Kyle Rohrig was one of the first people I wanted to interview on my podcast, so it is somehow fitting that it has taken me more than 60 episodes to finally get the chance to speak with him. For me, it was worth the wait. He comes across as a modest, quiet guy with hiking now firmly in his blood. He made an attempt on the Continental Divide Trail this summer to complete his Triple Crown. The weather played a part in aborting that hike, yet he has now set himself up the opportunity to complete the Triple Crown with his girlfriend, and friend of the show, Jessica “Dixie” Mills.
Kyle and his “aloof” dog, Katana, have appeared in several viral posts on the internet, with the Lion King moments a highlight. When I asked Kyle for pictures, he sent as many of Katana as he did of himself.
Kyle wrote about his journey on the AT in 2014 with Lost on the Appalachian Trail, following up that big success with his latest, Hear The Challenge: Hike The Appalachian Trail. Click on either link and you’ll be taken directly to Kyle’s book pages on Amazon.
In Doc Spot, Lynne Savino terrifies us all once more with thoughts and remedies for Altitude Sickness. This has been such a successful spot on the show that we’d love to extend its run. If you have any medical issues regarding hiking that you’d like Lynne to consider for us, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll pass them on to Lynne.
Please remember to join me and Bruce Matson every Monday morning on our other podcast, Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream. Here, we chat about Bruce’s preparation for his upcoming thru-hike in 2018. We’ll also be catching up with him twice a week from the trail.
Last, but by no means least, thanks as ever to our title sponsor, Trailtopia. Don’t forget to visit their website at Trailtopia.com.