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Hike is a podcast that shares the stories of people and places that inspire us to explore, wander, and live.


Backpacking Isle Royale, The Wonderland Trail and Beyond with Sarah Waite
Sep 24 • 60 min
Sarah Waite shares her experiences from being a beginner backpacker to spending 11 days on Isle Royale and much more
Introducing the North Country National Scenic Trail
Sep 17 • 39 min
Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association, shares an overview of the North Country Trail and how we can all hike it and support it
Section Hiking the Ice Age Trail with Kris “Hair Tie” Van Handel
Sep 10 • 52 min
Kris Van Handel shares her experiences as a two time section hiker of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Midwest Adventures with Paul Fuzinski
Sep 3 • 54 min
Paul Fuzinski of the podcast Aptitude Outdoors shares some of his favorite midwest adventures
Welcome to Season 3 of Hike
Aug 30 • 1 min
Lori shares what’s in store for Season 3 of the Hike podcast
On The Trail: The First 100 Adventures
Jul 5 • 10 min
Lori celebrates 100 episodes of Hike by sharing some of her most memorable moments and firsts on the trail.
Hiker Wisdom to Explore, Wander and Live By
Jul 2 • 41 min
Lori reflects on season 2 and shares some of her favorite clips from former guests
On The Trail: Oregon Hiking with Author William L. Sullivan
Jun 28 • 34 min
William L. Sullivan, author of Oregon guidebooks shares what makes his guidebooks so unique and a trusted companion for Oregon trails
Introducing Base Camp Chat: Fear on the Trail
Jun 25 • 50 min
Base Camp Chat hosts and guests share their fears on the trail.
On The Trail: The Wilderness and Solitude of the Ozark Highlands Trail
Jun 21 • 35 min
Steven Parker gives an overview of the Ozark Highlands Trail
Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson
Jun 18 • 47 min
Bonnie Henderson shares her experiences and provides tips and resources on hiking the Oregon Coast Trail
On The Trail: The Wild West Trail
Jun 14 • 30 min
Carmen and Joel share the story behind creating the Wild West Trail and what it’s like to hike the route.
Explore Oahu with Military Wild
Jun 11 • 40 min
Rietta shares her story of exploring Oahu as a Military Wild Ambassador.
On The Trail: Derick Lugo is The Unlikely Thru-Hiker
Jun 7 • 31 min
Derick Lugo gives listeners a look into what it was like to be an unlikely thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail
Adventure Continues: Greg Smith on Backpacking Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail
Jun 4 • 56 min
Greg Smith shares hiking Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail and his continued adventures after retirement.
On The Trail: Amy Bushatz On Spending 20 Consecutive Minutes Outside for 1000 Days
May 31 • 22 min
Amy shares what inspired her to start her journey of spending twenty consecutive minutes outside
Woods Hole Hostel and the Heart of the Appalachian Trail
May 28 • 52 min
Neville shares the story of Woods Hole Hostel and its place within the Appalachian Trail Community
On The Trail: Recreate Responsibly
May 24 • 7 min
Lori shares the Recreate Responsibly message
Navigating Wild Spaces and the Oregon Desert Trail with Sage Clegg
May 21 • 48 min
Sage Clegg shares her journey being the first person who thru hiked the Oregon Desert Trail.
On The Trail: Tips for Solo Backpacking
May 17 • 10 min
Lori shares five beginner tips for solo backpacking
Grounds Keeper Alex Wehrle: Bucket List Adventures and Committing To A Ton of Clean Up
May 14 • 58 min
Alex shares her tips and best practices for Leaving It Better Than You Find It and Leave No Trace as part of the Grounds Keeper Legacy Team
On The Trail: Forward, Upward and Onward with Matt Landry
May 10 • 29 min
Matt Landry hikes all the peaks in the New Hampshire White Mountains and shares lessons learned along the way
Evolution of a Thru-Hiker: Leisel Bailey on Growth, Confidence, and Hard Decisions
May 7 • 54 min
Leisel Bailey shares her journey of growth as a backpacker and thru-hiker
On The Trail: We Are Mountain Runners by Amy Bushatz
May 3 • 6 min
Amy Bushatz shares her story from the trail - a day running mountains with friends in Alaska and how it transformed them from peak to peak.
One Section at a Time: Julie “Jester” Gayheart on Completing her Section Hike of the Appalachian Trail
Apr 30 • 63 min
Julie “Jester” Gayheart shares her own journey of section hiking the Appalachian Trail
On The Trail: Virtually Exploring the National Parks with Michelle Berkes and Danielle Jacobs-Erwin
Apr 26 • 14 min
Michelle Berkes and Danielle Jacobs-Erwin share how they are virtually hiking and exploring the National Parks while at home.
