Brass skips ahead and finds himself in the epic Sierra Mountains. The Attempt is produced by Julia Drachman with help from Doug Beyers. We are a production of Bad Cat Media, created in partnership with The Trek. All music in this episode is from Blue Dot Sessions. Transcripts of all episodes of The Attempt are available here. Also, there is a moment in this episode when Benjamin says "August" when he means to say "October." I chose to leave it in because - as I've come to understand - the days, weeks, and months blend together on the trail. I hope you'll excuse any resulting confusion and enjoy the time warp that is long-distance backpacking.