124 episodes

What's it like to hike and live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host and thru-hiker Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life on the trail really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.

Trail Tales - Thru-Hiking, Backpacking, and Peak-Bagging Kyle O'Grady

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    • 4.7 • 405 Ratings

What's it like to hike and live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host and thru-hiker Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the Appalachian Trail, interviews other thru-hikers, peak-baggers, and backpackers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life on the trail really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.

    #123 | What the HELL happened to Trail Tales... and is it coming back? I’ll tell you.

    #123 | What the HELL happened to Trail Tales... and is it coming back? I’ll tell you.

    I explain why I stopped the podcast, and explain the future of the show (yes, it has a future!!)

    I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail very soon! Go subscribe on YouTube to follow along with the hike: https://www.youtube.com/c/KyleHatesHiking/

    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Instagram (@kylehateshiking), or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/

    Subscribe on iTunes, and listen on Spotify and Stitcher

    • 24 min
    #122 | You Need to hike in Colorado ASAP with Baker Bokorney

    #122 | You Need to hike in Colorado ASAP with Baker Bokorney

    Baker is back once again, and this time he GOES OFF on some of the insane Colorado hiking/backpacking adventures he has had. We also spend some time talking about our future PCT hikes (wink wink), and of course sprinkle plenty of jokes/nonsense throughout the episode.

    Please consider joining my 46Climbs team to raise money for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/269890/

    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Instagram (@kylehateshiking), or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/

    Subscribe on iTunes, and listen on Spotify and Stitcher

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #121 | Why would anyone bother to Thru Hike in Wisconsin? Let's learn about the Ice Age Trail with Lucas Smith

    #121 | Why would anyone bother to Thru Hike in Wisconsin? Let's learn about the Ice Age Trail with Lucas Smith

    Lucas Smith has taken a, dare I say... untraditional route into the world of thru hiking. Rather than take on the Appalachian Trail or the PCT, Lucas has started his thru hiking journey by hiking the Buckeye Trail in Ohio, and the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. In this episode we mostly focus on the Ice Age Trail, so if you want to learn about a lesser-known trail that is still over 1,000 miles long, tune in! 

    Lucas's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucas_smith072/

    Please consider joining my 46Climbs team to raise money for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/269890/

    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Instagram (@kylehateshiking), or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/

    Subscribe on iTunes, and listen on Spotify and Stitcher

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #120 | My Worst Hiking Injury Ever plus Rose "Comics" Turner spills the beans about being an Appalachian Trail Shuttle Driver

    #120 | My Worst Hiking Injury Ever plus Rose "Comics" Turner spills the beans about being an Appalachian Trail Shuttle Driver

    In this two-part episode I start off by talking about the worst hiking injury I've ever experienced, which happened recently while backpacking the Cranberry Lake 50 in the Adirondacks. I talk about what went wrong, what we can do to learn from it... and how much it sucked. Here's a link to the video of my hike: https://youtu.be/ggwHwgPtF7w

    In part 2, the wonderful Trail Tales editor and thru hiker Rose "Comics" Turner is back for a conversation about her experience as an Appalachian Trail shuttle driver, as well as some (rare) sketchy characters that have been on the AT this year. 

    Please consider joining my 46Climbs team to raise money for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/269890/

    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Instagram (@kylehateshiking), or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/

    Subscribe on iTunes, and listen on Spotify and Stitcher

    • 59 min
    #119 | Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker on CRUSHING the Appalachian Trail

    #119 | Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker on CRUSHING the Appalachian Trail

    Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker is back on Trail Tales to talk all about her successful Appalachian Trail thru hike! Taylor hiked the trail in an impressive 121 days, and in this episode we talk all about it... including some of the most frequent troll comments she would receive on her videos. Taylor's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TaylortheNahamshaHiker/

    Please consider joining my 46Climbs team to raise money for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/269890/

    Like what you hear? Want to talk some smack? You can contact me on Instagram (@kylehateshiking), or send me an email: trailtalespod@gmail.com

    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/

    Subscribe on iTunes, and listen on Spotify and Stitcher

    • 59 min
    #118 | Jonathan Zaherek SENDS IT in the Adirondacks during All Seasons

    #118 | Jonathan Zaherek SENDS IT in the Adirondacks during All Seasons

    Jonathan Zaherek is back on the show to talk about getting sendy in the Adirondacks. Whether it's backcountry skiing, or trail running (even on the uphills) Jonathan never holds back as he continues his quest to basically be the biggest Adirondack Hiking Nerd of all time. A special thanks to Nick Groves for popping into the conversation for a few minutes to speak about his quest to hike every mountain in the Adirondack Park that has a trail to the summit. Jonathan's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jzaharek53/

    Please consider joining my 46Climbs team to raise money for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/269890/

    If you're really into Trail Tales and want to receive some bonus content, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kylehateshiking/

    Feel free to leave me a five-star review on iTunes, and subscribe if you like the show! My personal Instagram is @kylehateshiking, so feel free to follow me on there as well.

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
405 Ratings

405 Ratings

Happytoonz ,

Thank You

I love all things AT, thank you for sharing the stories of my hero’s! One day it will be my turn.
Thanks
fran

Darrylhunt ,

Great to listen when you can’t be out on a hike yourself

This is a great podcast to listen to when life gets in the way and you end up being too busy to get out on the trail yourself

The Usher 2016 ,

The Usher

Always enjoyed the interviews and humor, bring it back!

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