58 minutes | Jun 23rd 2020

4. Daniel "The Blackalachian" White

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Follow The Blackalachian on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. You can also get exclusive content by checking out his Patreon.Episode Highlights7:08: White talks about what drove him to the Appalachian Trail.9:06: How White prepared for the trail even though he had no backpacking or camping experience. 11:46: White describes his first days on the trail.17:43 Learn why Maine was White’s favorite state on the AT.19:23: White recounts meeting the only other Black thru-hiker during his trip. 21:08 White describes a racist encounter when group of White men with dogs surround White’s camp near the Mason-Dixon line, forcing him to pack up and hike through the night to safety, 23:36: White taps into adversity and uses it as fuel to accomplish his goals.24:30: How White ended up taking up bicycle touring to pedal the Underground Railroad Trail.26:03: Daniel describes the powerful experience of visiting places where slaves hid in their journey north to freedom in the early-to-mid 19th century.29:48: White’s bike gets sideswiped on the highway, and the driver buys him a beer. 32:06: Communities along the Underground Railroad Trail were the best part of his trip. 33:43: White goes to Scotland, hikes across the country and meets the towns people. 36:05: White describes his trek on the Camino Del Norte in Spain and unexpectedly discovering a Black madonna in one of the villages along the route.47:00: White gives his opinion on the reason why Black people are underrepresented in the outdoor community, 51:40: White points to a number of resource that BIPOC can reach out to for support and inspiration in getting started in the outdoors. 53:20: You will never guess what his favorite piece of gear is. 55:08: Daniel gives a shout out to all the people who are helping to keep the foot on the gas in this movement against racism. 
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