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The Attempt, brought to you by The Trek and Bad Cat Media, follows Benjamin Drachman during his attempted southbound (SOBO) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019.

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The Attempt, brought to you by The Trek and Bad Cat Media, follows Benjamin Drachman during his attempted southbound (SOBO) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019.

    12 | "It's possible if we just try it"

    12 | "It's possible if we just try it"

    Benjamin comes home and looks back on his time on the trail. And also, a few surprises.  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. 

    • 33 min
    11 | "Go on a camping trip"

    11 | "Go on a camping trip"

    Benjamin loses his pillow. His body is falling apart. And every day, the finish line gets closer.  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.  

    • 37 min
    10 | 34 Hours in LA

    10 | 34 Hours in LA

    Benjamin takes a little break from the trail to hang out with our Uncle Eric in Los Angeles.  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. 

    • 26 min
    9 | "I don't like sand"

    9 | "I don't like sand"

    It’s a rough transition, coming down from the Sierras. As he hikes through the desert, Benjamin starts to realize how close he is to the finish line.  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.

    • 27 min
    8 | Ups and Downs

    8 | Ups and Downs

    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. 

    • 34 min
    7 | Peter's Attempt

    7 | Peter's Attempt

    Benjamin is hiking at his top gear when his friend Peter hops in for a week on the trail. 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. 

    • 20 min

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