Hello Neiman faithful, I wanted to share with you an interesting podcast I’ve been listening to. Although I know this blog is pure literary genius that will someday be archived in the Library of Congress and mandatory on every high school reading list, I recognize not everyone likes to … (gasp) … read. During my preparation for this adventure, I’ve met some other interesting characters also hiking the trail in 2018 … most of which have far more interesting stories than me.
One such example is Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream. I met Bruce “RTK” Matson over email a few weeks back and he shared this interesting take on a trail journal which is a weekly interview over the radio. Throughout these weeks leading up, RTK’s friend Steve Adams will be interviewing him on different elements of his journey, then following up with him a few times a week live from the trail. From listening, it is clear both Steve and RTK know their stuff and can provide a unique take on the experience for those who wish to listen. Each episode is about 30 minutes, and part of RTK’s goal to raise $200,000 for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
With so many different ways to share this experience with others, I like what Steve and Bruce are doing, and the cause is certainly worth supporting. RTK will start the trail a couple weeks after me, so I’m not sure we will cross paths, but you can follow him along at the link above from your phone’s Podcast app. Hello Neiman!