Trail Correspondents

Trail Correspondents


Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on trail yourself.

Today marks the final episode of our second season. Although this news is melancholy, this episode is too good to be down.

At the beginning of this year, before embarking on their thru-hikes, I asked our Correspondents to interview themselves. Specifically, their future selves. I wanted a way to capture both the metamorphosis a hiker goes through during their journey, as well as hit on the pressure points of what was driving our wonderful correspondents onto the trail in the first place. This episode features both the questions fielded before their journey, along with their answers a couple months after they finished. The result, is magnificent.


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In today’s episode we hear from:

– Jazmin
– Dosu
– Eric and Allison
– Julie K
– Karthikeya
– Kenneth
– Laura
– Sara D
– Angie K
– Katharine R
– Frozen

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Editing and music courtesy of Pauly Boy Shallcross.

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