For this episode of The All-Around Adventure Podcast, I’m joined by thru-hiker, Aaron “Soda” Landon.
About a week prior to the recording of this podcast episode, Aaron had just completed hiking all 4,800 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT). It was an ordeal that took many months to complete. Though Aaron’s tenure as a thru-hiker began well before the NCT. His first long-distance trail experience was the Florida Trail. Which is another national scenic trail that extends from Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida, up to Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola. That hike involved a lot of walking through waist-high water with many dangers lurking nearby! And it was a challenging way to kick off Aaron’s hiking journey. However, the NCT was an entirely different animal that offered many incredible experiences, along with its own unique set of challenges!
In this episode, Aaron tells us more of his hiking stories. Beginning with his time on the Florida Trail, and leading up to his time on the NCT. He and I also talk about some of our shared experiences during each of our own hikes of the NCT’s Michigan section. One of them being the wonderful Trail Angels, Trail Chapter members, and other amazing people that we met on the trail. For it was the people that we met along the way that made our time on the NCT more than just being about getting miles hiked!
To watch the video of our conversation, head over to the All-Around Adventure YouTube channel!
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