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Hey Gang and welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast - THE Outdoor Recreation Comedy! Hosted just outside of New York state's largest Wilderness Area, Foot Stuff Podcast brings you stories of Adventure, Antics, and Activism from around the country. Tune in for all things hiking, backpacking, thru-hiking, climbing, paddling, camping, skiing, and more. Keep it Wild!
 
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In this Summit Session I bring back Erik Schlimmer to discuss a lot of the hot topics often discussed on various forums regarding the Outdoors and the Adirondack Park. We get into everything from the trails, the issue of "overuse", how and why they were built the way they are, trailhead parking problems, hiking permits, and so much more. Find me on…
 
Hiking all 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks is a difficult task. Hiking all 46 High Peaks in two months is an even more difficult task. Hiking all 46 High Peaks in two months completely barefoot seems like an impossible task, right? For my guest this week, however, it was his reality. Check out the fascinating story of how Joseph Clauss hiked all 4…
 
In this edition of the Summit Sessions I'll speak with Bethany Garretson and Katie Rhodes, who are less than a week off the trail after completing the first ever officially documented female unsupported thru hike of the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks, setting an official FKT at just over 7 days. A terrific story of fun, perseverance, friendship, …
 
On this final episode of the October Sessions here on The 46 of 46 Podcast I'll re-tell some listener submitted scary stories that happened to them right here inside the Adirondack Park. All stories are true and all stories are sure to make you look behind you when you're out in the woods. Happy Halloween! "The Incident at Azure Mountain" submitted…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 110! 'The Bermuda Triangle' Today's special 3 year anniversary episode is coming to you once again, live from The Mountaineer in Keene Valley. As usual we discuss some Foot Stuff, talk about some recent news stories, and then we take a deep dive into The Bermuda Triangle! Thanks for all the continued support ov…
 
This special edition of the ADK Campfire Stories was written by John Fadden of the 6 Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, NY from Lynda Lee Macken's book entitled, "Adirondack Ghosts: Stories of Spirits in New York State's North Country". Warm up this Fall with some delicious hot coffee from Recess Coffee. Pick up their Campfire Blend in a whole 12 o…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 109! 'Vote The Outdoors' In todays episode as usual we discuss some Foot Stuff, talk about some recent news stories, and then we take a deep dive into the Vote The Outdoors movement, and why it is so important to vote to protect the wild spaces we love. Vote The Outdoors: https://outdoorindustry.org/2020-vote-t…
 
In Part 2 of the spooky October Sessions entitled "Bigfoot Beyond the Blue Line" I speak with investigative researcher, author, and Whitehall, NY native, Paul Bartholomew, about his research and 40 years of experience studying Bigfoot and other unexplained phenomena both in the Adirondacks, upstate New York, Vermont and beyond. A fascinating man wi…
 
In the twilight, as the sun starts to dip behind the mountains, and its golden light kisses the surrounding summits, darkness engulfs the valleys below. The sounds of the forest awaken as the moon rises and a wailing can be heard for miles. A distinctive wailing that to some, may just sound like the wind in the trees…but it’s something more. Someth…
 
In this Columbus Day Weekend Summit Session special I had the honor of speaking with Monika and David from the Leave No Trace organization all about the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace, LNT consulting in the Adirondack Park, and even went on a "virtual" hike up Mt Marcy to put those 7 principles to practice out on the trail. This was a fun episode f…
 
It's October and that means it's time to have some spooky fun here in the outdoors of the Adirondack Mountains. This is an episode I've wanted to do for a long time, Bigfoot in the Blue Line. The Blue Line is another nickname for the Adirondacks and in this week's October Session I'll hear a possible Bigfoot encounter from longtime outdoorsman and …
 
In this Summit Session episode I'll speak with licenced Adirondack Guide, Allison Cascade Kozel, and we'll discuss all the tips and tricks she has learned over the years guiding families with kids out on the trail. Allison also started hiking in the Adirondack high peaks when she was just five years old and became an ADK 46'er a mere two weeks afte…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 108! 'The New England Trail' In todays episode as usual we discuss some Foot Stuff, talk about some recent news stories, and then we take a deep dive into The New England National Scenic Trail with recent Thru-Hiker & Special guest Celia From Work. Check out the trails new website below: https://newenglandtrail…
 
The Soda Range. This 6-mile loop ridge trail definitely qualifies as a "less traveled trail" in the Adirondack Park and what was supposed to be a quick, simple, afternoon hike on a trail I'd yet to experience, turned into the single most painful and hardest day I've ever experienced in the woods. Regardless of my situation out there however, it rea…
 
In this week's follow up to last week's Supported FKT Attempt episode with Adirondack native and LaSportiva athlete, Sarah Keyes, I'll speak with the head of Sarah's support crew, Jay Whitbourne, and find out everything that went on behind-the-scenes as Sarah hiked all 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks in under five days during her Supported FKT att…
 
