Trails Worth Hiking

Trails Worth Hiking

On Trails Worth Hiking, we bring you the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world. Every trail has a story. In the first part of each episode, we tell you the stories behind the trail. In the second part, we tell you how to hike the trail. In each episode, guests who have hiked the trail join Jeremy, our host, to talk about the experience of hiking it. Join us on each episode as we hear the story, then hike the trail.

Episodes

October 1, 2021 69 min

Taryn Eyton of Happiest Outdoors joins Jeremy to talk about the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  This coastal trail off the west coast of Canada takes hikers through temperate rainforest and along beaches, and features ladders, hand-operated cable cars, and ferries as part of the adventure.  Taryn also talks about Happiest Outdoors and her recent guide book for backpacking in southwestern British Columbia.  ...

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Jeremy describes the route his family traveled in summer 2021 on their adventure in Yosemite National Park where they visited two of the park's two most iconic features, Half Dome and Cloud's Rest.  The episode even includes audio recorded during the trip.  And of course Jeremy brings us the history of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite National Park, as well as a discussion about Yosemite's most famous residents: its bears. ...

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August 2, 2021 73 min

Listener Dan Koehne joins Jeremy to talk about the Overland Track in Tasmania, Australia.  After Jeremy gives us some of the history of Tasmania, including one pretty grim prison escape story, Dan tells us about his 2016 solo hike of the Overland Track, which traverses the wilds of Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park.  Dan also talks about what it was like growing up in Papua New Guinea, and stick around to the end of th...

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July 2, 2021 76 min

Nancy East of the Hope and Feather Travels blog joins Jeremy to talk about the Foothills Trail in upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.  This adventure takes hikers through some of the most beautiful hiking scenery in the southeastern United States, including by some pretty amazing waterfalls.  Nancy also talks about her record-setting month-long hike of every single mile of trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park...

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After Jeremy introduces us to Nepal and the Himalayas, Jeremy and Tony recount their 2019 adventure hiking the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal.  This trip had everything:  chaotic Kathmandu, wild jeep rides, deep river gorges, monkeys, remote villages, monasteries, high waterfalls, momos (Nepali dumplings), teahouses, suspension bridges, yaks, a snowy mountain pass, views of one of the tallest mountains in the world, and even a solo trekk...

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May 20, 2021 56 min

Rajan Simkhada of Earthbound Expeditions joins Jeremy on this bonus episode to talk about trekking in Nepal, the country that contains many of the highest mountains on earth.  Rajan and Jeremy discuss what trekking in Nepal entails and how you can do it.  Rajan gives listeners lots of great tips for planning their first trek in Nepal, including how to choose a trekking company and what you can expect when you come to Nepal.  This e...

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May 1, 2021 82 min

Katie Cook of Trees and Tents joins Jeremy to talk about the Three Sisters Loop hike through the wonderful volcanic Three Sisters Wilderness in the Cascades of central Oregon.  Jeremy gives us some of the geologic history of this colorful and awe-inspiring wilderness, and riffs a bit about two of his own trips to the area.  Katie also tells us about Trees and Tents, her inspiring website that seeks to get more women out backpacking...

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April 1, 2021 66 min

Deep in a remote corner of Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, there is a rather unusual lake.  Many lakes in the Sierra Nevada may have a small strip of shoreline where a tired hiker can sit and soak their feet, but Benson Lake has much more than that.  It has a full beach like you would expect to find at any ocean shore.  On this episode, Jeremy's daughter Sonya joins him as he narrates their 2...

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March 1, 2021 70 min

Jack Witt of Active World Journeys joins Jeremy to talk about his trek on the Hadrian's Wall Path.  This trek goes coast to coast across northern England alongside the wall that Emperor Hadrian built in the second century A.D. to mark the northern boundary of the Roman Empire.  Today trekkers can spend a week enjoying the walk through the English countryside, staying in quaint inns along the way, and soaking in the history of R...

