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JR Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Jan 11, 2021

A lot has changed since early March, far more than any of us would have anticipated. After leaving Georgia injured, sick, and disheartened, Ryan decided to head back to finish off the state and leave on much better terms.

We aren't sure what the future holds; more section hiking or another thru-hike attempt are all on...

Mar 9, 2020

The Avalanche of Adversity. No real show notes. Just listen to Ryan.

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Mar 2, 2020

Ryan and Steve catch up one last time before Ryan sets out on his journey. He shares thoughts the night before the hike and then twice on day 1 at two big moments. Many more miles (and rain) to come.

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Feb 24, 2020

On the last show before the start of the hike, Ryan and Steve discuss updates on gear, last minute feelings, and the logistics of the show moving forward in the hike. While the last six months before the hike have proved to be challenging for preparation, it was probably the best option there was. With many other...

Feb 17, 2020

Ryan and Steve discuss the concerns, expectations, and fears that come along with attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. It is always interesting hearing the concerns of friends and family versus those of fellow hikers. Ryan shares his "Frequently Asked Questions" about the hike from those on both sides of...