In this special 2-part Summit Sessions I will be speaking to Alyssa Godesky (Part 1) and Sarah Keyes (Part 2) individually less than a week removed after the two of them both set out into the High Peaks on a friendly "race" as they both sought to set the Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. These two ladies ar…
 
In this special 2-part Summit Sessions I will be speaking to Alyssa Godesky (Part 1) and Sarah Keyes (Part 2) individually less than a week removed after the two of them both set out into the High Peaks on a friendly "race" as they both sought to set the Supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) of the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. These two ladies ar…
 
After backpacking the 138 mile Northville-Placid Trail it was time to get back on top of some mountains and what better hike to tackle on Independence Day than what backpacker.com ranks as the #3 "Hardest Day Hike in America", The Great Range Traverse. Ten mountains, eight high peaks, 21 miles, 8000' of gain, and 17,000' of elevation change on the …
 
This week on The 46 of 46 Podcast Summit Sessions I'll sit down in the studio with my friend and frequent hiking partner Jonathan Zaharek who was only 24 hours removed from his FKT (Fastest Known Time) attempt at the Unsupported thruhike record of the 46 High Peaks here in the Adirondack Park. This is an episode you will not want to miss as Jonatha…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 105! 'Lightning Strikes' In todays episode as usual we discuss some Foot Stuff, talk about some recent news stories, and then we take a deep dive into lightning strikes in the outdoors, joined by friend of the pod Michaela Dunn. Michaela also discusses her recent article about overuse in the high peaks "How Muc…
 
Day 8 and my final day on the Northville Placid Trail. The longest mileage to date at 24.5 miles was the only thing that stood between me and my goal of completing the NPT. The final day is finally here. The 46 of 46 Podcast: The Northville-Placid Trail Edition is sponsored by Crua Outdoors. Crua Outdoors makes the world's best insulated tents and …
 
Day 7 and I'm back at the Piseco Route 8 road crossing to begin my final 2-day section to Northville. I'll have new hiking partners coming along the journey on this final 40 mile stretch to Northville to complete my NPT journey. Tonight's destination will have us camping at the fina lean-to on the trail at beautiful Silver Lake. On top of new frien…
 
Day 6 would complete this 2-day section and bring Jonathan and I from Spruce Lake to the town of Piseco on one of my shortest days on the trail at only 14 miles. A terrific hike as we continue southbound past Spruce Lake and a some tent campsites, to the "Future Headquarters Bob and Matt Campwood" sign at the Cold Stream, and finishing with the roa…
 
Day 5. The first day of my third section here on the NPT. This two-day section will have me hiking with a new partner, Jonathan Zaharek, where today we'll go 24 miles from Wakely Dam at the Moose River Recreation Area southbound to Spruce Lake #3. I'll discover one of my favorite sections of the trail here, as well as my most challenging stretch of…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 104! 'Mt. Rainier National Park' In todays episode as usual we discuss some Foot Stuff, talk about some recent news stories, and then we take a deep dive into America's 4th National Park Mt. Rainier, joined by friend of the pod Chuck Pacer. For more information on Mt. Rainier check out the link below: https://w…
 
Day 4 on the Northville-Placid Trail and the only day hike on my journey as I section this trail over the course of a month. Today's trail will be quite different from what Josh and I experienced on our first section as we traverse northbound from Wakely Dam to Lake Durant. The 46 of 46 Podcast: The Northville-Placid Trail Edition is sponsored by C…
 
Day 3 on the Northville-Placid Trail will take Josh and I home to Lake Placid from the Cold River Lean-To #2 and complete our first section of the NPT. The day was supposed to be an easier 13-mile day but turned into the most physically and mentally draining day of the entire section. Winter, you can go away anytime now! After today I'm well over 5…
 
Day 2 on the Northville-Placid Trail will have Josh and I planning to hike from Kelly Point to Duck Hole, but due to a waking up covered in two inches of snow and a winter wonderland at the Kelly Point Lean-To's, along with a slight mileage miscalculation along with slower winter conditions we called an audible and hiked to Cold River Lean-To #2 he…
 
The Northville-Placid Trail is a 138-mile backpacking trail through the Adirondack Park and this season of The 46 of 46 Podcast is going to take you on the journey with me all 138 miles. I sectioned the trail and each episode will take the listener through every day on the trail with eight episodes chronicling all eight days. In this first episode …
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 103! 'POC in the Outdoors' We start this 103rd episode off a little differently than usual with a discussion about the state of the country right now, and how we unequivocally support the Black Lives Matter movement! After this we do share some of our recent Foot Stuff adventures but then get into our deep dive…
 
