Elise Ott

Elise is a copywriter who prefers time outdoors to time spent behind a screen. Because of this she planned her first thru-hike—the PCT in 2019 and shared her journey the way she knows best (through writing). Now, she acts as the production assistant for The Trek's flagship podcast, Backpacker Radio, an occasional Trek contributor, and a 2021 Trek ambassador.

Posts

Backpacker Radio 108 | Weezer & Dirty Avocado on the Arizona Trail

Backpacker Radio 108 | Weezer & Dirty Avocado on the Arizona Trail

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by recurring guest, Steph Lotus aka Weezer, and her good pal, Dirty

Jun 9, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 107 | Glen Van Peski, Founder of Gossamer Gear

Backpacker Radio 107 | Glen Van Peski, Founder of Gossamer Gear

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski.  We learn all about the origins

Jun 1, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 106 | Nicole Antoinette

Backpacker Radio 106 | Nicole Antoinette

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nicole Antoinette.  Nicole is a thru-hiker, entrepreneur, podcast

May 24, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 105 | Miss Janet the Legendary AT Trail Angel

Backpacker Radio 105 | Miss Janet the Legendary AT Trail Angel

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by legendary Appalachian Trail trail angel, Miss Janet.  We learn how

May 12, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 104 | Ben Crawford on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Family of 8

Backpacker Radio 104 | Ben Crawford on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Family of 8

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Ben Crawford of the Crawford Family.  In 2018, Ben Crawford, along

May 4, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 103 | How to Train for a Thru-Hike ft. Dr. Freeborn Mondello

Backpacker Radio 103 | How to Train for a Thru-Hike ft. Dr. Freeborn Mondello

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by OnX Backcountry, we are joined by Dr. Freeborn Mondello. Freeborn,

Apr 27, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 102 | Clara Hughes, Olympian and Thru-Hiker

Backpacker Radio 102 | Clara Hughes, Olympian and Thru-Hiker

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek brought to you by OnX Backcountry, we are joined by Clara "Redfeather" Hughes.  Clara,

Apr 19, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 101 | Emily Ford on Thru-Hiking the Ice Age Trail in Winter

Backpacker Radio 101 | Emily Ford on Thru-Hiking the Ice Age Trail in Winter

In today's episode of backpacker radio presented by the trek, we are joined by Emily Ford.  Perhaps you've heard that name in the backpacking sphere

Apr 13, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 100 | Jennifer Pharr Davis + The Real Hiking Viking

Backpacker Radio 100 | Jennifer Pharr Davis + The Real Hiking Viking

Today is our centennial show, and oh boy, is it a beast. For starters, as a thank you to you, our beautiful listeners- we are giving away some

Apr 1, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 99 | Patricia Cameron Founder of Blackpackers

Backpacker Radio 99 | Patricia Cameron Founder of Blackpackers

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Patricia Cameron. Patricia is a journalist, thru-hiker, and the

Mar 25, 2021 : Elise Ott