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Appalachian Trail

026 Our Deep Afterthoughts On The Shenandoah National Park Backpacking Trip

Dad and I discuss our completed backpacking trip to Shenandoah National Park.

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025E: SNP Field Notes: Hazeltop Mountain to Stayin Alive Test to Lewis Falls to Bear Cubs to Trips End

025E (Part 5 of 5)            

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025D: SNP Field Notes: Copperhead Snake Area to Two Speckled Fawns and Mama to Crying Black Bear to Rock Scramble

025D (Part 4 of 5)      

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025C: SNP Field Notes: Doe Buck and Squirrel to Pass Mountain Hut to Plan B to Rainy Night to Car

025C (Part 3 of 5)    

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025B: SNP Field Notes: Panorama to Byrds Nest 3 to Mary’s Rock to Pass Mountain Hut

025B (Part 2 of 5)      

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025A: SNP Field Notes: Start to Calf Mountain Hut to Plan B to Rainy Night to Dick

025A (Part 1 of 5)        

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024 Backpacking Itinerary Elevations and Water Sources for our Shenandoah National Park Trip

Published early because we’re leaving tonight at midnight. Here’s the pre-show research I did… From the PATC book, the number for reservations at Big Meadows Lodge is 800-999-4714 (however, this number is disconnected). So I called the number for federal and national park reservations (877-444-6777)–aka Recreation.gov–and the receptionist told me they only book campsites, and … Continue reading »

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023 Yellow River Backpacking Memories, Blisters, Chafing, Final Appalachian Trail Logistics

Dad got blisters, and I got chafing. Here we throw off all modesty to discuss our personal trail ailments in the name of helping others avoid two very common dangers with backpacking. We will be leaving for Shenandoah National Park in 5 days, so this is our final logistics episode, then next week we will … Continue reading »

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022 Travel and Date Decisions, Worthy Podcasts, Bug Spray, Create Packing List, Phone Calls, 2 Night Weekend

Really coming down to the wire on the Appalachian Trail adventure. In this podcast, we make final decisions about several logistical questions, including where to stay, when to depart, how to get to Luray, VA, and more. I discuss my phone call with the desk clerk at Shenandoah National Park headquarters. We also create a … Continue reading »

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021 Debate on Burning Garbage, 3 mil Ground Sheets, Flying or Driving, Brewery Stop, Snake In The Grass

The first half of this episode, dad and I debate our differences of opinion. The second half is debate free.

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