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Author: Lori Prima

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Hike is a podcast that shares the stories of people and places that inspire us to explore, wander, and live.
212 Episodes
Jessica and Jen share their summer road trip around Lake Superior. The Lake Superior Circle tour covers 1,300-miles around the world’s largest freshwater lake.  In this episode you'll find their pro tips on Camping Visiting essential beachesNavigating currency exchange Being preparedWinging it!They also touch on their upcoming Maryland A.T. section hike and a few of their other fun and not-so-fun adventures. Connect with Jessica:@pagecatsConnect with Jen: @jennythetrailhead@truenorthexpLinks to some of the places mentioned:https://canalpark.comhttps://lakesuperiorcircletour.infohttps://lakesuperiorcircletour.info/location/little-girls-point-county-park-beach/https://www.fortsuperiorcampground.comhttps://www.ontarioparks.com/park/pancakebayhttps://lakesuperiorcircletour.info/location/wawa/https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/rainbowfallshttps://lakesuperiorcircletour.info/location/sleeping-giant-provincial-park/https://www.theoutbound.com/canada/hiking/hike-to-the-sea-lion-of-sleeping-giant-provincial-parkPlan your Lake Superior Circle Tour here!Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Hike Essentials

Hike Essentials


Lori gets asked some hiking related questions from her daughter. She graciously agreed to be put on the spot and behind the mic.  Thank you, C! Links to some of the items mentionedFavorite Areas to hike: GSMNP Clingman's Dome Bypass Trail, Jump Off Trail, Charlie's BunionCentral Cascades Bachelor Mountain & Coffin Mountain, Battle AxHike's Season 1 episode on The 10 EssentialsOne of Hike's favorite Protein Balls recipesTreeline Review - Best Water Bottles for Hiking of 2023Treeline Review - What to Wear Winter Hiking Yaktrax vs Microspikes - which is better? Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Aaron of Backcountry Foodie shares how she's expanded her business to include a Hiker Resupply service. This hiking season was a success and she is going to move forward with more options in 2024, including working to certify her kitchen as commercial. During our chat, we talk about the benefits of having someone else do hiker resupply, her methods, PCT days and more. Listen to our 2021 episode hereLearn more about the Tour du Mont-BlancConnect with Aaron/Backcountry Foodie:https://backcountryfoodie.com/Backcountry hike resupply service info - https://backcountryfoodie.com/resupply-service/Instagram: @backcountry_foodiehttps://www.instagram.com/backcountry_foodie/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/backcountryfoodieSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Original episode aired February 13th, 2019Stacia shares her personal experiences of being on the Appalachian Trail and how it helped her grow and find purpose in life. Anyone who is planning a section or thru hike or has done one will find that listening to her story gives a candid and honest perspective that gets to the heart of why we hike. Stacia reflects on overcoming obstacles, pushing her body to its limits and the bonds of her trail family as she set out to reach Katahdin. What she discovered along the way is that the Appalachian Trail is more than the number of miles you hike or what you check off on the list. The trail changed her life. Through Stacia's story, we get to understand what it really means to find Katahdin. Connect with Stacia on InstagramSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Lee, trail name Boots, shares information about his annual Hike for Healing. This year the hike will be on June 19th on Segment 1 of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Listen in to learn how you can bring awareness to this issue and be an ally by supporting the hike. "Hike for Healing is an annual hike promoting ongoing awareness to strive towards healing of divisions. Why? Because humanity is imperfect. Racism, inequity, cultural insensitivities, social injustices, and even subtle prejudices are quite real and unfortunately play a role in everyday life. These are not political problems, these are human problems." - Bootsonthetrail.comConnect with Boots:bootsonthetrail.comAll the social links and news can be found at https://linktr.ee/bootsonthetrailInstagram: @bootsonthetrailYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx3N7038qJrQF9tVztx7xGwSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Trailkeepers of Oregon

