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Hike is a podcast that shares the stories of people and places that inspire us to explore, wander, and live.

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Hike is a podcast that shares the stories of people and places that inspire us to explore, wander, and live.

    Section Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail with Amy and Dan Lopata

    Section Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail with Amy and Dan Lopata

    Amy and Dan Lopata section hiked the Finger Lakes Trail over 2020 and 2021. With over 60 different hikes, they traversed the trail from West to East from the Allegheny Mountains to the Catskills. 

    In this episode, they share:


    Things learned along the wayTransformation to lighter gearUnique perspective coming from trail running to hiking Challenges of hiking this trail Highlights of the FLT Sections they recommendTips for new hikers to the trailTips for being a good hiker and advocate for the landListen to Christy Post give an overview of the Finger Lakes Trail in Season 5, episode 11

    Connect Amy and Dan Lopata
    Instagram: @amylopata
    Facebook Group for Hiking Posts: Finger Lakes Trail Hikers & Friends

    Connect with/Learn about the Finger Lakes Trail Conference:
    Instagram: @fingerlakestrail
    About the Trail: Finger Lakes Trail
    Trail Maps: Interactive Trail Maps
    Facebook: Finger Lakes Trail Conference

    Connect with Lori:
    Instagram: @thehikepodcast
    Twitter: @thehikepodcast
    Facebook: @thehikepodcast
    Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    On The Trail: The Finger Lakes Trail Conference

    On The Trail: The Finger Lakes Trail Conference

    Christy Post of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference shares how the FLTC supports the growth, maintenance and organization of New York State's Finger Lakes Trail.  We go over trail basics, trail events, volunteer and member opportunities and some of the reasons you should explore the Finger Lakes Trail.

    The Finger Lakes Trail System includes the main Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) from the Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park to the Long Path and the summit of Slide Mountainin the Catskill Forest Preserve. The main FLT is 580 miles long. There are six branch trails and 29 loop trails and spur trails that extend from the main FLT. These branch, loop and spur trails currently total 412 miles. Including the Main Trail and all branch, loop, and side trails, the Finger Lakes Trail System offers 1,000 miles of hiking.

    The Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc. (FLTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of dues paying members and governed by a Board of Managers duly elected by its membership in accordance with its written Bylaws.
    Mission – The mission of the FLTC is “… to build, protect, enhance, and promote a continuous footpath across New York State for the enjoyment and health of residents and visitors. Forever!” The FLTC was founded in 1962. It works in cooperation with its members and various organizations to develop and maintain a premier hiking trail system in New York.
    Membership – More than 1,400 individual and family memberships currently support the FLTC through annual dues ranging from $15 to $60 and through donations. Approximately one fourth of these members actively volunteer to operate the organization and its programs, and to build and maintain the trail system. 
    You can join the FLTC, renew your membership, and make a donation here.

    Connect with/Learn about the Finger Lakes Trail Conference:
    Instagram: @fingerlakestrail
    About the Trail: Finger Lakes Trail
    Trail Maps: Interactive Trail Maps
    Facebook: Finger Lakes Trail Conference

    Connect with Lori:
    Instagram: @thehikepodcast
    Twitter: @thehikepodcast
    Facebook: @thehikepodcast
    Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com 





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    • 51 min
    Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail Thru Hike with Jeffy and Bridget Geer

    Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail Thru Hike with Jeffy and Bridget Geer

    Jeffy and Bridget Geer share their thru hike of Michigan's Shore to Shore Trail.

    The Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail (also known as the Michigan Riding and Hiking Trail) is a 220-mile-long (350 km) trail that runs between Empire on Lake Michigan and Oscoda on Lake Huron across the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is open to horseback riders and hikers but not bicycles. 
    The trail's western end is located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The trail, going from west to east, travels through the Boardman River valley and follows the Au Sable River for about 50 miles (80 km). The trail was developed by trail riders in 1962 and travels through mixed hardwood and conifer forests. Public campgrounds are located throughout the route. (taken from Wikipedia)

    More Trail Info:
    Huron-Manistee National Forest page
    Michigan Trail Riders Association Maps

    Connect with Jeffy and Bridget:
    Instagram: @roguefoot
    Facebook: Rogue Foot

    Connect with Lori:
    Instagram: @thehikepodcast
    Twitter: @thehikepodcast
    Facebook: @thehikepodcast
    Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com 


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    • 56 min
    The Journey to Hiking Washington's Enchantments in 1 day with Corin Kuss

    The Journey to Hiking Washington's Enchantments in 1 day with Corin Kuss

    Corin shares her journey of falling in love with hiking. She leads us through her story of  going on day hikes, her first backpacking trip of the Art Loeb and how it led her to a 22 mile point to point hike through Washington's Enchantments in one day.


