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Hiking Thru Life

By Hiking Thru Life
We've all been gifted a journey called 'Life'. Hiking Thru Life aims to inspire people from all walks of life to live a more meaningful life. The outdoors is a place we find meaning and connection. This podcast is a collection of stories and connections with people we encounter along our journey. We also provide some helpful tips for outdoor adventures. Where will your journey take you?
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#72 Born to be Adventurous with Annika Mang
In this episode, we talk with Annika Mang an adventurous mama of 2.  She and her family live in Canada and enjoy their time outdoors in the Canadian Rockies.  From snowboarding to cross country skiing to climbing and backpacking, there is no adventure stopping the family.  Annika is passionate about supporting families’ adventures outdoors.  She wrote a hiking guide book for families that was recently released, runs a Facebook group supporting families outdoors, and writes a blog full of valuable information for outdoor families!  If you are someone who wants to embrace the outdoors with your family this episode is for you! Website: https://www.borntobeadventurous.com Links and items mentioned in this episode! ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% Nest Diapers:  https://www.nestdiapers.com  Use code HIKING20 to save 20% on your first order ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
1:03:19
January 12, 2021
#71 Shape and Foster with Calum McGuigan
In this episode, we talk with Calum McGuigan about a new community platform, Shape and Foster.  It’s crucial to look at all aspects of a person’s life when trying to reach their full potential and that is exactly what Calum's idea for Shape and Foster is doing.  He shares with us his journey into a healthy lifestyle along with his journey into entrepreneurship.  Shape and Foster is a community platform that has recently launched with the new year.  Their mission is to help improve a person’s lifestyle development through the areas of finance, fitness, nutrition, yoga, mental health, and life coaching.  We dive into how this is done and how to become part of this positive community.  If you are someone looking to change your lifestyle for the long haul with attainable and realistic outcomes, this episode is for you! Start your FREE 14-day trial:  https://www.shapeandfoster.com ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
53:44
January 3, 2021
#70 Hiking Thru Life's Reflection on 2020
In this episode, we reflect on the year.  Taking time to reflect before moving forward to the new year is an important step for personal growth and it's part of our Hiking Thru Life journey.  2020 has been a year we could not have prepared for.  Despite all of the dark times of 2020, there was lots of light in the year for us.  From quarantine to becoming parents, this year brought many "firsts" for us.  If you'd like to get to know your podcast host and producer better or want to be inspired to reflect on your own 2020, this episode is for you! Infantino Baby Carrier: https://amzn.to/2L3KtjN Pack 'n Play: https://amzn.to/3aMLIia How to Shop Marketplace blog: https://parenting.hikingthrulife.net/how-to-shop-marketplace Rory's First Camping Trip: One Month Old blog: https://parenting.hikingthrulife.net/hello-world Well Women Co website: https://wellwomenco.com ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
1:00:51
December 28, 2020
#69 The Far Green Country with Eli and Kelly Pyke
In this episode, we talk with filmmakers Kelly and Eli Pyke.  It’s no doubt that parenthood and marriage have challenges.  After struggling through some tough years, the Pyke family knew they needed something to recenter themselves.  After leaving their home in 2015 and living in an RV with their toddler for a year they found some happiness.  Eli, a filmmaker by profession, documented and shared their time on the road in a documentary called The Far Green Country a few years later.  Now, they've made a second documentary and we discuss The Far Green Country 2: At Road's End which explores loss, grieving, family, and healing along the family's travels.  This episode is a must-listen for all people because, after all, we all go through loss at some point in our lives. Amazon Prime FREE 30-Day Trial: https://amzn.to/3ayfuHy Watch The Far Green Country 2: At Road's End on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3mGTjkE Watch The Far Green Country on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/2LYEAoI Website: http://thefargreencountry.com ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
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December 22, 2020
#68 Gail Francis From One Trail to Another
In this episode, we talk with Gail Francis.  Gail is a thru-hiker of the Pacific Crest Trail and Minnesota's very own Superior Hiking Trail.  We discuss her time on both of the trails along with some inspiring people she met along her journey.  She wrote a memoir Bliss(ters) about her time on the Pacific Crest Trail and during the month of December all profits from book sales will be donated to the Superior Hiking Trail Association.  We also discuss Superior Small Batch, a vegan food company she and her husband run out of Superior, WI. Purchase Bliss(ters): https://amzn.to/3gLZZMY  All profits from sales during the month of December will be donated to the Superior Hiking Trail Association  Superior Small Batch food: https://www.superiorsmallbatch.com  Use code HIKETHRU to save 15% (orders must be picked up at their kitchen in Superior, WI) ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
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December 14, 2020
#67 Abby on Backpacking with a Baby
In this episode, we talk with Abby Tobin.  There is a lot to know, pack, and figure out when you go backpacking.  The logistics can be overwhelming at first and adding a baby brings in even more considerations.  Abby took her baby on his first backpacking trip when he was just 3 months old.  We talk about the gear she recommends and she shares insight into ways to make backpacking more comfortable with a baby.  If you want to hear from another parent on how to keep adventuring when the little one arrives, this episode is for you! Abby Tobin's Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/abby.tobin.378 Hike It Baby:  https://hikeitbaby.com ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10%  Nest Diapers:  https://www.nestdiapers.com  Use code HIKING20 to save 20% on your first order  ---- Gear links: Osprey baby carrier:  https://amzn.to/39LSFzI Soft ergonomic baby carrier:  https://amzn.to/3oBPQ8j Scrubba bag:  https://amzn.to/2JIjtpK Travel baby bed:  https://amzn.to/2JYC2WK ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
54:25
December 8, 2020
#66 Gratitude for the Season
The holiday season is upon us and there's no better time than now to spread and express gratitude.  This time of year is most often a rush of the season.  We encourage you to enter the season with a sense of gratitude which can bring a sense of calm to the season.  Sarah reflects upon her own gratitude in this time of life.  She also shares some encouraging ideas from a past guest of 2020.  If you're looking for a refresh before you enter the holiday season this episode is for you. Parenting Blog:  https://parenting.hikingthrulife.net Episode #31 Pilar Gerasimo and The Healthy Deviant Healthy Deviant book:  https://amzn.to/39uFbrO ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
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November 30, 2020
#65 Backpacking with By Land's Emory Wanger
In this episode, we talk with Emory Wanger.  He is an experienced outdoors person who loves backpacking and backcountry hunting.  Emory is also the host of the By Land Podcast.  His passion for backpacking began in 2014 and it has evolved ever since.  Not only is he passionate about the outdoors but he is the father of 2 young girls and has made it a commitment to have the outdoors be part of the family’s life.  We talk about how his backpacking and backcountry hunting experiences have changed since becoming a dad.  He also shares some awesome insights on backpacking with babies so you can get your little ones out!  We also talk about the backpacking course he offers for beginners!  If you are a new backpacker or parent and don’t know where to start your outdoor adventure, this episode is for you! Website: https://byland.co ---- Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
1:15:52
November 23, 2020
#64 Parenting Update from Hiking Thru Life
In this episode, we dive into our parenting journey!  We became parents in October to a baby boy who has been the biggest adventure in our lives yet! This is just the beginning of our journey and we've already learned a handful.  We share our experience with you.  We also give a sneak peek at upcoming episodes and exciting updates with Hiking Thru Life. Parenting blog:  https://parenting.hikingthrulife.net Giveaway details:  https://hikingthrulife.net/surveygiveaway Infantino baby carrier:  https://amzn.to/3f2VrBe Kilofly popup baby tent:  https://amzn.to/36Ho96L Ella's Wool: https://ellaswool.com  Use code HIKINGTHRULIFE2020 to save 10% ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
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November 17, 2020
#63 Liz Thames of Frugalwoods
In this episode, we talk with Liz Thames better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods.  Liz is the blogger behind the blog and social media account Frugalwoods.  She lives in rural Vermont on 60 acres with her husband and two girls.  The family is soaking up the homestead lifestyle and frugality.  We talk about what their homestead lifestyle is like and how it has positively impacted the children’s development.  Their days are spent wandering in the woods, processing food in the kitchen, working in the garden, and spending time on computers for work.  Liz’s book Meet the Frugalwoods shares her story on the journey to financial independence.  She shares some tips on how people can begin their journey to financial freedom.  If you love the outdoors and are on a financial independence journey (or want to be), this episode is for you! Website: https://www.frugalwoods.com Meet the Frugalwoods: https://amzn.to/3oU1Kvz ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.
