The Trail Show

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The Trail Show #88: TEMBR
3:24:07
Show #88 – #homogenize - This month's Trail Show is in the running for the LTSE (Longest Trail Show Ever) so buckle up and enjoy the ride! The entire crew is in Boulder’s Historic Beer District for Show 88 along with a revolving door of incredible guests:  Zuul from Big City Mountaineers talks about all the important work BCM is doing, Wolverine tells us about his hike of the Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route (TEMBR), Trail Show VIP Snowflake Rispolli relays a Trail Tip you will never ever ever forget, and the late PMags talks about his new book “How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild” and also about his new zip code! Speshul discusses off leash dogs, sculpture gardens and mountain lion kills, POD breaks toes, OOO recommends bleep packing dot com, Fidgit sends us a missive and Moonkid patches in from the hexagon, Disco reminisces on Bishkek summers, Four Points bars are consumed, D-Low eats guinea pig tenders, and BearSweatz is back on The Hotline. We serenade our monthly donors and put the mailbag into a mailbox! D-Low helps us through our monthly Ask-A-Hiker questions and tent stakes are sharpened. This month’s Trail Show is sponsored by Andrew Skurka’s Guided Trips. Learn to backpack or backpack better while undertaking a wilderness adventure that will expand your skills and comfort zone! Apply now for a trip at https://andrewskurka.com/guided-trips/. Beer O’ Da Month: Birmingham, Alabama beers courtesy of Ghost Train Brewing! Get more info on Wolverine’s TEMBR hike and check out his blog at http://wolverinecdt.blogspot.com/. Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band The Kanaloas off their album Surf A Go Go. Get the jams at www.doublecrownrecords.com.
Nov 27, 2019
The Trail Show #87: NYC Hike
2:03:28
Show #87 – #ringofsadness - On this month´s Trail Show we are back in Boulder’s Historic Beer District sans Spesh add Frito “Roll Tide” Garcia. Special guest Liz “Snorkel” Thomas talks to us about her NYC Urban Hike and vacuuming tigers, D-Low discusses dog packs for toddlers, OOO helps us pronounce Florida towns and mispronounce other words, Frito talks pantaloons and tent stakes, Spesh phones in the news, POD speaks on mateable sleeping bags, Disco relays a camping story of woe, Moonkid brings us an update and a trail tip on melting shoes, and The Trail Show Hotline delivers. We croon towards the monthly donors and turn the mailbag upside-down! D-Low leads us through our monthly Ask-A-Hiker questions and tent stakes are yakked about during gear review. Beer O’ Da Month: Colorado beers courtesy of Trail Show Nation! Get more info on Snorkel’s NYC hike and the Trust for Public Lands at www.eathomas.com and www.tpl.org.
Oct 30, 2019
The Trail Show #86: CDT Redux
1:53:31
Show #86 – #breakyourownrules - On this month´s Trail Show the she hikers outnumber the he hikers, special guest Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes of Her Odyssey talks to us about her hike of the CDT, parking lots in Rawlins, farkle and morning fires. Also in studio we are joined by Sassuhphrass & Buddy. Sassuhphrass speaks on bobcats in the backseat, Buddy hangs with mountain goats and avoids the #divorcecycle, POD gets windy on Humboldt, Disco meets a French hiker in Alabama and talks Doug-fir cones, Death March sights Alice Largely, Fidgit embraces #MYOT, we get a call from Keanu Reeves, POD sees the demise of a privy in the Gunks, we learn 3 words, and someone recommends 2 pads 3 people. We sing to the monthly donors and spy into the mailbag! The group takes on Ask-A-Hiker and we deliberate on tent stakes during gear review. Beer O’ Da Month: Tampa & Denver beers courtesy of Gary Lawrence! Music on this month’s Trail Show was courtesy of Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy. Check out Bobby’s music at https://joshuastacy.bandcamp.com/.
Sep 30, 2019
The Trail Show #85: ICT Redux
3:08:37
Show #85 – #snowbos - On this month´s Trail Show we get the band back together and talk to POD about her hike of the Idaho Centennial Trail and drinking footwater. We are joined by Snorkel & The Punisher of Treeline Review to discuss only hiking related things. We are also joined once again by Cliff Kipp of the Montana Conservation Corps to get an update on all the good work they are doing. Speshul 41 talks wolves, bears, cats and pool maintenance, D-Low has been located with sessionable double IPAs, the Wolfman’s brother drops in, The Bobbi Walters and the former Secretary of the Interior calls in, Bigfoot is considered, Disco talks racquetball, OOO gets waylaid by folding kayaks, Wolverine brings us a final update, Fidgit sings for us, and Bear Sweatz brings us peace and love. We pay homage to the monthly donors and inflate the mailbag! D-Low is back for Ask-A-Hiker and we discuss a real tent stake during gear review. Beer O’ Da Month: Colorado beers courtesy of Trail Show Nation! Learn more about the Montana Conservation Corps at www.mtcorps.org. Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band The TomorrowMen off their album Futourism. Get the jams at www.doublecrownrecords.com.
Aug 27, 2019
The Trail Show #84: The American Hike
3:02:42
Show #84 – #moonkid - On this month´s Trail Show extra special guest Moonkid from France joins us live in studio to talk about his hike up South and North America (aka The American Hike) and no music! We have an exclusive interview with @PublicLandsHateYou, D-Low has gone missing, Good Ol’ Boy checks in, Speshul 41 talks wolves and blueteeth, OOO does not talk paddling, Disco speaks on the loblolly pine, the Trail Show Hotline is front and center, Salty asks about hiker boxes, Wolverine sends us a missive from Ecuador, Fidgit brings us song, and POD has an #idatude. We holla out the monthly donors and find a lone postcard! Ask-A-Hiker is asked and we discuss raves during Gear Review. Beer O’ Da Month: Colorado beers courtesy of Trail Show Nation! Learn more about The American Hike at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEOhKgemvYw3UPBxRp8WxbA Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band The Del-Vipers off their album Terror of the Del-Vipers. Get the jams at www.doublecrownrecords.com. Disco’s book I Hike Again is now available as an eBook….get it now!
