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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.

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  • Episode 2: For the love of Backpacking

    • September 22, 2016
    Episode 2 discusses “For the Love of Backpacking”. Ariane and Scott talk about their first time backpacking and how it affected who they are today. more..
  • Episode 1: Intro

    • September 20, 2016
    In our very first Podcast, we introduce ourselves and share what our subscribers can expect from our weekly show. We will discuss and share our more..


Scott Janz

After Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail and spending 20 years backpacking. I have learned one thing. Trust the Trail. It really does provide everything you need. Have guided trips all over the Country including the Grand Canyon and many other National Parks

Ariane Petrucci

I started my outdoor career as a climber. Ice climbing in the Northern UP of Michigan was one of my favorite activities. After a torn ligament in my knee, I started hiking and backpacking. Now I backpack all over the country including leading guided Caving Trips. Co-Host of Trust The Trail Podcast


How Did Backpacking Change My Life?

Years ago when I was in college there was a yearning I had to try and do something more in my life that..

We are NOT normal Podcaster’s

When you think of Podcaster’s you probably envision people sitting in a studio with professional equipment with some sort of hanging microphone sitting..

How did Trust The Trail begin?

The idea for the Trust the Trail Podcast began way back in 2016 when we decided to share what we (Scott & Ariane)..

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Episode 86: Backpacking Beginnings – update from Kari