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Trail Correspondents Episode 1 & 2: Introductions

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We're again! After a break of some months, Trail correspondents will seize your world because the phoenix rises from the ashes. As you already know, the Trail Correspondents collection went again to Backpacker Radio last yr at Trek's flagship workforce. Because of the reputation of this collection, we found it worthy of their very own residence, that is, this podcast. So…

What’s Trail Correspondents?

Final yr, we launched a few dozen hikers who took the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. Every two weeks they might be given updates on a path that focuses on a specific matter or theme. Eyes and through äänenjohtojensa we obtained a glimpse of minds, hearts and souls of those that take the aspect of the rear of tourism.

This yr it’s the similar as an entire. Crucial difference in this yr's present is for the hikers we’ve introduced. Extra particularly, Trail Correspondents' theme for this season was

  1. Function primarily for first time hikers. We made this determination because it’s troublesome to repeat the thrill of the primary cross nation skiing, and this enthusiasm is comprehensible. And
  2. The function is bigger audio variety. This season, we've acquired hikers aged 22-66. We’ve got acquired hikers who’re chasing their goals, and others who’re keen to flee the disagreeable realities at house. Most of our correspondents are from the USA, however we’re additionally pleased that we are native to Canada, Mexico and India. The crew consists of someone who walks with their partner, somebody who walks of their life with their associate, and a brother / sister duo.

In reality, the only features that this group has in widespread are the fascinating tales you’ve discovered soon

The intro sections under could be found in our highlighted bios, headshot and Instagram profiles under.


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American Discovery Trail

Lucas Woolfolk

Bio: Lucas is a longtime lover, however final yr determined to take this ardour to a brand new degree. In 2018, he determined to start out the American Discovery Trail, which extends throughout america from the coast to the coast. He made it about 1,500 miles to the top of his residence country in Iowa, however plans to cease the remaining 2,700 kilometers off the California coast in 2019. Lucas suffered a melancholy and a artistic block as an artist and commenced to spark his passion and discover the US step-by-step

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Nancy Alexander

  Nancy Alexander - Nancy Alexander Bio: Nancy is a 66-year-old when she begins her journey at AT. Lately retired, widow, mom of two superb daughters, grandmother, street biker, adventurer, and lover of untamed ?? flowers and wild locations. He ripped 240 kilometers from AT in 2017, nevertheless it wasn't sufficient, so he has returned extra. Far more…


  me - Frozen Bio: Frozen is a five-year backpacking journey on the most important journey overlaying 240 kilometers of the Superior Climbing Trail. She has worked in IT for 14 years in the same job and wishes a change of life. When his uncle was in an unlucky searching accident that left him paralyzed beneath his waist, Frozen decided that his hike couldn’t look forward to retirement and plans to wander from Georgia to Maine.


Missy Baatz

  HeadShot - Missy Baatz Bio: A canine enthusiast, a pure addict, a Christian enthusiast. He has determined to promote the adventure way of life at the age of 9 to five so that he may also gather expertise with tangible property. When she doesn't hike her and her husband tour the country with their DIY Camper. Their One Actual Pleased Place in the Mountains and the Appalachian Route Hike is a Dream

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Melissa Glass

  melissaTCpic - Melissa Glass "width =" 211 "height =" 376 Bio: Melissa walks by means of the Appalachian trail in March 2019 and is her first long-distance hike. He at present lives in Delaware, where he bartends sincerely thinks of large open area. You'll all the time see him sporting Buff and sun shades. Melissa hopes you take pleasure in following her and other Trail Correspondent trips this season!

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Kenneth Pararo

  Kenneth "width =" 375 "height =" 235 Bio: Kenneth is a 29-year-old Atlanta. Prior to mountaineering the pc, he used a lot of the leisure biking; Nevertheless, the 1-week level at AT in March 2018 aroused a new interest within the difficulties and challenges of back-freezing. He has divorced from a know-how company he has worked for after commencement, and is able to beat him on the finish of March 2019 to end his initiative

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Katharine Rudzitis

  A80E7F5F-5BAD-423E-AC03-417739414871 - Katharine Rudzitis (1) "width =" 343 "height =" 337 Bio: Katharine was born and raised in Manhattanite who enjoys exploring and outside. He grew up wandering and adventure, but he found himself spending less and less time outdoor, replacing nature's (equally fantastic) journeys to different cities. The Appalachian Path has been a lifelong dream, and he decided that 2019 can be the yr through which it’s making an attempt. (Plus, he loves an excellent, challenging objective).

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  Travis "width =" 367 "height =" 260 Bio: Travis is of course curious, liberty-driven Tennessee. In getting ready for his NOBO hike, he is in love with the path operating and creating gear charts. AT might be his first solo hike, and he hopes to secretly go on an extended path.