Jul 31, 2019
The Trail Show – Extra Sauce #2 (Ombraz)
17:54
The Trail Show – Extra Sauce #2!!! To tide you over until our regular July episode airs late this month, we present another quick “Extra Sauce” episode. Disco & Speshul 41 had the pleasure of sitting down with the founders of Ombraz armless sunglasses at the recent Summer Outdoor Retailer. Listen in for a fun interview and info on how to get 20% off a pair of Ombraz! Outro music is “Vesuvian” by The Volcanics. Get their album Stompin’ Garage over at Double Crown Records. Check back at the tail end of July for the regular July Trail Show episode. Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Jul 09, 2019
The Trail Show #83: The KT
2:18:32
Show #83 – #tablife - On this month´s Trail Show special guest Dorian from France joins us in to talk about his hike on Kungsleden (aka the King’s Trail) and fresh lemons! D-Low disappears into the borderlands, Speshul 41 discusses award winning toilets and meetup groups, OOO unleashes the full power of the Trail Show Hotline on us, special guest Clay Jacobson gives us the latest from his work with the Idaho Trails Association, the crew removes some downed trees and chocolate during trips, CDT hiker “Heatwave” brings us a trail tip, Moonkid makes it to God’s Country, and POD defines a hiker. We shout out the monthly donors and read some mail! A hotliner brings us Ask-A-Hiker and we discuss salad during Gear Review. Beer O’ Da Month: Alaskan beers courtesy of Jason D! Learn more about the King’s Trail at https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/areas/kungsleden/. Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band The Other Timelines off their EP. Get the jams at https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/. This month’s episode of The Trail Show was brought to you by Swayy Hammocks! With Swayy Hammocks, you get it all… the insulated hammock, straps and rainfly. Not only that, it saves you weight! Get your Swayy Hammock today at https://www.swayyhammocks.com/.
Jun 27, 2019
The Trail Show #82: The 5T
2:23:13
Show #82 – #nostovecurious - On this month´s Trail Show special guest Andrew Skurka joins us live in studio once again after a 4 year sabbatical to talk Pfiffner Traverse, group tarps and gourmet trail meals! D-Low has no pity for the stoveless, Speshul discusses a new app that leaves us perplexed, OOO weighs in on conservation legislation and a special tequila concoction, Disco saw earthships in Taos, Salty speaks on itis of the tendon, the Moonkid gets choked up, Leo reviews I Hike Again, POD discusses yellow snow stakes and Trail Show Hotline calls are debuted. We hear from a gibbon and poke the mailbag! D-Low brings us Ask-A-Hiker and we discuss knots during Gear Review. Beer O’ Da Month: Canadian beers courtesy of Ben Benvie ! Learn more about the Pfiffner Traverse at https://andrewskurka.com/adventures/pfiffner-traverse-colorado-rockies/. Music on this month’s Trail Show was from the band Reverberati off their album Combat Surf. Get the jams at www.doublecrownrecords.com. This month’s episode of The Trail Show was brought to you by Visit Spearfish! Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the town of Spearfish has rugged trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and some of the best breweries in the region. Find your adventure. Request your copy of the Spearfish Adventure Guide at https://visitspearfish.com/.
May 31, 2019
The Trail Show #81: The CDCR
2:38:47
Show #81 – #dtpiñata - On this month´s Trail Show special guest Richard “Skittles” Larson joins us live in studio after a 3.5 year hiatus to talk about his hike of el Camino de Costa Rica and to give us a Trail Tip 2fer! D-Low reflects on a week of camping in the late PMags guest bedroom, Speshul has poison dart frog questions, Kindra Ramos from the Washington Trails Association joins us to talk about the great work they are doing, the new Trail Show Hotline is unveiled, a show is finally downloaded in Cuba, Disco does not speak on sleeping pads, Moonkid gets bit, and OOO keeps us from singing. POD goes off the rails during our monthly shout-outs to donors and we peak into the mailbag! D-Low brings us Ask-A-Hiker and we discuss garden implements during Gear Review. Beer O’ Da Month: Minnesota beers courtesy of Skittles, and Carolina beers courtesy of Pati M ! Learn more about Camino de Costa Rica at https://www.caminodecostarica.org/. Disco’s new book “I Hike Again” is available at https://ihikethebook.com/. This month’s episode of The Trail Show was brought to you by Visit Spearfish! Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the town of Spearfish has rugged trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and some of the best breweries in the region. Find your adventure. Request your copy of the Spearfish Adventure Guide at https://visitspearfish.com/.
Apr 30, 2019
The Trail Show #80b: The HRP (Part B)
1:00:39
Show #80b – #omnibus – March’s Trail Show was so packed with beers, trails & nonsense that we had to split it into 2 parts! Part A was made available last month so if you haven’t heard it yet, go download it. Part B is what we present to you today.… highlights include the announcement of our Trail Show t-shirts being on sale once again until April 10th, an update and song from Her Odyssey, a double shot of clips from OOO, a trail name is revoked during Ask-A-Hiker, D-Low goes on a 24-hour excursion, P.O.D. has a run in with some historic rubbish, Speshul speaks on poison dart frogs, Disco slaps a man that was chewing tobacco, we unveil the new Trail Show Hotline segment, and much much more in tribute to this dia de los tontos! Thanks again to our VIP beer donor: Frito “Roll Tide” Garcia sent us some delicious Michigan beers! Get a Trail Show T-shirt from now until April 10th at www.bonfire.com/thetrailshow !!
