23. Bryan Galvin & Heather Bolint | PlasTrek 2019


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+PlasTrek 2019 at Plastic Symptoms
+Plastic Symptoms YouTube
+Plastic Symptoms on Facebook
+Plastic Symptoms on Twitter
+Plastic Symptoms on Instagram
+@forthechickens Heather’s Instagram

+Along the Coast: Blistered but fulfilled, friends finish PlasTrek 2019 in Tallahassee
+Trekkers dump plastic beach litter on steps of Old Capitol urging lawmakers to act
+2 People & An Extraordinary Clean Up Story
+Pair walks entire coast of Florida, picking up trash
+Environmental team walking throughout Florida, cleaning up beaches
+Nearly 3,000 pounds of plastic pollution dumped on steps of Florida Capitol building

+Call for Hiker Submissions: Perspectives From and For 2020 Hikers

Call for Hiker Submissions: Perspectives From and For 2020 Hikers

Hello Hikers!

I’d love to put out two episodes in December for the upcoming hiker season and I need your help!

First: I need those who are planning a thru or section hike of the Florida Trail in the 2019-2020 hiking season to submit their initial thoughts on what they perceive the Florida Trail to be–their biases coming into the hike, worries, excitement, anything that you want to share about coming into this trail prior to your hike, this is your time to share! If this goes well, there’s potential for there to be a follow up episode in the spring comparing your pre-hike thoughts to your post-hike thoughts and maybe a few of you will be able to come onto the podcast for a full episode!

Second: Have you hiked on the FT before? Are you already familiar with the trail? I’d love to hear your advice to incoming hikers—what they should or shouldn’t worry about, your favorite resupply points, good places to eat in trail towns, side trails they shouldn’t miss, or gear they need to consider carrying. This is where you can help hikers out with tidbits of information they may not be able to glean from elsewhere.

To submit your entries for either one of the episodes, you can record a voice memo on your phone or record a short video and send either one to orangeblazepodcast at gmail dot com. Alternatively, you can also leave a voice mail at ‪(832) 780-9819‬ with your information. Be sure to leave me information on how to contact you at the end in case I need clarification for anything. And keep your recordings to 1-3 minutes in length—they may be edited for clarity or length if needed.

Thanks! I hope there is a lot of participation—and if you know someone who is planning a hike this winter, get the word out by sharing this episode with them!


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

22. Sean ‘Run Bum’ Blanton | Wild Florida 120


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
@RunBumTours on Instagram
Run Bum Tours website
Wild Florida 120 Signup
Wild Florida 120 YouTube Video

21. Keith Curry-Pochy


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+@keithcurrypochy on Instagram
+Keith’s Flickr
+Audubon Field Guide to Florida
+Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage
+Tales of Old Florida
+The Last Butterflies: A Scientist’s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature

20. Heather ‘BOT’ Housekeeper & Scott ‘Wise Man’ Weis

The Florida Trail from a botanical perspective with Heather Housekeeper and Scott Weis—we delve into a lot in this episode from learning edible and medical plants in an unfamiliar state, the graciousness of the Florida Trail Trail Angel experience, canine Trail Friends, and the subtle and mystical beauty found along the Florida Trail.


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+The Botanical Hiker website
+Green Deane
+Amos Moses by Jerry Reed
+Scott Weis Band

19. One Year Podcast-aversary!


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+All Episodes So Far
+Florida Trail Association
+FTA E-Blaze Newsletter
+Florida Trail Hikers Alliance

18. Dale ‘Greybeard’ Sanders


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+GreyBeard Adventurer
+GreyBeard Adventurer on Facebook
+An 82-year-old man hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. Then he danced a jig. via the Washington Post
+Meet Tennessee’s Grey Beard Adventurer via Southern Living Magazine
+An 82-Year-Old Broke the Appalachian Trail Age Record via Outside Magazine
+#190 The oldest person to paddle the Mississippi River via Mountain Meister Podcast

17. Melony ‘Stretch’ & Travis ‘RamboJuice’ LaCoss


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+HikerLore website
+HikerLore FT posts
+Hike Lore Knowledge Base, including info on stretching, trail games, etc.
+Why I Love My TinkleBelle by Stretch
+Hiker Lore on Facebook
+Hiker Lore on YouTube
+@hikerlore on Instagram

16. Josh ‘Pacecar’ Johnson


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+Hike With Heart Josh’s website
+@hikewithheart on Instagram
+Josh’s Charity Hike Donation Page
+Josh’s articles on The Trek
+@officialhikewithheart on Facebook

15. LP ‘Lil’ Buddha’ Kiatoukaysy


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Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes:
+@lilbuddhahikes on Instagram
+Lil’ Buddha’s Trailjournals
+Lil’ Buddha’s Postholer Journals