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Backpacker Radio # 30: Gummy Bear on Being a Gay, Plus-Sized Hiker, PCT 2019 PSA, and Things to Freak Out About Before a Thru-Hike

Backpacker Radio # 30: Gummy Bear on Being a Gay, Plus-Sized Hiker, PCT 2019 PSA, and Things to Freak Out About Before a Thru-Hike

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we are joined by Gummy Bear, a 2018 PCT hiker and all around awesome dude.  We do a deep dive on his experience of...

Feb 28, 2019 : Zach
Mike S. Presents His 2019 PCT Gear Vlog

Mike S. Presents His 2019 PCT Gear Vlog

In this video, I list all the gear I'm planning to bring on my PCT thru-hike this year. I've had some of these items for years, as my wife and...

Feb 28, 2019 : Mike Stone
Five Bad Days on the PCT and How I Got Through Them

Five Bad Days on the PCT and How I Got Through Them

There are plenty of blogs, vlogs, Instagram feeds, and hiker war stories out there that highlight how awesome doing a long-distance hike can be. Everyone has amazing stories and pictures...

Feb 28, 2019 : Smokebeard
Saving My Thru-Hike Before It Starts

Saving My Thru-Hike Before It Starts

Walking up Sassafras Mountain in the early stages of the AT is a beautiful, albeit difficult, experience. Even more so when the nagging hitch in your leg turns into full-blown...

Feb 28, 2019 : Jack Paulk
Becoming Dirty Hiker Trash 2.0

Becoming Dirty Hiker Trash 2.0

Who's getting back in the long-distance hiking saddle after four years of dreaming, planning, working, and saving?  This girl!

Feb 28, 2019 : Kira Foxfeet Cotter
I Plan to not Plan: The Greatest Shakedown Lesson

I Plan to not Plan: The Greatest Shakedown Lesson

My shakedown hikes taught me the importance of not letting an end mileage goal detract from the journey along the trail. Also learned not to leave my toothbrush out for...

Feb 27, 2019 : Annie
The Problem with Isolation on a Solo Thru-Hike

The Problem with Isolation on a Solo Thru-Hike

I'm back. I know, I wasn't really missed, but I have some serious tea to spill (as the kids these days say). Well, it's my own tea, and I just...

Feb 27, 2019 : Anna Smiley
How to Hike the New England Hundred Highest Peaks

How to Hike the New England Hundred Highest Peaks

You've completed the New Hampshire 48 4,000-footers and the New England 67 4,000-footers. Spring is in the air (or should be according to the calendar), and you're looking for another...

Feb 27, 2019 : Rebecca Sperry
A New Life at Three MPH, Up Close and Personal

A New Life at Three MPH, Up Close and Personal

Hello, I'm Roger Wahler (trail name: Old School, but that can change). I would like to start my introduction as most of you will identify me as a senior citizen....

Feb 27, 2019 : Roger Wahler
The Trek and Garage Grown Gear Present the Thru-Hiking Giveaway!

The Trek and Garage Grown Gear Present the Thru-Hiking Giveaway!

Welcome to your next gear kit, courtesy of Garage Grown Gear, yours truly, and 19 top-of-the-line cottage-industry backpacking gear brands. This is the Thru Hiking Giveaway. Here we go. The

Feb 27, 2019 : The Editors