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Old 12-03-2021, 03:23 PM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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If I'm not mistaken, someone on this thread recommended Feral Hikes and Meandering Megan. This was months ago, I started following both.

Feral Hikes completed the CDT last month. He's a triple crown winner. He was so engaging even though his videos averaged only 7-10 minutes long and I was accustomed to following hikers with 1.5 hour long videos. Feral is very introspective and speaks on his philosophy of life for most of it and then ends the last minute or so showing beautiful nature shots. He's back at home now and readjusting to civilized life. He's meeting up /met up with fellow CDT hiking friends, Pockets and Just-Jim. I'm glad he made it home safely but I feel adrift without his videos to look forward to (I've seen all of his CDT hikes).

Meandering Megan, completed the AT last month as well, if I'm not mistaken. I stopped following her as closely because she started to have a lot of problems with her foot. I was so afraid that she was going to have to abandon her goal of completing the AT - I could no longer watch. At one point, she did have to leave the trail but she returned a little later. Then she and her hiking companions broke up (Roly-Poly and something Potato). Either she didn't explain what happened or I missed when she did.

A while later, she announced that she'd lost her reason for hiking which was to focus on "connecting with God". Since she wanted to connect with God, she abruptly stopped filming her hike and said goodbye to her subscribers.

Advance the clock, I received notifications that had new videos. By that point, my interest had waned due to the unpredictability of her hike. How long would she stay around this time before some new reason took her off the trail? The last time I watched a video of her was early in Nov. It was a video after her resurgence and not a very memorable hike but in the comments section, I read people congratulating her for finishing the AT. So, I guess she did it. Congrats to her.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:03 AM
 
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If I'm not mistaken, someone on this thread recommended Feral Hikes and Meandering Megan. This was months ago, I started following both.

Feral Hikes completed the CDT last month. He's a triple crown winner. He was so engaging even though his videos averaged only 7-10 minutes long and I was accustomed to following hikers with 1.5 hour long videos. Feral is very introspective and speaks on his philosophy of life for most of it and then ends the last minute or so showing beautiful nature shots. He's back at home now and readjusting to civilized life. He's meeting up /met up with fellow CDT hiking friends, Pockets and Just-Jim. I'm glad he made it home safely but I feel adrift without his videos to look forward to (I've seen all of his CDT hikes).

Meandering Megan, completed the AT last month as well, if I'm not mistaken. I stopped following her as closely because she started to have a lot of problems with her foot. I was so afraid that she was going to have to abandon her goal of completing the AT - I could no longer watch. At one point, she did have to leave the trail but she returned a little later. Then she and her hiking companions broke up (Roly-Poly and something Potato). Either she didn't explain what happened or I missed when she did.

A while later, she announced that she'd lost her reason for hiking which was to focus on "connecting with God". Since she wanted to connect with God, she abruptly stopped filming her hike and said goodbye to her subscribers.

Advance the clock, I received notifications that had new videos. By that point, my interest had waned due to the unpredictability of her hike. How long would she stay around this time before some new reason took her off the trail? The last time I watched a video of her was early in Nov. It was a video after her resurgence and not a very memorable hike but in the comments section, I read people congratulating her for finishing the AT. So, I guess she did it. Congrats to her.
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Yeah, that's pretty much the my impression of both of them too.

I don't watch Feral Hikes regularly. Like you said his videos are short. They are also very low resolution and not great quality in my opinion. It's mostly just him standing in one place talking for 5 minutes. He doesn't really film much of the trail. That type of video is a bit hard for me to watch.

I'm still watching Meandering Megan. She never stopped filming. She just stopped editing and uploading from the trail. I have seen other YouTubers do that as well. Especially people who like to produce highly edited videos. The editing takes a lot of time, and many of them don't want to do that while they are hiking. I really wish they wouldn't waste so much time with editing and would just upload the videos.

As I recall Roly-Poly was only section hiking and she got off the trail at some point. Megan's other trail mates from the start of her hike all either got off the trail, or pushed ahead when Megan got injured. After that Megan started hiking with Kelly Hays Hikes and her group. When that happned I started watching Kelly Hays's videos. I think she does a better job filming the trail anyway. Though I think her videos are a little too much edited.

I do agree that Meandering Megan's videos kind of lost something when she took the brake from uploading. In one of her videos I remember her saying, "I know you all don't like to see me get hurt like this this all the time". I thought yes, that's the way I feel. Her hike could have been really great if she had just taken it slower and easier, and not gotten so many injuries, and she would have still finished in the same time.
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Old 12-26-2021, 07:48 PM
 
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Here is First Church of The Masochist Hikes hiking the Lone Star Trail. He is kind of irritating to listen to, but he does a pretty good job of filming the trail. His girlfriend has a really nice personality, and is a lot more enjoyable to listen to.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDzAcgvKSDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU5gU-ZexTU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw03-ekdmcs
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Old 01-08-2022, 02:00 PM
 
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I just found this channel, Hiker Vibes. It's a really small channel. He does really long format hiking videos in high quality 4K. Just the scenery, with no talking. This is an almost 5 hour video of him hiking the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park in Alberta.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXNXiD8mvBQ
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Old 01-11-2022, 11:16 PM
 