Apr 01, 2019
The Trail Show #80: The HRP
1:52:11
Show #80 – #prinkle - On this month´s Trail Show special guest Monica “Mattuck” Shattuck joins us live in studio to talk about her hike of the Pyrenees High Route. Speshul brings us stories of radioactive ore buckets and #LWCF while simultaneously sipping thru the craziest straw, D-Low attempts a Naturday challenge and (spoiler alert) fails miserably, new Trail Show bottle openers are unveiled, two Trail Show VIPs take over the reading of the donors, Disco dreams of green, Moonkid sends us some audio correos from ol’ Mexico, Salty talks electrolytes, POD goes KerPlash, OOO speaks in tongues and we take a sneak peak at The Trail Show Hotline. We raise a toast to our monthly Trail Show donors and rip open the mailbag! D-Low brings us Ask-A-Hiker and we discuss what not to do with tent stakes during Gear Review. Beer O’ Da Month: (Georgia beers courtesy of Steve “Robin” Hood, and Colorado beers courtesy of Buddy). Salty’s “Adventure Ready” online course is live! Adventure Ready provides the ultimate roadmap to optimize your energy and endurance in 6 weeks so you can embark on the adventure of your dreams! Sign up here. Music on this month's Trail Show is from The Volcanics album "Stompin' Garage" courtesy of Double Crown Records! This month’s episode of The Trail Show was brought to you by Visit Spearfish! Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the town of Spearfish has rugged trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and some of the best breweries in the region. Find your adventure. Request your copy of the Spearfish Adventure Guide at VisitSpearfish.com.
Mar 19, 2019
The Trail Show #79: ODT Redux
3:28:34
Show #79 – #ondatrail - On this month´s longest Trail Show ever (LTSE) we pack Trail Show studios with numerous reprobates including special guest Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa who talks to us about his work at Six Moon Designs and joins Salty in recapping their hike of the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT) also known as “50 shades of sage.” Renee “She-Ra” Patrick brings us up to speed with her work on the ODT for the Oregon Natural Desert Association. Speshul talks H&R Block and Antarctica, #hindsighthikers are mentioned, an SMD backpack giveaway contest is announced, blue sponges are dirtied, fasting is discussed, a photo shoot goes down, Lorenzo the llama is lamented, Moonkid runs along the surf, and we double up our media review covering Cam “Swami” Honan’s new book The Hidden Tracks along with a review of the film Wildland. We tip caps to our monthly Trail Show donors and cut a hole in the mailbag! D-Low brings us Ask-A-Hiker and we continue our enlightening discussion on alternate uses of tent stakes during Gear Review. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (California beers courtesy of one Dan Hughley, and Virginia beers courtesy of T-bo Williams), Trail News with Speshul, Trail O’ da Month (The Oregon Desert Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks to Renee “She-Ra” Patrick of the Oregon Natural Desert Association for bringing us up to speed on all their good work. Become a member of ONDA today at https://onda.org/ Learn more about Allgood’s hike of the Oregon Desert Trail at https://thedagodiaries.com/ and Salty’s ODT hike at http://katiegerber.com/oregon-desert-trail/ Special thanks goes to John Carr Photography for the first ever Trail Show photo shoot that went down during Episode 79!! https://johncarr.photography/ This month’s episode of The Trail Show was brought to you by Six Moon Designs! Get a backpack, tent or one of their new Silver Shadow umbrellas at https://www.sixmoondesigns.com/ and be sure to check both our Instagram feed and Six Moon Design’s Insty feed for info on how to win a free SMD backpack!
Feb 22, 2019
The Trail Show #78: Via Dinarica (Part B)
1:47:31
Show #78b – #Hell-y! – December’s Trail Show was so packed with beers, trails & nonsense that we had to split it into 2 parts! Part A was made available back in December so if you haven’t heard it yet, go download it. Part B is what we present to you today.… highlights include a double shot of clips from Moonkid, a trail name is given during Ask-A-Hiker, the Eagle Creek Trail is diss-cussed, Speshul speaks on pecan pies, special guest Shawn “Pepper” Forry talks to us about his current book Ultralight Winter Travel, Salty speaks to Sea Ray, and much much more! Thanks again to our beer donors: Steven Goodrich sent us some tremendous Georgia beers and Jake Risch sent us some fine Oregon beers! Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows for mere pennies right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Jan 19, 2019
The Trail Show #78: Via Dinarica (Part A)
1:44:27
Show #78a – #LWCF – On this month’s Trail Show the band is back together again, jokes are told, bear spray is spilled, the Eagle Creek Trail is still not the PCT, D-Low has forest bathers in his backyard, special guest Megan “L-Train” Leedom talks to us about her trek on the Via Dinarica, P.O.D. does a live remote with Her Odyssey, Disco never slaps a man chewin’ tobacco, OOO goes snowboarding, Speshul goes to Rome, Salty goes to Ohio’s only National Park, and we completely goof up Beer O’ da Month (apologies to Steven Goodrich who sent us some delicious Georgia beers!!!). Show 78 was SOOOOO long we had to split it into two parts. Come back in January to hear the exciting conclusion to Show 78! Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows for mere pennies right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Dec 21, 2018
The Trail Show #77: TGO Challenge
2:58:54
Show #77 – #thruhunting - On this month´s Trail Show we head over the hill for our first ever recording in Crested Butte, Craig “Pisco” Gulley joins us live via satellite link to talk Scotland's TGO Challenge, Julie Nania joins us in studio to discuss why water is important and all the great work that High Country Conservation Advocates is up to, MacGyver takes over Trail News, Salty discusses bulking up, special guests "The Noodleheads" talk thru-hunting, Capi and what Germans say when faced with adversity, Moonkid sends us a dispatch from far away, P.O.D. keeps us on the rails, Disco discusses the lows of shadeless meadows, and we shout out Cascade Hiker Podcast during media review. We give praize and thanx to our monthly Trail Show donors and peek into the mailbag. Noodles take over Ask-A-Hiker and we learn about walkie talkies during Gear Review. And as always.… Beer O’ da Month (Gunnison beers from High Alpine Brewery courtesy of Trail Show Nation), Trail News with MacG, Trail O’ da Month (TGO Challenge), and Ask-A-Hiker with the Noodleheads. Big thanks to Julie Nania of the High Country Conservation Advocates for talking to us about water and all their good work. Become a member of the HCCA today at https://www.hccacb.org Learn more about TGO Challenge at https://www.tgochallenge.co.uk/ And get a brand new Trail Show t-shirt from now until November 26th at https://www.bonfire.com/thetrailshow/
