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022 All Who Wander – Paul’s Boots (via The Dirtbag Diaries)

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This episode features a podcast from…The Dirtbag Diaries. If you’re not familiar with The Diaries, you’re missing out. When I heard this episode last week, I just had to share it with you. Please stay tuned till the end to find out how you can get involved with bringing a little beauty into the world. A big thanks to the Dirtbag Diaries for allowing us to share this. You guys are the best.

 

From the Dirtbag Diaries Podcast episode page:
We got a call from Australia. M’Lynn’s husband, Paul, passed away this past July. He left behind three pairs of polished hiking boots and a backpack packed for his dream hike: the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail.

She had an idea for one final gift for her husband. “How good would it be,” she asked, “for his boots to make the journey even if Paul could not?” We want to make it happen. Give a listen. We need your help.

Want to help? To learn more, visit: http://www.ducttapethenbeer.com/paulsboots

 

Music: Original score by our friend Amy Stolzenbach.
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David:
www.allwhowander.us

david@allwhowander.us.

on facebook:

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

 

 

 
Quote:

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan

 

 

021 All Who Wander – Winter

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In this episode David gives a little background on where he’s been, what’s been going on for the past several years and why there have been so few episodes.
Thanks for listening!

 

Henry’s website:

www.henrymitchellbooks.com

Henry’s blog:

www.talesandwanders.com

Alfie Dog Publishing:

www.alfiedog.com

The Trail Show:

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

on facebook:

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

 
Quote:

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien

020 All Who Wander – The Summer Boy: An Appalachian Epic

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In this episode, Graybeard (Henry Mitchell) , Simon and I talk about his first novel, The Summer Boy, which takes place in the Laurel…which bears a striking resemblance to the Southern Appalachians. 
Thanks for listening!

 

The Official Summer Boy website:

www.thesummerboy.com

Henry’s site:

www.talesandwanders.com

Alfie Dog Publishing:

www.alfiedog.com

Tom Conlon:

www.tomconlonmusic.com

Ronnie McCall

mountainmccall@aol.com

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

 
Link to The Summer Boy album on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.599743646739045.1073741827.146364628743618&type=1&l=84557c1ef6

 

 

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”  – John Muir

019 All Who Wander – ATKO 2012: Shakedown – Lightening Your Load with Sgt. Rock

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This is Part 3 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 we’ll get to listen in as Sgt. Rock and George “Tinman” Andrews help a thru-hiker lighten his load by doing a “Shakedown” on his pack.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Sgt. Rock

www.hikinghq.net

 

George “Tinman” Andrews

www.antigravitygear.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

 

 

“Believe an expert: you will find something far greater in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you cannot learn from the masters. “

                                                                                                                                                                                                ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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

 

016 All Who Wander – Big Sky Country, Part 3: Bison and Marmots and Bears, oh my!

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This is Part 3 of a new series called Big Sky Country. Join Dana and I as we re-live our recent trip-of-a-lifetime to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone. This episode includes, among other things, our wildlife encounters.

Thanks for listening!

The music for this series has been provided by Denny Earnest from his album entitled : An Acoustic Hike Through The Jackson Hole Wilderness. His music is available for purchase in I-Tunes.  If you’d like to contact him you can reach him at:

dennyearnest@mac.com

or visit he and his wife at the Wildflour Bakery in Emigrant, Montana for some delicious fresh baked artisan bread and pastries .

Angler’s West Flyfishing

http://www.montanaflyfishers.com

Howlin’ Hounds Cafe

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Hounds-Cafe/248852179382

Flying Pig Adventures

www.flyingpigrafting.com/

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

on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/david.longley.3

https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/allwhowanderpodcast

 

“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere”   -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

Wanna see some pics from our trip out west?  Here’s a link to my facebook page with a whole bunch of pics

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381032811943464.81325.146364628743618&type=3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

015 All Who Wander – Big Sky Country: Part 2, The Boulder Story

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This is Part 2 of a new series called Big Sky Country. Join Dana and I as we re-live our recent trip-of-a-lifetime to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone. This episode includes, among other things, “the Boulder Story” and since I couldn’t find a good place to stop, it runs a little long.

Thanks for listening!

The music for this series has been provided by Denny Earnest from his album entitled : Dene’: An Acoustic Hike Through The Jackson Hole Wilderness. His music is available for purchase in I-Tunes.  If you’d like to contact him you can reach him at:

dennyearnest@mac.com

or visit he and his wife for some delicious fresh baked artisan bread and pastries at the Wildflour Bakery in Emigrant, Montana.