Created in 2013 the Trans Adirondack Route traverses from the top of the 6-million acre Adirondack Park to the bottom over the course of 235 miles through the most remote backcountry in the Park. On this Summit Session I speak with the Fastest Known Time holder Marilyne Marchand about her experience hiking the TransADK Route and we will break it do…
 
In this special Northville-Placid Trail edition of the Summit Sessions I'll bring back fan-favorite Kenny Kendall to talk all things Backpacking gear. We will go through a complete gear rundown of everything I took on my 138-mile Northville-Placid Trail hike. Everything from my backpack, to my sleeping setup, tents, clothes, food, cookware, shoes, …
 
In this Summit Session I'll speak in depth with John LaFarnara, a Buffalo, NY native, about his entire journey becoming an Adirondack 46'er in a single year while living 350 miles away from the Adirondack High Peaks. John's 46'er journey dealt him punch after punch but he persevered and kept moving forward despite many set backs, moving both litera…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 102! 'A Sand County Almanac' On today's 102nd episode as usual we talk about some of our recent local adventures, some Covid-19 related hiking recommendations & best practices, and then we deep dive into the life and times of Aldo Leopold and his book ‘A Sand County Almanac’. Some more Covid-19 guidelines speci…
 
Pitchoff Mountain is a part of the Adirondack 100 Highest List and is a mountain I've hiked numerous times. This day however in an attempt to see this peak from a new perspective I climbed up via a trail I've never explored and it turned out to be better than I could have ever expected. Sometimes taking the trails-less-traveled will reward you in a…
 
When hiking in the backcountry there's always the very real possibility of a day hike turning into an unplanned overnight. After getting lost on the trail after hour 15 Jay and his crew found themselves in a tough situation deep in the remote Santanoni range. Find out what Jay did right and wrong in this fascinating story of a day hike not going to…
 
In this edition of the Summit Sessions we talk all about the high peaks, all 552 of them. While there's only 46 high peaks in the Adirondack Park, one challenge of sorts, known as "The Grid" involves hiking all 46 of them in every month of the year totaling 552 total high peaks. An unbelievable task and my guest tonight is over 400 peaks in as she …
 
The Adirondack Park is a remote and a desolate wilderness. The home of unexplainable things happening deep in the forest. Things that conventional thinking can't explain. What happens late at night down at the Couchsacraga Bog will leave Andy and Sara running for their lives in the latest edition of The 46 of 46 Podcast ADK Campfire Stories series.…
 
Welcome to the 10th Blue Blaze episode of Foot Stuff Podcast. On these shorter episodes (Side Trails) we will be discussing arts, media, & entertainment in the outdoor world. On todays episode the gang discuss and review 'The Impossible First' by Colin O’Brady We start with a short history of O’Brady, then get into some of his previous world record…
 
Scarface Mountain is a lone peak towering above the towns of Ray Brook and Saranac Lake that often gets flack as "not having any views". This however is not true and the actual hike and woods the trail runs through make for a terrific hike and therefore I'm declaring this mountain the most underrated hike in the Adirondack Park.…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 100! 'Seeking Solitude' Hey gang, we are back! We have worked through the technical difficulties, the teleprompter is back up and running, and so are we. On today's 100th episode as usual we talk about some of our recent local adventures, some hiker news, and then we deep dive into Seeking Solitude, what solitu…
 
A Northville-Placid Trail thru-hike story from start to finish. In this episode Danielle Rootes takes us day-by-day through her entire thru-hike of the 138 mile Northville-Placid Trail, a single trail stretching across the heart of the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. Grab your NPT map and follow along as Danielle breaks down all 8 days on the …
 
In this Summit Session I had the opportunity to speak with Adirondack legend, Erik Schlimmer, author and founder of the TransADK route. Erik's outdoors resume is extraordinary as he's hiked over 15,000 miles, spent over 1,000 nights in the woods, an avid bushwhacker, and explored more of the Adirondack park and the northeast than anyone I've ever m…
 
Welcome to Foot Stuff Podcast episode 99! 'Keep it Local' Hey Gang, for the first time in our 99 episodes we were not all together to record. In following Covid-19 protocols Jeremy joins us via Skype, so we apologize for the slightly lower audio quality than you are used to. But anyways: On today's episode as usual we talk about some of our recent …
 
Today I enjoyed a spontaneous afternoon hiking the Tupper Lake Triad as the winter season starts coming to an end. Coney Mountain, Goodman Mountain, and Mt Arab make up this terrific little ADK Hiking challenge and is a perfect choice for the whole family or someone who wants a lot of bang for very little buck on the summit. Is it Spring yet?…
 
In the second edition of the Summit Sessions I'll talk all things gear with Kenny Kendall. Kenny is a very experienced hiker and outdoorsman, who also spent over ten years as a Recon soldier in the military and has also worked in the outdoor gear industry. Needless to say, the man knows what he's talking about and loves to talk gear.…
 
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