Nov 17, 2018
The Trail Show #76: The DT
2:32:00
Show #76 – #besmall - On this month´s Trail Show we overflow Trail Show studios with a trail crew, Salty takes over Trail News, Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva joins us in studio to talk about trials and tribulations on the Desert Trail, Julie Mach and four Colorado Mountain Club seasonal trail stewards join us to discuss all the great trail work they’ve been doing this year, Moonkid speaks of the most beautiful mountain in the world, Casey Kasem makes a brief appearance, P.O.D. teaches proper mic technique, and we shout out Foot Stuff during the media review. We give thanx and praise to our monthly Trail Show donors and throw open the mailbag! P.O.D. takes over Ask-A-Hiker and we learn about South American tent stakes during Gear Review. And as always.… Beer O’ da Month (California & Canadian beers courtesy of Ben Benvie, Michigan beers care of Frito Guey, Florida beers thanks to Buddy “Not Sessions” Sessoms), Trail News with Salty, Trail O’ da Month (The Desert Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with PODeezy. Big thanks to Julie Mach of the Colorado Mountain Club for bringing us up to speed on all their good work. Become a member of the CMC today at https://www.cmc.org Learn more about the Desert Trail at http://freedirtmonger.blogspot.com/
Oct 31, 2018
The Trail Show #75: The SHT
2:26:30
Show #75 – #campertunities - On this month´s Trail Show we revisit the scene of D-Low’s bee sting incident, Speshul 41 gives the Sangres a go, OOO is still not legal, D-Low recommends Top 10s, Grizzly joins us in studio to talk about his recent thru-hike of the most requested Trail O’ da Month in Trail Show history…. The SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL (hit the donate button)!!!! Alex Stigliano of the Florida Trail Association joins us live via satellite link to discuss the FTA’s recent work, vegetation that fights back and the ins and outs of building proper boardwalks, Salty sends us a missive from the Oregon Desert Trail, Disco talks Balzams, P.O.D. passes beer around in the same cup and we take a look at the book Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest. We shout our monthly Trail Show donors and pry open the mailbag! D-Low awakes for Ask-A-Hiker and we talk kabobs during Gear Review. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Virginia beers courtesy of Beaker, Colorado mead care of Laochri), Trail News with Speshul 41, Trail O’ da Month (The Superior Hiking Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks to Alex Stigliano of the Florida Trail Association for bringing us up to speed on all their good work. Become a member of the FTA today at https://www.floridatrail.org Learn more about the Superior Hiking Trail at https://superiorhiking.org/ And don’t forget that October 2nd is the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. Celebrate by taking a hike!
Sep 29, 2018
The Trail Show #74: The SCT
2:45:24
Show #74 – On this month´s Trail Show we convene in our new legal chambers, Speshul 41 reports on bear encounters of the close kind, OOO makes it official, D-Low curses an incident, Fidget gives a fine intro, Nemo joins us live via satellite link to talk #lakebagging, jumping off boats, and the ins and outs of the Sunshine Coast Trail, Salty talks bars and malto, special guest Brian Sargeant joins us in studio to discuss the Colorado 14ers Initiative’s recent work, Moonkid sends us a tale of woe from South America, The Onion brings us a rough day on the GDT, Disco talks about 13ers, P.O.D. names a new show segment and we recommend another podcast for your listening pleasure. We hail our monthly Trail Show donors and unfurl the mailbag! D-Low is back for Ask-A-Hiker and we talk tent stake splints during Gear Review. And as always.… Beer O’ Da Month (Canadian beers courtesy of Roadie, Pennsylvania and Ohio beers care of Rich Glasgow, and a bundle of hard to find Vermont beers from Eric Mootz!), Trail News with Speshul 41, Trail O’ da Month (The Sunshine Coast Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks to Brian Sargeant for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Colorado 14’ers Initiative at http://www.14ers.org/ And learn more about the Sunshine Coast Trail: https://sunshinecoast-trail.com/
Aug 30, 2018
The Trail Show #73: The BDT
2:03:28
Show #73 – #nutstobutts – On this month´s Trail Show we set up shop in a new basement, Speshul 41 brings us up to speed, OOO eats the bar, D-Low goes on a landscaping retreat, mosquito repellents are considered, fires are put out, in studio guest Katie “Salty” Gerber shines some light on eating well while on trail, special guest Chris “Wolverine” Hillier joins us via satellite link to talk about gasoline water, delicious food and not quitting the Baja Divide Trail, Moonkid sends us an update from Peru, The Onion brings us crickets and tales from the Canadian Rockies, Disco talks about how not to slice beer bottles, P.O.D. reminds us you can’t learn a new language in one month and we review the new book “On the Trail with Boots McFarland: Vol 1” by Geolyn Carvin. We don’t forget to our monthly Trail Show donors and of course we throw open the mailbag! OOO commandeers Ask-A-Hiker and we flip the script during Gear Review. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (a pallet of delicious Idaho beers courtesy of Rand Snyder and tasty Oklahoma and Michigan beers (and Pink Bourbon coffee) courtesy of Salsa and Turbosnail), Trail News with Speshul 41, Trail O’ da Month (The Baja Divide Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with Out of Order. Big thanks to Katie “Salty” Gerber for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about eating well both on and off trail at https://www.katiegerber.com. Music on this month’s Trail Show courtesy of Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy! Check out Bobby’s music at www.joshuastacy.com and http://www.ghosttrainmusic.com/music/. And learn more about the Baja Divide Trail via Wolverine’s blog: http://wolverinecdt.blogspot.com/.
Jul 31, 2018
The Trail Show #72: The UHT
2:00:11
Show #72 – #allkillernofiller – On this month´s Trail Show we discuss D-Low trapping wild animals, bear attacks, #ALLCAPS, roasting marshmallows over lava, special guest Kevin “LarryBoy” DeVries joins us in studio to talk Uintas and dish out trail tips, Wolverine gives us a final missive from the Baja Divide Trail, Pepperflake talks Sangres, Marcus Selig from National Forest Foundation brings us up to speed on NFF’s work, Disco talks wildfires, POD keeps us on the rails and we review the book “Look Big” by Rachel Levin. We pay tribute to our monthly Trail Show donors and peer deep into the mailbag! D-Low reads post-Thanksgiving gift guides during Ask-A-Hiker and we have a listener-submitted item for Gear Review. And as always.… Beer O’ da Month (delicious beers courtesy of Eric & Lisa & The Curtis Ware), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (The Uinta Highline Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks to Marcus Selig for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the National Forest Foundation at https://www.nationalforests.org And learn more about the Uinta Highline Trail via LarryBoy’s blog:  http://prettyeasytoremember.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-highline-trail-guide.html?m=1
Jun 21, 2018
The Trail Show #71: The FMT
2:49:10
Show #71 – #yellowjacket – On this month´s 6-Year Anniversary Trail Show Speshul meets Zinke, we discuss dust and ticks, special guest Mitsu Iwasaki joins us via Skype to talk Outward Bound, D-Low discusses #vanlife, Moonkid gives us an update from Boliva, Out of Order breaks down a hike on the Fisherman’s Trail in Portugal, Speshul goes LNT during Trail Tip, Disco is on Benadryl, and POD takes us down Trail Show memory lane. We pay respects to our monthly Trail Show donors, and unleash the longest mailbag letter ever! D-Low spits yellow jackets during Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Colorado beers courtesy of Craig “Pisco” Gulley), Trail News with Speshul, Trail O’ da Month (The Fisherman’s Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Mitsu Iwasaki for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about Outward Bound at https://www.outwardbound.org/ and https://www.nwobs.org/. And learn more about The Fisherman’s Trail at http://en.rotavicentina.com/fishermens.html and check out OOO’s hike across Europe at https://predictablylost.com/.
May 26, 2018
The Trail Show #70: The LOOP
2:55:14
Show #70 – #nuderamen – On this month´s Trail Show we discuss mountain bikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, special guest Wesley “Crusher” Trimble joins us in studio to talk American Hiking Society, single serve wet-ones and 22 mile fun runs, P.O.D. discusses a new trail in New England and cooking sans clothes, Scott “Squatch” Herriott skpes in to discuss his new film “3 Trails in Australia” and plans for haggis, Sirena Dufault talks to us about her jaunt on The LOOP and Jasmine the mini-donkey, Wolverine gives us an update from south of the wall, and a Trail Tip Trifecta is delivered. We pay homage to our monthly Trail Show donors, and to the iTunes Top 5’ers! A fat mailbag is pried open and D-Low rides the rails during Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious IPAs courtesy of Chardonnay, local Colorado favorites care of Bobbi and a 6’er of Gold Rush Belgian Ale thanks to Crusher), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (The LOOP), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Crusher for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the American Hiking Society at https://americanhiking.org/. And thanks goes to Sirena Dufault (https://trailsinspire.com/) for schooling us on The LOOP! Learn more about this urban hiking adventure at http://webcms.pima.gov/government/the_loop/.
Apr 24, 2018
The Trail Show #69: The WASU
3:02:00
Show #69 – #probablynot - On this month´s Trail Show we discuss the #scamplife, Triple-O gets evicted and goes dancing, special guest PMAGS is resurrected from the underworld and talks to us about his Walk Across Southern Utah and hiking with puppies, P.O.D. discusses the NAG and feral pit bulls attacking feral cattle, D-Low delivers a new impression and goes hiking when his flight is cancelled, we discuss our conservation wishes, Disco almost gets bit by man’s best friend, and we all practice hand motions. “Kintaro Walks Japan” is dissected during Media Review. We talk knitting during gear review, bow down to our monthly Trail Show donors, and experience the wonders of The Bobbi Walters cookiepalooza! The mailbag is unwrapped and D-Low teeters on the rails during Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Connecticut beers courtesy of Trail Show VIP Jenny D!), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Walk Across Southern Utah), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to PMAGS for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about his Walk Across Southern Utah at https://pmags.com/wasusage-to-pine. And big thanks to Arno at Bellwether Coffee for providing some delectable covfefe for the show. Find Bellwether Coffee at https://www.bellwethercoffee.com/. Last but not least check out the Bellingham Ruck in Bellingham, Washington on Saturday, March 31st. Register now at http://www.aldhawest.org/.
Mar 21, 2018
The Trail Show #68: OuT
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Show #68 – LNT! On this month´s Trail Show we go back to Arkansas, special guests Zuul and Speshul 41 talk LNT, long strange trips and picking up diapers, live via Skype from the land down under Cam “Swami” Honan discusses the finer points of vegemite, True Grit and a hike along the Ouachita Trail, P.O.D. talks rabies and makes a superman pose, the 52 hike challenge is recommended, Elon Musk’s blowtorch makes an appearance, and we learn the thumb trick. “On Trails” by Robert Moor is examined during Media Review. We talk cutlery during gear review and give a big shout to our monthly Trail Show donors. The mailbag is unbagged and Speshul 41 takes over Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (tasty Arkansas beers courtesy of Trail Show VIP Steven “Chaps” Parker), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Ouachita Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with Speshul 41. Music on this month’s show courtesy of Aria Zoner. Check out his music and guidebooks at https://www.wholefoodhiker.com/. Big thanks again to Swami for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Ouachita Trail at https://www.thehikinglife.com/2014/07/ouachita-trail/. And big thanks to Speshul and Zuul for schooling us on the seven Leave No Trace Principles. Learn more about Leave No Trace at https://www.lnt.org. Last but not least join us for the annual Rockies Ruck in Golden, Colorado on Saturday, March 17th. Register now at http://www.aldhawest.org/.
