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Hi Everybody! I have a little Christmas gift for anyone who’s been missing the blog posts between hikes. I recently did an interview with John Zahorian on The ROUTES Podcast. For those of you that are not familiar with John Z, he’s a reputable thru-hiker that has made quite the splash into the thru-hiking pool the last few years. John Z has a devoted following on Youtube, currently holds the Fastest Known Time for an unsupported hike of the Colorado Trail, is co-founder of the ultra-light Pa’lante Packs, and is the host of his latest venture, The ROUTES Podcast.

Here’s John explaining his intentions with The ROUTES Podcast when he launched it this past summer.

The tagline of The ROUTES Podcast is, “Meaningful conversations with hikers who venture off the beaten path.” There are many hiking podcasts out there, but I like John’s approach in talking more about the mental and emotional side of hiking than the trails themselves. He’s interested in what motivates hikers, the lessons they learn from going on long hikes, where their drive comes from, and what fuels the challenges they seek. I’ve done a few podcasts in the past, but I was happy to do this one that explored topics I’ve yet to discuss on other podcasts. Hope you all enjoy it and have a great holiday season!

You can listen to the embedded link below or download the podcast onto your device of choice. It is episode #6.

 

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