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  • This week I am so excited to talk with Fat/Plus Size Personal Trainer, Coach, Hiker and Outdoor Enthusiast Tasheon Chillous!

    Tasheon Chillous (she/her) is a Fat/Plus Size Personal Trainer, Coach and Outdoor Enthusiast located in Western Washington. She believes that all bodies are capable and worthy of finding movement that brings them joy and supports them in all their big and small adventures. She is the creator of BOPOMO, a series designed for fat and plus size folks looking for community and support in moving their body. BOPOMO is designed to be safe, affirming, and free from fatphobia and diet culture. Outside of the gym space she spends her time day-hiking, backpacking and being outdoors. Tasheon is an Ambassador for Unlikely Hikers, PNW Outdoor Women and  the Thru Hike Syndicate.

    Follow Tasheon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chilltash/

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F  CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal. Wildly Goods are makers of the most comfortable Merino Wool Socks. Wildly Goods is more than a sock brand. They are a seasonal sock, accessory and apparel business with the goal to create products that are highly functional with an extreme degree of comfort and satisfaction. Each season Wildly Good launches new custom accessories such as socks, neck gaiters, compression sleeves, headwear, base layers and more. All of their products are created in small seasonal batches: Designed in Ohio and crafted globally with top-notch sustainable manufacturers. Hiker Podcast Listeners can use this link and code to receive 10% off your first purchase. Personal Referral Link: https://wildlygoods.com/?ref=andyneal Referral Code: HIKERPODCAST10

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

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    This weeks opening song is “Soaring” by Airplanes which you can listen on our

    Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with Hiker, Adventurer, Author, & Host of the new Unlikely Stories Podcast, Derick Lugo.Derick Lugo had never hiked, camped or pitched a tent a day in his life. However, this Brooklyn-born, New York City urbanite hopped a train to Georgia, grabbed a taxi to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, and then he did as he has always done — put one foot in front of the other and never looked back.After thru-hiking for 2,192 miles and several thousand more on various different trails, he now feels invincible and plans to cross the Sahara barefoot. (Not really, but when an ambitious spirit is successful, it will strive for even greater accomplishments.)Storytelling is Derick’s forte; he’s the author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, a memoir of his 6-month hike of the entire Appalachian Trail, he’s written several articles for outdoor magazines, and short stories for various books. He’s a keynote speaker, adventurer and host of the new podcast, Unlikely Stories.To learn more about Derick Lugo and his next adventures follow him on Instagram @dericklugo, Facebook @dericklugo and at www.dericklugo.com.We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal. Wildly Goods are makers of the most comfortable Merino Wool Socks. Wildly Goods is more than a sock brand. They are a seasonal sock, accessory and apparel business with the goal to create products that are highly functional with an extreme degree of comfort and satisfaction. Each season Wildly Good launches new custom accessories such as socks, neck gaiters, compression sleeves, headwear, base layers and more. All of their products are created in small seasonal batches: Designed in Ohio and crafted globally with top-notch sustainable manufacturers. Hiker Podcast Listeners can use this link and code to receive 10% off your first purchase. Personal Referral Link: https://wildlygoods.com/?ref=andyneal Referral Code: HIKERPODCAST10Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!Music licensed by muscbed.comThis weeks opening song is “Keep On Moving” by Red Licorice which you can listen on ourSpotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to http://www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with Andrea Kelly. Andrea Kelly is an outdoor enthusiast, size inclusion advocate, public speaker, and curvy model. She has been with Columbia Sportswear for over 10 years and now serves as the Senior Merchandiser for the brand’s Extended Sizing division. She’s spent the last half of her 20-year career in the Outdoor Apparel industry championing size inclusivity, with the intention of changing the industry from the inside out.

    Follow Andrea on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/makeplusequal/ 

    Follow Columbia Sportswear on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/columbia1938/

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show!

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

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    This weeks opening song is “Fearless” by Kat Leon. The Closing music is “Tenderness” by Tony Anderson. You can find both songs and all the music used in The Hiker Podcast Episode on this Spotify Playlist.

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=2c8d274a139d4240

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504.

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with HIKER, ADVENTURER, EDUCATOR & AUTHOR Gail Muller!

