The Trail Show #103: The ECT

Show #103 – #scalpwoundselfies – On this month’s Trail Show we welcome the month of love as we simultaneously lament pandemic fatigue. Special Guest “Jupiter” joins us to talk moose and zombie encounters in addition to being offered deodorant at gunpoint along the Eastern Continental Trail. Spesh wonders about 942 hikers on a mountain, not recognizing hikes during a pandemic and spending 14 days in a motel in Mojave. D-Low walks to a COVID testing site and then hikes in his basement, jokes and pick-up lines are told on the Hotline, DM’s mom calls in, we get an update on Small Banana, and Sirena Rana joins us during our Media Review to discuss her new book Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail. Places to dwell are examined on Ask-A-Hiker and the monthly donors are hoorahed. 

Beer O’ Da Month:  Wheat sodas c/o Trail Show Nation!!

Get more info on the Eastern Continental Trail on Jupiter’s website jupiterhikes.com and check out his ECT documentary on YouTube.

Signed copy’s of Sirena’s new AZT book are available now at https://trailsinspire.com/books/.

Thanks goes to this month’s show sponsor: Hermosillo Hemp. Ease your on trail aches and pains with some of Frito’s Feel Good Balm at www.hermosillohemp.com and be sure to tell him The Trail Show sent ya!

*Disclaimer: The Trail Show is a comedy podcast that sometimes talks about hiking and always about beer, and absolutely nothing we say should be taken at face value or misinterpreted as truth.

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The Trail Show #102: The IceT

Show #102 – #artisanalice – On this month’s Trail Show we welcome in a New Year as D-low finds himself on the other side of a wall, Special Guest Garret “The Onion” Christensen talks to us about his hike of the Iceland Traverse, wind, rain, ice, swift rivers and hiking until 1am to find a rock, Spesh speaks on blowtorching metal pay boxes, OOO goes chest deep on the Florida Trail, Buck-30 sends a missive on brass knuckle murder knives, D-Low talks about PCT permits*, POD discusses not bathrooming on Zoom, cocaine hippos are revisited, Disco reminisces about west Texas cell coverage and of course ice types are examined….in detail. Social trails are referenced on Ask-A-Hiker and the monthly donors are asked to stand and take a bow. 

Beer O’ Da Month:  A wall of beers C/O Tony Pitts from Cheboygan Brewing Co and some very nice selections from Lostforty Brewing, New Province Brewing Co, and Fossil Cove Brewing C/O Steven Parker….thanks and praise! 

Get more info on the Iceland Traverse at the Onion’s website https://garrettheonion.blogspot.com/ or at Jon Ley’s website http://phlumf.com/ 

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from The Royal Vikings off the “The Surfites and Co.” album from Double Crown Records! 

*Disclaimer: The Trail Show is a comedy podcast that sometimes talks about hiking and always about beer, and absolutely nothing we say should be taken at face value or misinterpreted as truth….especially from D-Low. Enjoy! 

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The Trail Show #101: The BlueMT

Show #101 – #spreadthewordstirtheturd – On this month’s Trail Show Christmas Spectacular….POD sings to us, Special Guest Renee “She-ra” Patrick talks to us about her hike of the Blue Mountains Trail in Oregon, Wesley “Crusher” Trimble talks about his new short film “Within Weakness” and maintaining a proper beard, D-low runs for the border, a late grandmother phones in, false zoom calls are relayed, Montana’s dirty shame is shown, Hood seeks penance, BearSweatz thins the forest, OOO hikes on the FT, Speshul41 speaks on LNT, and Disco is leery of non-water drinkers. The listeners Ask-A-Hiker and the monthly donors are caroled.

Beer O’ Da Month:  A collection of delectable wheat sodas care of Trail Show Nation!

Get more info on the Blue Mountain Trail at the Greater Hells Canyon Council website https://www.hellscanyon.org/blue-mountains-trail.

Crusher’s film “Within Weakness” is available now at https://www.rmfi.org/within-weakness.

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from Various Artists off the “Seasonal Favorites: Volume 4” album from Double Crown Records!