Feb 28, 2018
The Trail Show #67: A2A
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Show #67 – #slowtravel - On this month´s Trail Show we go south south north, D-Low reads cans, Triple-O takes us in off the streets, extra special guests Fidgit and Neon talk roadkill, butterflies and what it is to be on a 20,000 mile quest, P.O.D. discusses the finer points of mañana, we hoist a beer to Warren Miller (R.I.P.), Speshul-41 goes iguana, we talk tech, throat chafing is cured, and someone opens Zima then malt liquor. The classic 1968 film “Mountains of Storms” is revered during Media Review. We almost stumble upon a tent stake to be avoided at all costs during gear review and give thanx and praize to our monthly Trail Show donors. The mailbag is unsealed and D-Low takes us to a dramatic conclusion during Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Michigan beers courtesy of Trail Show VIP Frito “Roll Tide” Garcia), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (America 2 America), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Fidgit and Neon for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about their incredible hike from the bottom of South America to the top of North America at https://her-odyssey.org. Special thanks to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners for sponsoring this month’s Trail Show. Learn more about their upcoming “Climb Against the Odds” at https://www.bcpp.org/get-involved/events/climb/.
Jan 30, 2018
The Trail Show #66: The INT
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Show #66 – Hanukkah Sameakh!!! On this month´s Trail Show we sing for ye, D-Low directs WAWA, special guest Chris “Wolverine” Hillier recaps his Israel National Trail thru-hike, P.O.D. bags peaks while Disco endures PowerPoints, Speshul-41 talks rocket launches, the 2 oz hygiene kit makes its formal debut, the bells go Irie, moose soup is served, and we hear from God. Two books (Memorizing Shadows, Junk Raft) and a blog (her-odyssey.org) are examined during Media Review. We analyze a real bottle opener (a.k.a. tent stake) and give thanx and praize to our monthly Trail Show donors. The mailbag is sliced open and D-Low hangs onto the rails (barely) during Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (New Mexico beers from La Cumbre Brewing, Marble Brewing and Tractor Brewing courtesy of Trail Show VIPs Mark & Julia), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Israel National Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Wolverine for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the his hike of the Israel National Trail at http://wolverinecdt.blogspot.com/
Dec 20, 2017
The Trail Show #65: The GPaT
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Show #65 – D-LOW!!! On this month´s Trail Show we report on the #trailshowbump, former legal counsel Brian “Buck-30” Tanzman skypes in to talk Greater Patagonian Trail, P.O.D. issues a Mad Pooper retraction, #montanastrong Cliff Kipp from the Montana Conservation Corps is live via satellite to talk trail work, Bigfoot hotel and bear possession, D-Low does border wall shavasana, homage is paid to Ryan Zinke and Bear Grylls, Disco relays a wag bag trail tip, and we investigate the pros and cons of zoo dates. We bow down to Jah and our monthly Trail Show donors, unfurl the mailbag and return our Ask-A-Hiker segment to D-Low. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Arizona beers from Lumberyard Brewing and SanTan Brewing courtesy of Trail Show Nation), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Greater Patagonian Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Cliff Kipp for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Montana Conservation Corps at http://www.mtcorps.org
Nov 24, 2017
The Trail Show #64: The ACT
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Show #64 – Broadcasting live from a yurt at the 2017 ALDHA-West Gathering!!! On this month´s Trail Show special guest Kristin Gates joins us to talk Greenland's Arctic Circle Trail, dog mushing and polar bears, Trail Show 5th Chair Liz "Snorkel" Thomas also joins us to talk PNT, road walking and eating on video, Brooks Range Council's John Gaedeke skypes in to discuss a proposed road in Alaska's Brooks Range, a listener asks about cathole magicians, POD denies mad pooping, we discuss hiking with non-significant others, Disco puts his head in his hands during tent stake review ... again, and we make some podcast/media recommendations (Cascade Hiker Podcast, Routes Podcast, ALDHA-West Gazette, Explorers Club). We bow down to our magnanimous monthly Trail Show donors, peak in the mailbag and throw our Ask-A-Hiker segment to Snorkel after a lengthy legal battle. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (courtesy of ALDHA-West), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Arctic Circle Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with Liz "Snorkel" Thomas. Big thanks again to John Gaedeke for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Brooks Range Council at www.brooksrange.org.
