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Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share "everything outdoors". From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Grand Canyon. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.

131 Carrying the Weight for The What If

On this Episode we speak to our very own podcast listener, Amy Tappendorf about Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes. The added challenges she faces in preparing for a trip. Specifically in regard to adding in weight for The What If. Amy found our podcast less than a year ago after learning about and exploring a new found passion for Backpacking. 

She booked our Isle Royal Adventure Trip this past September – where I learned and experienced for myself the added preparations it takes to manage her Diabetes safety on the Trail. 

Since then we have also backpacked a portion of Jacks River Trail – and I’ve been impressed with Amy’s resilience and determination in continuing to move forward in a passion – not allowing a very real challenge stop her. Not allowing for the very real concerns of the what if to impede her moving forward. And leaning how to reduce that added pack weight – that could otherwise easily add up to an un- managed element. 

After speaking to Amy about bringing her inspiring story to YOU – I learned it coincided with National Diabetes Month. Today – the day of release – being World Diabetes Day. 

Shout out’s to our lovely and amazing Facebook Members and our Patreon’s John Phillips, Rick Hornak, Jerry Bertelsen, Shirley Nutt, Chuck Walsh, Gerry Brucia  Suzanne Johnson, Brad Wolfe Bill Kittrel Nick Dyer, Helene, Mike Pellet Jacqueline, Dani Bowen, Jack Masters Amy Tappendorf and our newest Patreons  Jeff Nineman and Kathy Kinneson.

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