40:20
November 8, 2020
#62 Chris Cage from Greenbelly Meals
In this episode, we talk with Chris Cage, founder of Greenbelly Meals.  Chris quit his accounting job in 2012 and embarked on a 2-year journey of diverse outdoor experiences from hiking the Appalachian trail to backpacking Asia to bicycling in New Zealand.  He is an entrepreneur who has written the book How to Hike the Appalachian Trail and founded Greenbelly Meals which makes healthy, nutrient-dense backpacking food.  We discuss his adventure into entrepreneurship along with all of his adventures in the world and on the trail. If you are a thru-hiker, backpacker, or someone who wonders what to eat on the trail this podcast is for you! Greenbelly Meals Website: https://www.greenbelly.co  (use code HIKINGTHRULIFE to save 10%) How to Hike the Appalachian Trail: https://amzn.to/3jNmRM4 ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used or stand behind.
51:17
November 2, 2020
#61 Boundary Waters with Dave Freeman
In this episode, we talk with Dave Freeman.  He is half of the Freeman Explore team.  The Freemans lived a year in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in order to educate and spread awareness for the campaign to Save The Boundary Waters.  The wilderness is a place where many go to disconnect with society, but technology was the key to connecting the Freemans to their purpose behind living a whole year in the BWCAW.  We talk about the campaign to Save The Boundary Waters, what it all means, and how people can get involved.  In addition to living a year in Minnesota’s BWCAW, they have been exploring wild places all over the world since 2001.  Some places include the arctic, paddling to D.C., and kayaking from Seattle to Alaska.  They have taken their expeditions and turned it into educational experiences sharing the wilderness through technology with K-8 students from all over the world.  If you have a passion for the Boundary Waters,  want to be informed on the campaign to Save the BWCAW, or are an educator looking for a unique experience for your students, this episode is for you! Save the Boundary Waters campaign: https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org Wilderness Classroom: https://wildernessclassroom.org Boundary Waters Action Fund: https://www.boundarywatersaction.org A Year in the Wilderness: https://amzn.to/37HcSFW Website: https://freemanexplore.com ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used and stand behind.
54:29
October 26, 2020
#60 Trails Worth Hiking with Jeremy Pendrey
In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Pendry host of the Trails Worth Hiking podcast.  Jeremey grew up as a camper and hiker and has been an avid backpacker for almost 20 years.  From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains to trekking in Ecuador, Jeremy has diverse trail experience.  Along with his wife, they raised two kids with exposure to the outdoors and the grown kids still love backpacking today.  We talk about backpacking trips and he shares some insight on places to go in his home state of California.  We also dive into trekking versus backpacking and the similarities between the two.  If sleeping in a tent isn’t your thing, this episode may convince you to go on a trek!  We also discuss Jeremy’s new podcast Trails Worth Hiking in which he talks with people about trails that are worth putting on your bucket list! Trails Worth Hiking podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1235132 or wherever you listen to podcasts  ----  Gear mentioned in this episode: Garmin InReach SE+: https://amzn.to/31fhfUE Garmin InReach mini: https://amzn.to/3lUTcSI ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ----  *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used and stand behind.
1:08:22
October 18, 2020
#59 Outdoor Pulse with Mitch Dean
In this episode, we talked with Mitch (Charles) Dean host of the Outdoor Pulse podcast.  He is an outdoor enthusiast who has found his place skiing and climbing in the outdoors.  Growing up playing team sports and now taking part in individual sports, Mitch has experienced the best of both worlds.  Like many things in life, starting a hobby when you are young will lay the foundation for later in life.  We dive into how he got started skiing with his family when he was young and also talk about how he got into climbing.  We dive into some climbing logistics, learn some basic climbing terminology, and talk about the community and mindsets behind the climbing lifestyle.  He recently moved to Colorado and is soaking up the outdoor lifestyle the state has to offer.  His new podcast, Outdoor Pulse focuses on people’s unique experiences in the outdoors with a focus on outdoor sports! Outdoor Pulse podcast: https://www.outdoorpulse.net/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb_oK2835nepZXRUIvmxymw/ ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com
55:03
October 11, 2020
#58 Down with Adventure - Melody Forsyth & Family
In this episode, we talk with Melody Forsyth.  Melody is a mother of 4 children and the family has embraced the outdoors and use hiking as a way to balance out everything life brings them.  Melody's youngest daughter Ruby was born with Down syndrome.  At first, when the diagnosis came, Melody thought this would be the end of travels for the family.  It turns out that Ruby is a true gift in the family's life and has opened up the opportunity to get outdoors more than ever!  We talk about her experience with Ruby in the outdoors, suggestions on ways families with special needs children can get outdoors, and hear what Ruby was taught Melody and the whole family. Instagram: @downwithadventure Family photo credit: @zionadventurephotog ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com
52:00
October 6, 2020
#57 Hike for Mental Health and #hikeOctober
In this episode, we talk with Leo, Brielle, and Jasmine who are part of the Hike for Mental Health nonprofit organization.  Hike for Mental Health organizes hikes while also funding mental health research and trail conservation.  The outdoors and hiking has many benefits on an individual’s well-being.  We talk about each guest's experience and personal journey with Hike for Mental Health and hear the story behind the organization.  The whole month of October is #hikeOctober!  This is an opportunity for people to get out on the trail, no matter the distance, no matter your hiking ability, and hike for mental health.  We talk about the details of #hikeOctober and how you can become involved in October.  We also talk about various ways you can become involved longer-term with the organization if that sparks your interest.  This episode is a listen for anyone who has used the outdoors as a way to find some clarity in their own mental well being! #hikeOctober website: https://hikeoctober.org/ Hike for Mental Health website: https://www.hikeformentalhealth.org/ ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com
30:07
September 26, 2020
#56 Summer Travels with Thrifty Tripster
In this podcast, we talk with Sarah and Andy Emerson.  They are a couple from Minnesota who are carving out a lifestyle unique to their own passions.  We talk about their unique wedding at a music festival and how they lived on the road for the first 3 years of their relationship together.  After their jobs changed due to the pandemic, they decided to take a summer road trip with the time and money they saved.  They spent the summer road-tripping in their vintage camper.  COVID caused travel to look different this summer and we discuss what their experience has been like from state to state as they road trip in a pandemic.  They also share some low budget travel and adventure tips and hope to inspire others to travel on a budget through their website Thrifty Tripster.  If you would like some inspiration to travel on a budget or wonder what cross country travel has been like in a pandemic, this episode is for you! Website: http://thriftytripster.com/ Resources mentioned in this episode:  Free campsites: https://freecampsites.net/ The Dyrt: https://thedyrt.com/ MN State Parks Hiking and Passport Clubs: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/clubs.html ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com
1:20:57
September 21, 2020
#55 Ellis Family part 2 SHT Thru-Hike
In this episode, we follow up with the Ellis family to talk about their recent Superior Hiking Trail thru-hike.  In episode #53 we discussed their plans and preparation for the thru-hike.  We talk about trail logistics, how they all supported and encouraged one another along the way, and hear some of their favorite memories on the trail.  We discuss different sections of the trail and hear about the diverse terrain the trail has to offer.  This family is full of love, laughter, and warmth.  They are sure to motivate you to get out on the trail with some good company... even if it's just for a quick day hike! Jenny's musical parodies on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHwlkXy01KcTGugNIvvnLg Jenny's books: From Flat Tires to Root Beer Floats https://amzn.to/31HBdb1 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World https://amzn.to/3jwI4dI ---- Gear mentioned in this episode: Bug head net: https://amzn.to/2DVqr7Y Trekking poles: https://amzn.to/35z5LOs ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used and stand behind.