Oct 16, 2017
The Trail Show #63: LT Redux
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Show #63 – KOOZIES!!! On this month´s Trail Show special guest Mike DeBonis (Executive Director of the Green Mountain Club) joins us to talk Long Trail, GMC and hiking in wool, POD warns of altitude, Vermont prescribes Nature, Iron Mike Unger breaks from the CT and joins us in studio, the PCT is on fire, Disco gets upset during tent stake review, doggy bags are examined, and we learn what a packbasket is. We doff our caps to our lavish monthly Trail Show donors, hoist the mailbag high and throw our Ask-A-Hiker segment to Iron Mike.   And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (courtesy of Trip the Light, Iron Mike, and Chicory & Hoho), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (Long Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with Iron Mike Unger.   Big thanks again to Mike DeBonis for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the Green Mountain Club at http://www.greenmountainclub.org
Sep 28, 2017
The Trail Show #62: The O3T
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Show #62 – Bye Felicia. On this month´s Trail Show we broadcast from a VIP listener’s basement, extra special guest “Out of Order” joins The Trail Show in studio for never heard before tales from 6,300 miles of hiking across Europe, D-Low tells unsuccessful jokes and preps for kindergarten, POD flames out during our PocketMail talk, Disco talks koozies, Speshul goes to Six Flags, 03 downloads from Cuba, we discuss #snakesonatrail, and a listener sends a curious calendar. Our monthly Trail Show donors are revered, we find a thin mailbag and a beefy Ask-A-Hiker segment. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Scavenger sends Mt. Massive IPA, Shovel send Perrin’s Dry Chai Stout, and OOO Brings a Bear Canister full of Florida Beers!), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (O3T’s Europe North to South), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Out of Order for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about his walk across Europe at http://www.predictablylost.com/
Aug 28, 2017
The Trail Show #61: The OT
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Show #61 – Ah the San Angelo Life! On this month´s Trail Show, Speshul 41 is back in studio with tales of bear attacks, ticks and Dr. Krieger, Ken Kurtz of the Ozark Trail Association talks MEGAs and building trail in Missouri, Julie Mach of the Colorado Mountain Club guests with us in studio, P.O.D. discusses the darkies, we hear from a Trail Show VIP, Speshul brings us an interview via satellite feed from the Ozarks, D-Low’s advice in debunked, Disco fears Zika, and we discuss the Reveal Podcast episode “America’s Ring of Fire.” Our monthly Trail Show donors are admired, we find a postcard in the mailbag and P.O.D. fields Ask-A-Hiker queries. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (a boat load of Bay Area beers (and ice) from the Onion!), Trail News, Trail O’ da Month (Ozark Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with P.O.D. Big thanks to Ken Kurtz of Ozark Trails Association for talking OT on this month’s show. Learn more at http://ozarktrail.com/ And special thanks goes to Julie Mach of the Colorado Mountain Club for bringing us up to speed on CMC’s conservation efforts. Get involved at https://www.cmc.org/ This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by ALDHA-West! Register for this year´s ALDHA-West Gathering (Sep 29-Oct 1) in beautiful Keystone, CO by visiting www.aldhawest.org
Jul 26, 2017
The Trail Show #60: The OHT
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Show #60 – #bearpiñata! On this month´s Trail Show, P.O.D. takes over Trail News, D-Low dreams of Tontitown, Steven Parker of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association brings us up to speed on this 200+ mile walk in the woods, Speshul 41 sends us a message from Minnesota, we learn that gunpowder and fire don’t mix, “Out of Order” tosses us one final dispatch from the end, Steve Staley talks 30 years of trail maintenance on the Colorado Trail, Boomer bushwhacks … for years, Disco eulogizes Boone’s Farm, and we discuss the short film “Alcove” by Chris. Thanx and praize torrents down on our monthly Trail Show donors, we peek inside the mailbag and D-Low answers more Ask-A-Hiker questions than you can shake a stick at. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (4 beers from Springfield Brewing Co c/o The Curtis Ware & a vintage bottle of Pisco c/o Craig “What a Guy” Gulley), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Ozark Highlands Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks to Steven Parker of Ozark Highlands Trails Association for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more at http://ozarkhighlandstrail.com/
Jun 28, 2017
The Trail Show #59: The Inca Trail
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Show #59 – 5 Years in da Bag! On this month´s Trail Show, we exhume the late Paul “Mags” Magnanti from the dead to guest with us and bring us all the news that’s fit to be heard, D-Low talks mushroom death suits and the benefits of sleeping on 2x4s, Executive Director of the Idaho Trail Association Jeff Halligan talks trail work and crosscut saws in the Gem State, Speshul 41 sends us a missive from inside a vacuum at the bottom of a lake, POD discusses the finer points of Andean train rides and hiking in jeans, D-Low talks Inca Trail and other Inca Trails during Trail O’ da Month, “Out of Order” sends us dispatches from Portuguese highways, Mags pays homage to Charlie and discusses the book “On the Trail” by Silas Chamberlain. Thanx and praize rains down on our generous monthly Trail Show donors, we unpack another large mailbag and Mags goes dirtbag during Gear Review. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (3 beers from 3 breweries c/o Trail Show Nation), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Inca Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low & Out of Order. Big thanks to Jeff Halligan of Idaho Trails Association for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more at www.idahotrailsassociation.org Our newest Bonus Show #7 is available on iTunes! Go.Get.It.
May 26, 2017
The Trail Show #58: AZT Redux
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Show #58 – Spring is in the air! On this month´s Trail Show, we plunge into Disco’s recent hike on the Arizona Trail, the Founder of Adventure Scientists, Gregg Treinish, talks to us about the important work they are doing, Speshul 41 discusses trams, bear cans and the fate of ADZPCTKO, special guest Amanda “Zuul” Jameson speaks on spending 12 months in a Subaru with Speshul, “Out of Order” sends us correos from Spain, POD admires Buck-30, and we interrogate Snorkel on her new book “Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike.” Thanx and praize showers down on our generous monthly Trail Show donors, we hoist a large mailbag this and The Ground Claw is thoroughly inspected during Gear Review. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Indiana brews thanks to “Juice” and a delightful IPA from New Zealand care of the Stantons), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Arizona Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with P.O.D. Big thanks to Gregg Treinish of Adventure Scientists for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more at www.adventurescientists.org This month’s episode of The Trail Show is brought to you by Altra Running. Get the best trail shoes on the planet at www.altrarunning.com & tell them The Trail Show sent ya!!! #EmbraceTheSpace @altrarunning
Apr 28, 2017
Bonus Show #7: Designing Your Own Hiking Route
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Available on iTunes!!! This month on The Trail Show Bonus Show #7, we examine the ins and outs of designing your own hiking route! Special guests Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva and Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck join our very own Speshul 41, to discuss the routes they successfully designed and hiked while P.O.D. and Disco pepper them with questions and insults! Tune in to learn how each of these three hikers designed their own hiking routes, overcame adversity and progressed from established trails to the great unknown of forging their own path. Download Bonus Show #7 today on iTunes or at www.cdbaby.com. And be sure to check out the free monthly Trail Show podcast at www.thetrailshow.com.
