Backpacker Radio #162 | Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan: the First Girl to Hike All 11 Nationwide Scenic Trails

Backpacker Radio #162 | Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan: the First Girl to Hike All 11 Nationwide Scenic Trails

In lately’s episode of Backpacker Radio introduced through The Trek, we’re joined through Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan. Apple Pie is the primary girl to hike all 11 of the Nationwide Scenic Trails in the USA, which frankly simplest scratches the skin on her mountaineering and backpacking profession. We chat about a few of her favourite tales from her tens of 1000’s of miles on path, her favourite and least favourite of the Nationwide Scenic Trails, how she controlled to turn into the backpacking legend that she is lately in spite of no longer beginning till she was once 30 years previous, and a lot more. Arlette doesn’t cling again in her solutions, we predict you’ll get a kick out of this chat.

We wrap the display with a triple crown of skills the general public don’t know that we possess, a tale of ways I stopped up on the ER after the Golden Hiker Meetup, and Chaunce has COVID!

Backpacker Radio #162 | Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan: the First Girl to Hike All 11 Nationwide Scenic Trails


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Interview with Arlette “Apple Pie” Laan

Time stamps & Questions

00:04:35 – QOTD: What’s the dumbest factor you’ve completed this week?

00:12:18 – How was once the Golden hiker meetup?

00:14:02 – Shoutout to the Blue Sky Fund!

00:15:03 – Introducing Arlette

00:15:48 – How did you get into lengthy distance backpacking?

00:17:34 – How did you get your path identify?

00:19:04 – What number of miles have you ever hiked?

00:20:14 – What trails have you ever completed rather then the Nationwide Scenic Trails?

00:20:51 – How did you enjoy backpacking in Europe once you have into it in the United States?

00:24:22 – Is there any explicit explanation why you left the Ice Age Path for final?

00:27:47 – At what level did you recognize you sought after to do all of the Nationwide Scenic Trails?

00:31:38 – What have been your 3 favourite and three least favourite trails?

00:34:14 – Give us your best possible gross sales pitch for the CDT.

00:38:00 – Dialogue about converting navigation era.

00:40:27 – How does homesickness play into your lengthy trails?

00:46:53 – Dialogue concerning the Florida Path.

00:48:16 – Dialogue concerning the Pacific Northwest Path.

00:49:32 – Let us know why the AT isn’t on the best of your record.

00:51:21 – What are the most productive 3 states and worst 3 states in the United States to your opinion?

00:57:58 – What do you do when there’s no excellent tenting?

00:59:00 – Do you will have any standout natural world tales?

01:01:00 – Have you ever all the time been an adventure-seeker?

01:04:03 – Had been you pushing your bodily limits previous to thru-hiking?

01:08:56 – Now that you just’ve completed such a lot of lengthy trails, what do you would like you knew whilst you began?

01:10:24 – How do you suppose being a lady has impacted your backpacking?

01:12:49 – How have you ever been ready to financially and logistically do all of those hikes?

01:15:18 – Let us know about doll making!

01:18:45 – Let us know extra concerning the guiding you do.

01:21:56 – What phrases of inspiration do you will have for somebody reluctant to get into backpacking?

01:23:10 – What’s your maximum embarrassing mountaineering tale?


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