#9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail
Today's episode was not supposed to happen. At the beginning of the season, we outline the subjects in which we want our hikers to share with you. Today's show was not on that agenda. This episode is in response to the recent news of the murder that occurred on the Appalachian Trail. In the very early hours on May 11th, a pair of hikers were attacked by a man with a machete. One of them survived, albeit with very serious wounds, the other, Ronald Sanchez known on trail as Stronghold, did not. For the sake of not repeating myself, you can hear more details about this attack and my brief thoughts on this horrific incident in the intro of episode 38 of Backpacker Radio. For this show, however, we wanted to feature the take of our Appalachian Trail hikers, those who were out on the trail during this tragic event. In the following recordings, they share how they found out about the news, and how it has impacted their hikes, along with that of their trail families. Here it is. Check out The Trek's YouTube Channel. Leave us a review on iTunes. In today's show, we hear from: Katharine Rudzitis Missy Baatz Kenneth Pararo Melissa Glass Nancy Alexander Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to email@example.com. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)! Download this episode here. Find us on Stitcher and Google Play. INSTAGRAM: Follow Trail Correspondents, The Trek, and Badger. YOUTUBE: Subscribe to The Trek. FACEBOOK: Follow Trail Correspondents and The Trek. < sign up for our newsletter > Editing and music courtesy of Pauly Boy Shallcross.