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Continental Divide Trail

Sara Dhooma

  https://photos.thetrek.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/03200440/IMG_1244-Sara-Dhooma. jpg "width =" 343 "height =" 343 Bio: Sara Dhooman "In which world is Carmen Sandiego?" She has traveled packed in 75+ nations and is on the lookout for probably the most epic landscapes on earth. After life-threatening pulmonary embolism, he left his office in August 2017 to complete his climbing listing. After the Israeli national warming this winter, Sara is taking an enormous step in the direction of Triple Crown via the NOBO with the Continental Divide Trail.

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  Dosu Kinuta "width =" 339 "height =" 424 Bio: Dosu (pronounced "dough-stitch") Kinuta appears like a bum but lives like a king. In the event you ever needed to end your career and return to your backpack, he would inform you. For those who thought that within the 1930s your life and free life have been for individuals with funds, he would show you that it wasn't. When you want this encouragement, pay attention.

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Pacific Crest Trail

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Bio: Eric grew up: a small mountain city in Colorado and has a bit brother congregation correspondent, Alison. He studied architecture and design at Kansas State College and graduated to pursue architecture in Austin, Texas. He has been working there for the past 4 years, however the shrinkage of the trail has grown ever since. His curiosity outdoors has led him to take the Pacific Crest Trail together with his sister Alison in 2019.

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Karthikeya Nadendla

 Karthik Headshot - KarNadendla "width =" 365 "height =" 243 Bio: When Karthikeya was younger, he needed to be a researcher, later a physician. -engineer. As quickly as he started climbing, mountaineering, mountaineering his experiences multiplied and altered his perspective, and he not tried to be one thing. So he moved to give attention to adventures and never appointments and went on a journey via PCT to realize maximum experience of life.

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Angie Kane

 Uhngie - Angie Kane "width =" 268 "height =" 335 Bio: Angie is a lady from Michigan who loves theater, music and motion, and outside! He tore himself out of his "everyday life" so he might go on this unimaginable journey and he couldn’t have been excited (and terrified) about it. 🙂 He is most excited to get the time to experience new issues and new individuals … and see what he sees.

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Zack Munsell

Bio: Zack Munsell is outgoing and likes to keep individuals around him comfortably, confidently and above all laughing. Though he’s a rookie outside who has only acquired a night pack this summer time, he’s assured that his robust will and character will probably be determined by the elements that make his trek. Zack is barely above his head and compensated by being barely out of his thoughts

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Jazmín Ortega

 IMG_7 - Jazmin Ortega "width =" 310 "height =" 413 Bio: Born in Los Angeles and raised in Mexico. is a journalist and is now working within the state administration as a gasoline for outside adventures within the marathon operating and mountaineering at a healthy dose of road jackets. Her SoCal-based indoor hobbies embrace studying, writing, and painting. After a four-year PCT hike, he first jumps on his first hike.

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Sarah Herman

 IMG_3606 - Sarah Herman_v2 "width =" 353 "height =" 235 Bio: Before dwelling the homeless path, Sarah lived together with her companion within the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. He worked as a journey advisor for five years and was an avid rock climber. She has music, chocolate, Broadway, more chocolate and outdoor. She has heard of candy that is wealthy in PCT and is as ready as ever for journey.

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Alison Dernbach

 Copy IMG_20171015_121431602 - Alison Dernbach "width =" 311 "height =" 328 Bio: Alison is from Colorado however has lately lived in California and New Mexico. He is nonetheless looking for out what to do together with his life, but working with non-profit and serving to land safety tasks appears to be the best way issues go. His love for coffee, beer and mountains doesn’t know the boundaries.

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Laura Stewart

 D7A43EB6-5F24-4F60-B64C-90F641DF0BBB - Laura Stewart "width =" 384 "height =" 288 Bio: Laura, 39 years previous BC Physiotherapist "hated camping" until he was in the early 30s. When a pal demanded that he simply stopped and tried it, Laura observed that mountaineering is just walking, often in a stupendous surroundings. Though late for the social gathering, Laura has since fallen in love with mountaineering and backpacking, exploring the various world famous trails near their house in Vancouver Island, in addition to Canadian Rockies, European Alps and the USA. PCT in 2019 is his first backpacking for over 2 weeks.

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Julie Klazynski

 https://photos.thetrek.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/05055655/JulieKlazynski-Julie-Klazynski.jpg "width =" 402 "height =" 283 Bio: Julie is a highschool math instructor from Columbia, IL. She loves climbing and climbing together with her husband, getting ready highschool soccer, cooking, accumulating national park stamps and taking a couple of Olu to her great family and friends.

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