1:02:40
September 14, 2020
#54 Crystal Gail Welcome's Thru-Hike for Justice
In this episode, we talk with Crystal Gail Welcome.  Crystal is a writer, activist, and black outdoor leader.  She thru-hiked the Superior Hiking Trail in July 2020 with a goal to raise awareness on social justice and environmental justice with support for the organization PGM ONE.  Crystal’s hike was also a peaceful protest in honor of the recent George Floyd tragedy in Minneapolis.  We discuss things she did along the hike to peacefully protest the situation whether it was planned or unplanned.  We go in-depth about the challenges, the highs, the lows, and some trail magic that came along the way.  Crystal recently completed her master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on adventure therapy and adventure education.  We discuss what she hopes to do in her future. If you want to hear a meaningful and peaceful perspective on a topic that needs to be more voiced and heard, this episode is a positive listen! Crystal Gail Welcome Website:  http://crystalwelcome.com/ PGM ONE website:  https://www.pgmone.org/donate The Trek page:  https://thetrek.co/author/crystal-gail-welcome/ ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com
1:39:16
September 8, 2020
#53 Biking to Thru-Hiking with the Ellis Family
In this episode, we talk with the Ellis family.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series!  The Ellis family is from Illinois and has explored many parts of the country by bike as a family.  They share some stories from their earlier days of traveling as a family and Jenny shares how this was the inspiration for one of her self published books From Flat tires to Root Beer Floats.  The trio hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail together and sang along the way.  The trail is a place where many people find inspiration and freedom, and for Jenny, that means creating musical parodies of the family's hiking experience!  The Ellis family shares their plans for their most recent hiking adventure, a thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail. They set out to thru-hike the trail on July 2, 2020, and we talk about the preparation and logistics behind their SHT thru-hike as well as perspective challenges, plans, and have some Q&A support with Andy about his thru-hike experience on the SHT.  Be sure to come back for part 2 where the family shares about their whole SHT thru-hike experience! Jenny's musical parodies on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHwlkXy01KcTGugNIvvnLg Jenny's books:  From Flat Tires to Root Beer Floats https://amzn.to/31HBdb1 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World https://amzn.to/3jwI4dI ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used and stand behind.
1:12:13
August 31, 2020
#52 Exploring with Chelsey Evans
In this episode, we talk with Chelsey Evans.  She grew up hiking and camping and now has a passion for encouraging people to get out and enjoy nature! She has a website where she shares travel resources and camping/hiking tips with a focus on the San Diego area.  She has led women hikes in the San Diego area and likes to encourage females to get outdoors.  We talk about her temporary van life in California and she shares some tips on living the van life.  We also talk about her professional career as a nurse and how that has influenced her outdoor experience.  Many people head out into the wilderness unprepared for emergencies and we talk about some basic items everyone should carry in their emergency kits.  If you are from the San Diego area, visiting the San Diego area, or someone who needs reminders for emergency preparedness in the outdoors, this episode is for you! Chelsey's Website: https://myexplorewithme.com/ ---- Gear mentioned in this episode: Garmin InReach SE+ - https://amzn.to/2Y75r52 Garmin InReach Mini - https://amzn.to/320h5zJ First aid kit - https://amzn.to/2Ewkkao ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used and stand behind.
1:08:57
August 23, 2020
#51 An Outdoor Wedding Reflection
In this episode, we celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary!  Sarah and Andy, the faces behind this podcast, have been married for 3 years.  We wanted to take some time to reflect on our wedding day and give some wedding advice and insight.  Weddings are a time of love, commitment, and the bond of two people creating a life together.  It's important to remember that your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are as a couple.   We reflect on our wedding day and what we did to bring our love of the outdoors into the wedding.  We also reflect on how we have grown as a couple in the outdoor journey and how Hiking Thru Life has played an impact on our life together. Gear mentioned in this episode: Garmin InReach SE+ - https://amzn.to/2Y75r52 Garmin InReach Mini - https://amzn.to/320h5zJ ATIKA sandals - https://amzn.to/3iLGvb9 ---- Hiking Thru Life gear: hikingthrulife.net/shop Ways to support Hiking Thru Life: hikingthrulife.net/support Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast Email: hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- *Disclaimer*: This episode contains affiliate links in which we earn a small commission at no cost to you for qualifying sales.  Hiking Thru Life only promotes products and services that we have used and stand behind.
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August 16, 2020
#50 Nature-Based Learning with Anna Dutke
In this episode, we talk with Anna Dutke.  She grew up with a love for the outdoors, always getting outside as a child which shaped her career path later on in life.  With a passion for the outdoors and a background in early childhood education, she is a leader and advocate.  Anna pursued her passion and helped develop the Jeffers Pond Nature Preschool in Prior Lake, MN.  A nature-based school is focused on providing children with an opportunity to interact with their environment and she gives many examples of how joyful and memorable this is for a child.  Nature-based preschools (and all grades) are growing in our country and especially in the state of Minnesota.  If you are interested in early childhood education and the outdoors, this episode is for you! Jeffers Pond Nature Preschool: https://www.facebook.com/JeffersPondNaturePreK MnECO (Minnesota Early Childhood Outdoors) Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/MNEarlyChildhoodOutdoorLearningNetwork/ Follow @adutke on Twitter ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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August 8, 2020
#49 Training Body and Mind with Sarah Histand
In this episode, we talk with Sarah Histand.  Sarah is an Alaskan who spends a lot of time adventuring in the beautiful backcountry that Alaska has to offer.  With adventure can come the risk of injury and many mental hurdles to overcome.  Sarah is passionate about helping people connect to their mind, body, and spirit as they move into living their best lives possible.  We talk about her work as a mental health therapist and dive into her own business SMH training where she is coaching people to overcome those hurdles and connect them to self-care practices.  We also talk about some of her experiences in the backcountry.  If you are someone who has experienced the relationship between mind and body, this episode is for you! Website: https://www.sarahmhistand.com/ Instagram: @sarahmhistand ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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August 4, 2020
#48 Boundary Waters Crew Year 2
In this episode, we host fire talk chats with a  group of friends in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Each trip to the BWCAW is different, even with the same group of people!  We took the same group out last summer (2019) for their very first time and did a fire talk chat with them in episode #3.  Each trip to the BWCAW brings challenges, lessons learned, and things you can apply to your everyday life.  We take time to reflect around the campfire on the differences of a first-timers trip versus coming back for a second time.  If you are someone who keeps going back to the Boundary Waters year after year, this episode may inspire you to reflect on all of your own unique experiences. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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July 26, 2020
#47 Laura Larson and Wild Mindfulness
In this episode, we talk with Laura Larson who is the author of Wild Mindfulness.  Laura spends a lot of time camping around Minnesota in the summers with her family.  She wrote Wild Mindfulness as a tool for parents and educators to teach mindfulness practices to children.  Teaching young minds mindfulness is a journey not to be perfected in one day.  It comes with time and practice and this book is an awesome tool for that.  We dive into how her camping and outdoor experience had a huge impact on writing the book.  She shares some of the mindful moments from the book that are directly related to the outdoors and camping!  We also talk about some of her memories camping with her own children and favorite places they’ve been in Minnesota.  If you are a parent, teacher, or someone who benefits from the mindful practices of spending time in the outdoors, this episode is for you! Purchase Wild Mindfulness from Amazon: https://amzn.to/37Q7hwB Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wildmindfulness/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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July 19, 2020
#46 Boundary Waters First Time Reaction
In this episode,  we take our annual trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  This was our 4th time to the Boundary Waters and our second time bringing first-timers into this wilderness.  We love sharing this space and gifting the experience of the Boundary Waters to people because it's a place that has become special and memorable to us.  We want to pass on the joy of this wilderness area to anyone who is willing and open-minded to the experience.  It's even more special when those people are family!  We give a detailed trip report of our route and host our fire talk chats with 2 newbies to the BWCAW.  A first time trip to the Boundary waters is full of lessons learned, growth, and learning how simple life can be.  If you love the BWCAW and are a regular visitor of this beauty or dream about taking a trip there one day, this episode is for you! ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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July 13, 2020
