Episode 28 – This Is Why We Do It


IMPORTANT: If you are an Appalachian Trail Class of 2016 hiker (thru-, section, or otherwise), please listen right away! We need your help!

As we get ready for thru-hiking season, we take a minute to remember why we want to do this. In this episode we hear from special guest Wired as she tells us what she has gotten out of thru-hiking and what about it has motivated her to keep hiking (over 10,000 miles by foot and counting).

Then we get to hear from our friends at the Dirtbag Diaries, as they share with us the story of a hiker named Paul, and why they need our help.

If you are interested in helping Paul, go to Paul’s Boots and see how you can help out. The Dirtbag Diaries is trying to find all their volunteers by February 17, 2016, and it’s coming up fast.

When you’re done with that, take a minute to check out Wired’s blog: Walking With Wired.

Music by Baby Gramps.

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  1. I’m a podcast junkie and a hiking fool, so I’m just loving your podcast! I just discovered it though, so I’m binge-listening and not caught up yet. Just hopping ahead to say, though, that I don’t think there’s any need to mute the interviews when the background or wind noise gets loud (as you did in an early episode or two) – maybe just warn us at the start that some of the audio is harder to hear and let it go. I hate thinking I missed a single word! 🙂 Thanks to you and all the contributors!!!