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Hiking the Highlands is a new monthly podcast about the numerous hiking trails in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and interviews with individuals interested or active with this outdoor activity. Hosted by The Tribune-Democrat's Josh Byers. Released the third Monday of every month.


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LATEST EPISODES

Sept. 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in United States history, but out of that terrible event has grown numerous memorials to heroism, bravery and patriotism, such as the September 11 National Memorial Trail. Once complete, the 1,300-mile path will connect Washington D.C., Somerset Cou…

The Ghost Town Trail, a 48-mile stretch of old rail line with various extensions, is one of Cambria County's most visited hiking destinations, and for good reason. The crushed limestone path features numerous scenic opportunities and passes through several small towns that each sport a parki…

What started as two historic trails has been built up to 10 paths on the Lorain Borough-owned hillside by residents interested in creating a community asset. I'm joined by Mike Hammers, his wife Brandy, Eric Kennedy and Dan Kovalik on this episode of Hiking the Highlands. We take to the Whit…

Mike Cook takes me all over the hillside that sports one of Johnstown's biggest attractions, the Inclined Plane. Hiking trails and downhill mountain biking paths zig-zag up and down the slope - many of which Cook has built by hand throughout the past five years. In this episode we discuss hi…

This time around, Stackhouse Park Board Chairman Mike Zibura guides me through the beautiful nature area nestled between Westmont Borough, Lower Yoder Township, Brownstown and several other municipalities in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. We cover everything from preservation of the park, the…

On this episode of Hiking the Highlands, I'm joined by Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority Executive Director Cliff Kitner. We take to The Path of the Flood Trail, starting from the Franklin Borough trailhead, and chat about everything from CCCRA projects and Cliff's backgro…

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