Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

The trail is my teacher. Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of a long distance backpacking trip is the time it allows someone to be with their thoughts. It's...

Jan 14, 2022 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

It is said that the mental component is the most challenging aspect of a thru-hike.  I am one of those making this claim, in fact, I wrote two books on...

Dec 29, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #10 | Wildcard III

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #10 | Wildcard III

We're back at it today with this season's third edition of our wildcard episode. Instead of giving our hikers a specific prompt, they are given the freedom to report on...

Dec 13, 2021 : Zach
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #9 | The Thru-Hiker’s Diet

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #9 | The Thru-Hiker’s Diet

What does one eat on a backpacking trip?  It may seem like a simple question with an equally simple answer.  But dig a bit beneath the surface and, you'll quickly...

Nov 23, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #8 | The Physical Adjustment

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #8 | The Physical Adjustment

Obvious statement of the year award- walking the length of the country will do a number on one's body.  Just how severe is the impact...well, that's what our trekkers will...

Nov 10, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #7 | Wildcard II

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #7 | Wildcard II

Because our prompts can often leave the juiciest trail stories uncovered, this season, we have built-in even more wildcard episodes, where our correspondents muse on whatever is most inspiring to

Oct 13, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #6 | The Social Dynamic

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #6 | The Social Dynamic

Today we explore the social dynamic of a thru-hike.  If you've listened to previous seasons shows on this subject, you might think that you already know the answer to this...

Sep 21, 2021 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #5 | Surprises

Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #5 | Surprises

Roughly one month into their journey, our correspondents are now at the point of learning about just how much they don't know about their trail, themselves, and thru-hiking as a...

Sep 2, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #4 | Wildcard I

Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #4 | Wildcard I

It's Wildcard time! A few times a season, we challenge our correspondents' to be creative and discuss whatever they want to! Our trail correspondents lived up to the challenge that...

Aug 17, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch
Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #3 | The First Night on Trail

Trail Correspondents Season 3 Episode #3 | The First Night on Trail

The episodes leading up to this one introduced us to our 2021 hikers, taught us about their prep, and gave us insights as to why they decided to plan a...

Jul 21, 2021 : Jacob Deutsch