Apr 20, 2017
The Trail Show #57: The SDTCT (Part B)
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Show #57b: February’s show was so packed with beers, trails & nonsense that we had to split it into 2 parts! Part A was made available back in February so if you haven’t heard it yet, go download it. Part B is what we present to you today … highlights include Cliff Kipp from the Montana Conservation Corps relaying tales of bear carnage, Cactus & Aroo transporting us to dry washes on the San Diego Trans County Trail (SDTCT), talk of the Sierra snowpack on Ask-A-Hiker, Bobcat’s letter to the mailbag, a review of the film Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, a golden rock on eBay and much much more! Thanks again to our beer donors: Perrin Brewing Co brews care of Shovel & Stumble, Sam Adams Hopscape & Fresh as Helles care of Sam Adams, assorted Confederate brews care of Dr. Drei and a few extra specials from Cactus. Big thanks again to Cliff Kipp from the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more at www.mtcorps.org Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows for mere pennies right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Mar 24, 2017
The Trail Show #57: The SDTCT (Part A)
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Show #57a – D-Low is back from the SWAMP! On this month´s Trail Show, we drink a lot of beer and speak to a lot of beer people, Havasupai goes digital, special guest Cliff Kipp from the Montana Conservation Corps joins us, we discuss starting fires with Cheerios, Cactus & Aroo make us want to hike the San Diego Trans County Trail, “Out of Order” gets further south, Speshul encourages us to #keepitpublic, POD battles D-Low in the Micraphonagon, Disco pushes buttons and has horse pucky directed at him. We give thx and praize to our monthly Trail Show donors, the mailbag is rummaged thru and Trail Show Brewery & Beer of the Year Award is resurrected! And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (Perrin Brewing Company brews care of Shovel & Stumble, Sam Adams Hopscape & Fresh as Helles care of Sam Adams, assorted Confederate brews care of Dr. Drei and a few extra specials from Cactus), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (San Diego Trans County Trail), and Ask-A-Hiker with P.O.D-Low. Big thanks to Cliff Kipp from the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more at www.mtcorps.org Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows for mere pennies right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Feb 23, 2017
The Trail Show #56: The GBT
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Show #56 – Full House in the Sangres! On this month´s Trail Show, Flat Tires are examined, ramen noodles are cross-examined, special guest Marcus Selig from the National Forest Foundation joins us, Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva pinpoints the middle of nowhere which is somewhere on the Great Basin Traverse, Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck comes back to be our Moses and throw a few barbs, “Out of Order” exits Germany, Speshul speaks on antiquities and #storagelife, POD performs a hostile takeover of D-Low’s old segment, Disco walks thru puddles and samples beer flavored things. We rain thanx and praize on our bighearted monthly Trail Show donors, the mailbag runneth over and Speshul goes from hook to angle. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious California brews thanks to Trail Show VIP Curtis Barrett), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Great Basin Traverse), and Ask-A-Hiker with P.O.D. Music on this month’s Trail Show courtesy of Pat “AXYL” Dixon! Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows for mere pennies right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Jan 25, 2017
The Trail Show #55: The SkIT
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Show #55 – It’s our 2016 Holiday Spectacular! On this month´s Trail Show, we pay tribute to Mike “D-Low” DiLorenzo and he pays tribute to us with a horrific anecdote, an old caller phones in, special guest Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva relays stories of twitchers and gnar on the Sky Islands Traverse, Scott “Squatch” Herriott is back with his Tales from the Trail, “Out of Order” chimes in, Speshul speaks on fires, house bills and hedging one’s bets, POD is not a shiker, Disco is attacked by a plunger and we review the article subtitled “Stop Making Trails.” Thanx and praize showers down on our generous monthly Trail Show donors, we tear open the mailbag and the gear review takes an unsuspecting twist. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious Michigan brews thanks to Perrin Brewing Co.), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Sky Islands Traverse), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Music on this month’s Trail Show courtesy of Joshua “Bobcat” Stacy! Check out Bobby’s music at www.joshuastacy.com and http://www.ghosttrainmusic.com/music/. Beer for this month’s Trail Show was graciously provided by Perrin Brewing Company. Visit their brewery next time you are in the Grand Rapids, MI area and check out their website: http://www.perrinbrewing.com/
Dec 22, 2016
The Trail Show #54: The NNML
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Show #54 – Holy Cow! On this month´s Trail Show, we learn about that itchy feeling that comes from some hot springs, D-Low odes to Eddie VH, special guest Amanda “Not A Chance” Timeoni tells of adventure and meadow bagging on the Northern New Mexico Loop, “Out of Order” brings us another missive from Germany, Speshul goes solar, POD doles out statistics advice and we review the short film “Theodore Jones” from “Out of Order.” Thanks and praise reigns down on our monthly Trail Show donors, we unpack a full mailbag and go further down the rabbit hole during gear review. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (frosty California brews thanks to Trail Show VIP Trevor “Homework” McKee), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (Northern New Mexico Loop), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows for mere pennies right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Nov 30, 2016
The Trail Show #53: The L2H
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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.
Oct 28, 2016
Bonus Show #6: Red Tent Show 2
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This month on The Trail Show Bonus Show #6 … the long awaited follow up to our first Red Tent Show ... it’s Red Tent Show 2! On this Bonus Show, we head back to the Red Tent to further explore all things outdoors and how they are different for Red Tenters. Guesting with P.O.D. for Red Tent Bonus Show 2 is She-Ra, Not a Chance and Snorkel … four women with more miles than most … these ladies of the trail throw open the red tent vestibule and tell you how it really is. If you enjoyed the first Red Tent Bonus Show, you won’t want to miss this second one!!! Wanna listen to the entire show? Head over to www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow & download Bonus Show #6 today! And be sure to check out the free monthly show at: www.thetrailshow.com
Oct 20, 2016
The Trail Show #52: The BeHR
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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.
Sep 28, 2016
The Trail Show #51: The WHW
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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. Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Sep 01, 2016
The Trail Show #50: The GR20
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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!
Jul 20, 2016
The Trail Show #49: The Urban Hike Experience
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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.
Jun 27, 2016
The Trail Show #48: The ICT
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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.
May 27, 2016
The Trail Show #47: The BFT
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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.
May 01, 2016
The Trail Show #46: New Zealand (Part 2)
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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!
Apr 02, 2016
The Trail Show #45: New Zealand (Part 1)
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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!
Feb 21, 2016