoot joins the show to talk all about the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota. I've been curious to learn about this trail for a long time, so it was great to hear Bigfoot share all the essential information one must know before attempting a thru hike. In addtion, Bigfoot shares stories from his unsupported FKT of the Superior Hiking Trail…
 
Devin from the YouTube channel Backcountry Exposure joins me this week! We talk about fishing in the backcountry, living/hiking in Utah, and being a YouTuber in the backpacking niche. Make sure you listen to the end, because Devin tells a pretty gnarly story about hiking with his dog - a story which should remind all of us to take precautions when …
 
The man, the myth, the White Mountain legend Philip Carcia is back! In this episode we talk about his hiking experience BEFORE the White Mountain Single Year Grid, including his experience on the Appalachian Trail and Colorado Trail. Towards the end of the episode, Philip tells an INSANE story about the day he almost died white hiking Mount Whitney…
 
The trail-legend Jupiter Hikes joins the show this week to discuss the Florida Trail, the International Appalachian Trail, and mail drops! I went into this conversation with some pretty negative ideas about the Florida Trail, and Jupiter was able to clear many of those up, and start to nudge me in the right direction. Also, for the first time in Tr…
 
It's been too long since I've talked about the Adirondacks on this show, and James Appleton was the perfect guest to do so with. We talk about the Adirondack 46, James's podcast "The 46 of 46 Podcast", and the Lake Placid 9er challenge - a peak bagging challenge that is created and managed by James himself! Even if you're not an Adirondack hiker, t…
 
Unfortunately, due to the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 situation, it is likely that Julia "Rocket" Sheehan will have to post-pone her 2020 PCT thru hike. In this episode, we talk about her updated plans, and her recommendation as a thru hiker and nurse for those that are currently on a thru hike or will be leaving shortly. During the later part of th…
 
Thru Hiker Julia "Rocket" Sheehan joins the show this week! We talk all about her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, and her plans to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020. Unfortunately, this episode was recorded before the escalation of COVID-19, which has changed Julia Sheehan's plans for the Pacific Crest Trail. Be sure to tune in next wee…
 
Christopher Johnson thru hiked the Appalachian Trail SOBO in 2019. We caught up with one-another on Episode 54 of Trail Tales, but shortly after our conversation he suffered a dire medical emergency while in the backcountry on his thru hike. In this episode he takes us through what happened, and tells the story of how he was able to make it to safe…
 
Ryan Fox thru hiked the Appalachian Trail SOBO starting in August 2018 - which is a very unique time to start! He followed that up by crushing a good portion of the PCT the following year, and is currently planning on competing in the 2020 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. This dude does it all! We talk about how his Appalachian Trail start date affec…
 
Juliana Chauncey has thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and is the co-host of the Backpacker Radio podcast! In this episode we chat all about her thru hikes, and her book 'Hiking From Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends' which will be available in just a few weeks. Her book will be an incredibly useful …
 
Arlette Laan has done some incredible things in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and elsewhere. She is a triple crowner, and currently holds the FKT for the woman's unsupported White Mountain Direttissima. Not only that, but she also crushed the first ever WINTER Direttissima with her husband. In our conversation she tells the story of both of…
 
Zach Cote is going to be setting off to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020, and after he reached out I decided to help him out! Zach takes over as the interviewer and asks me the Appalachian Trail preparation questions he is still pondering before he head's to Springer Mountain. We cover gear, food, transportation to the Southern terminus, and…
 
In 2018, Kristian Morgan supported Karl Sabbe in his successful attempt to set the Fastest Known Time for the Appalachian Trail. Feeling inspired from this experience, Kristian decided to try and set the record himself in 2019. Unfortunately he did not make it, which we talk about in the episode. He was not discouraged from this experience, and he …
 
In 2019, David 'Seventy' Braunlich set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail in an ambitious time period of seventy days. He was SO close to completing that goal, but as we discuss in the episode... his body had some other plans. Beyond the Appalachian Trail, David also has completed the Colorado Trail, a good portion of the Arizona, and many ultr…
 
