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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 on the trail 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.

Trail Tales - Thru-Hiking, Backpacking, and Peak-Bagging Kyle O'Grady

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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 on the trail 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.

    #110 | If you could thru hike ANY Trail with no limitations, what would it be? With Baker Bokorney

    #110 | If you could thru hike ANY Trail with no limitations, what would it be? With Baker Bokorney

    Baker is back, and in this episode we discuss what our DREAM thru hikes would be, if money, logistics, and all other obstacles were eliminated. Plus, we extend an open invitation for someone, literally anyone, to send Baker a DM on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bbokorney/
    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to support my content, check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #109 | Camp Chairs Suck... with Jacob Younger

    #109 | Camp Chairs Suck... with Jacob Younger

    Jacob Younger is back on the show for a pretty goofy episode. We each go over a list of backpacking items that we would RATHER carry than a Camp Chair. If you enjoy listening to Ultralight backpackers feel much more enlightened than they actually are, this is the episode for you :)
    Jacob's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealjyoungs/
    Learn more about Riggin' It Gear: https://www.r-i-g.co/
    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to support my content, check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #108 | Thru Hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) with IBTAT

    #108 | Thru Hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) with IBTAT

    IBTAT is back for a third time on Trail Tales! We talk about his upcoming plans to hike the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2021, as well as his time spent working at Mountain Crossings on the Appalachian Trail. IBTAT is going to be sharing his entire CDT hike on YouTube, so go subscribe to him if you haven't already! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3aILHxDPaRH8fHO5JcE6qQ
    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to support my content, check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.
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    • 55 min
    #107 | Navigating Off Trail in Colorado with Baker Bokorney

    #107 | Navigating Off Trail in Colorado with Baker Bokorney

    Baker is back... again. This time we talk about navigating off trail in the Colorado wilderness, sun protection, and the band Puddle of Mudd? It's weird yo.
    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtalesFeel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #106 | The Bizarre World of Backpacking YouTubers with the Schill Brothers

    #106 | The Bizarre World of Backpacking YouTubers with the Schill Brothers

    The Schill Brothers are one of my favorite backpacking YouTube channels because they like to goof around and talk smack almost as much as I do. We didn't really have a plan for this episode, I figured we could just start yappin' away and have no trouble going for an hour... turns out I was right! We talk about the weird quirks of the backpacking YouTube world, sponsorships, and they tell a funny story at the end about an unnecessary search-and-rescue call.
    Schill Brothers Outdoors on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFB5MZ1uYOsGgg7kVZazp1g
    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtalesFeel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #105 | Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker on thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2021

    #105 | Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker on thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2021

    Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker is about to set out on her Appalachian Trail thru hike! After getting off the Appalachian Trail last year, Taylor is going to be back at it again this year, leaving in just a few days. We talk about what she is excited for, what she is nervous for, and I find a few chances to reminisce about my Appalachian Trail thru hike as well. 
    Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0DfoZBEMHImEf5CMkktt6Q
     
    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trailtalesFeel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.
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    • 59 min

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Glenn Leving ,

Great info and entertainment

This podcast gives a lot of valuable info about the AT but also in general about food, mindset and gear.
The host is great! I love his constant cursing and the great humor.
Keep up the good work - I’ll keep on listening.

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