The Trail Show #117: The Tonto Trail (Double T)

Show #117 – #ganjarnival – On this month’s greenest Trail Show ever, Fourshoes and Genevieve join us to talk about their hike of the most mysterious trail we’ve ever featured….the Tonto Trail (Double T) and the pleasure of carrying 13 days of food, POD has news about the Ice Age Trail sort of, Brute calls in but does not sing, OOO searches for pink rattlers, Moonkid brings us a final update, trips are reported and petrified things are rated, D-Low gets evacuated, Disco takes care of unfinished business, Skittles rings in from Kentucky, we receive two calls from the President, POD speaks on paper checks, OOO tells us what and where things are legal, and a new format is unveiled for our faithful donors. D-Low hands off a CBD question and questions a cowboy camping braggadocery question.  

Get more info on the Tonto Trail

Beer O’ Da Month: Big thanks to Ryno & Marie for Show 117’s beers and cheers! 

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from The Other Timelines….get all the tunes at Double Crown Records

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

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The Trail Show #116: The Trans European Alpine Route (TEAR)

Show #116 – #chakrabalanced – On this month’s Trail Show, Dylan “RightOn” Ivens joins us to talk about his hike across 16 countries on the Trans European Alpine Route (TEAR), rucks go digital, we hike thru the metaverse, mosquitoes imbibe, someone is impaled by a tent stake, an inappropriate license plate turns out to be quite appropriate, D-Low meets Skurka again, PCT permits change again, swashbuckling, BearSwetz finds a sheet pizza, trail town bakeries are debated, Skittles meets Dog Skittles, urine is saved, POD goes full windmill, OOO gives advice Disco should have listened to, and a southern man speaks during mailbag. D-Low has fields a cold weather inquiry during Ask-A-Hiker and our monthly donors are trail-named! 

Get more info on the Trans European Alpine Route

Beer O’ Da Month: Big thanks to The Weekend and Trip the Light for Show 116’s beers and cheers! 

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from The Surfites off the “Surfites & Co.” album….get all the tunes at Double Crown Records! 

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

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The Trail Show #115: Tahoe Rim Trail Redux

Show #115 – #ballcalluses – On this month’s Trail Show, Trail Show VIP Justin “Quality” Knowles joins us to talk about his hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail and his work with the TRTA, megaflashes are spoken on, Wilderness is prescribed, the German Wampire is back, D-Low visits the scene of the crime, POD talks dry needling, Skittles hikes into Dixie, Heaps and Lemuel call in, a baby plover is born, Disco and thens, sounds are solved on Wampire Roulette, chicharrones are examined, restaurant cutlery is clarified, and we are serenaded with a new show song. D-Low has fields a gear question on Ask-A-Hiker and our monthly donors are named!

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Beer O’ Da Month: Big thanks to Trail Show Nation and Brian Saum once again for Show 115’s beers and cheers!

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from The Tomorrowmen off their “Futourism” album….get all the tunes at Double Crown Records!

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

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The Trail Show #113: The Maah Daah Hey Trail

Show #113 – #gatewood – On this month’s Trail Show, bells are jingled, MegaMan joins us to talk about his hike of the Maah Daah Hey Trail in North Dakota along with best practices for bison encounters, Squatch links in to bring us up to speed on his new scripted film Unverified, the Hikeador defends rooftop tents, OOO hikes Angels Landing and soaks at 3am, Skittles regales us with tales from a Florida swamp, D-Low throws his body through a dryer, the Wampire goes missing, Trip the Light and Sweaty D ring in, the late Grandmother Gatewood calls again, Fancy Mac challenges us, we sing about llamas, and POD speaks to Fidgit. D-Low has 28 questions on Ask-A-Hiker and our monthly donors are swiftly remarked.

Beer O’ Da Month: Big thanks to Simblissity and Fancy Mac for Show 113’s beers and cheers!

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the Italy’s own Reverbarati off their “Combat Surf” album….get all the tunes at Double Crown Records!

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

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The Trail Show #112: The Mogollon Rim Trail

Show #112 – #swingdingle – Please note that there are some audio glitches on Episode 112 c/o Zoom and we almost lost the entire show….next month will be better….we hope! 

