Episodes

Episode #167 Lagniappe - Celeste Queen

Aug. 9, 2022

Celeste Queen is, in her own words, "a retiree loving the hiking life, especially the slow and steady part!" She took up hiking at the young age of 67, finding it to be her happy place. She sets goals and completes them, inc…

Episode #166 - LiteShoe Tales of the AT #16-17 (Pre-Hike)

Aug. 2, 2022

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 infam…

Episode #165 - Amy Edelstein

July 26, 2022

IPPY-award winner and #1 Amazon bestselling author, Amy Edelstein has a unique perspective on the relationship between the inner journey and outer change. Having begun her own meditation practice in 1978, and spending the be…

Episode #164 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #12-15 (Pre-Hike)

July 19, 2022

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 infam…

Episode #163 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #10-11 (Pre-Hike)

July 5, 2022

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 infamo…

Episode #162 - Diane Harsha (Sticks)

June 28, 2022

Diane "Sticks" Harsha is the author of the recently published (and now also available on Audible) Sticks and Stones: How to Hike the AT in 13 Years. This is the memoir of a Tennessee wife, mother, and FBI agent who section h…

Episode #161 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #8-9 (Pre-Hike)

June 21, 2022

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 infam…

Episode #160 Lagniappe - Introductions with Kim Weiler

June 14, 2022

Kim is the Co-Head Dame of the Georgia Chapter of Trail Dames and a member of the Trail Dames Board of Directors. Between her fantastic sense of humor and her tenacious strength, it is no coincidence that her trail name is …

Episode #159 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #7 (Pre-Hike)

June 7, 2022

Why go on a long-distance hike?

Episode #158 - 5th Tuesday - Spirituality on the Trail (Panel Discussion)

May 31, 2022

We have a panel discussion for you today about spirituality on the trail. Who better than these three ladies to talk with on this fascinating subject? Anne Gardner Writer. Minister. Adventurer. After spending twenty-five yea…

Episode #157 - Em Janacek (In Tune)

May 24, 2022

A mid-hike conversation on the Appalachian Trail

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

May 17, 2022

The mind is the last to know.

Episode #155 - Anne Gardner (Let's Go)

May 10, 2022

A Walk of Reflection

Episode #154 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #4 (Pre-Hike)

May 3, 2022

More trail lessons as my friend, LiteShoe, tests out her gear, and pushes out of her comfort zone, getting closer to hitting the AT! Jan Leitschuh was bitten by the AT bug in 2002. With no real backpacking experience, she th…

Episode #153 - Courtney Miller (Unfiltered)

April 26, 2022

Our newest podcast host

Episode #152 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #3 (Pre-Hike)

April 19, 2022

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 infamo…

Episode #151 Lagniappe - Chelsea McCurdy

April 12, 2022

Meet The Hobbit Hikers!!

Episode #150 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #2 (Pre-Hike)

April 5, 2022

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 infamo…

Episode #149 - Nancy East (5th Tuesday)

March 29, 2022

I am a mom to three amazing kids, a wife to the love of my life, a retired veterinarian, a team member of our local search and rescue squad, a certified naturalist, and an active adventurer whose second home is in the Great …

Episode #148 - Natalie Bonthius

March 22, 2022

Turning Wilderness First Aid on its head

Episode #147 - LiteShoe's Tales of the AT #1 (Pre-Hike)

March 15, 2022

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 infam…

Episode #146 Lagniappe - Elevated Oats

March 8, 2022

Megan Militello | Founder + CEO at Elevated Oats | Army Staff Sergeant | MS, Embry-Riddle | Mountaineer As an Army air traffic controller, Megan held key leadership and trainer positions, learned first-hand how to run a high…

Episode #144 - Kelly Howard

Feb. 22, 2022

Being unemployable as a badge of honor!!