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Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you on a journey to demystify hiking. Andy sits down with voices in the outdoor and hiking community, getting to know the hikers behind the trekking poles. Hikers tell stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the environment, getting past the how and to the why of hiking. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!
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The Hiker Podcast | Day Hiking, Backpacking, Thru Hiking The Hiker Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 103 Ratings

Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you on a journey to demystify hiking. Andy sits down with voices in the outdoor and hiking community, getting to know the hikers behind the trekking poles. Hikers tell stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the environment, getting past the how and to the why of hiking. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    The Hiker Podcast | Chelsea McCurdy

    The Hiker Podcast | Chelsea McCurdy

    This week I am so excited to welcome Chelseas McCurdy to the show.

    Chelsea McCurdy is a queer plus-sized hiker who advocates for body positivity, health at every size, and joyful movement. She believes that nature is healing and that everyone deserves to enjoy the outdoors, regardless of their body type or fitness level. She lives in Arkansas and owns a business (Hobbit Hikers) dedicated to hikers who love to take their time, enjoy the view, snack a little along the way, and experience nature on their own terms. She is also a video creator on TikTok (@whatwouldellewoodsdo) and Instagram (@_whatwouldellewoodsdo_) where she shares her hikes, outdoor tips, and self-love journey with her friend Shelby Varner, who is the Samwise Gamgee to Chelsea's Frodo Baggins.

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv
    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .
    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com



    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Begin Again” by Andrew Judahwhich you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes


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    • 55 min
    Season 4 Finale | The Hiker Podcast

    Season 4 Finale | The Hiker Podcast

    Ending season four, Andy reflects on the last four seasons, where the show is going, and how hiking in the hiking and outdoor community has impacted him.

    Season five will begin August 1.

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    This weeks episode was recorded and edited in its entirety at the podcast studios at Catalyst Ashland. Catalyst Ashland is a family-run, BIPOC, and veteran-owned business in the heart of Downtown Ashland, Oregon. A collective creative co-working space serving the community and its visitors, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Southern Oregon friends to support and encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaboration. For more information about Catalyst Ashland go catalystashland.com

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv

    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .

    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!


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    • 42 min
    Ask Andy Anything | The Hiker Podcast

    Ask Andy Anything | The Hiker Podcast

    This recording is 3 weeks old but happy to finally get it out... Andy answers your questions! 

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    This weeks episode was recorded and edited in its entirety at the podcast studios at Catalyst Ashland. Catalyst Ashland is a family-run, BIPOC, and veteran-owned business in the heart of Downtown Ashland, Oregon. A collective creative co-working space serving the community and its visitors, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Southern Oregon friends to support and encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaboration. For more information about Catalyst Ashland go catalystashland.com

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv

    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .

    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Emmeline Wang | The Hiker Podcast

    Emmeline Wang | The Hiker Podcast

    This Week Andy is excited to welcome Climber, Backpacker, Storyteller, Model and Advocate Emmeline Wang to the show! 

    Climbing and the outdoor environment are what inspire Emmeline to advocate for the things that matter: our earth, social equity and justice, and finding peace through the chaos we all experience. Emmeline lives for getting high off the ground, playing in the vertical world, and protecting the places that we love.

    Check out more from Emmeline at https://emmelinewang.com

    Follow Emmeline on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/emmelinewang  

    Phone Credit: Rachel Ross https://www.instagram.com/rach4thesky/ 

    This weeks episode was recorded and edited in its entirety at the podcast studios at Catalyst Ashland. Catalyst Ashland is a family-run, BIPOC, and veteran-owned business in the heart of Downtown Ashland, Oregon. A collective creative co-working space serving the community and its visitors, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Southern Oregon friends to support and encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaboration.

    For more information about Catalyst Ashland go catalystashland.com  

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv

    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .

    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

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    • 37 min
    Tara Laidlaw of the Southern Oregon Land Consevancy | The Hiker Podcast

    Tara Laidlaw of the Southern Oregon Land Consevancy | The Hiker Podcast

    This week I am excited to have our first IN PERSON interview of the show. I sat down with Tara Laidlaw of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy to talk about her story and work, climate change, educating children and adult about the outdoors and how hikers can help conserve the land they are hiking on...

    Tara has worked in place-based education for 15 years as a frontline facilitator, instructional designer, teacher trainer, and program manager, helping students develop scientific, environmental, and social-emotional literacy in outdoor spaces. She grew up exploring in the high Sierra, and now calls southern Oregon home. Tara currently serves as the Education Program Manager with Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (www.landconserve.org) and offers consulting services through her company Out to Learn (www.out2learn.com). She also volunteers on the board of the Environmental Education Association of Oregon (www.eeao.org). 



    This weeks episode was recorded and edited in its entirety at the podcast studios at Catalyst Ashland. Catalyst Ashland is a family-run, BIPOC, and veteran-owned business in the heart of Downtown Ashland, Oregon. A collective creative co-working space serving the community and its visitors, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Southern Oregon friends to support and encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaboration. For more information about Catalyst Ashland go catalystashland.com  



    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...



    We'd like to thank our sponsors: 



    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv 



    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . 



    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com 



    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker 



    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64 



    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Logan Marie | The Hiker Podcast

    Logan Marie | The Hiker Podcast

    This week I am excited to have writer, influencer and hiker, Logan Marie

    Logan Marie is a writer, content creator, hiker and outdoors woman based out of Oregon. We talk about how Logan discovered her love of the outdoors and its mental health benefits, moving to Oregon, becoming a content creator and the tension content creators and influencers face being authentic in the outdoor industry.

    Follow Logan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsloganmarie/

    Check out everything Logan has going on on her site: http://www.itsloganmarie.com

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv
    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .
    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

faeriegirl420 ,

Southern Oregon native in total appreciation

Found you, and your hiking videos through Instagram. Growing up in Ashland a lot of your hikes are in very familiar areas, I love getting to revisit those trail.
I think you do a great job bringing this hobby to those who may be at any skill level.

Bledsoejason1 ,

Amazing!

I have only started hiking in the last few months and am in love with hiking! I’m also in love with this podcast!! I love it’s format and production and everything! Very well done! I live across the country from Andy, in West Virginia, and have beautiful hiking trails to walk, but I’d love to make my way over to Oregon soon to hike those gorgeous trails.
Very good podcast that I will recommend highly to all!!

Driver in Chino ,

Super helpful and fun!

I went down the rabbit hole of all things hiking after watching endless documentaries on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Full disclosure, the li best hike so far is 8 miles but the dream is to thru hike at some point. I sought out this podcast because I want to learn more so I can hike safely and responsibly. I have started at the beginning g of the podcast and have learned so much! My favorite so far is She-Ra’s. I am so excited that I will be hiking the Grand Canyon this September and have planned to hike Camino de Santiago or the Dingle Way next year with my adventure buddy. I can’t wait to continue learning from this podcast. Thanks Andy! I will likely check out Ashland Oregon now because it sounds like a great place. I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to hike
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