Jul 8, 2021
The Art Loeb Trail is one of the premier backpacking and running trails in Western North Carolina. It begins (or ends) at a Boy Scout Camp near Black Balsam Knob, crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway, traverses a prominent ridge in Pisgah National Forest, and terminates near the small town of Brevard. On Spring Equinox, I set out to run the length of the Art Loeb Trail with no goal other than to finish before dark. The next day, while picking up my car from the trailhead, I crossed paths with a friend who was breaking his own record to establish the fastest known time.
Music on this episode by Seeking Madras, Jason Shaw, Wesley Davis, Figure Ground (I could not find contact info for Figure Ground, but many of us loved their tunes as they appeared in skate and snowboard soundtracks back in the day. Please don’t sue me, Figure Ground.), and Blue Dot Sessions.