#45 Looking Back at Year 1
The Hiking Thru Life podcast is celebrating our one year anniversary!  The podcast started as a collection of daily recordings from our day's activities on a road trip and slowly turned into conversations with people we met along the way.  It's been inspiring to connect with all the awesome humans who are in some way inspired by the outdoors.  Hiking Thru Life aims to inspire people from all walks of life and it's no doubt that the opportunities we've had to connect with the diverse group of people are what keeps this podcast inspiring to us.  Thank you for following along, listening, and supporting us in this journey!  This podcast would be nothing without the listeners and all the awesome guests we've spoken to. Shout out to all of our guests from year one! ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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June 27, 2020
#44 Hiking the Great Plains Trail with Pony
In this episode, we talk to Clay Bonnyman Evans.  Better known on the trail as Pony, he has quite an extensive list of thru-hikes.  He’s completed the Colorado Trail (2015), AT (2016), Foothills Trail,  Alabama Pinhoti Trail (2018), Great Plains Trail pilot trail (2019), and most recently is working on plans for a PCT thru-hike.  We talk about his hiking experiences and highlight the pilot section of the Great Plains Trail which he completed last year.  He shares a handful of his thru-hiking stories on his website, including an extensive series of posts about the Great Plains Trail.  If you are interested in the Great Plains Trail or thru-hiking, this episode is for you! Clay's website: https://claybonnymanevans.com/ Great Plains Trail website: https://www.greatplainstrail.org/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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June 20, 2020
#43 The Mandagies
In this episode, we talk with Berty and Emily Mandagie. They are an outdoor adventure team who are also partners in life!  Together they are a dynamic duo living the travel blogger life full time.  They travel to beautiful places mostly in the Pacific Northwest, share insider tips from off the beaten path places, and share fresh perspectives on living an authentic life of adventure.  Emily does the blogging while Berty captures experiences through his camera lens.  We dive into how they started this lifestyle, how they make it a sustainable living, and some tips for ways to get started on your own blog.  We also talk about some favorite places they’ve traveled.  If you have ever wanted to know how to make money from blogging, this episode is for you!  Website: https://www.themandagies.com/ Instagram: @themandagies ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:20:18
June 13, 2020
#42 Tick Talk with EcoElsa
In this episode, we talk with Elsa Litecky from EcoElsa.  We had her on last fall in episode #12 to talk about environmental education.  We highly recommend listening to the episode with Elsa to hear in-depth about what she does to support and teach outdoor education for children.  We asked Elsa to come back on the podcast to talk about the one thing everyone dislikes and often fears when adventuring outdoors, especially in MN in the summer… ticks!  We talk about the basics of what a tick is, ways to prevent tricks, and what to do if a tick bites you.  We also talk about what Elsa has planned for virtual environmental learning this summer!  If you are someone who is apprehensive about recreating in the outdoors due to ticks, this episode is for you! Website: https://ecoelsa.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzODkauQ6mXEB1xoT6MsPpQ Tick Resources: https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/ticks https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/insects/deerticks/index.html https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/tickborne/ticks.html https://nypost.com/2018/07/17/people-with-certain-blood-types-more-likely-to-be-bitten-by-ticks/ https://control-mosquitoes.com/tick-facts/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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June 6, 2020
#41 Superior Hiking Trail with Jo Swanson
In this episode, we talk with Jo Swanson who is part of the Superior Hiking Trail Association team of staff members.  Jo has been a trail volunteer since 2007 and staff since 2015.  She coordinates volunteers and trail work and manages trail data and mapping.  We cover how Jo got involved in trail work and talk about her hiking background.  The Superior Hiking Trail is a well-loved trail covering 310 miles of northern Minnesota.  Stretching from lakeshores to cliff overlooks, the trail holds a special place in many people’s hearts.  We are all trying to navigate how to safely get back on the trails this summer with the pandemic amongst us.  We dig deep into the information and logistics about the Superior Hiking Trail.  We talk about proper trail use during the pandemic,  trail trips,  some favorite spots on the trail, and ways people can support the trail. For avid Superior Hiking Trail users or for those just starting out, this is a must-listen for you! Superior Hiking Trail Association Website: https://superiorhiking.org/ Volunteer Portal: https://superiorhiking.galaxydigital.com/ Trail Conditions: https://superiorhiking.org/trail-conditions/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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May 31, 2020
#40 No Such Thing as Bad Weather with Linda
In this episode, we talk with Linda Akeson McGurk. She is an author, journalist, outdoor advocate, and mother of 2 who lives in Sweden.  Linda is passionate about promoting the benefits of outdoor experiences for families and children.  She has a blog Rain Or Shine Mama and wrote the book There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather.   As she puts it in her book, Scandinavia’s nature-centric culture embodied in the term of friluftsliv is not just the sum of all outdoor activities people take part in, rather it’s a way of life that to this day is considered key to raising healthy, well rounded, and eco-conscious children.  We dive into the details of her book and what it means to create a lifestyle of friluftsliv.  We also talk about the differences in school systems and raising children between the USA and Sweeden.  If you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, or anyone hoping to engage and advocate for children more in the outdoors this podcast is for you! Website: http://lindamcgurk.com/about-me/ Blog: http://rainorshinemamma.com/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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May 23, 2020
#39 Backpacking Moms
In this episode, we talk with Barbara and Stephanie of Backpacking Moms.  When you enter the world of parenting, it’s no doubt that hiking or any hobby for that matter will look different.  It’s key during the early childhood stages that you introduce your children to your passions and your world, then adapt that passion to fit you and your little ones.  That is exactly what Stephanie and Barbara are doing.  We talk about how their friendship started and how Backpacking Moms got started.  They share practical tips and advice on backpacking with young children and remind us that first-time parents often make it harder on themselves than it has to be!  We also talk about some of their favorite hiking memories in their home countries.  If you are a new parent who is needing some inspiration to get your little one out on the trail, this episode is for you! Website: backpackingmoms.com Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/backpackingmoms Instagram: @backpackingmoms ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:28:51
May 16, 2020
#38 Adventures with Matt and Karen Smith
In this episode, we talk with Matt and Karen Smith.  As they were nearing age 50 in 2010, they decided to take a break from the regular grind of life and set a goal to visit all of America's National Parks.  They were able to do this in two years and have had the adventure bug since.  Matt and Karen are the authors of the Dear Bob and Sue series of books which chronicles their National Park travels and progresses into other epic adventures.  They also have a website where they've shared detailed trip reports and very stunning photography of their travels to the parks.  They also host The  Dear Bob and Sue Podcast where they relive and share their adventures traveling the national parks and give insiders tips to those parks and other public lands.  If you are needing some motivation to go visit the National Parks or hear perspectives from everyday people who began outdoor endeavors later in life, this is a perfect listen for you! Websites: mattandkaren.com and dearbobandsue.com Podcast: thedearbobandsuepodcast.com Instagram: @mattandkarensmith Dear Bob and Sue Facebook Page ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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May 9, 2020
#37 Strider's NCT Thru-Hike and Beyond
In this episode, we talk with Luke Jordan better known on the trail as “Strider”.  Strider is known for being amongst the small number of people (8)  to thru-hike the North Country Trail (NCT) and the first person to thru-hike the Great Plains Trail.  He hiked the NCT in 2013 with a goal to raise awareness about the trail.  While on the trail, he had many positive experiences and wrote about them eventually publishing a book Thru And Back Again which covers his time on the NCT.  We also discuss how his time on the trail influenced his career choice afterward.  He currently works for the North Country Trail Association and is involved with some trail projects for the Great Plains Trail.  Most recently he was attempting a thru-hike of the Trans-Ozark Trail but due to the current pandemic, he had to postpone the remainder of his thru-hike.  If you are curious about what a thru-hike on the NCT is like or if you want to hear some tips and positive experiences of a thru-hike,  this episode is for you!  Website: stridernct.com  Facebook page: facebook.com/StriderNCT Email: striderNCT@gmail.com Purchase Thru and Back Again: https://amzn.to/2ZfU5gJ Purchase Guide to Hiking the North Country Trail in Minnesota (paper or Kindle version): https://amzn.to/3cBs5rG  ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:32:13
