Trail Correspondents podcast

Season 3 Episode 4 | Wildcard I

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It's Wildcard time! A few times a season, we challenge our correspondents' to be creative and discuss whatever they want to! Our trail correspondents lived up to the challenge that the wildcard presents. They regal us with a variety of stores, give us topics to ponder, and provide us an insight as to what "real life" on trail looks like. Turn's out, our correspondents get quite philosophical when they get to deal their own hand!

Well into the first few weeks of hiking, most of our correspondents will be calling in with 100+ miles under their boots. At this point, many of our correspondents have now experienced both the highs and the lows of thru-hiking. From the struggles of having to separate from trafamlies to impromptu hotel room interviews, this episode is jam-packed newfound thru-hiker wisdom.

Tune in to hear what our correspondent came up with for our first wildcard episode!

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In today's episode we hear from:

  • Cal "Starburst" Dobbs
  • Logan "Toodles" Roark
  • John "Catmando" Van Etten
  • Jeff "Link" Podmayer
  • Juli "M8" Wolter
  • Laura Waltrous
  • Natalie "Ibex" Parker
  • Monica "Moss" Aguilar
  • Henri "Rooster" de la Vega

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