    Gail Muller is an adventurer, hiker, author, and educator. For fifteen years she struggled with muscular-skeletal issues and the chronic pain that would arise from them. In 2019, after years searching for cures for her physical and mental health, she realized it was time for a profound change. She knows now she’s not able to live a regular life and is embracing this new understanding of herself: adventuring, hiking, writing and inspiring others to do the same. She lives, hikes and swims in Cornwall. She has recently returned from the Continental Divide Trail - a massive hike across the United States where she battled with unmarked trails, weeks at altitude and raging snowmelt-filled river fords. A large, ever-growing online community accompanied her on her trip, gaining advice, inspiration and embracing the joy of her adventures.

    Gail’s debut memoir Unlost: A journey of self-discovery and the healing power of the wild outdoors, is set to release on Tuesday September 7.

    Buy Gail’s Book Unlost: A journey of self-discovery and the healing power of the wild outdoors:  https://www.amazon.com/Unlost-journey-self-discovery-healing-outdoors/dp/1800196849/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1630612611&sr=8-1

    Follow Gail on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegailmuller/

    Check out everything else Gail does: https://gailmuller.com

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show!

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

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    This weeks song is “Where the Adventure Begins” by Tim Halperin which you can listen to on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5BOLg0rOdRET26jZiFMmct?si=780fkitLTIS78K2fARtrEQ&dl_branch=1

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504.

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with a climber… that’s right, I have Cimber and outdoor advocate Drew Hulsey on the show!

    Drew is a climber and plus sized outdoor advocate from Tennessee who believes that climbing is for everybody and everyBODY! Drew’s goal is to let everyone know that climbing is an amazing sport that you should at least try it once.

    Drew’s INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/drewclimbswalls/ 

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show!

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504

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  • This week on The Hiker Podcast Andy has another great conversation talk with filmmaker, YouTuber, PCT and Te Araroa thru-hiker Elina “Tip Tap” Osborne.

    Most recently Elina completed the Te Araroa which spans the length of Elina’s home of the nation of New Zealand.

    In 2019 “Tip Tap” also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the 2,650 mile (4270 kilometers) trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington in the US, in 2019.  Her short documentary film on her PCT hike, “It is the People”, was selected at this years New Zealand Mountain Film Festival.

    Elina's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/elinabox

    Elina's INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/elinasborne/

    Elina's WEBSITE:  elinaosborne.com

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast

    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show!

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week Andy is excited to talk with Ranger Allie of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument outside of Ashland, Oregon. 

    After growing up miles away from the San Andreas fault in Southern California , Allie became fascinated by fault systems and mountains. She spent 5 years studying geology in Hawaii before taking her experience as a park ranger to pursue her dream job (at the time) working at the Monterey Bay aquarium as a tour guide. While living and working in Monterey, Allie was able to earn her Certified Interpretive Guide certification solidifying her love of informal education to the public. During her time in that area, she also fell back in love with being outdoors and started leading guided hiking tours through Airbnb experiences. She wanted to take these skills to the next level and search for a way to keep growing. She started backpacking and realized this is where her career path was going. This is how Allie came to be an undergraduate in Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Southern Oregon University. She has earned her Wilderness First Responder certification and is excited to continue to grow as a leader in the outdoor field. She looks forward to the opportunity to travel and gain experience in other cultures.

    Follow Allie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventure_allie13/ 

    Allies Blog- https://adventurealliecom.wordpress.com 

    Be sure to listen to the end of the episode to find out how to win a year supply of coffee from our sponsor CS Instant coffee. 

    We'd like to thank our sponsors: 

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast 

    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show! 

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER! 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers! 

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com 

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast! 

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail! The Hiker Podcast 1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406 Medford, OR 97504

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  • This week Andy is excited to talk with Bennett Rahn (she/her) from Seattle, WA (occupied Duwamish territory).

    Bennett is a climber, mountaineer, activist, software engineer, teacher, plus size human, artist and a queer woman who is passionate about a lot of things and loves to work hard and play harder.

    ***Some content in the episode MAY not be appropriate for younger audiences***

    Follow Bennett on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bennettrahn/

    Be sure to listen to the end of the episode to find out how to win a year supply of coffee from our sponsor CS Instant coffee.

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show!

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette , Matthew, and Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast.

    ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

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  • Season 3 Premiere!This week Andy is excited to talk with Miranda Webster, know on YouTube as “Miranda in the Wild”Be sure to listen to the end of the episode to find out how to win a year supply of coffee from our sponsor CS Instant coffee.Miranda is a backpacker, rock climber, and occasional van dweller who left NYC to pursue life outdoors. In 2020, after ten years of working in the outdoor industry, she launched Miranda In The Wild on REI's YouTube channel. Miranda shares her knowledge and humor through content that is accessible, relatable, and designed to break down barriers to getting outside. She lives just outside Seattle with her adventure dog, Nala, her boyfriend, Sky, and her cat, Oscar, who is slowly learning to walk on a leash.Follow Miranda on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mirandagoesoutside/Watch Miranda on REI’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7tqTAgUK4Uz-_qEwjQXk6FIni-PIow20We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or is this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Also use the Promo Code “hikerpodcast” when checking out to be entered in the contest Andy told you about on the end of the show!Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • Andy wraps up Season 2 of The Hiker Podcast. Season 3 coming to you July 27, 2021.

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS    
    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette  and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week I'm excited to talk with the co founders of C.S Instant Coffee, Monica & Ian.Monica and Ian are the co-founders of CS Instant Coffee. CS was created by a love of simplicity, coffee, and being outside. Monica grew up in a small town in Ohio. She recently biked solo across the USA. Ian was born in Upstate New York and spent most of his youth outside in the great outdoors of New England.Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!The Hiker Podcast1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406Medford, OR 97504We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!Music licensed through musicbed.com.Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William- https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week I'm excited to talk with Hiker and YouTuber Cory “Second Chance Hiker”.

    Cory better known as Second Chance Hiker was 33 years old when a cardiologist told him he was close to having a heart attack in he next few years. With the support of his family Cory sold his house and decided to change his life by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, staying on trail for 8 months and chronicling his journey on YouTube. Since the PCT Cory started hiking all over from Germany, Croatia, and Florida with no plans to stop.

    Cory’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/secondchancehiker

    Cory’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/secondchancehiker/

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS     Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette  and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

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    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

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  • This week I'm excited to talk with artist and hiker Alina “Abstract” Drufovka! 

    Alina “Abstract” Drufovka is a Colombian-American painter and illustrator based out of Philadelphia, PA. She has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2015 & 2017), Israel National Trail (2018), and Pacific Crest Trail (2019). After 5,000+ miles of thru hiking, she now transforms all the nostalgia and beauty from her treks into surreal paintings back to the "trailverse."

    Website: www.thrudesigns.com

    IG: @abstract.hikes

    Follow Abstract on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abstract.hikes

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS    
    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patrons Ava and Annette for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

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  • This week I'm excited to bring back Julia "Rocket" Sheehan, after completing her thru hike of the Arizona Trail.

    Julia is a veteran thru-hiker who still feels like she has no idea what she is doing in life and trail. As a military veteran, nurse and outdoor adventure lover Julia has learned to take life one step at a time. After spending years taking care of others, Julie set out on a journey and trajectory that would have her life head down a path she had never dreamed of.  Now she juggles half her life in the real world and half as hiker trash. Julia hikes in hopes of spreading love and information about how healing the outdoors can be!

    Follow Rocket on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliasheehan

    Subscribe to Julia "Rocket" Sheehan's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jls935

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS  
    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patrons Ava and Annette for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week I'm  excited to bring you a conversation with my friend hiker, mountain biker, rock climber and skier Ben Allen.

    Ben Allan is a hiker, mountain biker, rock climber and skier who currently lives in the Bay Area, working as a Ranger Aide for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Ben was born in England and grew up in the Bay Area, and was exposed to a lot of classic hikes in both California and England by his family. In 2017 Ben moved to Ashland, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University. Through SOU's Outdoor Program, Ben was introduced to more outdoor activities, and started working for the program as trip staff. Through working in the outdoors in an institutional setting, Ben has become passionate about making outdoor experiences more accessible for others and ensuring that others can have the same transformative experiences he has had in the outdoors. This has also led him to a complete career change from studying Communications/Digital Cinema in college, to hopefully working in public lands as a ranger. Ben is currently in the selection process for the CA State Parks Ranger Academy and hopes to become a full-time generalist ranger. His Instagram is @Ben_Allan_

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS
    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patrons Ava and Annette for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week I'm VERY VERY excited to bring you a conversation I had with Hiker, Advocate and Founder of Unlikely Hikers, Jenny Bruso!