May 2, 2020
#36 American Backcountry with Frank Hintz
In this episode, we talk with Frank Hintz who is a seasoned traveler and outdoorsman himself.  He is the founder of American Backcountry which specializes in t-shirt designs for National Parks and Forests for all types of outdoor enthusiasts!  We discuss how American Backcountry got started, how it has evolved, and how they connect with the hiking community.  We also discuss some of Frank's hiking experiences and his favorite hiking memories. If you are a hiker and outdoor enthusiast who likes to support your favorite parks, this episode is for you! Website: americanbackcountry.com ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
59:06
April 25, 2020
#35 The 11th Essential with Britany Freeman
In this episode, we talk with Britany Freeman who is an adventurer, traveler, and advocate for leaving our lands better than we found them.  She started the nonprofit The 11th Essential with the goal in mind to make stewardship a priority on every adventure.  Most outdoor adventurers have heard of the 10 essentials.  Brittany is introducing the 11th essential to people: adding a trash bag to your essentials!  We talk about the goals of The 11th Essential and plans for the future.  With advocacy and education, The 11th Essential is set up to educate adults and children on the importance of taking care of our lands.  Brittnay also shares about some of her favorite places to get outdoors in her home state of Ohio.  Listen to this episode and you are sure to pick up some trash on your next hike or walk! 11th Essential website: 11thessential.org Instagram: @11thessential All links 11th Essential including virtual Earth month and Earth Day cleanup: https://linktr.ee/11thessential Virtual Earth Day cleanup sign-up form ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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April 18, 2020
#34 Wedded Wellness with Ashley Sondergaard
In this episode, we talk with Ashley Sondergaard who is the founder of Wedded Wellness.  Although not directly tied to outdoor inspiration, we connected with Ashley because of the mindful way of life she practices and promotes that is equally as important as getting outdoors.  It’s especially important to be mindful within the “new normal” we are navigating with COVID-19.  As you enter a new life with a partner,  a mindful practice is an important foundation to have.  Wedded Wellness ties together yoga, meditation, and mindful practice hosting special events in the Twin Cities metro area.  Ashley also produces a weekly podcast, The Wedded Wellness podcast.  We talk with Ashley about her journey of practicing yoga, entrepreneurship, and how it eventually led her to launch her own business.  We talk about how the practice of yoga is beneficial in everyday life.  She also covers some basic yoga terms a person might hear in a yoga class.  If you are in the midst of wedding planning and need some clarity or simply trying to find balance in life or are interested in learning more about yoga, this episode is for you! Website: weddedwellness.com The Wedded Wellness Podcast: weddedwellness.com/podcast Instagram: @wedded.wellness ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:06:28
April 11, 2020
#33 Erin Egan's PCT Pandemic Predicament
In this episode, we talk with Erin Egan who is the host of the Hiking Thru podcast.  She started the podcast as a way to share experiences from other thru-hikers with an end goal of her own thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail.  Erin's plan was to set out for her thru-hike of the PCT on April 4th.  However, the world has changed with the recent COVID-19 pandemic which has affected many people’s plans, including thru-hikers.  The original interview with Erin was recorded on March 5th but with all the changes to the world in the past month, we decided to follow up with Erin to discuss how her plans have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak and what her current state of emotions is around all of this.   This all-encompassing episode highlights our most recent discussion with Erin about the current state of her hike followed by our original discussion with her a month ago about her initial preparation and plans.  This episode is a perfect listen for anyone who is struggling with plans that have been canceled due to this pandemic and puts the world of the unknown into a real-time perspective.  It’s also a perfect listen for anyone who dreams about a thru-hike in the future! Website: hiking-thru.com Hiking Thru Podcast: hiking-thru.com/episodes Hiking Thru Podcast Instagram: @hikingthrupodcast Erin's Instagram: @egan_here ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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April 5, 2020
#32 Nigel the Litter Hunter
In this episode, we talk with Phill Monson an advocate for cleaning up our lands, founder of Adventure Responsibly, and most recently author of the children’s book Nigel The Litter Hunter. Phil shares his background about how the principal for Leave It Better was taught to him at a young age. He also shares some of the most significant moments that encouraged him to advocate for our lands further. Advocating for our lands also means educating people about the lands and the places we travel. We discuss simple ways people can be more educated.  Through the character Nigel, Phil gets the message out in an entertaining, positive and humorous way to the next generation of young stewards who will care for our lands. Nigel The Litter Hunter is currently on Kickstarter and the campaign is open until April 16th, 2020.  If you like this episode and want to support this book further, go check it out and consider making a donation! Kickstarter for Nigel The Litter Hunter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/litterhunter/nigel-the-litter-hunter-a-childrens-book Nigel's YouTube channel Adventure Responsibly: adventureresponsibly.co ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:22:56
March 28, 2020
#31 Pilar Gerasimo and The Healthy Deviant
With the world facing the current COVID-19 pandemic, this podcast is a must listen and may bring you a fresh perspective.  In this episode, we talk with Pilar Gerasimo an award-winning health journalist and best known for her work as the founding editor of Experience Life magazine. She also co-hosts a top-rated podcast called The Living Experiment.  We dive into her new book, The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker's Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World. We talk about what it means to be a healthy deviant in our crazy modern world. Pilar gives perspective on ways to be a healthy deviant and takes us to the roots of where her deviance began. Pilar resides in Wisconsin with her pitbull Calvin on an organic, communal family farm. Pilar's website: pilargerasimo.com The Healthy Deviant: thehealthydeviant.com The Living Experiment Podcast: livingexperiment.com Share your healthy deviant quiz results and thoughts with us at anchor.fm/hiking-thru-life and click "Message" or email hikingthrulife@gmail.com ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:20:50
March 21, 2020
#30 Right On Trek with Victoria Livschitz
In this episode, we talk with Victoria Livschitz one of the founders of Right On Trek.  Victoria is a lifelong entrepreneur which means work has always been at the forefront of her lifestyle and there really wasn’t much balance to work and life.  When she was introduced to the world of hiking and the outdoors a few years ago, everything changed.  Suddenly her weekends became focused on backpacking trips instead of a work deadline.  Right On Trek is a new resource where hikers can plan all the logistics of a hike. From trail routes to food resupplies to campsites and more, it’s all there on one platform.  If you are a thru-hiker, section hiker, or day hiker this episode will help you understand the new tool the Right On Trek team created to help plan all hiking your logistics.  You can probably relate to this episode as well if you are someone who feels consumed by work and is looking for an outlet. Website: https://rightontrek.com/ Instagram: @rightontrek ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:15:19
March 14, 2020
#29 Birchwood Wilderness Camp
In this episode, we talk with a father-daughter team, Ashley and Dan Bredumus. They live off the grid on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Family owned and operated, Birchwood Wilderness Camp, has been in the Bredumus family since 1958. We talk about what it’s like to attend camp, work at camp, and work together as family members. Campers gain a meaningful experience each summer and come back year after year to create memories, connections, and even work at camp when they are old enough. We also dive into what it’s like to live off the grid, what daily tasks are like, and what the biggest takeaways are from this simple lifestyle. Ashley lives in a one-bedroom cabin coined “The Pepper Shack” and Dan lives in his cabin 200 feet away. Ashley also has a website where she writes about the lifestyle and shares photography. If you are looking for a deep wilderness connection or somewhere to send your kid in Northern Minnesota this summer (there is a Birchwood Camp for girls too) this episode is for you. Birchwood Wilderness Camp website: birchwoodwildernesscamp.com Ashey’s website: anoutdoorexperience.com Birchwood Wilderness Camp Instagram: @birchwoodwildernesscamp ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