Angler’s West Flyfishing

http://www.montanaflyfishers.com

Howlin’ Hounds Cafe

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Hounds-Cafe/248852179382

Flying Pig Adventures

www.flyingpigrafting.com/

Me:

www.allwhowander.us david@allwhowander.us.

on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/david.longley.3

https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/allwhowanderpodcast

 

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

 ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 

 

 

 

Wanna see some pics from our trip out west?  Here’s a link to my facebook page with a whole bunch of pics:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381032811943464.81325.146364628743618&type=3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

014 All Who Wander – Big Sky Country, Part 1: Flight to Bozeman

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Note: So sorry about the extra “outro” about 30 minutes in. No charge.  Tough for a perfectionist but…I’m gonna “leave it like it is…nevermind the turpentine, “as David Wilcox puts it.

This is Part 1 of a new series called Big Sky Country. Join Dana and I as we re-live our recent trip-of-a-lifetime to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone including the dramatic weeks leading up to it. This episode includes the back-story and flight to Bozeman…warts and all! Thanks for listening!

All Who Wander, Episode 14, August 2012.

The music for this series has been provided by Denny Earnest from his album entitled : An Acoustic Hike Through The Jackson Hole Wilderness. His music is available for purchase in I-Tunes.  If you’d like to contact him you can reach him at:

dennyearnest@mac.com

or visit he and his wife at the Wildflour Bakery in Emigrant, Montana for some delicious fresh-baked artisan bread and pastries . We certainly did, nearly every day we were in Montana!

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets’ towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you beyond the next turning of the canyon walls.”

-Edward Abbey

Wanna drop me a note?

www.allwhowander.us david@allwhowander.us.

or look for me (as well as the All Who Wander fan page) on facebook

 

 

Wanna see some pics from our trip out west?  Here’s a link to my facebook page with a whole bunch of pics:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381032811943464.81325.146364628743618&type=3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

013 All Who Wander-Trailfest Series: Trail Days Damascus, VA – Part 3 Long-distance hiker, Krispy Kritter

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This is the 5th and final episode in this years Trailfest Series in which Dana and I follow the migratory herd of 2011 Northbound AT thru-hikers from trail to trail town stopping off at hiker celebrations along the way. Once again and finally we find ourselves in Damascus, Virginia for the 2011 Trail Days Festival.

 

This episode of All Who Wander features retired firefighter and long distance hiker, Krispy Kritter.

 

Trail Days

www.traildays.us

Krispy Kritter

www.krispykritter.net

Ransomed Heart Ministries

www.ransomedheart.com

Me

www.allwhowander.us david@allwhowander.us.

or look for me (as well as the All Who Wander fan page) on facebook

 

 

 

Wanna see some pics from the 2011 Trail Days?  Here’s a link to my facebook page with a whole bunch of pics.  I bet you can’t pick out Krispy in the parade!

www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1742185959123.2089212.1372924198&type=3

 

 

“We can have wilderness without freedom; we can have wilderness without human life at all, but we cannot have freedom without wilderness, we cannot have freedom without leagues of open space beyond the cities, where boys and girls, men and women, can live at least part of their lives under no control but their own desires and abilities, free from any and all direct administration by their fellow men.”        -Edward Abbey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

012 All Who Wander-Trailfest Series: Trail Days Damascus, VA – Part 2 Windtalker Concert

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This is the 4th in a new series of shows in which Dana and I follow the migratory herd of 2011 Northbound AT thru-hikers from trail to trail town stopping off at hiker celebrations along the way. This time we find ourselves, once again, in Damascus, Virginia for the 2011 Trail Days Festival. This episode of All Who Wander features an outdoor, street-side native american flute concert by thru-hiker, musician and author Windtalker (aka Randy Motz) There’s a lot of street noise but I think it just serves to give you a better feel for what a chaotic, beautiful mess Trail Days is.

This years 2012 Trail Days will be May 18 – 20. 

For more info, visit: www.traildays.us

If you’d like to contact Randy and his wife Georgia, visit their website where you can find booking information, pick up a CD or purchase one of the many books they’ve co-authored…including The Walk, Reflections on Life and Faith from the Appalachian Trail…which I reviewed last year at www.allwhowander.us

Their website is:   www.rmghadventures.com

Me :    david@allwhowander.us. or look for me (as well as the All Who Wander fan page) on facebook

Wanna see some pics from the 2011 Trail Days?  Here’s a link to my personal facebook page with a whole bunch of pics including one or two of Windtalkers concert:

www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1742185959123.2089212.1372924198&type=3

 

Happy Trails and Donadaghovi, until we meet again…

 

“The danger is that you will not listen to the voice that speaks to you through the seagull mounting the gray wind, say, or the vision in the temple, that you do not listen to the voice inside you or to the voice that speaks from outside but specifically to you out of the specific events of your life, but that instead you listen to the great blaring voice of our mass culture, which threatens to deafen us all by blasting forth that the only thing that really matters about your work is how much it will get you in the way of salary and status, and that if it is gladness you are after, you can save that for weekends.”