The man himself, Darwin on the Trail joins me this week to discuss his upcoming film about the Arizona Trail called 'Through The Great Southwest', the relationship between music and hiking, and much more. Darwin's YouTube channel is one of the most well known hiking channels and he has inspired countless numbers of people to get outside and hit the…
 
Early Riser thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2017, posting on his Youtube vlog the entire way. He has since taken on a very motivational role for future Appalachian Trail thru hikers, posting videos that highlight how to achieve success when thru hiking the trail. Many of these videos highlight the mental side of thru hiking, and are very helpfu…
 
Jeremiah Stringer Hikes joins the show to talk about thru hiking the Vermont Long Trail! We cover some stories from his hike, and talk about the ins and outs of having a backpacking Youtube channel! Many of you know how much I love the Vermont Long Trail, so that coupled with talking to an awesome dude like Jeremiah Stringer made for a super fun ep…
 
Kristen Gardella joins me again, this time to discuss all things New England hiking. In this episode we cover four different trails/challenges that exist in the region, including the Massachusetts Midstate Trail, the Massachusetts Tully Trail, the New Hampshire Monadnock to Sunapee Greenway Trail, and the Connecticut Blue Trails Challenge. Kristen …
 
Baker is back, again again again again again! We decided to do a very late Thanksgiving themed episode, and go over things about thru-hiking, the Appalachian Trail, and trail life that we are thankful for. Happy late Thanksgiving and early Christmas to all! Check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/kylehateshiking While you're at it, …
 
Nancy Wind, founder of Peaks and Poses, joins the show to talk about the Whites, doing yoga in the mountains, and the spirituality of hiking! We have a great discussion about our differences on that last topics, and it made me think a little bit more about why I'm so obsessed with hiking. I also learned some stuff about yoga too! https://www.peaksa…
 
Christopher Johnson, who goes by the trail name Anubis, is currently heading SOBO on the Appalachian Trail. He is the first guest of Trail Tales to be in the middle of a thru-hike while we chat, which provided us with endless topics to cover. We cover how he is holding up physically, mentally, and emotionally. We talk about the unfortunate cold wea…
 
Having just finished thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, IBTAT joins the show a second time to talk all things PCT. We talk about the crazy winter weather he had to deal with at the end of his thru hike, how finishing the Pacific Crest Trail compared to finishing the Appalachian Trail, and much more. Completing back-to-back thru hikes is an incred…
 
Rachel Meltzer, host of Podcast Here and creator of Trail Name Here joins the show to talk all about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, and how it impacted her mental health. She was incredibly candid about the depression she has experienced for much of her life, and how thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was an attempt at curbing it. She also discu…
 
If you've ever been interested in thru-hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail, this episode is for you! Taylor Norton joins me once again, this time to discuss his recent attempt at thru-hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail. Unfortunately, he was not able to successfully complete the trail, finding himself in a weather-related circumstance that required him to put his s…
 
Holy....wow. Fifty Episodes! To celebrate, my good friend and frequent guest of the show Baker Bokorney is back, but this time he is the interviewer. Baker thought it would be fun to reverse the roles and take some of the work off my plate this week, so I got to spend an hour answer questions about myself, my hiking history, and Trail Tales itself.…
 
Redline Guiding's owner and founder Mike Cherim joins the show this week to talk all about the White Mountains of New Hampshire! Mike is an experienced hiker who has completed many notable accomplishments. From thru-hiking the Long Trail to Redlining the White Mountains, Mike has many miles under his belt, and we had plenty to talk about. We discus…
 
Thru-hiker and peak-bagger Caet Cash has completed the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Adirondack 46, and much much more. She joins the show this week to discuss her current hiking project; tackling the South Beyond 6000 Single Year Grid. If successful, Caet will be the first hiker in history to have completed the South Beyond 6000 in a Sin…
 
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