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March 7, 2020
#28 Kyce Bello and Refugia
In this episode, we talk with Kyce Bello. We dive into her story of moving to New Mexico at age 10, how she started to connect with the natural world through literature to better understand the land and its rich history,  and where it has led her to today. Her background of being a certified clinical herbalist also ties into her story and writing. Kyce writes poetry to connect with the natural world in her recent book Refugia and talks about many natural happenings on the earth through her own experiences. She reads some of her work in this episode with enthusiasm and emotion. She reassures people that you don't have to have an MFA to read and understand poetry, anyone can! We also talk about life and raising a family in New Mexico and some of her family's favorite outdoor hobbies. This episode is sure to give you a new refreshing perspective on poetry and if you like the words you hear Kyce read, I encourage you to check out Kyce's work! Website: kycebello.com ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
55:45
February 29, 2020
#27 Discovering a New Passion - Ruth's Story
In this episode, we talk with Ruth Wikoff-Jones. Ruth is a person who discovered backpacking later in life. Her story is an important reminder that getting into the outdoors at any stage in life is possible! Ruth has fully embraced the lifestyle as a solo backpacker, but also as a leader in the hiking community. We dive into how she first got involved in backpacking when she volunteered to be an adult advisor on her son’s 10-day Boy Scout trip in 2015. This experience opened the door to endless opportunities in the outdoors, which is now an integral part of her life. We dive into her solo backpacking trip at Isle Royale National Park and she shares some important tips on planning a trip to this unique park. We talk about the community, Women Who Hike, and she shares about her role as a co-ambassador for the group. If you are someone who needs an inspiring story to get into the outdoors or feel you want to expand your hiking community, this episode is for you! Ruth's website: https://ruthsbluemarble.com/ Women Who Hike: https://www.womenwhohike.com/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop Be a guest on the podcast: hikingthrulife.net/podcast
1:35:47
February 22, 2020
#26 Sequoia Immersions with Hannah Eaton
In this episode, we talk with Hannah Eaton.  After years of experience leading wilderness retreats and working in various therapy settings, it was time to dive into her passion.  She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the founder of Sequoia Immersions based in Seattle, WA.  We discuss what brought her two passions together to create Sequoia Immersions. The company has many aspects but our interview with her focuses mostly on the wilderness immersion retreats. Through outdoor wilderness retreats, she gives couples or individuals the time and space needed to work on problem-solving and communication; skills crucial to any healthy relationship. We also discuss some personal adventures with her husband and the ways they've grown as a couple over the years, the tools they integrate into their relationship, and what it’s like to work alongside her husband during retreats.  This also got us talking about our own journey in our relationship during the post-interview.  If you are seeking to gain a deeper connection in your relationships or within yourself and the outdoors, this episode is a good listen for you! Website: sequoiaimmersions.com Instagram: sequoiaimmersions ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
1:09:39
February 16, 2020
#25 Voyageurs Wolf Project with Tom Gable
In this episode, we talk with Tom Gable who is working on his PhD at the University of Minnesota and Project Lead for the Voyageurs Wolf Project.  The Voyageurs Wolf Project is a wildlife research collaboration between Voyageurs National Park in northern MN and the University of Minnesota.  Tom discusses this research project, what led him to design the project, and some fun facts learned about wolves over the course of the project.  He also talks about life as a wildlife researcher, from housing at the Park to the grueling fieldwork.  This is an amazing interview filled with passion and knowledge! Website: voyageurswolfproject.org Voyageurs Wolf Project Facebook page ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
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February 8, 2020
#24 Kim Dinan and The Yellow Envelope
In this episode, we talk with Kim Dinan who is an author, traveler, blogger, wife, and mother of two. Kim is the author of The Yellow Envelope, a travel memoir about her world travels with her husband.  She had a 9 to 5 job, a house, and a good life in Oregon, but something deep down wasn’t being fulfilled. We discuss the meaning behind the book, world travel experiences, lessoned learned while traveling, and how it changed her lifestyle perspective. She supports people pursuing passions and living a life that they love. We discuss her journey for writing the book and her travel blog, So Many Places. We also discuss what her life is like now in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.  This episode may inspire you to chase your dreams; no matter what that dream may be. Purchase The Yellow Envelope through Amazon Purchase Life on Fire through Amazon Website: kimdinan.com Blog: so-many-places.com ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
53:13
February 1, 2020
#23 Alex Messenger and The Twenty-Ninth Day
In this episode, we talk with Alex Messenger. Alex is an author, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast who lives in Duluth, MN. We talk about his 600-mile canoe trip through Canada the summer before his senior year of high school. It was a trip that would be life-changing in an instant. On day 29 of his trip, he was mauled by a grizzly bear. We dive deep into the trip, the day of the attack, and how it influenced him later in life to work on search and rescue teams and wilderness guide. We also discuss his recent book, The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra and the writing journey an author experiences. We also discuss his love for photography and where that passion has taken him... all over the world!  This episode is a good reminder that when unexpected things happen in life, they can alter your life’s goals for the better. It will also remind you to always have you bear spray nearby! Purchase The Twenty-Ninth Day on Amazon Alex's website: alexmessenger.com ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
57:51
January 25, 2020
#22 North Country Trail
In this episode, we talk with two long-time trail volunteers about the North Country Trail (NCT). The trails are a place many of us have grown to love. Have you ever thought of the work that goes into creating and maintaining a long-distance trail?  We are joined by Matt Davis who is the North Country Trail Regional Trail Coordinator for ND, MN, and WI. We are also joined by Zach who is a hiking advocate and long-time volunteer on the Superior Hiking Trail and now the NCT.  We discuss their stories behind the trails and how they got involved in volunteer work. We also talk about the North Country Trail Arrowhead Re-route project and the logistics behind what goes into building a trail system. This episode is sure to leave you with a different perspective next time you are out on the trail. Maybe you will even find yourself signing up to give back to the trails you love or start a new family tradition! NCT Association Website: northcountrytrail.org - click 'Volunteer' tab to get involved Hike 100 Challenge Facebook pages: Arrowhead Re-route, North Country Trail Association Facebook group: North Country Trail Community  Contact info: northcountrytrail.org/contact Matt's email (regional trail coordinator for ND, MN, WI): mdavis@northcountrytrail.org ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
1:14:24
January 18, 2020
#21 Hippie and the Tech
In this episode, we talk to Mel and Tony, otherwise known as Hippie and the Tech. For the past 2 years, they have lived an “untraditional” lifestyle in an RV full time with their 2 daughters, cat, and dog. We dive deep into why they decided to sell their home and almost everything in it and cover the many details that it takes to go down this path. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and building community around RV life, through their Facebook page “RV life,”  website, youtube channel, and creating The Road Life project.  If you are thinking about diving into this lifestyle, this episode is for you. It will give you a deeper perspective about some misconceptions of the RV life, homeschooling, and overall community on the road. It will likely have you adding places to your bucket list, too!  Website: hippieandthetech.com Facebook: Hippie and the Tech and Full Time RV Family Life Instagram: hippieandthetech YouTube: Hippie and the Tech Road Life Project: roadlifeproject.com ----  Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
50:29
January 11, 2020
#20 Motion and Alignment with Dr. Amanda Haeg
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Amanda Haeg, founder of Cadence Chiropractic. Her story starts with a background in playing sports, a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, and a passion for motion and preventative care.  After a hip injury from football, she found herself on a path that would lead her to what her career is today.  We talk about the journey into her practice, Cadence Chiropractic and the method her office uses to find the root cause of physical pain. We also dive into some basic preventative care while out on the trail and what to do if you find yourself injured on the trail many miles away from a town. This episode is a perfect reminder of why listening to your body is so important in order to keep up a healthy and active lifestyle. Website: www.cadencechiromn.com Article about safe shoveling: https://www.natwincities.com/2018/12/31/252696/a-minnesotan-s-guide-to-safe-shoveling Instagram: cadencechiromn ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
