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Sounds of the Trail

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a lotta talkin' about walkin'

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a lotta talkin' about walkin'

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689 Ratings
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R.I.P

By pillowbookgirl - Nov 27 2018
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This podcast was, at one time, the very best at doing what it did, namely at simply letting the hikers themselves tell their own stories. Season 1 was a revelation. I have been listening to ‘hiker casts’ for a while and have heard none better. Season 2, while disappointing in volume, still had it’s moments. Season 3 fell off a cliff early and managed only two episodes. Most regrettably, the podcast has apparently been abandoned. Gizmo, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you found something as good as what I found when I stumbled upon your work.

Obsessed

By af1326 - Nov 17 2018
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Listened to every single one! I binged on these! She did an amazing job! I need more! Thank you for your contributions and for doing this!

iTunes Ratings

689 Ratings
Average Ratings
592
64
15
7
11

R.I.P

By pillowbookgirl - Nov 27 2018
Read more
This podcast was, at one time, the very best at doing what it did, namely at simply letting the hikers themselves tell their own stories. Season 1 was a revelation. I have been listening to ‘hiker casts’ for a while and have heard none better. Season 2, while disappointing in volume, still had it’s moments. Season 3 fell off a cliff early and managed only two episodes. Most regrettably, the podcast has apparently been abandoned. Gizmo, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you found something as good as what I found when I stumbled upon your work.

Obsessed

By af1326 - Nov 17 2018
Read more
Listened to every single one! I binged on these! She did an amazing job! I need more! Thank you for your contributions and for doing this!
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Sounds of the Trail

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a lotta talkin' about walkin'

EP3-02 Some Introductions

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How would we describe this podcast? Well, we have thru-hikers interviewing other thru-hikers, about thru-hiking, while they thru-hike… Time to meet the crew making the magic – formal introductions to our 2017 correspondent team.

Apr 18 2017
42 mins
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EP3-01 Anticipation

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It’s finally arrived! Thru-hiking season! We explore some of the what-ifs, hopes, and dreams of 2017 hopeful thru-hikers as we launch Season 3 of Sounds of the Trail. Special guests Amelia and Denise.

Apr 07 2017
35 mins
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EP2-14 Aiming At Our Limits

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It’s that moment that you realize it might be possible… with thru-hiking season getting started, a lot of us are taking a hard look at our goals right now. Those goals you’re not guaranteed – the ones you have to put yourselves out for.

In today’s episode, we check back in with a man with a big goal – to ski 2.5 million vertical feet in 2016. We met Aaron Rice in Episode 27, at the very beginning of his year-long effort. Take a listen to find out how it went and why he did it.

Find out more about Aaron on his website.

Also, we have officially put out the call for 2017 trail correspondents! If you’re interested, find out how to apply HERE.

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Mar 07 2017
45 mins
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EP 2-13 Looking Forward – Looking Back

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For the start of a new year, we’re leading off with a look back at the last, as we hear from trail correspondent Hey Girl and special guest Sphagnum PI. We follow along on the crazy ride from the night before the finish of the Appalachian Trail to a few months later. If you’re looking for some encouragement in taking the plunge on your own thru-hike, this might be the episode for you.

Jan 20 2017
54 mins
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EP 2-12 Hikers That Hike Together

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What does community look like, when it’s made out of a bunch of unwashed people wandering directionally around the woods? Today we explore some facets of the trail community, and what makes it so special. Today’s episode is hosted and produced by Homework, with editing and assistant production by Gizmo. Special guests Crumb Cakes, Boo Boo, Zuul, and Oriole. Musical transitions provided courtesy of Diggin Dirt Band, from the track Wild Roots.

Nov 22 2016
38 mins
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EP 2-11 The Beginning of the End

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It’s getting to be that time of year again – the end of summer thru-hiking season. Our first hikers are completing their journeys – today we get to hear from two of them, Homework and Juan Durer. Lessons learned, summits summitted, and the feeling of the end. There’s a lot of heart in this episode – take a quiet half hour and make sure you listen through to the end of the podcast, I think you’ll be glad you did.

Sep 06 2016
33 mins
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EP 2-10 The Great! Outdoors Pt 2

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What’s so great about the outdoors anyway? It’s worth one more podcast at least, so we re-visit the topic in today’s episode. The best part of being outdoors, true love, and a community too good to leave behind – it’s just cool to be in the forest.

Aug 15 2016
51 mins
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EP 2-09 All the Angels

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Are thru-hikes a spirit quest? Or just a long walk? Sometimes spirituality on the trail is the goal, sometimes it just happens to us anyways. We have two great interviews today with hikers of different stripes who’ve both found things worth believing out on the trail. We’re especially pleased to have a Triple Crown hiker on the show – this is a guy who’s done his miles! Today’s podcast’s special guests are Scarecrow and Pace.

Aug 08 2016
1 hour
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EP 2-08 The Great? Outdoors

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It’s time for a little catching up! In this week’s podcast, we spend a bunch of time with Homework, to find out where he is on the Continental Divide Trail. In between updates we try to figure out what’s so great about the outdoors anyhow.

Special guests Smiles and Umgawa

Jul 25 2016
1 hour 2 mins
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Ep 2-07 The Elephant on the Trail

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Mt Whitney marriage proposals, injuries, and goats as wedding guests… this episode has it all! But one conversation that often gets left out of trail talk is the stickier subject of race in the thru-hiking community. Well, today we talk about that too. The subject of hikers of color has been making the rounds on the online community, so we took the chance to address it head-on, with the firm belief that nothing helps understanding more than sitting down and listening to each other. Don’t understand what the hullabaloo is about? Take a listen! Big thanks to special guest Double Sprainbow.

If you’re interested in hiking and you’re a person of color, go ahead and check out the Hikers of Color Facebook Page.

Jun 28 2016
51 mins
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