Section Hiking Episodes

Thru Hiking Section Hiking Recovery

Episode #39- Michelle Samson "How has hiking helped you discover your strength?"

Dec. 19, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Michelle Samson, a local hiker on the Illinois trails. They talk about what it is like for an extrovert to hike alone, why she prefers cold weather hiking and how hiking as allowed her to…

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
Pacific Crest Trail Section Hiking

Episode #04 Shannon Ryker - What is a Mountain Snob?

Dec. 20, 2021

Have you ever heard the story of the Little Engine that Could? Today’s guest shows that same kind of drive and determination to make her dream of thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, despite multiple setbacks and course corr…

Guest: Shanon Ryker