Oct 5, 2017
Having lived for several years in Costa Rica, Greg and Jen Seymour were searching for an adventure. They chose a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2017 and prepared meticulously so that they would arrive at Springer Mountain in good shape for their journey. Recording their daily progress through YouTube, they grew their audience with their charming–and often hilarious–interactions as they made their way up the trail. By the time they got to Katahdin, they had lost nearly 100lbs in weight between them and gained an appreciation of their capabilities under duress. Jen even felt sufficiently pumped to refer to herself as a "badass." This is a story of how a couple can spend nearly six months in immediate proximity to one another yet retain their spirit, their companionship, and their love. If you'd like to follow Greg and Jen's adventures, visit any of these links on YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook. As they mentioned on the show, they are also both authors, Click on their names to be taken to their respective Amazon author pages. Greg Jen Lynne Savino was a guest on the show several episodes back. It turned out that, along with being an avid hiker, Lynne is also a doctor. Consequently, we've put together "Doc Spot." Each week, Lynne will tell us about medical issues that can arise when out hiking. This week, she gives us advice on steps you should consider before you even set foot on the trail. Great news this week. We're following the preparations and the hike of a member of the Class of 2018. His name is Bruce Matson and, along with fulfilling a long-held dream, Bruce is making this hike about so much more than himself. I really wanted to make this a deep dive into Bruce's hike, so we're starting a new podcast precisely for this purpose. Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream will be making its debut on Monday, November 6. I hope that you take the time out to listen to Bruce and his story.