-Frederick Buechner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

011 All Who Wander – Trailfest Series: Trail Days Damascus, VA – Part 1

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This is the 3rd in a new series of shows in which Dana and I follow the migratory herd of 2011 Northbound AT thru-hikers from trail to trail town stopping off at  hiker celebrations along the way. In this episode (AWW 011) we found ourselves in Damascus, Virginia for the 2011 Trail Days Festival.

This episode of All Who Wander features Scott Rogers, bionic-hiker and self-proclaimed one-leg wonder.

This years 2012 Trail Days will be May 18 – 20.

For more info, visit: www.traildays.us

If you’d like to contact Scott visit his website at:

www.onelegwonder.com.

Me :

david@allwhowander.us. or look for me (as well as the All Who Wander fan page) on facebook

 

“Our suicidal poets (Plath, Berryman, Lowell, Jarrell, et al.) spent too much of their lives inside rooms and classrooms when they should have been trudging up mountains, slogging through swamps, rowing down rivers. The indoor life is the next best thing to premature burial.”

~Edward Abbey

 

Oh yeah, you’ll have to have a facebook account to view these but here’s a link to some pics from last years Trail Days:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1742185959123.2089212.1372924198&type=3

 

010 All Who Wander – Trailfest Series: April Fools Trail Days Franklin, NC – Part 2

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The 2nd in a new series of shows in which Dana and I follow the migratory herd of 2011 Northbound AT thru-hikers from trail to trail town stopping off at the hiker festivals along the way. In this episode (AWW 010) we visit historic Franklin, NC for “April Fools Trail Days” and Ron Haven’s Hiker Fools Bash. We meet old friends, make new ones and introduce you to some of the characters and legends of the Trail. If you’re anything like me, be prepared to see your wintertime blahs dissipate and Springer Fever awakened  just a little early this year.

Jenna Lindbo:

www.reverbnation.com/jennalindbo

www.youtube.com/jennalindbomusic

or look for her on facebook.

2012 April Fool’s Trail Days March 30th and 31st:

www.aprilfoolstraildays.com

and

www.hikerbash.ronhaven.com

Hammock Gear:

www.hammockgear.com

Warren Doyle:

www.warrendoyle.com.

Me:

david@allwhowander.us. or look for me (as well as the All Who Wander fan page) on facebook

“I don’t think I am an explorer. An explorer wanders far and abroad to find some place he has never seen. I ramble off and away to find a road back home.” -Henry “Graybeard” Mitchell.

Henry Mitchell:

www.meanderlog.com

 

 

 

 

009 All Who Wander – Trailfest Series: April Fools Trail Days Franklin, NC – Part1

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The first in a new series of shows in which Dana and I follow the migratory herd of 2011 Northbound AT thru-hikers from trail to trail town stopping off at the hiker festivals along the way. In this episode (AWW 009) and the next we visit historic Franklin, NC for “April Fools Trail Days” and Ron Haven’s Hiker Fools Bash. We meet old friends, make new ones and introduce you to some of the characters and legends of the Trail. If you’re anything like me, be prepared to see your wintertime blahs dissipate and Springer Fever awakened just a little early this year.

2012 April Fool’s Trail Days
 March 30th and 31st.
 
www.aprilfoolstraildays.com and
www.hikerbash.ronhaven.com

 

Undulations by Karen Thompson

www.karenonthetrail.com/
undulationskt@hotmail.com

 

Tents made by Judy “Heartfire” Gross

www.lightheartgear.com
heartfire@heartfiregowns.com
judygross@bellsouth.net
www.facebook.com/LightHeartGear

 

“The Packa” by Cedar Tree Industry
The Worlds ONLY Full Coverage Backpacking Rain Parka

Edward Hinnant
436 Cabin Fever Dr.
Marion, VA 24354
276.780.2354
www.thepacka.com

 

Greenleaf Canoe Company
Harold “Harley” Mo
828.524.6464
828.421.8826

or look for him on facebook by searching “Greenleaf Canoe Company”

 
Jenna Lindbo 
 www.reverbnation.com/jennalindbo 
www.youtube.com/jennalindbomusic
or look for her on facebook.

 

Me
david@allwhowander.us.

or look for me (as well as the All Who Wander fan page on facebook)

“It’s when you’re safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.”

~Thornton Wilder

 

 

008 All Who Wander – A Walk With Graybeard: Black Balsam to Shining Rock via Art Loeb

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This Christmas episode of All Who Wander features a winter hike on the Art Loeb Trail with Henry “Graybeard” Mitchell from milepost 420 on the Blue Ridge Parkway across Black Balsam Knob to Shining Rock.   Henry is an artist who makes his home in Greenville, SC.

