April 13, 2021

Episode 38: Randy Whorton on Trail Building, Multi-Day SUPs and Joining the Circus

On this episode: multi-day SUPs, back-breaking-but-rewarding work, and running away to join the circus. We’re talking with Wild Trails founder and executive director Randy Whorton about his unusual journey to trail building, ultra running, and backpacking and then SUP-ing across the state of Tennessee.

Show Notes

  • 00:40 – Introducing Randy
  • 04:00 – The trail system in Chatanooga, Tennessee
  • 05:50 – How trails are made and maintained (and how pizza and beer factors in)
  • 16:15 –  The Wild Trails race series
  • 20:00 – Stage racing 
  • 24:50 – The 516-mile Big Cumberland Loop: A big trail and SUP adventure
  • 43:10 – Fastpacking, bikepacking and more upcoming adventure plans
  • 47:30 – Joining the circus and high diving

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