59 minutes | May 18th 2020

2. Thomas "The Real Hiking Viking" Gathman

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Episode Highlights

2:00: Viking talks about his combat tours to Iraq, one as a Marine Scout Sniper
2:30: Viking explains the meaning of his trail name, The Real Hiking Viking
5:30: Viking talks about his introduction to thru-hiking culture
12:12: Viking talks about why he's chomping at the bit to get back to the Continental Divide Trail
14:45: Viking takes on the Appalachian Trail in winter, and how that trip was the pinnacle of danger for him
27:15: Viking touches on visiting the Jordan Trail in the Middle East in early 2019
29:25: Learn why 2019 was a "train wreck" year for Viking and felt like getting punched by Mike Tyson
41:11: As soon as quarantine ends, Viking is head to a whole bunch of trails; listen to which ones are on the top of his list
46:60: Viking reveals the luxury item that he always takes with him
47:15: Viking tells us what kind of music motivates him on the trail
49:00: Find out the biggest town meal Viking ever ate
52:15: Shanty asks about Viking's cinnamon-colored beard
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