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The First 40 Miles is a podcast for people who are new to hiking and backpacking.

Total Unique Episode Downloads
Unique Episode Downloads Last Month
Episodes Published
Every Tuesday
A New Episode was Published
December 2014
December 2018
Final Episode
Listeners in the United States
Listeners in Canada, England, and Australia


The First 40 Miles podcast is hosted by Heather and Josh Legler. About the hosts…


The First 40 Miles podcast has been featured on the following sites:

Tarawera Ultramarathon: Fifteen outdoors adventure podcasts you should be listening to while you’re running

Great Falls Tribune: Sound investment: plug into the podcast epoch: Five outdoors podcast powerhouses to start streaming

Cascade Hiker Podcast: 067 The First 40 Miles Podcast Interview

Sierra Magazine: Tune In to the Best Backpacking Podcasts

Bearfoot Theory: The Best Outdoor Podcasts for 2017

The Road Less Traveled: 6 Inspiring Outdoor Adventure Podcasts to Listen to With Your Teen

Outward Bound: The Best Podcasts to Prepare You for Outdoor Adventures

Backpacker: How to Take a Toddler Backpacking Without Losing Your Mind

Jess McConnell: Why You Should Be Listening to These Podcasts

Oversampling: Thank you, Thanksgiving

Hiking Project Journal: These Podcasts Will Inspire You to Get Out into the Backcountry

Explorer Gear: Top 5 Podcasts For Exploring Better

Gociety: The Best Outdoor Podcasts to Add to Your Roadtrip Playlist

Wayfaring Lens: My Favorite Backpacking Podcasts

S’more Outdoor: 056: Heather And Josh Legler: Hiking On Their First 40 Miles

Teton Sports: 7 Outdoor Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

Outside Magazine: The 8 Best Outdoorsy Podcasts

CloudLine: 4 Outdoor Podcasts to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Homesteady: Lost. A Wilderness Survival Podcast Story

Gear Patrol: Best Outdoors-related Podcasts

Hike Like a Woman: 7 Awesome Outdoor Podcasts

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Global Creations Explore!: Featured

Snowqueen & Scout: Resources: Blogs & Podcasts

Hiking the Trail: Outdoorsy Podcasts

Gear Reviews

Heather created the SUMMIT Gear Review™ for the First 40 Miles Podcast. We share independent reviews of hiking and backpacking gear on podcast episodes. If you represent a manufacturer and would like us to review your gear, please contact us.

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