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Episode #16 - Christine Reed (Lady Unicorn) - "You want to be alone, on purpose?!"

June 20, 2022

In this episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Christine "Lady Unicorn" Reed. They talk about what it feels like to get bitten hard by the hiking bug, redefining independence, and intentionally taking on major challenges to …

Author Appalachian Trail Thru Hiking

Episode #11 - Gary Sizer (Green Giant) "How do you go from hobby to obsession?"

April 4, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Gary "Green Giant" Sizer, author and Appalachian Trail thru hiker (2014). Gary turned his lifelong love of story-telling into a best-selling book, Where's the Next Shelter? They explore h…

Author Appalachian Trail Thru Hiking

Episode #07 - Derick Lugo - What does it take to be Fabulous on and off trail?

Feb. 7, 2022

In this episode Unfiltered talks to Derick Lugo, Author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, Host of The Unlikely Stories Podcast, aka Mr. Fabulous. He opens up about how his unexpected thru hike of the Appalachian Trail changed the …

Author Appalachian Trail Section Hiking

Episode #5 - Diane Harsha (Sticks) Do you have to do it all at once?

Jan. 3, 2022

Diane "Sticks" Harsha section hiked the entire Appalachian Trail over the course of 13 years. Her hiking helped her manage stress, grief and eventually retirement. She hiked solo and with companions, one of which become a th…

Guests: Diane Harsha , Sticks