Kimberly Brookshire’s Transformation on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Apr 23 • 45 min
Kimberly Brookshire shares her transformation on the MST as she was the first woman to complete a yo-yo of the trail in 2016.
On The Trail: Catching up with Rue McKenrick
Apr 19 • 19 min
Rue McKenrick gives an update on trailblazing the American Perimeter Trail
Urban Hike Pittsburgh with Josh Rolon
Apr 16 • 38 min
Josh shares his love of urban hiking Pittsburgh with listeners and how he is part of a community group leading hikes that explore 90 city neighborhoods.
On The Trail: For the Love of the Trail with Britany Freeman and Lori Prima
Apr 12 • 10 min
Britany shares her advice for incorporating the outdoors into our everyday life and how to leave no trace on the local trail during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lori Prima shares her love letter to the local trail.
Jodie Morton and Her Mare Thelma Ride the Continental Divide Trail
Apr 9 • 58 min
Jodie Morton chats about her long distance horseback ride of the CDT and Amanda Wheelock of the CDT Coalition shares info about the trail and how her organization supports it
On The Trail: Julie “Jester” Gayheart on Coping, Connecting and Choosing Positivity
Apr 5 • 7 min
Julie “Jester” Gayheart gives listeners an overview of who she is, her podcast and how she’s choosing positivity during these uncertain times.
Steven “Bangarang” Snyder on Leave No Trace, Triple Crowns and Trail Communities
Apr 2 • 50 min
Steven “Bangarang” Snyder is a LNT advocate, Triple Crown hiker and Grounds Keeper team member who wants all of us to leave it better than we found it
On The Trail: Leisel Bailey (CDT Class of 2020) on Grief, Grace and Plan B during COVID-19
Mar 29 • 17 min
Leisel Bailey on the CDT and handling uncertain times with a lot of grace during the COVID-19 pandemic
T Durston’s Solo Backpacking Journey on the Great Divide Trail
Mar 26 • 51 min
T. shares her personal story of solo backpacking the Great Divide Trail
On The Trail: Rue McKenrick and the American Perimeter Trail Project
Mar 22 • 19 min
Rue McKenrick introduces listeners to the American Perimeter Trail project
Finding Harmony on an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike with Liz “Ukulele” Brown
Mar 19 • 58 min
Liz “Ukulele” Brown shares her experiences thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail
On The Trail: Blood Mountain
Mar 15 • 12 min
Lori Prima shares her hike of Blood Mountain via the Byron Reece Trail near Neels Gap
Solo Backpacking Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail with Cat Eckrode
Mar 12 • 62 min
Cat Eckrode shares her journey from new backpacker to solo backpacking Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail.
Backpacking Long Trails with Liz “Snorkel” Thomas
Mar 5 • 40 min
Liz Thomas, triple crowner and former Appalachian Trail speed record holder, shares her hiking advice and gear tips.
Following Flee’s Adventures in Michigan’s U.P.
Feb 27 • 48 min
Felicia Hokenstad takes listeners to some of her favorite hikes and places to explore in Michigans Upper Peninsula
Backpacking the Ozark Highlands Trail with Matt Dunn
Feb 20 • 52 min
Matt Dunn talks about backpacking the Ozark Highlands Trail
Everybody’s National Parks with Danielle Jacobs-Erwin
Feb 13 • 53 min
Danielle Jacobs-Erwin shares inspiration, planning advice and helpful tips for your visit to our National Parks.
Explore Guam with Military Wild
Feb 6 • 44 min
Kailey, Kassie and Jeannie of Military Wild share their adventures as they explore Guam’s beautiful landscapes.
The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath in the Wilderness with Mike DeBonis
Jan 30 • 35 min
Mike DeBonis, Executive Director of the Green Mountain Club, shares how The Long Trail is Vermont’s Footpath in the Wilderness
Explore Alaska with Inspiring Girls Expeditions
Jan 23 • 49 min
Joanna Young and Sarah Clement of Inspiring Girls Expeditions share how the program both inspires and transforms young women through wilderness experiences.
On the Trail: Hiking the Dunes of Lake Michigan
Jan 19 • 14 min
Lori takes you on her hike to the dunes and beaches of Lake Michigan
Hiking, Healing and the Highline Film with Plug-it In
Jan 16 • 41 min
Benny Braden talks about hiking, healing and the upcoming Highline film which documents the hike of five friends on the Uinta Highline Trail and their powerful personal stories
Tremont Institute: Connecting People and Nature in the Great Smoky Mountains
Jan 9 • 48 min
Catey Terry, President and CEO, shares how Tremont Institute connects people and nature in the Great Smoky Mountains
Ashley White on Becoming The Gentleman Lumberjack and Healing Through Nature
Jan 2 • 64 min
Ashley White talks about mental health and the healing power of nature
Five Tips for Setting Goals in the New Year
Dec 26, 2019 • 22 min
Lori shares five tips for goal setting
Oregon Coast Trail: Closing the Gaps with Robin Wilcox
Dec 19, 2019 • 45 min
Robin Wilcox shares how Oregon Parks and Recreation is developing the Oregon Coast Trail Action Plan and completing the Oregon Coast Trail
Dan Durston’s Yo-Yo Hike of The Great Divide Trail
Dec 12, 2019 • 47 min
Dan discusses his 2017 yo-yo hike of The Great Divide Trail.
