The Trail Show #76: The DT

Show #76 – #besmall – On this month´s Trail Show we overflow Trail Show studios with a trail crew, Salty takes over Trail News, Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva joins us in studio to talk about trials and tribulations on the Desert Trail, Julie Mach and four Colorado Mountain Club seasonal trail stewards join us to discuss all the great trail work they’ve been doing this year, Moonkid speaks of the most beautiful mountain in the world, Casey Kasem makes a brief appearance, P.O.D. teaches proper mic technique, and we shout out Foot Stuff during the media review. We give thanx and praise to our monthly Trail Show donors and throw open the mailbag! P.O.D. takes over Ask-A-Hiker and we learn about South American tent stakes during Gear Review.

And as always.… Beer O’ da Month (California & Canadian beers courtesy of Ben Benvie, Michigan beers care of Frito Guey, Florida beers thanks to Buddy “Not Sessions” Sessoms), Trail News with Salty, Trail O’ da Month (The Desert Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with PODeezy.

Big thanks to Julie Mach of the Colorado Mountain Club for bringing us up to speed on all their good work. Become a member of the CMC today at https://www.cmc.org

Learn more about the Desert Trail at http://freedirtmonger.blogspot.com/

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The Trail Show #75: The SHT

Show #75 – #campertunities – On this month´s Trail Show we revisit the scene of D-Low’s bee sting incident, Speshul 41 gives the Sangres a go, OOO is still not legal, D-Low recommends Top 10s, Grizzly joins us in studio to talk about his recent thru-hike of the most requested Trail O’ da Month in Trail Show history…. The SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL (hit the donate button)!!!! Alex Stigliano of the Florida Trail Association joins us live via satellite link to discuss the FTA’s recent work, vegetation that fights back and the ins and outs of building proper boardwalks, Salty sends us a missive from the Oregon Desert Trail, Disco talks Balzams, P.O.D. passes beer around in the same cup and we take a look at the book Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest. We shout our monthly Trail Show donors and pry open the mailbag! D-Low awakes for Ask-A-Hiker and we talk kabobs during Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Virginia beers courtesy of Beaker, Colorado mead care of Laochri), Trail News with Speshul 41, Trail O’ da Month (The Superior Hiking Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks to Alex Stigliano of the Florida Trail Association for bringing us up to speed on all their good work. Become a member of the FTA today at https://www.floridatrail.org

Learn more about the Superior Hiking Trail at https://superiorhiking.org/

And don’t forget that October 2nd is the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Celebrate by taking a hike!

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The Trail Show #74: The SCT

Show #74 – On this month´s Trail Show we convene in our new legal chambers, Speshul 41 reports on bear encounters of the close kind, OOO makes it official, D-Low curses an incident, Fidget gives a fine intro, Nemo joins us live via satellite link to talk #lakebagging, jumping off boats, and the ins and outs of the Sunshine Coast Trail, Salty talks bars and malto, special guest Brian Sargeant joins us in studio to discuss the Colorado 14ers Initiative’s recent work, Moonkid sends us a tale of woe from South America, The Onion brings us a rough day on the GDT, Disco talks about 13ers, P.O.D. names a new show segment and we recommend another podcast for your listening pleasure. We hail our monthly Trail Show donors and unfurl the mailbag! D-Low is back for Ask-A-Hiker and we talk tent stake splints during Gear Review.

And as always.… Beer O’ Da Month (Canadian beers courtesy of Roadie, Pennsylvania and Ohio beers care of Rich Glasgow, and a bundle of hard to find Vermont beers from Eric Mootz!), Trail News with Speshul 41, Trail O’ da Month (The Sunshine Coast Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks to Brian Sargeant for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Colorado 14’ers Initiative at http://www.14ers.org/

