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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! Let's Throwback to the Beginning Alrighty, then.  First things first. 

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

I Plan to not Plan: The Greatest Shakedown Lesson

When I first decided to attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I was doing it in order to prove to myself that I could accomplish something difficult. To push myself...

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 England 67 4,000-footers. Spring is in the air (or should be according to the calendar), and you're looking for another challenge to take on this summer....

Feb 27, 2019 : Socked In
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