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Ryan Hopkins records his 2020 Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

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    • Wilderness
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Ryan Hopkins records his 2020 Appalachian Trail thru-hike.

    Episode#06 - The Avalanche of Adversity

    Episode#06 - The Avalanche of Adversity

    The Avalanche of Adversity. No real show notes. Just listen to Ryan.
    Make sure that you follow Ryan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hopkins.pdf/
    Music for the show was provided by Tie Goes To The Runner. Hear more from the guys at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWG5WIgVofzJDxgZ7KTdJA and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tiegoestotherunner/
    The artwork for the show was provided by Rachel Saunders. See Rachel's work at https://rachelsaundersart.wixsite.com/rsaundersportfolio and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rachelsaundersart/

    • 19 min
    Episode #05 - Welcome Home

    Episode #05 - Welcome Home

    Ryan and Steve catch up one last time before Ryan sets out on his journey. He shares thoughts the night before the hike and then twice on day 1 at two big moments. Many more miles (and rain) to come.

    Make sure that you follow Ryan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hopkins.pdf/
     
    Music for the show was provided by Tie Goes To The Runner. Hear more from the guys at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWG5WIgVofzJDxgZ7KTdJA and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tiegoestotherunner/
    The artwork for the show was provided by Rachel Saunders. See Rachel's work at https://rachelsaundersart.wixsite.com/rsaundersportfolio and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rachelsaundersart/

    • 16 min
    Episode #04 - The Final Countdown

    Episode #04 - The Final Countdown

    On the last show before the start of the hike, Ryan and Steve discuss updates on gear, last minute feelings, and the logistics of the show moving forward in the hike. While the last six months before the hike have proved to be challenging for preparation, it was probably the best option there was. With many other hikers already heading north towards Maine, Ryan is eager to get started.

    Make sure that you follow Ryan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hopkins.pdf/
    Music for the show was provided by Tie Goes To The Runner. Hear more from the guys at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWG5WIgVofzJDxgZ7KTdJA and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tiegoestotherunner/
    The artwork for the show was provided by Rachel Saunders. See Rachel's work at https://rachelsaundersart.wixsite.com/rsaundersportfolio and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rachelsaundersart/

    • 18 min
    Episode #03 - Concerns, expectations, and fears.

    Episode #03 - Concerns, expectations, and fears.

    Ryan and Steve discuss the concerns, expectations, and fears that come along with attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. It is always interesting hearing the concerns of friends and family versus those of fellow hikers. Ryan shares his "Frequently Asked Questions" about the hike from those on both sides of the pond. Most importantly, what about fears? Steve asks what things are keeping Ryan awake at night with the fast-approaching start date at Springer Moutain. Finally, what role will this hike play in the lifelong journey of mental health?

    Make sure that you follow Ryan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hopkins.pdf/
    Music for the show was provided by Tie Goes To The Runner. Hear more from the guys at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWG5WIgVofzJDxgZ7KTdJA and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tiegoestotherunner/
    The artwork for the show was provided by Rachel Saunders. See Rachel's work at https://rachelsaundersart.wixsite.com/rsaundersportfolio and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rachelsaundersart/

    • 24 min
    Episode #02 - Working out the gear

    Episode #02 - Working out the gear

    Ryan and Steve discuss the working gear list for the hike, everything from the big three to toe socks. As ironic as it might be, Ryan has been away from his gear for the last six months abroad. With this in mind, there will be a mixture of tested older gear and brand new gear all coming together for the first day at Springer Mountain in just a few weeks. Taking a page from Bruce "RTK" Matson's book, there will even be a "winter supplement" for the first section of the hike until Ryan gets to his home state of Virginia.
    Make sure that you follow Ryan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hopkins.pdf/
    Music for the show was provided by Tie Goes To The Runner. Hear more from the guys at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWG5WIgVofzJDxgZ7KTdJA and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tiegoestotherunner/
    The artwork for the show was provided by Rachel Saunders. See Rachel's work at https://rachelsaundersart.wixsite.com/rsaundersportfolio and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rachelsaundersart/

    • 24 min
    Episode #01 - Getting it all together

    Episode #01 - Getting it all together

    In the first episode of Hiking Radio Network's new show, Steve chats with Ryan Hopkins about his upcoming AT thru-hike. They discuss his trail name, the logistics of both hiking and putting together the podcast, as well as Ryan's life-long search for optimal mental health.

    This show will eventually be all Ryan, as he records his experiences out on the trail. These early episodes will track his approach to hiking, his gear selections, the things he's NOT looking forward to and the things that he can't wait to see.

    We hope that you'll want to join us on this journey as we find out what it is really like out on the trail when the cameras aren't rolling.
    Make sure that you follow Ryan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hopkins.pdf/
    Music for the show was provided by Tie Goes To The Runner. Hear more from the guys at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWG5WIgVofzJDxgZ7KTdJA and find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tiegoestotherunner/
    The artwork for the show was provided by Rachel Saunders. See Rachel's work at https://rachelsaundersart.wixsite.com/rsaundersportfolio and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rachelsaundersart/

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Julz202020 ,

Rawness

Ryan! Appreciated your thorough analysis of what made sense for *you*. That will always be what matters most!

mommy sausage ,

So interesting!

This podcast is honest, educational, and some of the most interesting content on the trail that I’ve heard in a while.

High Point Steve ,

Hike your own hike

Ryan,
Don’t worry about the listeners.
We will be here when you return to the trail once you have recovered.
Keep up the spirits.
Steve

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