Trailkeepers of Oregon


Lori chats with Nat of the Trailkeepers of Oregon. Trailkeepers of Oregon is a people powered non profit based out of Portland, Oregon. They partner with land agencies and owners on trail maintenance and stewardship projects that preserve current trails. They also find ways to encourage and renew public agency interest in trails. Some of their projects and offerings involve: Crew leader trainingTrail Ambassador program Trail Maintenance Sawyer certification trainingFamily friendly eventsFind them here:https://trailkeepersoforegon.orgParticipate in the Trailkeeper Challenge:https://trailkeepersoforegon.org/challenge/Learn more about Oregon Trails and find trip reports:http://Oregonhikers.orgSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
The Smoky Mountains Hiker is a Smoky Mountain enthusiast and hiker who with her husband manages a cabin on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.  While hiking the trails, she became interested in learning more about the park’s history. Through a conversation with a friend after hiking Andrew’s Bald she discovered the story of Trenny Gibson’s disappearance. In this episode she retells the story of Trenny Gibson and her unsolved disappearance in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Connect with the Smoky Mountains HikerInstagram: @smokymountainshikerCheck out the Smoky Mountains cabin at https://thebluedoorcabin.comRead the book referenced in the podcast - https://www.amazon.com/Unsolved-Disappearances-Great-Smoky-Mountains-ebook/dp/B004RR19GGSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Cori Strathmeyer

Cori Strathmeyer


Cori Strathmeyer is a hiker, blogger and nature and park conservancy founder and advocate. Listen to her discuss how she found solace and healing in hiking after going through cancer treatments and how her passion for the outdoors led her to help found the York City Park Conservancy in Pennsylvania. Connect with Cori/Learn More: Instagram: @spacebetweenblogBlog: https://spacebetweenblog.com/York City Parks Conservancy: https://www.yorkcityparks.org/Horse-Shoe Trail: https://trails.dcnr.pa.gov/trails/trail/trailview?trailkey=18https://cart.hstrail.org/home/Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Jessica Chenard

Jessica Chenard


Jessica Chenard îs author of the book Her Hike and founder of Her Hike Collective. In this interview, Jessica shares how she wrote her memoir after spending the prior decade healing from grief after the tragic and unexpected passing of her brother. She processed and healed from grief through hiking in nature. She also was inspired to found Her Hike Collective, an all-women's hiking community. She hosts the group's quarterly hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.Links to the hikes we discuss:Sharp Top https://www.nps.gov/places/sharp-top.htmWhiteoak canyonhttps://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/whiteoakcanyon_roadtrail.pdfJones Run Fallshttps://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/jones-run-falls.htmHazel Fallshttps://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/hazel-river-falls.htmBearfence Mountainhttps://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/bearfence-rock-scramble.htmOld Raghttps://www.nps.gov/places/old-rag.htmMary’s Rock Summithttps://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/marys-rock-summit.htmConnect with Jessica:https://jessicachenard.com/https://www.instagram.com/jessicaryanphoto/https://www.facebook.com/jessicachenardauthorUpcoming events can be found at Read Books Virginia Beach https://www.readvb.comhttps://jessicachenard.com/retreat-sign-up -JUNEhttps://www.readvb.com/purchase-event-tickets/her-hike-reading-retreat - MAYSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Renee Patrick

Renee Patrick


Renee Patrick has a conversation with Hike about her new Long-Distance Trail Consulting business and how it will benefit both hikers, local communities and trail organizations. Renee guides long-distance trail organizations and developers to improve the hiking experience and inspire action on behalf of the environment. Renee has  been writing, speaking, and working with outdoor industry partners over several decades to educate, inspire, activate, and motivate hikers and the general public to spend more time on trails.Take the Hiker Survey: https://www.longdistancetrailconsulting.com/hiker-surveyVisit Renee Patrick's site to learn more:https://www.longdistancetrailconsulting.com/Learn more about the author behind Braiding Sweetgrass and how to pick up the book:https://www.robinwallkimmerer.com/Prior episodes with Renee:Blue Mountains Trail https://www.buzzsprout.com/225790/10096989Oregon Desert Trailhttps://www.buzzsprout.com/225790/1013824Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Anna McKinney

