Jun 12, 2020
Today we are joined by Luke “Strider” Jordan. Strider has a couple of very impressive treks on his resume including the North Country Trail (NCT), which is more than twice the length of the Appalachian Trail, as well as the 3,100 mile Great Plains Trail (GPT), which runs from Texas to North Dakota. We also discover the wild world of naked pooping, a fan-submitted poop paradise on the John Muir Trail, and another edition of Backcountry Matchmaking.
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00:02:00 – Gardening Updates!
00:04:18 – QOTD: What is the proper poop dress code?
00:10:00 – BPR Merch!
00:12:11 – Intro to Strider (Has hiked the North Country Trail and the Great Plains Trail)
00:12:47 – Where does your interest in backpacking come from?
00:17:30 – Did you have any mentors that told you how crazy it was to start with the NCT?
00:19:24 – How road walks affect the NCT.
00:20:40 – Where the NCT goes!
00:21:30 – Mosquitoes in the upper peninsula
00:27:09 – Support for the North Dakota section
00:30:15 – Inspiration from Andrew Skurka and Nimblewill Nomad
00:32:59 – Did Strider meet all 8 people who live in North Dakota?
00:34:40 – Is Strider affiliated with the NCT?
00:36:15 – How big is the non-profit team at the NCT?
00:38:08 – Plans to move the road walks to trail?
00:41:40 – Snow in Minnesota
00:49:39 – Patent Pending: A Dinner Knife that Attaches to Your Shoe to Make Ice Skates
00:58:18 – Any issues with deer ticks/ticks in general?
01:02:45 – What's it like having celebrity status as a thru-hiker on a less travelled trail?
01:07:30 – Ohio and the Buckeye Trail
01:15:00 – Blazes in the NCT Backcountry
01:17:13 – Hiking with maps instead of a smart phone
01:17:40 – How many people have thru-hiked the NCT?
01:19:00 – Stopping his trans-Ozark trail
01:22:00 – Hundreds of tiny ticks in Strider’s ankles
01:28:11 – How is New York?
01:31:30 – Could you do the Finger Lakes section as a wine hike?
01:40:08 – Strider met Ron Strickland
01:44:00 – James Lunning did 5 scenic trails back to back
01:46:10 – Is Strider the only person to have thru-hiked the Great Plains Trail?
01:54:00 – Starting in the desert was a new experience
01:57:30 – You need a support crew to get through New Mexico
01:59:00 – What is there to look forward to walking through Kansas?
02:00:00 – What is the wind like?
02:06:00 – Have you done the cave tours in Wind Cave National Park?
02:23:30 – If you want ______ you should hike the Great Plains Trail
02:25:00 – Where should people go to help out with the NCT or GPT?
Pupdate: Harper is Huge and Misbehaving
Triple Crown of Things That Make You Uneasy (?)
5 Star Review
Find Strider on Facebook: @StriderNCT
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