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Backpacker Radio # 27: Bill Manning of the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail, and Chaunce’s Big Surprise

Backpacker Radio # 27: Bill Manning of the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail, and Chaunce’s Big Surprise

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, the Cinnamon Connection catches up with Bill Manning, the Executive Director at the Colorado Trail foundation. We do a deep dive on all things...

Jan 16, 2019 : Zach
Prep Prep Prep

Prep Prep Prep

  With just about a month to go I still have so much to do! You would never know I have dreaming of this hike for the last 3 years....

Jan 16, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
Knocking Knees: The ACL Rupturing Kind

Knocking Knees: The ACL Rupturing Kind

Some thoughts on knee problems, recovery, and trekking from a girl with three ACL surgeries. Over the last few years, I've heard some whisperings and thoughts from people who suffer...

Jan 16, 2019 : KTrepp
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Limited Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened some campgrounds and restrooms in the park that had been closed since the partial federal government shutdown began in December. The National Park

Jan 16, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Women on Trail: Stories of Courage, Endurance, Empowerment

Women on Trail: Stories of Courage, Endurance, Empowerment

The numbers are daunting. About 70 percent of AT thru-hikers are men. Mostly twentysomething men. They dominate the shelters, the trail, the culture. For men and women, hiking more than...

Jan 15, 2019 : The Editors
Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Just a few weeks ago we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 or Gossamer Gear Backpack Choice between one (1) Therm-a-Rest Hyperion Sleeping Bag One (1) Altra One (1) Darn Tough Socks One

Jan 15, 2019 : Zach
Lessons Learned From My 2018 Thru-Hike Attempt

Lessons Learned From My 2018 Thru-Hike Attempt

With the new year comes a new hiking season and it seems like a good time to reflect on some lessons learned during my failed thru-hike attempt last year, a...

Jan 15, 2019 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Now That I’ve Said It, I’ve Got to Go and Do It

Now That I’ve Said It, I’ve Got to Go and Do It

Two years ago, during my penultimate year at university, I decided I wanted to take a gap year to go traveling  after graduating. I knew I wanted to do "something"...

Jan 15, 2019 : Lucy
It’s Going to be My Dream Come Thru

It’s Going to be My Dream Come Thru

Over the past few months, I have started sharing my plans to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (the AT) with friends, family, coworkers, and basically anyone who will listen to me...

Jan 14, 2019 : Katy Amphlett
Pilgrimage: The PCT as a Spiritual Journey

Pilgrimage: The PCT as a Spiritual Journey

Pilgrim: a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons. This concept has been floating around in my head for about a year. After doing some pretty transformative...

Jan 14, 2019 : Lauren Danielle.