    Follow Jenny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennybruso/

    For more about Jenny and Unlikely Hikers go to https://jennybruso.com/unlikelyhikers/

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’. Anchor.fm- go to Anchor.FM to easily create a Podcast of your own.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Danielle, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patron Renee for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER! 

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week Andy is excited to talk to hiker and yoga instructor Sarah Settimo.Sarah Settimo grew up and currently lives in Ashland, Oregon where her love of the outdoors began. With Ashland's trail network in her backyard, Sarah grew up exploring the southern Oregon forests and cultivating a bond with the natural world. In 2015, Sarah's father gifted her a camera and her passion for photography began. In college, Sarah spent her weekends hiking across Oregon to photograph the beauty that surrounded her. Over time, this led her to hike further and venture deeper into the forests of Oregon. Since returning to Ashland in 2020, Sarah has been re-discovering her love of day hiking and discovering her love of backpacking with her canine co-pilot Kyah and friends. While she's itching to thru-hike the PCT, Sarah's backpacking plans this summer include a week on the Colorado Trail, the Teton Crest Trail, and weekend trips in the Pacific Northwest.Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahsettimo/Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal Anchor.fm- go to Anchor.FM to easily create a Podcast of your own. Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Danielle, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patron Renee for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast.Music licensed through musicbed.com.Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William- https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week Host Andy Neal takes your questions from Social media. Big thanks to everyone who submitted a question and sorry if I was unable to get to yours. :(

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    - CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS

    - Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal 

    - Big thank you to our  Patreon Patron's Danielle, Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Danielle, Ren, Jacob, Tommy & our newest Patreon Patron Stephanie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast.

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week I'm excited to bring you a conversation I had with Plus-size outdoor professional and adventurer Ashley Manning. We have an amazing conversation talking about our experiences as plus-sized outdoors people regarding social media, stigmas, gear, how other hikers like Jenny Bruso of Unlikely Hikers have encouraged us, and how much we appreciate companies like Columbia that make clothes for plus sized adventurers! Thank you so much Ashley for coming on the show and having this conversation with me. This was one of my favorite thus far and I am so excited to share it with you all!

    Ash Manning is a plus-size hiker and river runner from North Georgia. Her mission is to encourage others to break the stigma around fat bodies and get into the outdoors responsibly and safely. Through humor and entertainment, Ash aims to bring knowledge to aspiring plus-size outdoors folk. 

    ***Some language used in this episode may not be appropriate for younger audiences***

    Follow Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleysadventure/

    Follow Ashley on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ashleysadventure

    Thumbnail photo by Tommy Corey : www.instagram.com/@twerkinthedirt

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    - CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS

    - Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal 

    - Big thank you to our  Patreon Patron's Danielle, Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Danielle, Ren, Jacob, Tommy & our newest Patreon Patron Stephanie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast.

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support
  • This week I'm excited to bring you all a conversation I had with John Sprankel of The Oahu Coastline Trail. Big thank you to John for being so patient on getting this episode out! 

    John Sprankel is an Eagle Scout and US Army veteran that graduated from Georgia Southern Universitywith a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, where he met and married his wife, Tori. Since then, their careers lead them to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and later to Honolulu, Hawaii, in order to pursue the opportunity to ive in paradise, while also demonstrating to their daughter, Rowan, the value of travel, meeting new people, and seizing opportunities. With a civilian career path that has always focused around logistics and leadership consultation, the availability of time that came from the COVID shutdowns provided an opportunity to develop the idea of hiking around the island of Oahu from a passing thought to a viable endeavor. 

    While training for the Honolulu Marathon in 2019, the idea of circumnavigating the island transitioned from anidea for a fun challenge to a backpacking thru-hike, and, finally, to a scouting trip to develop a recognizedNational Scenic Trail. Working with the Hawaii DLNR and the National Park Service, John has been working to identify the many facets of a National Scenic Trail that this pathway will need to meet in order to fulfill the requirements said status, while also working to generate interest via Instagram (@the_oct_project) by bloggingthe 100 days leading up to the start of the scouting trip. 

    Follow John on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_oct_project/

    Go to https://www.facebook.com/TheOCTProject/ for more information on the OCT

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com 

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast! 

    We'd like to thank our sponsors: 

    - CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS 

    - Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal 

    - Big thank you to our Patreons Danielle, Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Danielle, Ren, Jacob and Tommy for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. 

    Music licenced through musicbed.com. 

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support