Anna McKinney


Anna McKinney shares her journey from being an Appalachian Trail thru hiker to Backpacking Guide in the Great Smoky Mountains. She provides her insightful experiences and advice for those newer to long distance hiking. Anna is currently hiking the AZT with her partner. She also is blogging her hike for The Trek.  Follow her and find out more! Connect with Anna:Blog: https://mountainmagic21.wixsite.com/magicinthemountains Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/annamckinney22/ Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Jackie shares why she created her guiding company The Girls Trip Adventure Co.  We cover her journey from being the ambassador of the Hiker Babes Georgia chapter to thru hiking the A.T. and how her experiences have inspired her to get women into the outdoors.  Learn about the trips she offers and so much more during this conversation.  From her days in Georgia to creating a permanent home in Maine, you could say that her path is the Appalachian Trail personified. Connect with Jackie/The Girls Trip Adventure Co.:Web: The Girls Trip Adventure Co.Facebook: The Girls Trip Adventure Co.Instagram: @thegirlstripadventurecoSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Amanda shares her stories from 2022 Trail Days with Lori and the listeners. From logistics to the fun stories about  trail angels, events, vendors and personal favorites - this episode will inspire you to seek out a trip to this legendary celebration held yearly in Damascus, Virginia. Read a recap from the ATC on 2022 events here.Connect with Amanda: Instagram: @amandasinthewildSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Brandon shares his thoughts on growing up in Appalachia. We chat about family history, music, country cooking and what connects him so deeply to his roots. In this episode, Lori also shares her father talking about his favorite down home meals and passing those moments and recipes along to his family. Connect with Brandon:Instagram: @himalayanhoney89Connect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Brendle  Wolfe wears many hats, but all connect her to the outdoors. Whether it's as a student, landowner, hiking guide or working professional, there is a common thread of the mountains that makes her whole. Brendle shares her Appalachia with listeners as she touches on what sets this region apart: the hardiness and grit of the people who love and call Appalachia their home, the Blue Ridge Mountains that seem to hold out their loving arms to welcome and embrace you and how a reverence for nature and these mountains connects all of us. She also shares how her family history and upbringing has also inspired her to call these mountains the home of her heart. Connect with Brendle:Instagram: @vabluebell14Connect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Music clip from Thorn & Shout - support their work hereSupport the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Go back to Hike Season 1 with Lori as she revisits Appalachian Trail Magic with Jim Tabor. Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Amanda "Forward" Koumariotis chats with Lori about how Appalachia and the Appalachian Trail have transformed her life. From spending time with legendary A.T. trail angel Miss Janet, to stories of personal injury, facing challenges and being inspired by trail magic - we discuss both the highs and lows of life on trail. Connect with Amanda: Instagram: @amandasinthewildConnect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Lucy Bryan talks about how Appalachia has influenced her and provided roots as she discusses her memoir of essays, “In Between Places”.  Lucy Bryan is a writer, adventurer, mother, teacher, and lover of alpenglow, fungi, tiny streams, tall trees, native wildflowers, campfires, homegrown vegetables, thunderstorms, and tents. She splits her time between Ohio’s Appalachian Plateau and Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where she teaches writing at James Madison University. Her award-winning essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and listed as 'notable' in Best American Essays. Homebound Publications published Bryan’s first book, In Between Places: A Memoir in Essays, in June 2022. She is currently working on a novel set in Ohio’s hill country about land and water, fracking waste, surrogacy, community, and the complicated business of putting down roots. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking with her son and daughter, cooking with her husband, and napping with her cat. Catch Lucy discuss her new book:Thursday, September 29 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VABrevard College in North Carolina on the evening  of Tuesday, Oct. 3 Infusion Tea in Orlando, Florida on Friday, Oct. 12Learn more here:https://www.lucybryan.com/abouthttps://www.lucybryan.com/in-between-placesFollow Lucy on Instagram:@lucy_bryan_writesBuy the book:https://homeboundpublications.square.site/product/inbetweenplaces/150https://bookshop.org/books/in-between-places-9781953340528/9781953340528Connect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Buy Me a Coffee! Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
Joshua and Amber Niven come on the show and share their new book released by Falcon. "Discovering the Appalachian Trail" is not your usual guidebook, but uses Joshua's photography and Amber's storytelling to add to a rich experience of taking you through all 14 states and the trail's greatest hikes. Their book has something for every type of hiker and they share some of their favorite places on trail - both well known and secret spots. You can buy the book at a bookseller near you! Upcoming Event: 11/19/22 - Book signing at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg, TNConnect with Joshua and Amber: Instagram: @amber.a.niven, @Joshua_niven, @discoveringtheappalachiantrailFacebook: Discovering the Appalachian Trail Website:  DiscoveringtheAT.com Connect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Buy Me a Coffee! Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
In this episode Lori shares how even though you may leave a place like Appalachia it exists within your DNA. Hear words from her Father and Lori also shares words from special contributor Patricia Price. Connect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastBlog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.comFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Support the showConnect with Hike:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com
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Robert Hoffman

I really enjoy this podcast. Lori has a broad variety of guests which she engages with good conversation. Her voice is quite pleasant and makes for easy listening.

Sep 27th
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