Walking Distance presented by The Trek and created by Alison Young, is a bi-weekly podcast that invites experts to help us explore a unique subject in the wonderful world of long distance trekking. Walking Distance is for day hikers looking to break into backpacking as well as more experienced trekkers looking to level up their knowledge and seek inspiration. From multi-month trips to thirty mile loops, from the high alpine to the desert valley, from spiritual pilgrimages to long weekend getaways, this podcast will serve as a deep dive on why we believe that everything truly is within....Walking Distance.
#03 | Nicholas Kristof
In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Nicholas Kristof, an award winning columnist at the New York Times and dedicated section hiker. Now, he’s working on section hiking the Pacific Northwest Trail, hiking with his wife, their daughter, and her boyfriend.
Blissful Hiker covers the benefits and drawbacks of section hiking versus thru-hiking, how to plan hikes and stay in shape while working a job, and hiking with others.
#01 | "Getting Started" ft. Dr. Alan Carpenter & Heather Balogh Rochfort
In the first episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Dr. Alan Carpenter and Heather Balogh Rochfort.
Blissful Hiker covers how to transition from day hiker to backpacker, from preparing mentally and physically, learning about gear and building camaraderie, and how to get over beginners’ perfectionism.