Profile Picture
Welcome! We are Scott & Ariane part time Outdoor Guides and Host's of Trust the Trail Podcast. Our goal is to EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, then INSPIRE you to get outdoors on a Epic Adventure. GET THE LATEST INFO

156 Waking Up On The Appalachian Trail

We speak with Nathan Hankes the Author of Waking Up On the Appalachian Trail A Story of War, Brotherhood, and the Pursuit of Truth. Nathan shares how he and his brother found solace and triumph thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. What did the trail teach them? And how does backpacking apply to life?

by the way…you can always join in on our discussions on our Facebook group page – just go to: and join our podcast family – come hang out with us AND become part of our community.

Nathan has been generous to give our Podcast Listeners a Promo Code to buy his Book; Appalachian Trail A Story of War, Brotherhood, and the Pursuit of Truth. Just go to and use the CODE: TRUST and get discount. It’s a great story.

What we talk about:

Nathan discovers his AT dreams in Iraq

15 minutes of Internet time is not a lot of time to plan

Set your exceptions low

Give your Brother your guide book

Adapting to the trail is key

“I never thought about quitting’.

Shout out’s to our lovely and amazing Facebook Members and our Patreon’s who also help support our podcast: Especially Ted Jones and Dave Boyer who we missed to say thank you to on our last months episodes. So a huge thank you to Ted. Also John Phillips, Rick Hornak, Jerry Bertelsen, Shirley Nutt, Gerry Brucia, Suzanne Johnson, Brad Wolfe, Helene, Mike Pellet Jacqueline, Dani Bowen, Jack Masters Amy Tappendorf, Jeff Nineman,Kathy Kinneson Bob Esser, Matthew Crecraft Vickie Thomason Becky Wenger, Jill Lange, and our newest member, EJ Newell. Patreon is a secure platform that let’s you support your favorite Podcast. All you need to do is create an account, and go to trust the trail podcast, and as little as 2.00 a month, get special benefits for exclusive content.

Our podcast’s are available on iHeart, Apple Podcast, Spotify…all the big ones or any of your favorite podcatchers. If we aren’t on one that you listen to, let us know and we’ll make sure that we are.. You can also follow us on Instagram trustthetrail and our Trust The Trail Facebook Page,, Remember the trail gives you everything you need

Liked it? Take a second to support nocmanus on Patreon!

Comments are off this post!

Become a part of our Community