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Cloudy Dayz,

It looks beautiful from the front page, so speak. As much as I love nature and love to hike personally, for some reason, I'm turned off by hiker videos who don't talk. I guess I cut my teeth on watching videos of chatty men and women hikers. Now, when I come across those few hiker videos in which the person doesn't talk, I lose interest quickly.
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Old 01-12-2022, 10:49 AM
 
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Cloudy Dayz,

It looks beautiful from the front page, so speak. As much as I love nature and love to hike personally, for some reason, I'm turned off by hiker videos who don't talk. I guess I cut my teeth on watching videos of chatty men and women hikers. Now, when I come across those few hiker videos in which the person doesn't talk, I lose interest quickly.
Yeah, at least some talking makes things interesting, especially on videos that long. I'm kind of amazed that guy can hike for hours like that, be that quiet and never talk to himself ever. But he says that's the way he hikes. So that's his hike. It's still a lot better than the hikers who keep the camera on themselves talking all the time and never show anything, or who go off on political rants. Nothing worse then trying to mix hiking and politics.

I'll post the videos later when they get started, but a couple of my favorite YouTubers are getting ready to start their 2022 thru hikes, one on the AT and one on the PCT.
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Old 01-15-2022, 05:38 PM
 
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Yeah, at least some talking makes things interesting, especially on videos that long. I'm kind of amazed that guy can hike for hours like that, be that quiet and never talk to himself ever. But he says that's the way he hikes. So that's his hike. It's still a lot better than the hikers who keep the camera on themselves talking all the time and never show anything, or who go off on political rants. Nothing worse then trying to mix hiking and politics.

I'll post the videos later when they get started, but a couple of my favorite YouTubers are getting ready to start their 2022 thru hikes, one on the AT and one on the PCT.
I howled when you said there's nothing worse than trying to mix hiking and politics! I agree.

Apparently some hikers are "aspiring influencers" so even though they're hiking in gorgeous scenery, they're busy yapping with the camera focused mostly on them. Then they'll have an "oh, I almost forgot" moment and flash a quick shot of the scenery at the very end of the video.

I think Julia Streehan (if I've spelled her name correctly) has started or is soon starting another AT hike. I haven't kept up with her videos since she and her hiking partners completed the CDT in 2021.

I can't wait for Feral Hikes to start posting hiking videos again.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:15 PM
 
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I howled when you said there's nothing worse than trying to mix hiking and politics! I agree.

Apparently some hikers are "aspiring influencers" so even though they're hiking in gorgeous scenery, they're busy yapping with the camera focused mostly on them. Then they'll have an "oh, I almost forgot" moment and flash a quick shot of the scenery at the very end of the video.

I think Julia Streehan (if I've spelled her name correctly) has started or is soon starting another AT hike. I haven't kept up with her videos since she and her hiking partners completed the CDT in 2021.

I can't wait for Feral Hikes to start posting hiking videos again.
I believe Julia just announced that she will be starting the PCT soon. Unless she changed her plan to the AT. She makes great videos, but unfortunately she did not complete the CDT. She didn't even make it half way through Montana before she quit after just 21 days. I'm Looking forward to seeing her hike, but I will be very surprised if she completes the PCT. I just don't see her lasting for more than one month on the trail. But I'll be happy if I'm wrong. I love her videos.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:06 AM
 
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I believe Julia just announced that she will be starting the PCT soon. Unless she changed her plan to the AT. She makes great videos, but unfortunately she did not complete the CDT. She didn't even make it half way through Montana before she quit after just 21 days. I'm Looking forward to seeing her hike, but I will be very surprised if she completes the PCT. I just don't see her lasting for more than one month on the trail. But I'll be happy if I'm wrong. I love her videos.
I was about to tell you that you were wrong because I watched the video where she finished the trail. Then it occurred to me to check her videos again before I accuse you of being mistaken. This was just in case it was ME who was mistaken. Guess what?

I was wrong. I'd watched the video of Julia, Rocket (Kyle), and Gabe / Mayor finish the Arizona Trail - which I mistaken thought was the CDT. Nevertheless, they started at the border of Mexico/Arizona and finished by crossing the state line of Utah. Impressive!
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:25 AM
 
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I don't understand how Julia is able to go hiking from trail to trail to trail. It takes money to hikes for weeks or months on a trail. I wonder how she finances her trips. What is her goal?

Plus, she seems to have a different hiking companion every time; not that it's a big deal but just something that I noticed is unusual for hikers that I follow. Most hikers with their own YT channel are either solo hikers or a part of a hiking team (one or more persons) who hike together from trail to trail.

An odd fact is that I'm a little conflicted about Julia's channel. On one hand, she seems to be moody, a complainer, and isn't one who relishes in the natural beauty surrounding her. She just rushes through the hike almost as if the beauty of nature is an afterthought.

On the other hand, there is something so authentic and raw about her - she doesn't put on airs and she has tenacity. Maybe that's why I was drawn to her channel after it was mentioned on the thread early on. Once I start watching her and the guys on the AZ Trail, I couldn't stop until that video series was over.
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