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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.

    #89 | Flossy and I are Thru Hiking the Northville Placid Trail... hopefully

    #89 | Flossy and I are Thru Hiking the Northville Placid Trail... hopefully

    Flossy joins me once again to discuss the backpacking and hiking we have done since our last episode (episode 89), as well as our hiking plans for the future. We are going to be attempting to thru hike the Northville Placid Trail in the Adirondacks... we talk about what we are excited for, the build up to the hike, and what we are nervous for. 
    Huge thanks to CS Instant Coffee for sponsoring this episode! Go check them out through my affiliate link: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/kyle-ogrady/
    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.comIf 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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    #88 | CRUSHING the FKT for the White Mountains Direttissima

    #88 | CRUSHING the FKT for the White Mountains Direttissima

    Will Peterson thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2019, and after cancelling a 2020 PCT thru hike he decided to go after the White Mountains Direttissima FKT. Despite no previous experience setting FKTs, Will crushed the route and ended up setting the new unsupported FKT at 5 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. Super awesome!
    Article about Will's White Mountains Direttissima FKT: https://thetrek.co/my-trip-report-from-setting-the-white-mountains-direttissima-record/
    Check out this episode's sponsor, Sawyer Products: https://sawyer.com/
    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.comIf 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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    #87 | Sintax77 on hiking the DEVIL'S PATH in the Catskills

    #87 | Sintax77 on hiking the DEVIL'S PATH in the Catskills

    Sintax77 joins me again to talk about our hike of the Devil's Path in the Catskill mountains of New York. We did this hike in mid-August of 2020... and it absolutely kicked my butt. We were successful but I certainly underestimated the trail, so it was a humbling experience! In this episode we cover all the logistics of hiking Devil's Path, and much more! 
    Please consider supporting my 46Climbs team to raise money for suicide prevention.
    Video explaining what 46Climbs is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQXr9AvW5Bo
    Link to my fundraising page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/258063
    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.comIf 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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    #86 | Hiking the Vermont Long Trail as a first Thru Hike

    #86 | Hiking the Vermont Long Trail as a first Thru Hike

    My good friend Kayla joins the show this week to talk all about her FIRST THRU HIKE EVER in which she completed MY FAVORITE TRAIL EVER i.e the Vermont Long Trail! The Long Trail is tough, and hiking it in a group of 4 is even tougher, so I think it's awesome that she was able to crush it! We talk about group hiking, some of her favorite spots on the trail, and at the end of the episode she shares a story of a bear encounter in the Adirondacks.
    Please consider supporting my 46Climbs team to raise money for suicide prevention.
    Video explaining what 46Climbs is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQXr9AvW5Bo
    Link to my fundraising page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/258063
    Thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this episode. Go learn about them at: https://www.sawyer.com/
    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.comIf 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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    #85 | Thru Hiking the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway with Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker

    #85 | Thru Hiking the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway with Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker

    Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker joins me this week to talk about our thru hike of the Monadnock to Sunapee Greenway Trail! This trail is a 50-mile HIDDEN GEM in southwestern New Hampshire. We talk about why this trail is so amazing, how we got woken up by an ATV in the middle of the night, and much more! Go check Taylor's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0DfoZBEMHImEf5CMkktt6Q
    Please consider supporting my 46Climbs team to raise money for suicide prevention.
    Video explaining what 46Climbs is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQXr9AvW5Bo
    Link to my fundraising page: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/258063

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    #84 | Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Plastic Trombone!

    #84 | Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Plastic Trombone!

    Amy "Slider" Hunsucker joins the show this week to talk about her thru hike of the Appalachian Trail! Not only did she complete the Appalachian Trail, but she did so carrying a plastic trombone! Tune into this light-hearted episode to hear all about her adventure. Also, sorry about the audio quality on this one!
     
    Thanks to Sawyer Products for sponsoring this episode. Go learn about their international charity work at: https://international.sawyer.com/
     
    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Twitter, Instagram, or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.comIf 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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