Hiking Through The West Bank And How Trails Affect Our Lives

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Abraham Path Initiative / YouTube
abraham path screenshot
Abraham Path Initiative / YouTube

Hiking Through The West Bank And How Trails Affect Our Lives

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On today’s show:

  • A new and ambitious Middle East passageway is called the “Abraham Trail,” and when finished it will stretch 3,000 miles — from Turkey through the West Bank and into Saudi Arabia. We talk with Brian Mockenhaupt, a writer with an upcoming featuring in Backpacker magazine, about his hike from Hebron to Jenin.
  • While hiking along the Appalachian Trail, writer Robert Moor gave much thought to how trails matter in our world. His ponderings led to On Trails: An Exploration. We talk with Moor about the world’s paths and byways - be they literal, virtual or figurative - and why we walk.