He has several sites:

 henry@sculptorsjournal.com
http://sculptorsjournal.com
http://dawntreestudio.com
http://henrymitchellsculptor.com
http://earth-sign.com
http://soulsreach.com
http://meanderlog.com

Music has been provided by Jacob Johnson.  Here’s his contact info:

www.myspace.com/JacobJohnson

www.cdbaby.com/JacobJohnson

and

www.youtube.com/user/bebop1986

You can also find his fanpage on facebook

For booking:

JacobJohnsonTunes@gmail.com

Hope you enjoy!  Merry Christmas and may Christ be born in you this holiday season.

 

007 All Who Wander: To Awaken the Heart

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Does life, your job, stress, routine suck the life out of you?  Do you feel like you’re dying inside? Do you daydream about being in the woods?  On the trail? What do you do when it’s just not possible? How do you care for…awaken your heart? This episode is a little different than previous episodes.  I hope you enjoy it. We’d love to hear from you if you do.  Would you visit the comment section of this podcast episode page and let us know what you think? Maybe tell us how you care for your heart? Stay tuned at the end of the podcast for a special tribute to our friend Gunne.  For more info on Tom Conlon visit: www.tomconlonmusic.com or www.myspace.com/tomconlonmusic.   For more info on Gajon (aka Gary Abel) send an e-mail to Gajon Flutes @ gajon12@yahoo.com.

006 All Who Wander – Cimarron: A Tenacious 88 Year Old AT Thru-hiker on Life, Love, Trail Magic and the Curse of Hiawassee. Part 2

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Join Cimarron and I for Part 2 of this “Zero Day” conversation in Hiawassee, Georgia. Music provided by Under the Appletree

005 All Who Wander – Cimarron: A Tenacious 88 Year Old AT Thru-hiker talks about Life, Love, Trail Magic and the Curse of Hiawassee. A River Runs Through It

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Join 88 year old, veteran thru-hiker Cimarron and I for this “Zero Day” conversation in Hiawassee Georgia. 

Music provided by Under the Appletree:

 also on facebook!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

004 All Who Wander – Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs! Post-hike musings on snow, gear & trail markings.

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Join River (Dana), Scat (Chester), Ma Fred (Ma Fread) and myself for a lively lunch-time conversation about our overnight hike from Dicks Creek Gap to Deep Gap on the Appalachian Trail.

003 All Who Wander – AT Hike (Dick’s Creek Gap to Deep Gap)

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Climbing Powell Mountain from Dick's Creek Gap

Join River (Dana), Ma Fred (Ma Fred), Skat (Chester) and myself  in this “audio-hike” episode of All Who Wander on a “day-hike gone awry” as we tramp through snow drifts up to 2 foot deep in an attempt to reach the shelter before night fall. Layer up, strap on your boots, get ready for adventure and a laugh or two as well on this winter misadventure on the Appalachian Trail.

002 All Who Wander – “Becoming Odyssa” Book Launch Part 2

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All Who Wander 002 is the second half of Jennifer Pharr Davis’ “Becoming Odyssa” book launch at Diamond Brand Outfitters in Arden, NC.  This episode contains the storytelling portion of the night.  You’ll hear from yours truly as well as 4 other hikers as we share our stories from hiking the Appalachian Trail.  I apologise again for the audio quality.  It is what it is. If you enjoy this podcast I’d love to hear from you.  Please post your comments at www.allwhowander.us and if you have time I’d appreciate it if you’d do the same at I-tunes.  I just finished reading “Becoming Odyssa” and loved it.  Please patronise your local outfitter, visit www.allwhowander.us or Jen’s site at www.blueridgehikingco.com and pick up a copy.  You’ll be glad you did!  Thanks for listening!

001 All Who Wander – Jennifer Pharr Davis “Becoming Odyssa” Book Launch

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Smile at Springer

In this, our very first episode, we join Jennifer Pharr Davis, who has the distinction of being the fastest woman to ever thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, at Diamond Brand Outfitters in Arden, NC for the launch of her book “Becoming Odyssa.” This is the first part of a two part series. Please visit Jen’s site:(www.blueridgehikingco.com) to learn more about her extraordinary life and to buy her book or you can purchase it through one of our affilates, Amazon.com, by visting our site (www.allwhowander.us).

Hope you enjoy! We look forward to your comments!

 

Episode 00 Welcome!

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This, our maiden voyage, is just a short conversation by the campfire, enjoying a mug of coffee as we share our stories and get to know each other.  Glad to meet you and look forward to seeing you here again.  If you’d like a feel for what an actual episode is like stay tuned for upcoming shows!