Episode 26: The American Perimeter Trail
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by Scott "Hell Ya Jesus" Hughes
1M ago
Hell Ya interviews Rue McKenrick, the father of the American Perimeter Trail (APT). Rue is a professional backpacker, conservationist and Executive director of the APTC. Rue spent 600 days hiking the roughly 14,000 mile APT, around the circumference of the U.S.A.. Rue is only days away from finishing the entirety of the trail, which he plans on doing this summer. Rue talks about his adventures on trail and the things he has learned from all his hiking experience as well as starting a long distance trail and conservation corridor.  To get involved with the APTC and Rue's adventures: (http ..read more
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Episode 25: Poison Overcomes Seizures on the Continental Divide Trail
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Hell Ya interviews Ryker "Poison" Warlick for the second time on the podcast. Ryker talks about animal encounters on the CDT, going to the hospital after experiencing multiple seizures in Wyoming and gearing up for his sobo PCT attempt. Similar to his last interview  Poison re-emphasizes staying true to yourself despite what you see on social media and what it is about the trail has him coming back for more.  To follow Poison on his journey: (https://www.instagram.com/hikingwithpoison/) If you liked what you heard and YOU too wanna be Hiker Trash, hit that follow, subscribe, rate ..read more
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Episode 24: Hollywood Encounters the Unconventional Sages of the Trail
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Hell Ya interviews Nick "Hollywood" Greene on today's episode. Hollywood recently released his documentary, Pack & Soul , filmed while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Hollywood shares his experiences filming on trail, what his documentary is about and the wisdom he has learned, "...on trail where God actually lives."  To watch Pack & Soul : (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/packandsoul) To follow and/or reach out to Nick "Hollywood" : (https://www.instagram.com/thruguy/?hl=en) To read the Tao Te Ching: (https://www.unl.edu/prodmgr/NRT/Tao%20Te%20Ching%20-%20trans.%20by%2 ..read more
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Episode 23: Good Luck, Bad Luck, Hard to Say
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by Scott "Hell Ya Jesus" Hughes
1M ago
Season two opener. Hell Ya opens up about why he's been taking a break from podcasting. He also talks about the need for, "Why," the interpretation of our natural world and the "Spirit of the trail."  ATC LNT certification:  (https://appalachiantrail.org/explore/plan-and-prepare/leave-no-trace/) If you liked what you heard and YOU too wanna be Hiker Trash, hit that follow, subscribe, rate, do whatever you gotta do!  (https://www.instagram.com/justwannabehikertrashpod/) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgDwd2mz1eFe9FizrgEZPgA) (https://www.facebook.com/justwannabehikertrashpod ..read more
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Episode 22: Poison Prepares to Embrace the Brutality on the Continental Divide Trail
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Hell Ya interviews Ryker "Poison" Warlick on today's episode. Poison started the Appalachian trail in 2020 hiking northbound to Damascus where get got off, but then restarted at Mt. Katahdin a few months later to complete a southbound thru-hike totaling around 2,700 miles on the A.T. in one year. Poison prepares for his SOBO thru-hike of the CDT and talks about his 6.2lb. gear set up. Poison talks about breaking expectations within the trail community and remaining true to yourself.  To follow Poison on his journey: (https://www.instagram.com/hikingwithpoison/) Poison's recommended help ..read more
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Episode 21: Hiker Trash Tuesday: The Wild Men of the Woods
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Hell Ya has another off the cuff Hiker Trash Tuesday episode.  Starting off talking about the viral TikTok video on potential cannibals in the Appalachians, Missing 411 conspiracy and then branching off into personal eerie stories while thru-hiking. He also shares advice for new and soon to be thru-hikers anxious to start the trail. To start the dive down into TikTok inspired rabbit hole: (https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracytheories/comments/lhzn4x/cannibals_in_the_smoky_mountains/) If you liked what you heard and YOU too wanna be Hiker Trash, hit that follow, subscribe, rate, do whatev ..read more
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Episode 20: Bloodhound Meets Folk Heroes on the Appalachian Trail
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Hell Ya interviews documentary filmmaker, Max "Bloodhound" Armstrong. Max released a beautifully raw documentary, "One Wing in the Fire," about Trail Angels on the Appalachian Trail or "modern day folk heroes," and in particular Rob Bird. Max thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail SOBO in 2018 after working ten months in the "northernmost truck-stop" north of the arctic circle, where he first met thru-hikers. Max shares his many experiences and lessons learned as well as a story about his mother, who passed away suddenly of pancreatic cancer, which led to a lesson of living a life shared.  &nb ..read more
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Episode 18: Legacy Hikes the Historical El Camino de Santiago in the Winter
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by Scott "Hell Ya Jesus" Hughes
1M ago
Hell ya interviews Maggie "Legacy" Fowler about her many adventures. At the age of 16 she hiked the entire state of Maine with her older brother, which is part of what inspired her to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail right after she graduated high school. She also talks about her experience thru-hiking the famous pilgrimage, "Camino Franc├ęs," in the winter. Maggie has a heart for adventure an delivers a great perspective on what it means to be hiker trash. It's "walk o'clock" guys get outside!  To follow Maggie on her adventures to come: (https://www.instagram.com/walkoclock/) If ..read more
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Episode 17: How Hiker Trash Saved My Life
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Hell Ya switches things up a bit and gets serious by sharing how he found reprieve through the outdoors while dealing with depression, cancer and the eventual death of a loved one. He also shares how this idea of "Hiker Trash," helped him find the small bits of purpose in life. He retells "The Ojibway/Anishinaabe Creation Story" (apologies for butchering any names) and the parallels of that story and what he learned on his 2016 Appalachian trail hike.   Much love  and respect to the Anishinaabe. Full Creation story found: (https://www.pipekeepers.org/uploads/3/1/3/0/31306445/the_oji ..read more
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Episode 16: Chad Thru-hikes the John Muir Trail NOBO Without a Permit
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Hell Ya interviews Chad Lubinski, an ultra-runner and long-distance hiker. Chad thru-hiked the John Muir Trail  last year and talks about how to thru-hike the JMT if you are unable to get a permit. He also highlights a number of shorter thru-hikes including some in the PNW, The Timberline Trail and Loowit Trail . Chad has his own podcast "Hiker Trash Nation," and shares what hiker trash means to him as well how he's training for his 50 mile ultra.  To follow Chad on his adventures to come and learn from the tips he shares: (https://www.youtube.com/c/ChadLubinski/videos) (https://www ..read more
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