Back in November, I spoke with Doc from the John Freakin' Muir Pod for Episode 44 of his podcast.
We talk about how I got into backpacking, the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking in Japan, low moments on the trail, my gear, the PCT and Continental Divide Trail survey, Nepal, Tasmania, and more as Doc puts me on the spot for multiple Top 3 and Top 5 lists. Here's the episode description from Doc:
If you've ever planned for a thru-hike of the PCT or CDT, you've probably visited the Halfway Anywhere website. Its creator, Mac, sits down with Doc and talks about some of the 10,000 trail miles he's logged, some uh-oh moments, his favorite gear, and why the Appalachian Trail is just not his cup of tea.–The John Freakin’ Muir Pod
If you want to hang out here, you can stream the entire episode below, or you can employ the podcasting app/streaming service of choice. I'm always hesitant to do podcasts since once I put something out there, I can't go back and change it (unlike with everything I write here which can be changed at a moment's notice). One factual correction – there are definitely leeches in New Zealand.
Let me know what you think and whether I made any glaring factual errors in the reporting of my facts. Below you'll find timestamps for the episode in case you're not trying to listen to an entire two hours of me talking.