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The trail is my teacher. Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of a long distance backpacking trip is the time it allows someone to be with their thoughts. It's not uncommon for the time and space to allow for a breakthrough, or even just seeing old problems in a new light. Today we learn what lessons our hikers have learned over their course on trail.

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In today's episode we hear from:

  • Cal "Starburst" Dobbs
  • Jeff "Link" Podmayer
  • Lara Waltrous
  • Monica "Moss" Aguilar
  • Henri "Rooster" de la Vega

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