I recently recorded an interview with the Hiking Thru Podcast. Podcast host Erin Egan speaks with long-distance hikers in anticipation of her 2020 Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. She is tackling the PCT in celebration of her 50th birthday.
Listen to Part 1 of our conversation here! You can also stream the episode (#18) through Itunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher.
We chat about my motivations for hiking the Appalachian Trail, finding my place in the trail community, decreasing pack weight, and the power of self-care.
I love the Gear and Wisdoms page on Hiking Thru’s website. Erin shares links to the gear discussed in each episode along with the guest’s major insights. This is a great resource if you’re looking for backpacking recommendations.
For more of my cheery, manic, queer voice, check out the Saturn Returns Podcast.
In other life news, my friend Patrick visited me in Alaska last week. We explored Fairbanks, soaked in Chena Hot Springs, hiked in Denali National Park, and cooked a campfire Easter feast at a lakeside cabin. I’ll be sharing more about our adventures soon!