71 episodes

The stories of the hikers, the backpackers and the trails of the Southeast United States.

GetHiking! Southeast Joe Miller

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The stories of the hikers, the backpackers and the trails of the Southeast United States.

    Long Hikes for Cold Winter Days, Year of the Trail

    Long Hikes for Cold Winter Days, Year of the Trail

    The best thing about hiking on a cold winter’s day? You can hike forever.This is why winter is made for the long hike. In summer, after an hour on the trail, you’re done. You’re soaked in sweat, your eyes sting of salt, you’re coated in spider webs. In winter after an hour you’re just getting warmed up.The cold itself is good incentive to keep moving. And the more you move down the trail the more you realize what a magical time of year this is in the woods. Winter’s sunlight knifes brig...

    • 15 min
    2023 North Carolina's Year of the Trail

    2023 North Carolina's Year of the Trail

    This week, the last week of 2022, we kick off 2023 and North Carolina's year of the Trail. We talk with Beth Heile with the Great Trails State Coalition, a nonprofit created to promote trails in North Carolina, and we talk a little about our work with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' Hometown Strong initiative to promote trails in North Carolina's 80 rural counties. This week, we have a special emphasis on the start of Year of the Trail with a plethora of First...

    • 19 min
    A Look at North Carolina's 12 State Trails

    A Look at North Carolina's 12 State Trails

    Today on the GetHiking! Southeast Podcast we revisit North Carolina’s 12 State Trails. Revisit, because in March 2021 we spoke with State Trails Coordinator Smith Raynor about the trails. That discussion was a more broad-based chat about the State Trails program. Today, we take a closer look at each of the 12 trails, and later we will revisit these trails again to see how 2023, designated The Year of the Trail in North Carolina, will impact the development of these long trails. But let us not...

    • 26 min
    First trails open in Pisgah's Old Fort Project

    First trails open in Pisgah's Old Fort Project

    The first 6 miles of trail in a project to eventually add 42 miles in the Old Fort area of North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest have opened. That and more national forest news, from Virginia and Tennessee, in this week's report.For more information on the trail opening and the Old Fort project, start here.For more information on the reopening of the High Knob Recreation Area in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, go here.

    • 6 min
    7 Mountain Hikes that are Summer Perfect

    7 Mountain Hikes that are Summer Perfect

    Come summer, we head to the high country of the Southern Appalachians to escape the sizzling heat at lower elevations. Today, we talk about 7 of our favorite high country hikes for summer, hikes that meet one of two criteria for summer exploring: they either need elevation to escape the heat, or they must have access to water. Better still, both. You can find more information on these hikes and other great mountain hikes in this GetHiking! guide, 7 Mountain Hikes for a Sizzling Summer.I...

    • 41 min
    GetHiking! 50+ 10 Tips for Hikers 50 and Up

    GetHiking! 50+ 10 Tips for Hikers 50 and Up

    Today, we share 10 bits of advice primarily for folks 50 and older who are interested in getting into into hiking, as well as for established older hikers who want to continue hiking late into life. It’s taken from a Lunch with GetHiking! Zoom session on June 2. (Lunch with GetHiking! is an every other Thursday event done via Zoom, in which we discuss a variety of hiking topics. Find out when our next event is by joining our GetHiking! Meetup page here.)In the NewsFor more on the openin...

    • 35 min

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Hiking in NC? Don’t miss this podcast!

Don’t miss this podcast if you’re hiking in or around NC. Why? This guy is the authority on hiking in NC. Not only has authored one of my favorite hiking books, 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina, he both educates and takes groups hiking and backpacking regularly, sometimes even multiple groups and times in a single day. Experiencing a maestro so passionate about his craft is always a joy. I really didn’t know what to expect when I heard Joe was doing a podcast. What a pleasant surprise. Quick updates on local and state trails, expert guests in engaging conversations about trail topics I’d never considered. These podcasts are neither too long nor too short, “just right” as mama bear would say. Each podcast leaves me eager to try out new locations and to go on my next hike.

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