Stories From The Trail Ep. 15 – Still Got Most Of It Left with Odie

Matthew “Odie” Norman is best known on the AT as the bus-dwelling, shaggy-faced creator of the Hiker Yearbook, an old-school hardback annual publication packed with history, photos, and highlights from each year’s “graduating class.” Odie connects hikers, and we connected with him in this latest episode. Considering that he lives in a bus and wants to give you candy, you’d think he’d be a scary guy. Exactly thee opposite is true!

Learn about the bus (what’s it look like on the inside?), the trail (Odie recently spent a week volunteering at the AT Museum), and Odie’s mission (it’s some kind of hippie crap involving peace and love), and of course, his big plans (now underway!) to hit the PCT next.

Audio from The 2018 Trail Days video was shared with us from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

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Comments 2

  • Dvonneh : Aug 11th

    Really enjoy the podcasts & would like to see pics of the inside of “the bus”.
    Odieisms are awesome & was pleased to hear Grandma Gatewood mentioned read it more than once & recommend it.
    Keep the podcasts coming! ??????????

  • Vince : Aug 11th

    Go Odie, go! I remember filtering water with you in Maine last year, and you tasted it and said, “tastes like desperation”.
    Vince, aka The Dude, SOBO, ’17/’18


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