The Trail Show #132: The Main Beskid Trail (MBT)

Show #132 – #Suomi – On this month’s Trail Show we record our first ever episode in Europe…. Finland to be specific. Special guest and Trail Show VIP the German Wampire joins us to talk about his hike of Poland’s Main Beskid Trail (MBT), cats in the night, camping with hippies, and delicious Polish cuisine, and Finnish VIP Matti “Speedo” Urlass joins us to tell jokes, run chainsaw, and navigate Finland’s exquisite library system, POD covers bobcat attacks, a National Park on the cutting edge, REI stores unionizing, and blockheads doing blockhead things, D-Low and OOO are on vacation, we don’t give financial advice, Disco feels uncomfortable about drinking near Russia, Danth O’ Mpson writes in, the craziest 48 hours in the woods are quantified, and we discuss the many benefits of the European adder. The Wampire and crew dive into a meandering conversation involving the opposite of voluntary constipation during Ask-A-Hiker.

Beer O’ Da Month: A grand assortment of Finnish beers from Saimaa, Karhu, and Hartwall were provided for the July show thanks to The German Wampire!!

Further Info on the Main Beskid Trail (Główny Szlak Beskidzki) and hiking in Eastern Europe:

-General Info via Waymarked Trails

-Guidebook: Główny Szlak Beskidzki, by Hanula Agata (on Amazon)

-Pictures of the MBT in this blog

-Explore Eastern Europe: Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania – Website of a cool “Carpathian Thru Hike” (1400 miles, 236k feet of elevation gain)

-“Transcarpathian tourist path” (Ukraine 244 miles) Guidebook 

-Cesta hrdinov SNP, Slovak National Trail – Identical to the E8 in Slovakia (495 miles, Bratislava to Dukla Pass)

Eisenach-Budapest – 1677 miles Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary (E3, E8, E4)

-How to go by train in Europe (and the rest of the world) – Seat 61 

 *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!