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The Trail Show #100 !!!

Show #100 – #gefiltefish – The Trail Show reaches a HUGE MILESTONE with this 100th Episode!!! Special Guests including the late Paul Mags, The Bobbi Walters, Gummi Bear, The Onion, Buck-30, Snorkel, Allgood, Salty, Squatch, Cliff Kipp, Clay Jacobson, Dirtmonger, Bobcat and more make this an extra special show. We hear tales of D-Low’s involvement in the four seasons landscaping snafu, reminiscing of the “power tools” episode, planning ice raids, Squatch loses and finds LuLu, Spesh discusses tennis shoes, Cliff fat-fingers a SPOT device, gefilte fish recipes are cooked up and much much more.

And for the first time since The Trail Show’s inception, a video version of this episode is available on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/RES0HbHiSho

Thanks to Trail Show Nation on 100 episodes! Now go out there and Get on the Trail!! www.thetrailshow.com

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The Trail Show #99: The GYRo

Show #99 – #smallbanana – On this month’s spooktacular Trail Show… Special Guest Kevin “LarryBoy” DeVries talks to us about his hike of the Greater Yellowstone Route, bear jousting and hiking out with stitches, Brittney “Bert” Woodrum relays hiking all of Colorado’s 14ers with a big green Shelterbox strapped to her back, Spesh talks maximum patches, beer hiker intersections and Zoom tips, OOO advises on kayak evacuations, Disco becomes a luddite and names babies, POD starts a YouTube channel, and D-Low reads the longest Trail Show Ask-A-Hiker question at 2x speed cut in half. We discuss reindeer moss, the normalization of poo carrying and dive into the non-hiking film The Social Dilemna. The monthly donors are praised and the mailbag is opened a wee crack.  

Get more info on the Greater Yellowstone Route (GYRo) at LarryBoy’s website http://www.lbhikes.com 

And check out Brittney “Bert” Woodrum’s fundraiser for Shelterbox at https://www.shelterboxusa.org/fourteeners/ 

GO VOTE!!! 

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The Trail Show #98: The GBT

Show #98 – #wagbagfailure – On this month’s Trail Show Special Guest Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva talks to us about his hike of the Great Basin Trail in Nevada, motels in Tonopah, sonic booms and waking up to earthquakes, Ian Atkinson from Gossamer Gear joins us to give away a Gorilla Backpack, Buck 30 roasts us, Wolverine interviews a wayward hiker, Spesh talks pipelines, Callahan’s and the recent closure of the out of doors, OOO wonders about the sun, Disco is hunkered down and hiding out, POD is the timekeeper, D-low chooses puffed quinoa and peaknuckle. Not washing your fleece is recommended during Ask-A-Hiker and blood sugars are noted during Answer-A-Hiker. The monthly donors are revered twice and the mailbag is unbagged.

Beer O’ Da Month:  Delicious Maine beers thanks to Tuff Broad & Bear Sweatz!

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band The Shockwave off their album Contact from Space. Get the jams at Double Crown Records!

Get more info on the Great Basin Trail at Dirtmonger’s website http://www.freedirtmonger.com

And NEW Trail Show Retro Logo Shirts are for sale now for a short time only! Get them while they last at www.bonfire.com/thetrailshow2020 !!

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The Trail Show #97: The PT

Show #97 – #mudfalcon – On this month’s Trail Show the gang is back together once again, Special Guest Scot “Taba” Ward talks to us about his hikes of the Palmetto Trail in South Carolina, 35 alligators and test hitching, Trip the Light calls in, Wolverine and Buck30 give us updates from the North Country Trail, Spesh talks FKTs, missing hikers and sleeping with the dead, we offer free buffet tickets, POD envisions a different kind of pillow, D-Low rescues Barb and speaks about the benefits of round rocks, OOO does a new kind of hitching and sings Friday, and we review The Best Flatiron Scrambles from CMC during Media Review. Hiking during a pandemic is explored during Ask-A-Hiker and the monthly donors are exalted while the mailbag is lugged in by the good folks at the US Postal Service.

