Oct. 14, 2021

Episode #292 - Lord Thomas Bouissaguet (Lord Tom)

Episode #292 - Lord Thomas Bouissaguet (Lord Tom)

The "French Appalachian Trail" - Hexatrek


You're going to love the story that today's guest is going to tell you. Lord Thomas Bouissaguet is part of a group of French visionaries whose ambition is to bring to reality nothing less than a French Appalachian Trail, now named Hexatrek.

I first heard of this on Dixie's Facebook page and reached out to Lord Tom, who had his own, somewhat tenuous link to the Appalachian Trail. He'd tried to get here from Belgium in 2020, but was thwarted by Covid. Luckily, for Hexatrek, he went elsewhere and, along with others, came up with this idea.

You can learn more about Tom and his buddies at https://en.hexatrek.com/

If you'd like to get involved, go to their crowd funding effort at https://fr.ulule.com/hexatrek/

While you can reach the short film that they've put together on their website, you can reach it directly at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BMdyCJNFWA

If you'd like to contact them via social media, you can find Lord Tom at https://www.instagram.com/cartapouille/

and Hexatrek at https://www.instagram.com/hexatrek/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LHexatrek

You can read Lord Tom's blog about his Croatian hike at https://www.outdoorjournal.com/featured/expedition/hiking-through-minefields-and-a-pandemic-in-uncharted-lands/ and hear him tell it at https://anchor.fm/cartapouille

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