Welcome to Season 2 of Hike
Dec 5, 2019 • 1 min
Lori gives a sneak peek into Season 2 of the Hike podcast
Hiker Wisdom to Explore, Wander and Live by
Nov 21, 2019 • 36 min
Lori reflects on the hiker wisdom she learned in the past year of doing the podcast
Jen Theisen’s Long Amazing Section Hike of the Superior Hiking Trail
Nov 14, 2019 • 88 min
Jen takes us on a LASH of the Superior Hiking Trail
The North Carolina State Park Challenge with Tim Robbins
Nov 7, 2019 • 31 min
Tim Robbins shares what it’s like to take on the North Carolina State Parks Challenge.
Haunted Hikes in North America’s National Parks with Andrea Lankford
Oct 31, 2019 • 19 min
Andrea Lankford talks haunted hiking in North America’s National Parks.
Ask a Ranger
Oct 24, 2019 • 36 min
Ask a Ranger hosts Ranger Jess and Ranger Crystal share what it’s like to be park rangers in the North Carolina State Park System
Backpacking the West Coast Trail with Shyla Tibando
Oct 17, 2019 • 53 min
Shyla shares her experience backpacking the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
Great Smoky Mountain Adventures with Nancy East
Oct 10, 2019 • 56 min
Nancy East trains for her upcoming Tour De LeConte challenge and shares all of her adventures living near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Wilderness Guiding in the Adirondacks with Mike Bartolotti
Oct 3, 2019 • 47 min
Mike Bartolotti discusses wilderness guiding and recreating in the Adirondacks.
Hiking to Fire Lookouts with Luke Channer
Sep 26, 2019 • 43 min
Luke Channer is on his way to hiking to and exploring all of the fire lookouts in Montana and Idaho.
Exploring the Flint River
Sep 19, 2019 • 30 min
Rebecca Fedewa of the Flint River Watershed Coalition talks about recreation, sustainment and conservation of the Flint River.
Backpacking the John Muir Trail with Riley Smith
Sep 12, 2019 • 45 min
Riley Smith of Broken Laces podcast shares backpacking basics and his thru hike of the John Muir Trail.
Hiking and Yoga with Nicole Diaz
Sep 5, 2019 • 48 min
Nicole Diaz of Nutmeg Yoga shares the benefits of bringing yoga to the trail.
The Colorado Trail with Bill Manning
Aug 29, 2019 • 42 min
Bill Manning, Executive Director of The Colorado Trail Foundation shares what it’s like to get out on the Colorado Trail.
Tips for Overcoming the Post-Adventure Blues
Aug 22, 2019 • 13 min
Lori shares ten tips for overcoming post-adventure blues.
Hiking the Smokies with Johnny Osborne
Aug 15, 2019 • 38 min
Johnny Osborne talks hiking, living and being a supporter of the Great Smoky Mountains community.
Exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Aug 8, 2019 • 30 min
Lori explores Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Exploring the Old-Growth Forest Network with Joan Maloof
Aug 1, 2019 • 31 min
Joan Maloof of the Old Growth Forest Network shares how it’s working together with communities across the country to identify and protect old growth forests
Tips for Solo Camping
Jul 25, 2019 • 20 min
Lori shares her tips and experiences as a first time solo camper.
Hiking with The Mountaineers and Cheryl Talbert
Jul 18, 2019 • 41 min
Cheryl shares her experiences as a hiking and backpacking leader for the Mountaineers
Exploring with the Garmin inReach Mini
Jul 4, 2019 • 12 min
Lori provides a review of the Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communication Device
Hiking the Columbia River Gorge with Rod Theer
Jun 20, 2019 • 36 min
Rod shares his love of hiking the Columbia River Gorge and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.
Exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Jun 13, 2019 • 13 min
Lori explores Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Latinas who Hike
Jun 6, 2019 • 33 min
Victoria shares how she founded Latinas who Hike and what’s the group is doing to inspire all Latinas to get outdoors.
Hiking the Arizona Trail with Gabby Gilmer
May 30, 2019 • 41 min
Gabby Gilmer shares her journey and experience of thru hiking the Arizona Trail.