On this month’s Trail Show, Iron Mike joins Disco to talk about their hikes of the Mogollon Rim Trail in Arizona, Ziplocs are abused, Stamps recommends a trail and Skittles begins a 5000 mile journey, D-Low wants beverages and packing peanuts, Trail Tip of the Month is back, we don’t talk about sleeping pads, missing hikers don’t answer phones, and OKTs are set. D-Low takes the Ask-A-Hiker reins and our monthly donors are elevated rapidly. 

Beer O’ Da Month:  Big thanks to Fidgit and Her Odyssey for Show 112’s Canadian mead! 

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

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The Trail Show #111: The Red Tent Show

Show #111 – #redtent – Originally released in 2015, Trail Show Bonus Show #5 a.k.a. The Red Tent Show… we discuss all things outdoors and how they can be different for Red Tenters. Five women with more than 50,000 miles of backpacking experience throw open the red tent vestibule and tell you how it really is. Get ready for a Trail Show like none you have ever heard before!!!

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

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The Trail Show #110: The Three Passes High Route

Show #110 – #elderberries – On this month’s Trail Show special guest “Flamingo” joins us to talk about important work, his passion for the Sierra Nevada and California’s Three Passes High Route, Speshul drinks six month old beer, D-Low makes elderberry things and contemplates being a deer, POD becomes a fastpacker, Bear Sweatz rings in, OOO looks to Weaver’s Needle and tort law, Fidget congratulates Buck-4thy, advice is examined, Moonkid gives us an update, chocolate is squeezed and the German Wampire provides bags of content! D-Low relays an Ask-A-Hiker question and our monthly donors are revered. 

Beer O’ Da Month:  Big thanks to Bombadill for the brews from Odells and to Trail Show Nation for all the other tasty treats we enjoyed! 

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the San Gabriel Valley’s finest “The Volcanics” off the “Stompin’ Garage” album….get all the rad tunes at Double Crown Records! 

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

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The Trail Show #109: The Snowdonia Way

Show #109 – #sobolife – On this month’s Trail Show we enjoy the dog days of summer with D-Low explaining the finer points of tofu and plant based meats, Colorado’s 14ers are contemplated, special guest Liz “Snorkel” Thomas joins us to talk about hiking the Snowdonia Way in Wales while reading a guidebook backwards, we remember trails from days past, Spesh raises money for his upcoming Mars hike, POD enjoys salt on salads but cannot drive 55, paper towels are lamented, a donor raised $3.25 for the show, historical trash is categorized, moors vs heaths are pondered, we learn about tree eating sheep, OOO has too much carbonation, Disco talks poop bags after we get a crucial anonymous tip, rooftop tents are considered, and the future of thru-hikes during western wildfires causes grimaces. D-Low takes the Ask-A-Hiker reins and our monthly donors are held high.

Beer O’ Da Month:  Big thanks to Salty for the brews from Truve and to Trail Show Nation for all the other tasty treats we enjoyed!

Music on this month’s Trail Show was from Pat “AXYL” Dixon off the “HeHo” album….showcasing all those Trail Show ditties!

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

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The Trail Show #53: The L2H

Show #53 – Happy Halloween! On this month´s Trail Show, we learn about bipedal bears, we discuss why the internet is outraged … again, special guest Amanda “Zuul” Jameson talks PCT thru-hike transition, live via satellite link Liz “Snorkel” Thomas regales us with tales from the Lowest to Highest route, Out of Order talks chocolate, Speshul does not get hitched, D-Low shortens the show, POD keeps the mess together, the ESAC is debuted and we review the short film “Two Brothers” from the ATC. Thanks and praise reigns down on our monthly Trail Show donors, we read an incredible letter in the mailbag followed by some bad bologna and take a close look at DAC. 

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (frosty brews thanks to the Trail Show Nation), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Lowest to Highest route), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. 

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by RailRiders Adventure Clothing! Get the “Toughest Clothes on the Planet” at http://www.railriders.com.

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The Trail Show #52: The BeHR

Show #52 – I´ll be your Moses! On this month´s show, we gather at our new South Boulder telecasting complex, discuss the vagaries of FKTs, special guest Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck sheds light on Montana´s Beartooth Range, maltodextrin is examined, Speshul does 27 Miles not McDoubles, D-Low attacks a wooky, POD loses it, Disco talks 14ers parade and we give high praise to the new book by Sebastian Junger called Tribe. Thanks and praise is dispensed to our monthly Trail Show donors, we parse thru a thin mailbag and continue our new series of Gear Reviews.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (frosty brews thanks to Jeff “Washpot” Grabham), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Beartooth High Route), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by Hikertrash! Check out their trucker hats, visors, shirts and more at www.wearehikertrash.com.