49:55
January 4, 2020
#19 Hiking Thru Life's Reflection on 2019
In this episode, we wrap up the year of 2019 by reflecting back on all that has happened with Hiking Thru Life.  We've expanded from more than just a blog about our trips.  Hiking Thru Life has become more of a lifestyle for us and we hope to inspire others to live a more meaningful life.  Some of 2019's highlights for us were turning Hiking Thru Life into an LLC, starting this podcast, taking people out on their first backpacking trips, going on a road trip that we've been dreaming about, and so much more.  It was great to look back on all that we've done over the past year and it has inspired us to continue the journey into 2020.  Here's to the new year!  We hope it finds everyone happy, healthy, and safe!   Peace, love, and hike thru life! ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
1:08:18
December 28, 2019
#18 Veggie Vagabonds
In this episode, we talk with Sara and Josh of Veggie Vegabonds. They are adventure seekers with a lifestyle dedicated to being vegan. Josh and Sara, both originally from the UK, are traveling across the continent of Europe by bike. Their current location is France but they have an end goal of India. They gave up plane travel in 2018 in an effort to raise awareness of pollution. We talk about their biking expeditions, some of their favorite gear, the challenges with being vegan in certain countries and hear some travel stories along the way. We also dive deep into their mission to be outdoor enthusiasts and vegans despite all of the misconceptions. We hope this episode leaves you curious and asking more questions about how to live a more sustainable life. Website: https://veggievagabonds.com/ Instagram: @veggievagabonds_ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
48:50
December 21, 2019
#17 Trekking the National Parks with the Binkeles
In this episode, we talk with John and Terry Binkele who have been lifelong outdoor enthusiasts.  They decided that they were going to Trek all of the nation’s National Parks.  While trekking all of the nation’s parks they came to realize they wanted to educate and inspire others to visit the parks. Along with their son Charlie, who is a game designer, the family came together to create the board game Trekking The National Parks. This is a family-friendly board game full of educational facts about the parks, some competition, and filled with beautiful scenic photos taken by John.  We talk with the Binkele’s about their journey in the National Parks, how it led to becoming small business owners, and their plans for future outdoor endeavors in their home state of Arizona. Trekking the National Parks Board Game Website: https://www.trektheparks.com Instagram: @trekkingthenationalparks Binkele's personal blog: https://trektrax.blogspot.com/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
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December 14, 2019
#16 Jodi's Trail Adjustments After a Baby
In this episode, we talk with Jodi. Hiking and backpacking was a big part of Jodi’s life before becoming a mom. She and her husband went on a handful of backpacking trips around the US and worldwide. They had the adventure bug and explored places that are probably on a lot of people’s bucket lists. She knew that she wanted to incorporate hiking into her life when she became a mom. When some unexpected life challenges were thrown at her family one month before she gave birth, it changed the dynamics of what trail life would look like for the family. We dive deep into what hiking was like for Jodi before motherhood, and what it’s like now with an almost 3-year-old. If you are a parent aspiring to get your child camping or o the trail and need some motivation to do so, this is the episode for you! Jodi’s Instagram: @jmmlarson  ----  Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
57:54
December 7, 2019
#15 Update on the Hiking Thru Life Podcast
In this episode, we wanted to take some time to update people on where this podcast is going as we continue to find our bearings in the podcasting world.  This podcast has turned into a collection of people and their stories.  It has been amazing to be able to meet such amazing people and help spread the story of their journey.  We have some awesome guests lined up as well.  We are beyond grateful to those who have reached out with their story and to those who listen to the podcast! If you have a story to share and would like to be on the podcast, fill out the form located at hikingthrulife.net/podcast/ Peace, love, and hike thru life! ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
17:24
November 30, 2019
#14 Devon the Nature Guy
In this episode, we interview Devon the Nature Guy.  Devon is a naturalist who has a diverse background from podcasting to teaching high school science to leading preschoolers around copperheads on nature hikes in Texas.  Devon is the host of The Wild Life Podcast, a science podcast with a focus on all things nature and wildlife. We dug into how his background as a naturalist has opened doors to creating The Wild Life podcast and blog.  The second part of the episode is focused on some hiking and backpacking safety and what to do when approached by wildlife you may come across while exploring the trails in Minnesota.  Be sure to check out what Devon is up to at the links below. Website: thewildlife.blog  Member site: patreon.com/thewildlife  Hike Hoppers: https://www.hikehoppers.org/store/p87/Hike_Continental.html  ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
47:45
November 23, 2019
#13 Prairie Smoke Threads
In this episode, we interview Liz of Prairie Smoke Threads.  Her love for the outdoors has been expressed through a handful of different outdoor jobs and as recreational use in her free time. Liz creates jewelry from beach glass found along Lake Superior and named her knitting work after different places on the North Shore of MN. The story about her small business, Prairie Smoke Threads, is bound to spark creativity in your own art form through the outdoors. You can find her work on her Etsy page, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieSmokeThreads ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
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November 16, 2019
#12 Environmental Education with EcoElsa
In this episode, we talk with Elsa, founder of EcoElsa. A Minnesota naturalist who has worked in environmental education for over 4 years, Elsa has a mission to connect people with nature by teaching anything outdoors. She is working to make the outdoors accessible for all people. She shows this mission in many ways such as her website, providing educational resources, YouTube videos, and free hike Fridays.  For more, check out ecoelsa.com and her YouTube channel. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
34:22
November 9, 2019
#11 Tenderfoot Learning Lab
In this episode, we interview Travis and Lindsay of Tenderfoot Learning Lab. They hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018 raising awareness and money for Tenderfoot's mission. While thru-hiking, they had the positive attitude that they were never going to give up! When they got back home they began work on Tenderfoot's mission. They have a mission to give students a "semester abroad" opportunity immersed in a sustainable lifestyle. Check out more at tenderfootlearninglab.org ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
34:47
November 2, 2019
#10 Backpacking Winners
With a bit of support from experienced people, anything is possible.  In this episode, we take new backpackers on a weekend trip to the Superior Hiking Trail. We did a 7-mile hike between Oberg Mountain and Lutsen over the weekend back in June, which was a challenging yet attainable amount of distance and elevation gain for a first-time backpacker who felt capable. Listen to this episode for the thoughts, reactions, and insights from their first time backpacking.  ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
34:42
October 19, 2019
#9 Superior Hiking Trail Thru-Hike
In this episode, Andy reflects on his recent thru-hike. He shares what he learned both physically and mentally while hiking all 310 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail. This episode was recorded on mental health awareness day and ties in the importance of why taking care of yourself before anyone else is a number one priority. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
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October 12, 2019
#8 Homestead 0 with So Way
In this episode, we interview our friend So Way in Monson, Maine. He has completed the AT Sobo (southbound) and Nobo (northbound) and now owns a property just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail at the southern end of the 100 Mile Wilderness. The property he has named "Homestead 0" is 1.5 acres and is being completely built from scratch with his manual labor.  Listen to this episode to hear a glimpse into So Way's life on "Homestead 0". Follow the progress on Facebook and YouTube ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
16:06
September 14, 2019
#7 Trail Angel Dawn
While hiking the Long Trail in Vermont, we met solo backpacker Dawn who quickly became our trail angel. We instantly connected and shared meaningful conversation with her. After time on the trail with her, we spent a night at her home. Listen to our interview with Dawn where we cover what it's like to be a solo backpacker and how to best prepare! We also dive into why we declared her our "trail angel" on our Long Trail section hike. To listen more about our Long Trail section hike listen to Summer Road Trip Day 10, 11 and 12 episodes. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
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September 7, 2019
#6 Andy's Upcoming Thru-Hike
Andy will be setting out to thru-hike the Superior Hiking Trail on September 8th. His goal is to complete the 310-mile trail in 21 days. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
32:54
August 31, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 43
A recap of day 43 on our summer road trip.