Exploring the Ice Age Trail with Eric Sherman
May 23, 2019 • 34 min
Eric Sherman of the Ice Age Trail Alliance shares information about the Ice Age Trail, one of the National Scenic Trails of the United States
Hiking The Florida Trail with Misti Little (Orange Blaze podcast)
May 9, 2019 • 44 min
Misti Little of the Orange Blaze podcast shares with listeners what it’s like to hike the Florida Trail
Exploring the Arizona Trail with Matt Nelson
May 1, 2019 • 40 min
Matt Nelson, Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association, provides listeners an overview of the AZT and info on trail programs and opportunities to get involved
Trailblazing the Benton MacKaye Trail with Clayton Pannell
Apr 24, 2019 • 32 min
Clayton Pannell shares a firsthand account of creating the Benton MacKaye Trail through the 90s and early 2000s.
The Wild Outdoors Blog with Brian Coe
Apr 17, 2019 • 48 min
Brian shares essential first aid kit items, safety tips and how to handle emergency situations
Exploring Acadia National Park
Apr 13, 2019 • 16 min
Lori takes listeners to Acadia National Park for an off season adventure
Hiking Off The Beaten Trail with Matt Reeder
Apr 3, 2019 • 53 min
Matt Reeder shares hikes that are “Off the Beaten Trail” in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington
Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail with Renee Patrick
Mar 27, 2019 • 34 min
Renee Patrick takes listeners on a hike of the Eastern Oregon High Desert via the Oregon Desert Trail.
Exploring the Chattahoochee River with Superintendent William Cox
Mar 20, 2019 • 38 min
Superintendent Cox shares how important the Chattahoochee River is to Atlanta area and how visitors can best experience this natural resource
Shannon McCormick of Take a Hike Podcast
Mar 12, 2019 • 46 min
Shannon of Take a Hike podcast shares her story of hiking, adventuring with the Sierra Club’s Wilderness Training Course and podcasting.
Collectively Outside with Erin Jobe
Mar 6, 2019 • 26 min
Erin shares info about her upcoming Women’s Trail Festival in Clayton, Georgia
Springer Mountain and the Appalachian Trail
Feb 27, 2019 • 11 min
Learn more about the Springer Mountain, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail Magic with Jim Tabor (The Barefoot Carver)
Feb 20, 2019 • 34 min
Jim Tabor carves some Appalachian Trail magic one spoon at a time.
Finding Your Katahdin with Stacia Bennett
Feb 13, 2019 • 51 min
Stacia shares her thru hike attempts on the Appalachian Trail and what it means to find your own Katahdin
The Cairn Project
Feb 6, 2019 • 39 min
Alison and Sarah share the story of founding and running the Cairn Project which through community funding supports outdoor and wilderness adventures for pre-teen and teenage women
Friends of the Smokies
Jan 30, 2019 • 22 min
Anna Zanetti of Friends of the Smokies shares the work they do to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking and Filmmaking with Chris Smead of Outmersive Films
Jan 21, 2019 • 29 min
Chris Smead talks hiking and filmmaking, including his projects The High Sierra Trail” and “Highline”
Hiking with Hike Oregon
Jan 12, 2019 • 22 min
Franziska Weinheimer of Hike Oregon talks about hiking in Oregon and her recent book ‘52 Hikes for 52 Weeks in the Willamette Valley, Central Oregon Cascades & Coast’.
Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Fernando Rios
Jan 5, 2019 • 28 min
Fernando Rios, 2018 AT hiker shares his experiences on the trail and adjusting to life after
2019 Goal Setting with Kathy Dalton of Go Adventure Mom
Dec 29, 2018 • 39 min
Lori discusses 2019 goal setting and interviews Kathy Dalton of Go Adventure Mom.
The 11th Essential with Britany Freeman
Dec 22, 2018 • 39 min
Britany Freeman shares her passion for leave no trace and how she founded The 11th Essential.
Leave No Trace
Dec 15, 2018 • 8 min
Lori goes over the 7 Leave No Trace principles and discusses the importance of each one
Exploring Great Smoky Mountains history: CCC and digital archives at WCU
Dec 8, 2018 • 24 min
Lori researches how the CCC were an integral part of Great Smoky Mountains history and interviews Liz Skene about WCU’s digital archives collection.
Hiking with Plug-It In
Dec 1, 2018 • 61 min
Lori the Explorer interviews hiker Plug-It In on his accomplishment of being the fastest 900 miler in the Great Smoky Mountains and the upcoming Highline documentary about hiking the Uinta Highline Trail.
Hiking with Danny Bernstein
Nov 24, 2018 • 24 min
Lori interviews Danny Bernstein about hiking all of the trails in the Smokies and much more
The 10 Hiking Essentials
Nov 17, 2018 • 14 min
Lori goes back to the basics and discusses the 10 hiking essentials you need on the trail.
Welcome to the Hike Podcast
Nov 11, 2018 • 1 min
Lori Prima