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The Trail Show #51: The WHW

Show #51 – Sláinte! On this longest show yet, we assemble on D-Low’s back patio to admire the landscaping, a legal victory is had, special guest Brian “Mr. G” Davidson educates us on haggis and Scotland’s West Highland Way, Junaid fields questions and ghosts a painter, D-Low places McClouds under pillows, POD strikes lightning and resurrects Ask-A-SheHiker, Disco croons, sporks are shown no love and we evaluate the PCT film “27 McDoubles + 90 Miles.” Thx and praise is distributed to our monthly Trail Show donors, we track down the Mailbag and begin a new series of Gear Reviews from the ground up.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (frosty brews thanks to Craig “Skygzr” Gulley), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (West Highland Way), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Big THANKS to Clay “Woodward” Jacobson for the music on this month’s show. Listen to all the tunes from “A Long Slow Drift” at www.soundcloud.com/alongslowdrift.

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The Trail Show #50: The GR20

The Trail Show #50: GR20

Show #50 – HalfM! On this month’s show, we set up shop once again on D-Low´s back patio and celebrate 50 episodes and 500,000 downloads of The Trail Show, Speshul receives a special gift, we call Baghdad and Germany to the tune of crickets, Trailline is resurrected, D-Low loses his mind, POD evangelizes on the perfect campsite, and we take a peek at a short French film about Fra Li Monti. We give shout outs to our monthly Trail Show donors, deliver the Mailbag and remember the 80´s during Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (partial shipment of New England brews thanks to “Shameless”), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (GR20), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by ALDHA-West! Register for this year´s ALDHA-West Gathering (Sep 30-Oct 2) in Nevada City, CA by visiting www.aldhawest.org.

Download more episodes of The Trail Show on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher Radio and atwww.thetrailshow.com. And get our entire catalog of Bonus Shows at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow. Thanks for supporting The Trail Show!

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The Trail Show #49: The Urban Hike Experience

The Trail Show #49: The Urban Hike Experience

Show #49 – Urbanitude! On this month’s show, we assemble once again at the D-Lowrenzo Stronghold, AXYL gets us back on the trail, special guest and 5th chair Liz “Snorkel” Thomas breaks down 1,500 miles of urban hiking, Junaid discusses the bison award & joins the fold, KC gets nocked, POD tells hikers to talk to la mano, and we review the PNT film “A Sense of Direction.” We give thanks and praise to our monthly Trail Show donors, speak on the Mailbag and study metal bars during Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Texas brews thanks to Pat “AXYL” Dixon), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Urban Hiking), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Snorkel’s Thru Hiking 101 Class can be found at tinyurl.com/thruhiking101.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by Latino Outdoors! Support Latino Outdoors by visiting www.latinooutdoors.org.

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The Trail Show #48: The ICT

Show #48 – IDATUDE! On this month’s show, we congregate on D-Low’s back patio, an unexpected celebrity talks to us, special guest Clay “Woodward” Jacobson fields questions on the Idaho Centennial Trail, Junaid discusses privy sponsorship, book trivia is doled out, audio secrets are shared, D-Low gets tied up, the Idaho beer challenge is not met, and Mateo receives a down coat. We pay homage to our monthly Trail Show donors, read some memorandums of understanding from the Mailbag and explore D-Low’s Kingdom during Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Idaho brews thanks to Clay & Ben), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Idaho Centennial Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Clay’s Idaho Centennial Trail website can be found at www.idahocentennialtrail.org.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC)! Become a member today at www.continentaldividetrail.org.

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The Trail Show #47: The BFT

Show #47 – Bigfoot Lives! On this month’s show, we are back in Colorful Colorado after a long hiatus, Speshul 41 guest hosts with us, special guest Michael Kauffmann talks Bigfoot Trail, Scott “Squatch” Herriott goes Squatching, wet backpacks remain undried, we debut a new segment, D-Low road walks, Frito Garcia 3peats, and a familiar billionaire calls in. We also hoist our steins in the direction of our Trail Show donors, read some missives from the Mailbag and we talk tea during Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Michigan brews thanks to TTS Beer Sponsor 3 Peater Frito “Roll Tide” Garcia), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Bigfoot Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

The Bigfoot Trail Association can be found at www.bigfoottrail.org.

