Archive for February 2013

018 All Who Wander – ATKO 2012: Gene Espy – The Second Thru-hiker

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This is Part 2 of our latest series ATKO 2012, which features some amazing talks and audio from last years Appalachian Trail Kick-Off at Amicalola Falls State Park. In this episode Gene Espy shares about his 1951 thru-hike of the AT. Once again there’s a lot of ambient noise particularly the woman seated to my left who continually rocked back and forth in a metal chair that was groaning it’s protests, and Gene is a bit of a low-talker. Nonetheless, this audio footage is a piece of history from a legend of the Trail, The Second Thru-hiker.

As I mentioned last time, in an effort to post as many episodes as possible prior to this years event, there’ll be minimal editing. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!.

 

This years event is upon us! Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10. For more info visit www.atko.info.

 

Gene Espy:

www.GeneEspyHiker.com

 

Appalachian Trail Kick-Off Event:

www.atko.info

 

Me:
www.allwhowander.us
david@allwhowander.us.

on facebook:

www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/david.longley.3
www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/allwhowanderpodcast

 

“The ideal mountain trail is one which has no end. The ideal trail journey is one which never turns back, but leads forever onward to discover what lies around the next bend and beyond the next crest. Such a trail is the Appalachian [Trail], and such is the kind of journey that, better than on any other trail in existence, may be made upon it.”

                                                                                                                                               ~ELMER ADAMS, Walking in the Clouds, 1939

 

 

 

 

 

 

017 All Who Wander – ATKO 2012: Skywalker on the Camino

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This episode features Bill “Skywalker” Walker, long-distance hiker, speaker and author sharing about his most recent adventure on the Camino de Santiago. This is Part 1 of our latest series ATKO 2012, which will include some amazing talks and audio from last years Appalachian Trail Kick-Off at Amicalola Falls State Park.

 

Don’t miss this years event! 

It’ll be held Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10.

For more info visit www.atko.info.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Skywalkers contact info:

www.thebestwaycamino.com
www.skywalker-pct.com

Appalachian Trail Kick-Off Event:

www.atko.info

Me:
www.allwhowander.us
david@allwhowander.us.

on facebook:

www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/david.longley.3

www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/allwhowanderpodcast

 

“There is nothing like a wilderness journey for rekindling the fires of life. Simplicity is part of it. Cutting the cackle. Transportation reduced to leg or arm power, eating irons to one spoon. Such simplicity, together with  sweat and silence, amplify the rhythms of any long journey, especially through unknown, un-tattered territory. And in the end such a journey can restore an understanding of how insignificant you are — and thereby set you free.”

– Colin Fletcher, The River