19 episodes

On Trails Worth Hiking, we bring you the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Every trail has a story. In the first part of each episode, we tell you the stories behind the trail. In the second part, we tell you how to hike the trail. In each episode, guests who have hiked the trail join Jeremy, our host, to talk about the experience of hiking it. Join us on each episode as we hear the story, then hike the trail.

Trails Worth Hiking Jeremy Pendrey

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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

On Trails Worth Hiking, we bring you the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Every trail has a story. In the first part of each episode, we tell you the stories behind the trail. In the second part, we tell you how to hike the trail. In each episode, guests who have hiked the trail join Jeremy, our host, to talk about the experience of hiking it. Join us on each episode as we hear the story, then hike the trail.

    Ep. 19: West Coast Trail

    Ep. 19: West Coast Trail

    Taryn Eyton of Happiest Outdoors joins Jeremy to talk about the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  This coastal trail off the west coast of Canada takes hikers through temperate rainforest and along beaches, and features ladders, hand-operated cable cars, and ferries as part of the adventure.  Taryn also talks about Happiest Outdoors and her recent guide book for backpacking in southwestern British Columbia.  And Jeremy tells us why if it's mountain lions you love, Vancouver Island is the place for you.

    Happiest Outdoors:  https://happiestoutdoors.ca/
    Taryn's guide to the West Coast Trail:  https://happiestoutdoors.ca/guide-to-the-west-coast-trail/
    Taryn's book, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia:  https://www.amazon.com/Backpacking-Southwestern-British-Columbia-Essential/dp/1771646683
    10% off backpacking meals at Outdoor Herbivore:  https://outdoorherbivore.com/
    Questions, comments, or suggestions:  trailsworthhiking@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 18: Half Dome and Cloud's Rest

    Ep. 18: Half Dome and Cloud's Rest

    Jeremy describes the route his family traveled in summer 2021 on their adventure in Yosemite National Park where they visited two of the park's two most iconic features, Half Dome and Cloud's Rest.  The episode even includes audio recorded during the trip.  And of course Jeremy brings us the history of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite National Park, as well as a discussion about Yosemite's most famous residents: its bears.  Listen to the end to hear Justin tell us what's next on his bucket list.

    Questions, comments, or suggestions:  trailsworthhiking@gmail.com
    10% discount on backpacking meals:  https://outdoorherbivore.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 17: Overland Track

    Ep. 17: Overland Track

    Listener Dan Koehne joins Jeremy to talk about the Overland Track in Tasmania, Australia.  After Jeremy gives us some of the history of Tasmania, including one pretty grim prison escape story, Dan tells us about his 2016 solo hike of the Overland Track, which traverses the wilds of Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park.  Dan also talks about what it was like growing up in Papua New Guinea, and stick around to the end of the conversation to hear about one interesting way to fix the brakes on your vehicle used by the locals in Ladakh, India.

    Questions, comments, or suggestions:  trailsworthhiking@gmail.com
    10% discount on backpacking meals for TWH listeners:  https://outdoorherbivore.com/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 16: Foothills Trail

    Ep. 16: Foothills Trail

    Nancy East of the Hope and Feather Travels blog joins Jeremy to talk about the Foothills Trail in upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.  This adventure takes hikers through some of the most beautiful hiking scenery in the southeastern United States, including by some pretty amazing waterfalls.  Nancy also talks about her record-setting month-long hike of every single mile of trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which she did to raise money for charity.  Before the interview with Nancy, Jeremy explains the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment, the dramatic setting for this hike, and the conservation history of the area.

    Hope and Feather Travels:  https://www.hopeandfeathertravels.com/
    Nancy's post on the Foothills Trail:  https://www.hopeandfeathertravels.com/planning-guide-for-a-foothills-trail-thru-hike/
    Outdoor Herbivore (10% off for TWH listeners):  https://outdoorherbivore.com/
    questions, comments, and suggestions:  trailsworthhiking@gmail.com
    podcast cover art by Vincent Bouyssounouse (@vipcentart on Instagram)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 15: Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley

    Ep. 15: Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley

    After Jeremy introduces us to Nepal and the Himalayas, Jeremy and Tony recount their 2019 adventure hiking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal.  This trip had everything:  chaotic Kathmandu, wild jeep rides, deep river gorges, monkeys, remote villages, monasteries, high waterfalls, momos (Nepali dumplings), teahouses, suspension bridges, yaks, a snowy mountain pass, views of one of the tallest mountains in the world, and even a solo trekking dog.  Listen all the way to the end of the episode to hear some of the sounds of the adventure. 

    Earthbound Expeditions:  https://enepaltrekking.com/
    Manaslu Circuit information:  https://manaslucircuittrek.com/
    Outdoor Herbivore (10% off):  https://outdoorherbivore.com/
    Questions, comments, or suggestions:  trailsworthhiking@gmail.com
    Cover art by Vincent Bouyssounouse (@vipcentart on Instagram)

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Ep. 14: Bonus - Trekking in Nepal

    Ep. 14: Bonus - Trekking in Nepal

    Rajan Simkhada of Earthbound Expeditions joins Jeremy on this bonus episode to talk about trekking in Nepal, the country that contains many of the highest mountains on earth.  Rajan and Jeremy discuss what trekking in Nepal entails and how you can do it.  Rajan gives listeners lots of great tips for planning their first trek in Nepal, including how to choose a trekking company and what you can expect when you come to Nepal.  This episode is a prequel to our next episode, which will cover Jeremy and Tony's 2019 trip to Nepal.

    Earthbound Expeditions:  https://enepaltrekking.com/
    Questions, comments, or suggestions:  trailsworthhiking@gmail.com
    Podcast cover art by Vincent Bouyssounouse  (@vipcentart on Instagram)

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Steven Gallegos ,

Clouds Rest

Excellent podcast Jeremy, I’m planning to hike clouds rest with a good friend of mine soon. We’ll be doing the 7 mile route to the summit through Tanaya Lake I believe. I’m 50, started hiking during Covid and I’m very excited. Tried to get Half Dome permits and failed, but I figured this might be better to start. My wife was a little apprehensive about me going up the cables so I’m glad you were forthright about that in podcast. Your son and daughter seem great, what a blessing to share that experience with them. Gave you a 5 star rating thank you! - Steve

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