And learn more about the Sunshine Coast Trail: https://sunshinecoast-trail.com/

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The Trail Show #73: The BDT

Show #73 – #nutstobutts – On this month´s Trail Show we set up shop in a new basement, Speshul 41 brings us up to speed, OOO eats the bar, D-Low goes on a landscaping retreat, mosquito repellents are considered, fires are put out, in studio guest Katie “Salty” Gerber shines some light on eating well while on trail, special guest Chris “Wolverine” Hillier joins us via satellite link to talk about gasoline water, delicious food and not quitting the Baja Divide Trail, Moonkid sends us an update from Peru, The Onion brings us crickets and tales from the Canadian Rockies, Disco talks about how not to slice beer bottles, P.O.D. reminds us you can’t learn a new language in one month and we review the new book “On the Trail with Boots McFarland: Vol 1” by Geolyn Carvin. We don’t forget to our monthly Trail Show donors and of course we throw open the mailbag! OOO commandeers Ask-A-Hiker and we flip the script during Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (a pallet of delicious Idaho beers courtesy of Rand Snyder and tasty Oklahoma and Michigan beers (and Pink Bourbon coffee) courtesy of Salsa and Turbosnail), Trail News with Speshul 41, Trail O’ da Month (The Baja Divide Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with Out of Order.

Big thanks to Katie “Salty” Gerber for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about eating well both on and off trail at https://www.katiegerber.com.

Music on this month’s Trail Show courtesy of Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy! Check out Bobby’s music at www.joshuastacy.com and http://www.ghosttrainmusic.com/music/.

And learn more about the Baja Divide Trail via Wolverine’s blog: http://wolverinecdt.blogspot.com/.

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The Trail Show #72: The UHT

Show #72 – #allkillernofiller – On this month´s Trail Show we discuss D-Low trapping wild animals, bear attacks, #ALLCAPS, roasting marshmallows over lava, special guest Kevin “LarryBoy” DeVries joins us in studio to talk Uintas and dish out trail tips, Wolverine gives us a final missive from the Baja Divide Trail, Pepperflake talks Sangres, Marcus Selig from National Forest Foundation brings us up to speed on NFF’s work, Disco talks wildfires, POD keeps us on the rails and we review the book “Look Big” by Rachel Levin. We pay tribute to our monthly Trail Show donors and peer deep into the mailbag! D-Low reads post-Thanksgiving gift guides during Ask-A-Hiker and we have a listener-submitted item for Gear Review.

And as always.… Beer O’ da Month (delicious beers courtesy of Eric & Lisa & The Curtis Ware), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (The Uinta Highline Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks to Marcus Selig for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the National Forest Foundation at https://www.nationalforests.org

And learn more about the Uinta Highline Trail via LarryBoy’s blog:  http://prettyeasytoremember.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-highline-trail-guide.html?m=1

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The Trail Show #71: The FMT

Show #71 – #yellowjacket – On this month´s 6-Year Anniversary Trail Show Speshul meets Zinke, we discuss dust and ticks, special guest Mitsu Iwasaki joins us via Skype to talk Outward Bound, D-Low discusses #vanlife, Moonkid gives us an update from Boliva, Out of Order breaks down a hike on the Fisherman’s Trail in Portugal, Speshul goes LNT during Trail Tip, Disco is on Benadryl, and POD takes us down Trail Show memory lane. We pay respects to our monthly Trail Show donors, and unleash the longest mailbag letter ever! D-Low spits yellow jackets during Ask-A-Hiker.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Colorado beers courtesy of Craig “Pisco” Gulley), Trail News with Speshul, Trail O’ da Month (The Fisherman’s Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks again to Mitsu Iwasaki for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about Outward Bound at https://www.outwardbound.org/ and https://www.nwobs.org/.

And learn more about The Fisherman’s Trail at http://en.rotavicentina.com/fishermens.html and check out OOO’s hike across Europe at https://predictablylost.com/.

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The Trail Show #70: The LOOP

Show #70 – #nuderamen – On this month´s Trail Show we discuss mountain bikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, special guest Wesley “Crusher” Trimble joins us in studio to talk American Hiking Society, single serve wet-ones and 22 mile fun runs, P.O.D. discusses a new trail in New England and cooking sans clothes, Scott “Squatch” Herriott skpes in to discuss his new film “3 Trails in Australia” and plans for haggis, Sirena Dufault talks to us about her jaunt on The LOOP and Jasmine the mini-donkey, Wolverine gives us an update from south of the wall, and a Trail Tip Trifecta is delivered. We pay homage to our monthly Trail Show donors, and to the iTunes Top 5’ers! A fat mailbag is pried open and D-Low rides the rails during Ask-A-Hiker.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious IPAs courtesy of Chardonnay, local Colorado favorites care of Bobbi and a 6’er of Gold Rush Belgian Ale thanks to Crusher), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (The LOOP), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks again to Crusher for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the American Hiking Society at https://americanhiking.org/.

