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Today’s podcast is all about the real stars of our show – the trails themselves. We talk about our 2016 lineup – the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail – discuss hiking family histories, and get to hear from the Triple Crown hiker Wired one more time for some trail stories.
Wired keeps a blog of all her hiking adventures, so if you want to learn more about her, check it out here: Walking With Wired
Music by: Baby Gramps
Other sounds are from Freesound.org and include:
Les Paul Rock by guitarelement
Boom4 by noisecollector
1234567_guitar by growingup
(Used under CC-BY 3.0 License)
JanMarch 1, 2016 at 8:47 am
I spent years camping hiking and loving the outdoors in scouts and my younger years.
I subscribed to your pod cast and have started at episode 1, and want to applaud your efforts !!
I can listen to your pod casts and feel like I am out there again , with the exception of the sore feet, and the smells of the trail.
Thank you for your work , your dedication, and honesty about the good and the challenging times spent in the trail.
Keep it up guys, your cast is a breath of fresh air for our ears and hearts!!!
Jan: aka Ott
Nina MeyerMarch 1, 2016 at 10:01 am
What a beautifully composed and produced podcast. As I listened to my nephew, Trevor McKee (Homework), during his presentation about his Grandfather Herb’s 1,000 mile walk from San Francisco to the Seattle World’s Fair…the tears began to flow. I will always remember Trev’s words as he describes my father’s life and how it relates so much to Trev’s love of nature, hiking, his family – and love of challenging the unknown. I am so proud of my nephew and all he has accomplished in his young life – he is an inspiration to me, his mom and dad, and all of our family. He continues to honor his Grandfather Herb’s legacy…with every step he takes. Life is filled with many peaks and valleys – Trev…you savor the peaks and traverse the valleys…always with “true grit”…and a joyful spirit. Wishing you a Happy Birthday today…and for all the days ahead as you prepare for your next great hiking adventure! We love you…for now and always
tina hascheMarch 1, 2016 at 10:07 am
homework’s story of his grandfather HHH was not only a testimony of the power of personal history but also a glimpse of what it was like “back then” when there was so very little equipment. i bet he walked with construction boots, not hiking boots. having a back story like that is a powerful thing on the trail when you are being tested. its a bar you try to meet. its gives you grit and homework has true grit.
loved the pod cast!
zenlightenedvoyagerMarch 5, 2016 at 11:39 am
Great episode! … The conversation with Wired was totally inspiring. Awesome job Gizmo and I hope you have a fantastic time out on the AZT.
Tall OneMarch 7, 2016 at 9:40 pm
SOTT is my favorite thing these days. I stay up entirely too late listening to it. Working my way back through the episodes, trying to ration them out so I don’t burn through them all at once.
Keep making this. I love it.
nikitaMarch 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Love, love each and every episode, as well as ALL the contributors, but a gentle suggestion — it would be great if Kimchi could ask ONE question at a time during interviews. It’s so frustrating that she usually asks multiple questions at once, then the interviewee answers only the last in line and we miss out on hearing their answers to other interesting questions hidden within the jumble. Again, love Kimchi’s attitude, enthusiasm and obvious excitement – just wish she’d spread out the questions to one-at-a-time! 🙂 Thanks for everything.
Steve TascaMarch 9, 2016 at 9:10 pm
Your podcast has been so informative and awesome. I’ve been vicariously living through kimchi’s journey and I’m pumped to say that I will be thru hiking the AT for the 2017 season! Keep it up! Your podcasts keep me going on these long months before my NOBO start date. Any thru hikers who pass through Harriman State Park, keep me posted and I’ll have a hot dog and chili feast waiting for you!
dedwarmoMarch 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm
Love the podcast. When I hear people talk about doing these trails it makes me wish I could do them. I’m going on a two-night backpacking trip near Bland, Va in the next week or two.
By the way, I’m from North Carolina, the home of Appalachian State University. This is how we say “Appalachian”: (11 second video)
Native TennesseanMarch 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm
Hell, YES!! Love the podcast, but this grates on my nerves something fierce – especially since they’ve all acknowledged how to say it properly but keep mispronouncing it anyway!
Native TennesseanMarch 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm
P.S. Benton MacKaye, of the Appalachian Trail, is pronounced Mak-KYE (not Mak-kay).
dedwarmoMarch 19, 2016 at 7:57 am
Native Tennessean, does our pronunciation of Appalachian violate some rule of phonetics?
Native TennesseanMarch 19, 2016 at 10:14 am
It disrespects the culture and heritage of the actual place. It is why you don’t mispronounce ‘pasties’ when you order lunch in Detroit, and why you’ll be forever lost if you mispronounce ‘Lafayette Street’ when asking directions in Nashville.
Mispronouncing a word or name is ignorant, lazy, and just incorrect.
Most people make a point of learning how to pronounce Katahdin. Folks might want to think about why they persist in mispronouncing Appalachia.
Read this: https://coalfieldstocornfields.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/appalachia-the-pronunciation-matters/.
dedwarmoMarch 19, 2016 at 2:54 pm
I hear you.