By Land Podcast

By Land Podcast

Emory Wanger

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EP 150 Backpacking 1300 Miles of the PCT with 3 Kids with David Daley

This is the second part of a two-part mini-series with Marketa and David Daley who in 2022 hiked 1300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with their 3 young kids. David and I dive into the more holistic side of hiking the trail and explore the meaning behind the struggle and process of a thru-hike. For anyone who enjoys the non-technical side of a thru-hiking discussion, you’ll enjoy this, especially if you’re a parent yourself. David and I dive into what it was like to hike as Father on the PCT, how hard it was to learn to hike as slow as a child, and the spiritual connection we feel toward wild spaces. A thru-hike is a difficult thing to process and it was great to have the chance to explore the experience with David so soon after the end of his hike. Show Notes Digesting the trail The importance of immersing yourself in the wilderness Thoughts on possible long-term effects of thru-hiking with kids (hopes versus reality) Experiencing the PCT as a Dad   Parental roles and responsibilities on the trail Holding hands for 500 miles then letting go… Learning to hike all-day What it’s like hiking at a child’s pace Reasons behind the hike    The spiritual connection to wild spaces Is life balance possible? The willingness to easily find excuses not to do something  Imagining life without the PCT  Understanding why you hike Breakthrough moments on the trail Reflecting on relationships with fellow hikers The importance of community Final thoughts Links By Land Links LEARN HOW TO BACKPACK: YOUTUBE: JOIN A FACEBOOK GROUP: INSTAGRAM: LEAVE A TIP:

About By Land Podcast

An interview-based podcast that explores the world of backpacking and backcountry adventures. I cover topics ranging from thru-hiking and hunting to conservation and personal stories of growth through adventure. Each episode promises to give insight into the various nooks and crannies of the outdoors so you will come away feeling inspired to take the knowledge from each guest and apply them to your own adventures. Welcome to better backpacking!

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