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70 years ago, the Appalachian Trail was thru-hiked for the first time by WWII veteran Earl Shaffer. The2180 is a series of 70 stories from 70 people who have made the Appalachian Trail a part of their life, and in the process, have found a larger understanding of themselves and the world around them through the crown jewel of the American hiking experience.
||Clean18 - Brad Stein||Brad Stein has done a lot in his life. He's run a record label, worked in hunting camps, but at the age of 14, hiking the Appalachian Trail became a goal he never wavered from. At age 54, he set out on the trail on added another chapter to his...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - Bret Eady||80 hour work weeks and five years without taking time off had taken a toll on Bret Eady. After he and his father sold their business, Bret and his wife moved to the North Georgia mountains, just steps from the Appalachian Trail, where he learned to...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 - Dave Weinberg||Like many who attempt a thru-hike only to see it end, Dave Weinberg has regrets about not staying on the Appalachian Trail. But his story is uniquely his, hatched a life-long love of the outdoors, and afforded him a summer of adventure that very few...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 - Evans Prater||For Evans Prater, the dream of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike began at his mom’s house during college, when he watched a National Geographic documentary about the people who set out on America’s most famous trail. Along the way, he learned...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - Anna Huthmaker||For Anna Huthmaker, hiking the Appalachian Trail presented it's own unique set of challenges. Aside from the grueling miles she battled her own body insecurities, but hiking the Appalachian Trail became her opportunity to establish a legacy for women...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 - Gary Sizer||As a United States Marine, Gary Sizer fell in love with backpacking and being outdoors. So in 2014, when the direction of his employer shifted drastically and he saw the writing on the wall, he did what so many aspire to do: he quit, started planning...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 - Janet Hensley||In Appalachian Trail circles, Janet Hensley is about as well known as they come. For years, she’s been driving the highways and backroads between Maine and Georgia as one of the trail's most ardent supporters-a den mother to the hiking community....||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - Bo Emerson||In 1995, five newspapers collaborated on a relay hike of the Appalachian Trail. Bo Emerson, a writer with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first reporter on the relay and began a 200-mile section of the trail that...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - Jerry & Bennett Travers||Jerry Travers always talked about hiking the Appalachian Trail, and when his daughter Bennett graduated from college, an opportunity presented itself for them to do it together. This is the story of Buzz, Tandem, and the bond they formed that very...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 - David Rutter & Copper||David Rutter had the idea of hiking the Appalachian Trail for a while, but when he decided to take Copper the family dog, it made it an entirely different adventure. There were challenges and obstacles, but David's four-legged companion proved to...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 - Erik Jarvi||Erik Jarvi made a pledge with his brother Evan, that when the opportunity showed itself, the two of them would take on a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. In 2017 that window of opportunity opened and he and his brother set out on a hike that would...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 - Bob Gabrielsen||As a long-time hiking guide, Bob Gabrielsen had spent countless nights on the Appalachian Trail, but never had the opportunity to hike the trail in its entirety. For his 41st birthday, his wife had arranged for him to be able to take off from...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 - Adama-Malkia McGrapth||Prior to 2011, Adama-Malkia McGrapth had never even heard of the Appalachian Trail. That all changed though, after joining an outdoors meetup group. Seven years later, she's completed two different thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail and lives a life...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 - Andrew Baranak||For years, Andrew Baranak had a map of the Appalachian Trail on his wall, which became the motivation for him to tackle a thru-hike. In 2015, he set out from Springer Mountain, Georgia and walked to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During his hike, he learned to...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 - Susie McNeely||Susie McNeely decided as a young woman in 1979 that she would hike the Appalachian Trail with two of her closest friends. That trip had a lasting impact on her, as she went on to complete the Pacific Crest Trail in 1983, and then after retiring in...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 - Matt Hall||Matt Hall wasn't always sure life would allow him a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He battled addiction and ran afoul of the law, but when he got clean, he was given the opportunity to hike the Appalachian Trail as the A.T. Chaplain, a...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 - Jennifer Pharr Davis||Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times, won the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award, has written five books on her adventures outside and at one point, held the record for the fastest known thru-hike of the...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 - Richard Judy||For Richard Judy, the idea of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike began as a Boy Scout, where he developed a love of the outdoors. Decades later, with two children who have done AT thru-hikes, Richard has been on trails all over the world, has written...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Coming soon, the2180, a series of 70 stories form 70 people-in their own words-who have used the Appalachian Trail, the crown jewel of the American hiking experience, to get a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting and well produced!
Great story, well told.
Production is on point!
Excellent music bed and I like how the story is told with sounds from the trail.
The spoken word is crystal clear, the podcaster must have a very special Mic.
I was captivated the entire episode. Can’t wait for what comes next.
A Unique Appalachian Trail Podcast
This podcast on AT hikers, from their point of view, is a great listen! I love the first episode and it really tugged at my heart. Im looking forward to the upcoming stories.
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