And thanks goes to Sirena Dufault (https://trailsinspire.com/) for schooling us on The LOOP! Learn more about this urban hiking adventure at http://webcms.pima.gov/government/the_loop/.

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The Trail Show #69: The WASU

Show #69 – #probablynot – On this month´s Trail Show we discuss the #scamplife, Triple-O gets evicted and goes dancing, special guest PMAGS is resurrected from the underworld and talks to us about his Walk Across Southern Utah and hiking with puppies, P.O.D. discusses the NAG and feral pit bulls attacking feral cattle, D-Low delivers a new impression and goes hiking when his flight is cancelled, we discuss our conservation wishes, Disco almost gets bit by man’s best friend, and we all practice hand motions. “Kintaro Walks Japan” is dissected during Media Review. We talk knitting during gear review, bow down to our monthly Trail Show donors, and experience the wonders of The Bobbi Walters cookiepalooza! The mailbag is unwrapped and D-Low teeters on the rails during Ask-A-Hiker.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Connecticut beers courtesy of Trail Show VIP Jenny D!), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Walk Across Southern Utah), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks again to PMAGS for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about his Walk Across Southern Utah at https://pmags.com/wasusage-to-pine.

And big thanks to Arno at Bellwether Coffee for providing some delectable covfefe for the show. Find Bellwether Coffee at https://www.bellwethercoffee.com/.

Last but not least check out the Bellingham Ruck in Bellingham, Washington on Saturday, March 31st. Register now at http://www.aldhawest.org/.

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The Trail Show #68: OuT

Show #68 – LNT! On this month´s Trail Show we go back to Arkansas, special guests Zuul and Speshul 41 talk LNT, long strange trips and picking up diapers, live via Skype from the land down under Cam “Swami” Honan discusses the finer points of vegemite, True Grit and a hike along the Ouachita Trail, P.O.D. talks rabies and makes a superman pose, the 52 hike challenge is recommended, Elon Musk’s blowtorch makes an appearance, and we learn the thumb trick. “On Trails” by Robert Moor is examined during Media Review. We talk cutlery during gear review and give a big shout to our monthly Trail Show donors. The mailbag is unbagged and Speshul 41 takes over Ask-A-Hiker.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (tasty Arkansas beers courtesy of Trail Show VIP Steven “Chaps” Parker), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Ouachita Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with Speshul 41.

Music on this month’s show courtesy of Aria Zoner. Check out his music and guidebooks at https://www.wholefoodhiker.com/.

Big thanks again to Swami for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Ouachita Trail at https://www.thehikinglife.com/2014/07/ouachita-trail/.

And big thanks to Speshul and Zuul for schooling us on the seven Leave No Trace Principles. Learn more about Leave No Trace at https://www.lnt.org.

Last but not least join us for the annual Rockies Ruck in Golden, Colorado on Saturday, March 17th. Register now at http://www.aldhawest.org/.

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The Trail Show #67: A2A

Show #67 – #slowtravel – On this month´s Trail Show we go south south north, D-Low reads cans, Triple-O takes us in off the streets, extra special guests Fidgit and Neon talk roadkill, butterflies and what it is to be on a 20,000 mile quest, P.O.D. discusses the finer points of mañana, we hoist a beer to Warren Miller (R.I.P.), Speshul-41 goes iguana, we talk tech, throat chafing is cured, and someone opens Zima then malt liquor. The classic 1968 film “Mountains of Storms” is revered during Media Review. We almost stumble upon a tent stake to be avoided at all costs during gear review and give thanx and praize to our monthly Trail Show donors. The mailbag is unsealed and D-Low takes us to a dramatic conclusion during Ask-A-Hiker.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Michigan beers courtesy of Trail Show VIP Frito “Roll Tide” Garcia), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (America 2 America), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big thanks again to Fidgit and Neon for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about their incredible hike from the bottom of South America to the top of North America at https://her-odyssey.org.

Special thanks to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners for sponsoring this month’s Trail Show. Learn more about their upcoming “Climb Against the Odds” at https://www.bcpp.org/get-involved/events/climb/.

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