Aug. 13, 2020

Episode #231 - Barney Mann (Scout)

Episode #231 - Barney Mann (Scout)

A Pacific Crest Trail Angel


Another terrific show today, with Barney "Scout" Mann sharing his story as a lifelong hiker, a Triple Crowner, and the Ultimate Trail Angel of the Pacific Crest Trail. He started his journey as a young lad in the High Sierra (picture below) and started his Triple Crown on the PCT–with his wife–on their 30th Wedding Anniversary.

Barney has written a book about that hike, weaving in the stories from not only he and his wife but also of other characters they hiked with. As you can see below, he's changed a bit over the years!!

Order Journeys North
https://www.amazon.com/Journeys-North-Pacific-Crest-Trail/dp/1680513214

Visit Scout's Website
https://barneyscoutmann.com/

Follow Scout on Instagram and Facebook
https://www.instagram.com/journeys.north/

https://www.facebook.com/barneyscoutmann/

Also this week, Bill Tickner, or Mr. President, joins the show to talk about his SOBO hike that originally started back in 2019.

You can follow Bill's blog at https://www.wildernesseffect.com/

and find him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mrpresidenthikes/

And in Balancing on Blue, Fozzie hits Amicalola Falls and the start of his own thru-hike. An immediate problem is establishing his nationality! Get Fozzie's book at Amazon by clicking here 

The sponsor for this week's show is Ever Green Adventure Foods. Check them out at https://evergreenadventurefoods.com/ Thanks guys; it means a lot.

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