110-Boots McFarland

Show Notes

The Boots McFarland hiking cartoon is the brainchild of Geolyn Carvin. In this episode we get a bit of background on Geolyn and ‘Boots’ and discuss how the creative process for this wonderful hiking cartoon comes about.

Podcast Overview

Interview with the creator of the Boots McFarland cartoon

  • Geolyn Carvin background
    • 13 years to hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  • How did the Boots McFarland cartoon come about?
  • The creative process to getting the cartoon published
  • Trail names
    • Trail names in general
    • Being named after a cartoon
  • Seeing ourselves in the Boots McFarland cartoons
  • Discussion of the book ‘On the Trail with Boots McFarland Vol 1’
    • The upcoming ebook
    • The upcoming volume 2

Trail news

  • Hiker killed by lightening in Scotland
  • Funding for a new South Australian trail


Trail News

South Australian Hiking Trails funding announced in the 2019 State budget

Lightening Strike and Hiking death in Scotland

Listening to the Australian Hiker Podcast

You can listen to just one episode but the best way to listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast is by subscribing through iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher Radio, Spotify where the podcast episodes will be delivered to your device almost as soon as they are published. Go on, you know you want to!

You can listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast in the following ways:

  • Through our website. All our episodes can be found here
  • On Apple technology listen through Apple Podcasts here
  • On Android phones (as well as apple) we recommend Podbean

In addition the are a number of other ‘podcatcher’ services that allow you to download our episodes. Below are a few options where to find us:





Podcast Addict

Radio Australia




Stitcher Radio

Australian Hiker Social Media

Australian Hiker can also be found on our various social media platforms

Australian Hiker Facebook

Australian Hiker Instagram

Australian Hiker Twitter

Australian Hiker Pintrest

Australian Hiker Youtube


Contact us

[email protected]

Support us

Australian Hiker is a labour of love for Gill and Tim Savage and any money earned goes straight back into helping to make this blog better. Any support that you provide is greatly appreciated! If you wish to support us, even in some small way, it would be greatly appreciated. So why not buy us a coffee? Support Us

Australian Hiker Newsletter

* All fields are required

Please Wait.

Thank you for sign up!