The community of thru-hikers on-trail is one of the things that makes a thru-hike a little different from a weekend backpack. Your fellow hikers will encourage you when you’re down, squeeze you into their tent on a cold night, and be totally cool when they walk up on you taking a poop. What makes your fellow hikers not just trail friends, but trail family? We hear from special guests Tick, Pocahontas, and Chief, as well as Kimchi and Par 3, as we explore the meaning of trail families.
Music by Baby Gramps