THE POX and PUSS PODCAST : An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Experience

Here it is…the final chapter in our 2016 Trail Days Interviews series.

This time we have a quick discussion with Asiago about just how difficult it can be to get to Erie, PA.
We talk about how disappointing “short cuts” are sometimes.

Unfortunately, it was a short interview.

So we dug deep into the Pox & Puss hard drives and wound up coming back with something even OLDER than these 2016 interviews.
This segment was originally buried because the experience was too fresh and depressing.

At the end of this episode we finally share our recounting of the 2013 Thru-Hiker Parade Tragedy.

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Direct download: 69_-_2016_Trail_Days_Asiago_and_The_2013_Parade.mp3
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We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky.
Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from California to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Direct download: 68_2016_Trail_Days_For_Real.mp3
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In this episode we are still hanging out in front of MoJoe's Cafe/Sun Dog Adventures, and Subway.

We get to talk with a member of Riff Raff named Duct Tape.

We also speak with Patches, an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker and former Ridge Runner.

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Direct download: 67_-_2016_Trail_Days_Duct_Tape_and_Patches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

This is a warts-and-all episode.
People have been asking us just to release the 2016 Trail Days interviews as-is…so here’s part one of six (or maybe seven?)

Every year we set up in front of MoJoe’s Trailside Café we seem to interview at least one non-American. 2016 was no exception: Samsquatch is from the U.K.

His girlfriend, Jade, didn’t want to talk.
So she did what any good thru-hiker would do…she went to get some food.

As a reminder, this was the year that Puss was violently ill and suddenly got sick inside of her car on the way to Trail Days.
Through a friend, Puss met Samsquatch and his “Trail Family” the night before, so we were expecting him to come talk with us.


Another easy Visa story.

Tennis, Football and Rugby queue-ing

PEcan vs. PeCAN

Samsquatch has to be the first person to ever call Gatlinburg “the greatest place ever”.

Huge American portions!

Red Velvet Belches

Sweet Tea and Grits

Someone gets locked inside a Dollar General bathroom.

A story about Too Loud makes an appearance.

And these nerds play Dungeons & Dragons on the Appalachian Trail.

Direct download: 67_2016_Trail_Days_Samsquatch.mp3
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O.P.P. 9 – Poop Talk With the Sklar Brothers

We haven’t released

Poop Talk! Documentary

Sklar Brothers

Shane Mauss talks about his experience with the controversial plant medicine Kratom.

The Hiking Viking orders 5 Big Macs

Puss divulges her worst fears

Pox talks about adopting Kool-Aid


Direct download: 66_-_OPP_9_Poop_Talk_With_The_Sklar_Brothers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

After the first 110 miles of a northbound Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike, you should be jumping for joy that you've finally reached Franklin, NC.
So why does Pox Holiday believe that he doesn't encounter that many "happy" hikers in this amazing Trail Town?

Puss and Pox talk about the mental and physical aspects that play into your first couple of weeks on trail, and how to have fun in one of your first true Trail Towns.

Don't worry, of course there is the usual nonsense that goes along with a Pox & Puss podcast!

Chick-A-Boom by Van Morrison:

Adele – Feel My Love: 

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Direct download: 65_-_110_Miles_of_Fun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT