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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we hit the Appalachian Trail. Our guide is a listener, with a story of fording rivers, climbing mountains, and working across one of the most storied backpacking routes in North America. Tell us more about your own travel quests by sending a voice memo to or leaving a message at 315-992-7902, and you might be featured in an episode like this or the one about your summer adventures.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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