    We chat about hiking in Pisgah National Forest, pushing beyond your comfort zone, hiking partnerships with your spouse/significant other, and how all that culminated in her day long adventure in Washington's Cascade Mountains earlier this Fall.

    The Trails and Useful Links:
    Art Loeb Trail
    https://www.hikewnc.info/trailheads/pisgah-national-forest/long-distance/art-loeb-trail/
    https://www.romanticasheville.com/art_loeb_trail.htm
    Looking Glass Mountain
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/recarea/?recid=48142
    Cat Gap Loop
    https://www.hikewnc.info/trails/davidson-river/cat-gap-loop
    https://www.romanticasheville.com/john_rock.htm
    Pisgah National Forest
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/recarea/?recid=48114

    Dupont State Forest
    https://www.dupontforest.com/visit/
    Black Balsam
    https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/black-balsam-knob-art-loeb-trail-hiking/
    https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/black-balsam-knob-tennent-mountain-loop/
    Davison River Campground
    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/north-carolina/davidson-river-recreation-area-trail
    Enchantment Area Wilderness
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev3_053607
    https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/enchantment-lakes




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    • 44 min
    On The Trail: Hiker Nutrition with Backcountry Foodie

    On The Trail: Hiker Nutrition with Backcountry Foodie

    Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN founder of Backcountry Foodie gives Hike listeners some tips and advice on how we can have better nutrition on trail. Hiker hunger doesn't have to give way to bad nutrition, and Aaron's recipes are created with essential nutrition in mind while keeping things ultralight.

    Founded in 2017 by Aaron Owens Mayhew, Backcountry Foodie is the leading source for ultralight backpacking recipes and meal planning resources. As a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker, Aaron created Backcountry Foodie while preparing homemade, lightweight meals for her thru-hike attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017 and subsequent thru-hike of the Oregon Coast Trail in 2018. (source: Backcountry Foodie)

    Use code hikepodcast for 20% off a Backcountry Foodie membership

    Connect with Aaron and Backcountry Foodie:
    Web site: Backcountry Foodie
    Instagram: @backcountry_foodie
    Facebook: Backcountry Foodie

    Connect with Lori:
    Instagram: @thehikepodcast
    Twitter: @thehikepodcast
    Facebook: @thehikepodcast
    Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)

    • 41 min
    The Foothills Trail in 3 days with Zach Kuss

    The Foothills Trail in 3 days with Zach Kuss

    Zach shares his 3 day thru hike of the Foothills Trail, starting in Oconee and ending in Table Rock.  

    The Foothills trail is located in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina and is 77 miles long. Normally thru hikes can plan to spend 5-10 days on the trail, while weekend backpackers and day-hikers can utilize numerous trailheads for shorter trips. 
    Major trailheads are located at:
    Table Rock State ParkUS 178SC 130SC 107Oconee State Park (source: Foothills Trail Conservancy)

    Connect with Zach:
    Instagram: @zach_kuss
    Facebook: zach.kuss

    Connect with Lori:
    Instagram: @thehikepodcast
    Twitter: @thehikepodcast
    Facebook: @thehikepodcast
    Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com

    The Trail:
    The Foothills Trail - https://foothillstrail.org/trail-overview/
    Maps and Coordinates - https://foothillstrail.org/maps-coordinates-2/

    Listen to Zach's episode on the Art Loeb here.



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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

CLiebhardt ,

Meeting Michigan head-on!!0"

Hey Rue- You met the challenges presented in Michigan. Walk On...

A B-O ,

Great diversity in a digestible format

I really enjoy the wide array of topics, geographic regions, and skill levels discussed, from the casual day hiker to attacking the most intense though hikes. The message is always positive and terminology is basic and lingo explained so hikers are all levels can understand.

Bukeyepops ,

Great podcast

One of my favorite podcasts. Look forward to Thursday’s so I can listen to the next episode as I drive at work. If you hike, backpack, or have ever considered it, it’s a must listen.

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