May 17, 2022

Episode #156 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #5 & 6 (Pre-Hike)

Episode #156 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #5 & 6 (Pre-Hike)

The mind is the last to know.

Jan Leitschuh was bitten by the AT bug in 2002. With no real backpacking experience, she threw herself into learning, training, and stomping down fears and questions that swirled around her preparations. She joined the infamous Pack 31- a group of hikers that met online and named themselves after the date they started, March 1, 2003. This community, built on meetings at the ALDHA Gathering and a thousand online hours, still remain friends to this day and Liteshoe, along with many of those original Pack 31 folks can often be found at the Gathering, sharing their stories and knowledge with a new class of hikers.

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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"