13:51
August 25, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 42
A recap of day 42 on our summer road trip.
17:06
August 25, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 41
A recap of day 41 on our summer road trip.
16:59
August 24, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 40
A recap of day 40 on our summer road trip and a special interview with Sarah's parents about our day visiting Yellowstone National Park.
25:50
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 39
A recap of day 39 on our summer road trip.
17:18
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 38
A recap of day 38 on our summer road trip.
20:16
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 37
A recap of day 37 on our summer road trip.
15:18
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 36
A recap of day 36 on our summer road trip.
14:20
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 35
A recap of day 35 on our summer road trip.
15:37
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 34
A recap of day 34 on our summer road trip.
25:54
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 33
A recap of day 33 on our summer road trip.
18:51
August 23, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 32
A recap of day 32 on our summer road trip.
21:57
August 18, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 31
A recap of day 31 on our summer road trip.
16:55
August 18, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 30
A recap of day 30 on our summer road trip.
21:32
August 10, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 29
A recap of day 29 on our summer road trip.
17:10
August 8, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 28
A recap of day 28 on our summer road trip.
17:06
August 7, 2019
Road Trip Weekly Adjustment Series: Week 4
In this series we talk about adjusting to life on the road. New episodes will be released weekly during our 2019 summer road trip.
14:46
August 7, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 27
A recap of day 27 on our summer road trip.
18:22
August 6, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 26
A recap of day 26 on our summer road trip.
20:50
August 5, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 25
A recap of day 25 on our summer road trip.
15:40
August 4, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 24
A recap of day 24 on our summer road trip.
14:37
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 23
A recap of day 23 on our summer road trip.
18:25
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 22
A recap of day 22 on our summer road trip.
19:46
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 21
A recap of day 21 on our summer road trip.
15:45
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 20
A recap of day 20 on our summer road trip.
31:31
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 19
A recap of day 19 on our summer road trip.
17:56
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 18
A recap of day 18 on our summer road trip.
09:42
August 2, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 17
A recap of day 17 on our summer road trip.
21:57
July 31, 2019
Road Trip Weekly Adjustment Series: Week 3
In this series we talk about adjusting to life on the road. New episodes will be released weekly during our 2019 summer road trip.
23:06
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 16
A recap of day 16 on our summer road trip.
19:44
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 15
A recap of day 15 on our summer road trip.
18:12
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 14
A recap of day 14 on our summer road trip.
25:25
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 13
A recap of day 13 on our summer road trip.
12:33
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 12
A recap of day 12 on our summer road trip.
17:12
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 6
A recap of day 6 on our summer road trip.
09:43
July 29, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 11
A recap of day 11 on our summer road trip. Plus, a live reaction from Sarah on the Long Trail
16:14
July 28, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 10
A recap of day 10 on our summer road trip.
22:45
July 27, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 9
A recap of day 9 on our summer road trip.
13:19
July 27, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 8
A recap of day 8 on our summer road trip.
19:49
July 27, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 7
A recap of day 7 on our summer road trip.
18:17
July 27, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 5
A recap of day 5 on our summer road trip.
11:41
July 27, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 4
A recap of day 4 on our summer road trip.
16:41
July 27, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 3
A recap of day 3 on our summer road trip.
13:45
July 27, 2019
Road Trip Weekly Adjustment Series: Week 2
In this series we talk about adjusting to life on the road. New episodes will be released weekly during our 2019 summer road trip.
17:57
July 24, 2019
#5 Hike for Mental Health
In this episode, we are joined by Allison Irion aka Ebrake who discusses her current Hike for Mental Health campaign. She also discusses her own experience with mental health and how she got involved with the Hike for Mental Health non-profit organization.   If you wish to support her, click here.  If you want to learn more about Hike for Mental Health, please visit https://www.hikeformentalhealth.org/ ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
18:19
July 18, 2019
Road Trip Weekly Adjustment Series: Week 1
In this series we talk about adjusting to life on the road. New episodes will be released weekly during our 2019 summer road trip.
13:01
July 15, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 2
A recap of day 2 on our summer road trip.
12:35
July 14, 2019
Summer Road Trip - Day 1
A recap of day 1 on our summer road trip.
08:29
July 14, 2019
#4 St. Croix State Park with Aunt Kathy
In this episode, we take Sarah's aunt Kathy for her first backpack camping trip.  There were some struggles and surprises encountered on this trip.  Be sure to also check the blog written about Aunt Kathy's first time!  Also, check out the Minnesota Department of Health's tick information page for more info on ticks in MN. Items mentioned in this episode: Petzl headlamp, Mosquito head net, Bear spray, Permethrin. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
28:56
July 4, 2019
#3 Boundary Waters Newbies
In this episode, we talk about a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).  We took two couples with us for their first time to the BWCAW.  Listen to their reactions as we talk with them around the fire at the campsite in our Fire Talk Chats segment.  They shared some of their experiences, lessons learned, connections made, and laughter.  Be sure to grab the below items mentioned in the episode before your next trip to the Boundary Waters: Sunscreen, Bug net, Permethrin, Mountain House meals. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
15:00
June 29, 2019
#2 Nate's Upcoming Himalayas Trip
In this episode, we interview Andy's brother Nate about his path in life for ministry work. Nate went to ministry school in California and is currently involved in youth ministry at Grove Church. His passion lies in the Lord, helping communities in need, and building relationships with anyone he meets along the way. He has experience with ministry work in several countries. We will dive into his upcoming ministry trip in July to the Himalayas.   How to support Nate's trip to the Himalayas: Go to www.grovempls.com/give and click the "Give to Grove" button.  Enter the amount you wish to give (make sure you select "One Time" to avoid unwanted charges).  Enter your financial information.  Select the "Global Trip Payments" fund, then select Nate Kermode (or the name of the individual you wish to give to). ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
15:57
June 26, 2019
#1 Meet Hiking Thru Life
In this episode, we introduce the Hiking Thru Life podcast! Learn about how we started, the evolving path of Hiking Thru Life, and the journey it will take us on. We also talk about our upcoming 2019 Summer Road Trip. Check out our website in our profile and subscribe to this podcast for more episodes! Links mentioned in this episode: Porcupine Mountains blog, 2019 Summer Road Trip, Find free campsites, Unnamed Adventures podcast with Hiking Thru Life. ---- Hiking Thru Life T-shirts and water bottles: hikingthrulife.net/shop
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June 25, 2019
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June 24, 2019