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February 1, 2021 71 min

Sabrina Brett of  Moon & Honey Travel joins Jeremy to talk about the Rota Vicentina Fisherman's Trail in southwest Portugal.  This trail takes trekkers through one of the last wild coasts of Europe.  Sabrina and Jeremy also chat about hidden gem treks in the Alps.  And don't miss Sabrina's advice about what question never to ask a Slovenian.

Moon & Honey Travel:  https://www.moonhoneytravel.com/
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January 1, 2021 64 min

Tony Wong is back on the show to talk with Jeremy about their hike of the Diablo Trail on their home turf in Northern California.  Jeremy tells some of the history of the area, including the legend about how Mount Diablo became named California's "Devil Mountain."  And don't miss Tony's advice about how to repurpose leftover takeout food as your go-to backpacking meal.

Save Mount Diablo:  https://www.savemountdia...

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December 1, 2020 84 min

Andy Kermode from the Hiking Thru Life podcast joins Jeremy to talk about the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota.  The Superior Hiking Trail follows the North Shore of Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water on earth by surface area.  Andy thru hiked all 300 plus miles of the trail in 2019.  Also, Jeremy recounts some of the history of the North Shore of Lake Superior, including its darker side as a hideout for gangsters and...

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November 1, 2020 81 min

Ryan Cornia of Road Trip Ryan joins Jeremy to discuss the remote and beautiful Ruby Crest Trail in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada.  Jeremy shares some of the old west history of the area, which included wagon routes, the Pony Express, and even a cavalry fort.  Jeremy's dad Rusty also joins him on the show to talk about the Ruby Valley, the wildlife oasis below the Ruby Mountains.

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October 15, 2020 97 min

Jeremy's son Justin joins him on this bonus episode to talk about their amazing hike of this alternate route of the High Sierra Trail.  Instead of just hiking the High Sierra Trail from west to east, this extended version of the hike loops back west and turns the hike into a grand circuit of several high sierra canyons and passes.  And don't miss the special treat at the end of the episode.

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Jeremy's hiking buddy Tony Wong is back on the show to talk with Jeremy about Joshua Tree National Park and their 2018 hike on the California Riding and Hiking Trail through this high desert wonderland.  Jeremy and Tony talk about the history of Joshua trees themselves and Joshua Tree National Park before telling you how you can hike this fantastic trail and giving you a possible itinerary for the hike.  And Tony tells us about...

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September 1, 2020 69 min

Jeremy's daughter Sonya joins him on this episode to talk about her adventure on the Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.  In the first part of the show, they recount a bit of Hawaii's history, explain why Kauai doesn't have tall buildings (except one), and talk about the largest canyon of the Pacific.  Then they bring us to the Na Pali coast and its ancient footpath, the Kalalau Trail.  Sonya tells us about ...

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August 9, 2020 78 min

Jeremy's son Justin joins him to talk about Ecuador and the Quilotoa Loop (spoiler alert:  it's not actually a loop).  They discuss visiting Ecuador's two rival equator theme parks, the capital city Quito, studying Spanish in the beautiful and friendly city Cuenca, visiting the crest of the Andes in El Cajas National Park, the Inca ruins at Ingapirca, the possibility of climbing the Cotopaxi volcano, the city of Latacun...

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July 24, 2020 121 min

Special guest Tony Wong joins Jeremy to talk about the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park.  Jeremy and Tony talk about the bizarre history of the creation of Sequoia National Park and the giant trees that give the park its name.  They also recount the history of the building of the High Sierra Trail itself, some key information on hiking in the high Sierra, logistics for hiking the trail, and a possible itinerary.  And then...

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In this episode our host, Jeremy, introduces Trails Worth Hiking, the podcast that brings you some of the most interesting backpacking and trekking routes in the world.  Jeremy describes the show, the kinds of trails the show will cover, talks about the difference between backpacking and trekking, and previews future episodes, including a preview of the first trail we will cover on the next episode. 

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