Squatch’s films can be found at www.squatchfilms.com.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by Hikertrash! Check out their trucker hats, visors, shirts and more at www.wearehikertrash.com.

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The Trail Show #46: New Zealand (Part 2)

Show #46 – Aotearoa! This is Part 2 of our special two part series covering P.O.D. and Disco´s thru-hike of New Zealand´s Te Araroa. On this month’s show we bring you the dramatic conclusion of what it is like to hike the southern half of the TA. We also bring you some post trail advice and thoughts from an international group of TA finishers that you won´t want to miss!

If you are considering a thru-hike of Te Araroa or just want to get a bit more info about hiking in New Zealand, these two shows are for you! Be sure to check out Trail Show #18 with Buck-30 as a primer for this series of New Zealand based shows.

Download more episodes of The Trail Show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and at www.thetrailshow.com. And get our entire catalog of Bonus Shows at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow. Thanks for supporting The Trail Show!

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The Trail Show #45: New Zealand (Part 1)

Show #45 – Keepin´it Kiwi! On this month’s show we take you trailside with Disco, P.O.D. and special guest Richard “Skittles” Larson at the halfway point of their Te Araroa thru-hikes in New Zealand. They discuss the highs and lows of tramping the first 900 miles of this 1,800 mile pathway. If you are considering a thru-hike of Te Araroa or just want to get a bit more info about hiking in New Zealand, this show is for you! And be sure to check out Trail Show #18 with Buck-30 as a primer for this series of New Zealand based shows.

 

Download more episodes of The Trail Show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and at www.thetrailshow.com. And get our entire catalog of bonus shows at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow. Thanks for supporting The Trail Show!

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The Trail Show #44: SHR Bonus Show

Show #44 – It´s 2016, Live Large! On this month’s free bonus show we take you into the weeds of a Sierra High Route thru-hike with 5 hikers that lived the adventure this past summer. Join Tomato, Snorkel, Bobcat, POD & Allgood as they recap their adventure in California´s high country. If you are contemplating a SHR hike or just want to know more about this roughly 200-mile tough and technical traverse across the High Sierra, this bonus show is for you.

If you enjoyed this free bonus show, please visit www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow to download our entire catalog of bonus shows. Thanks for supporting The Trail Show!

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The Trail Show #43: Live from ALDHA-West

The Trail Show #43: Live from ALDHA-West

Show #43 – #buttdivot. On this month’s show we take over Fanning Hall at Camp Kiwanis on the flanks of Oregon´s Mt. Hood to bring you a special live show from the annual ALDHA-West Gathering. A revolving door of extra special guests parade thru this Live Show including but not limited to: Sweet Tater, Bobcat, Allgood, Gorilla, Freefall, Squatch, Snorkel, Pepper and the lucky winner of the “Win a Date with Bobcat Contest!” Disco stumps the crowd during trail trivia, Mags talks Triple Crown, D-Low announces our brand ambassador program, we give away more schwag than sticks can be shaken at, POD makes 3 people turn purple and we get schooled during Trail Tip.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Oregon kegs from Thunder Island Brewing Co, Hop Valley Brewing Co and Basecamp Brewing Co), Trail News with Mags, Trail O’ Da Month (The Triple Crown), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Go to Thunder Island Brewing´s website & contribute to the “Buy a Hiker a Beer” fund.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by the American Long Distance Hiking Association – West (better known as ALDHA-West).  Become a member today at www.aldhawest.org.

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The Trail Show #42: The NCT

Show #42 – Doulafari! On this month’s show, special guest Rick “MacGyver” Howell panels with us in studio, Mags goes looking for agates, Luke “Strider” Jordan talks highs and lows of the North Country Trail in our “Long is the new Short” segment, POD professes her love of kids, MacG sells Mags on compressions, D-Low discusses the vagaries of scaffolding, and we listen to dire warnings about the drug Nature. We are humbled once again by our Trail Show monthly donors, break open the Mailbag and Mags turns blue during the Gear Review.

And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (various delicious brews from Strange Craft Beer Co. thanks to all the amazing Trail Show donors), Trail News with Mags, Trail O’ Da Month (North Country Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low.

Check out Strider´s NCT journal at stridernct.com.

This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by the creators of Guthook´s Guides! Whether you’re a hiker or a trail organization thinking about creating your own app, check out Guthook’s Guides at guthookhikes.com or in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

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