Beer O’ Da Month:  Tasty beers thanks to XC from Logboat Brewing out of Columbia, Missouri!

Music during the 1st break on this month’s Trail Show was the song “Green River Blues” from Elliot Goldman. Listen on SoundCloud.

Get more info on the Palmetto Trail and a Palmetto Trail Thru-Hiker’s Manual at Scot “Taba” Ward’s website http://www.lakestooceantrail.com

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The Trail Show #96: The SDCT

Show #96 – #microfece – On this month’s Trail Show POD is a news sub and talks to us about bears in homes and buses in Alaska, Special Guest Lance Smith talks to us about his hike of the South Dakota Centennial Trail along with Apple watches and 911 calls, Bear Sweatz gives us a 3-fer, Buck-30 calls in with Minnesota complaints, North Dakota cheers and ranks the Trail Show cohosts, POD recites the jabberwocky, Salty talks about the sugars, the hotline continues to blow up, D-Low is MIA, Spesh speaks on close encounters of the canine kind and ice water, OOO talks wine bottles, Disco regales tales of skeet shooting, and wee tipples on top of munros are explored during Ask-A-Hiker. The monthly donors are saluted and the mailbag unfurled…of course.

Beer O’ Da Month:  Tasty beers thanks to Frito Garcia from Homes Brewing out of Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band Threesome off their On Tour EP. Get the jams at Double Crown Records!

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The Trail Show #95: The LOT

Show #95 – #balance – On this month’s Trail Show we focus on the balance, Special Guest Allison “Ebrake” Irion talks to us about her walk of the Lakes to Ocean Trail (LOT) and #neverhurryneverworry, D-Low explains his indoor quarantine practices, talks groovers and Taylor Swift, Speshul 41 speaks on #NOSOBO, physical distancing and social bridging, and the best summer seasonal job in the history of the world, Disco mails toothpicks and yells for haggis, Moonkid calls in, OOO comments on the not tall and Sasquatch role play, POD speaks on the three A’s, and a horrific story of tent pole breakage is regaled during Ask-A-Hiker. The monthly donors are honored and the mailbag is pried open with a crowbar. OOO finds a tent stake and reviews it.

Beer O’ Da Month:  Tasty beers thanks to Trail Show Nation from 10 Barrel Brewing, Cigar City Brewing (of course), Tres Litros Brewing, Endo Brewing and Soulcraft Brewing!

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band The Doltones off their album Stormchaser. Get the jams at Double Crown Records!

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The Trail Show #94: The IAT-Newfoundland

Show #94 – #zoomlife – On this month’s Trail Show the Florida Man makes an appearance, Trail Show VIP Inaki aka Rain Skirt discusses his rugged walk of the IAT Newfoundland Section, lost luggage and encounters with caribou, Special Guest Matthew Nelson of the Arizona Trail Association talks to us about the border, Speshul 41 speaks on DCF and 2700 mile pub stumbles, Hotliners address pee bottles and sexy shirts, D-Low wonders about sewing while sipping on book club wine, OOO declares we are not doctors, someone asks about caching bleach, POD notices a strong meme game when she sees one, Disco recommends sterilizing secondhand toothpicks, and Pat “AXYL” Dixon plays us a tune from his new album during Media Review. The monthly donors are shouted out and the mailbag splits open and melts. D-Low is back for Ask-A-Hiker and a tent stake is unreviewed.

Beer O’ Da Month:  More delicious Kansas and Missouri beers courtesy of Martin S and Florida Man care of The Weekend!

Pat “AXYL” Dixon’s new album “HeHo” is available now!

This month’s Trail Show is sponsored by Ben’s Tick & Insect Repellents! The ultimate protector for every adventure, Ben’s keeps you bite free no matter how crazy the bugs get. Ben’s is so powerful even the Sasquatch (aka D-Low) recommends it – just sayin’. Get yourself a bottle or two of Ben’s Tick & Insect Repellent right now at finer outdoor retailers and at Amazon.com.

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