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 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
Backpacker Radio 98 | Eric Giuliani on Traveling 70,000 Miles Around the World on a Shoestring Budget

Backpacker Radio 98 | Eric Giuliani on Traveling 70,000 Miles Around the World on a Shoestring Budget

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Eric Giuliani.  Eric, more or less on a whim, decided to trade his

Mar 17, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 97 | Ben Lawhon of Leave No Trace

Backpacker Radio 97 | Ben Lawhon of Leave No Trace

In today's episode of backpacker radio presented by The Trek we are joined by Ben Lawhon the Director of Education and Research at Leave No Trace. 

Mar 9, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 96 | Survivorman Les Stroud

Backpacker Radio 96 | Survivorman Les Stroud

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by THE Survivorman, Les Stroud.  This interview does not disappoint.  We

Mar 2, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andy Downs of the ATC.  For those who might be unfamiliar,

Feb 24, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 94 | Philip Carcia, New Hampshire’s Peakbagging Phenom

Backpacker Radio 94 | Philip Carcia, New Hampshire’s Peakbagging Phenom

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Philip Carcia.  Have you heard of New Hampshire?  Because Philip has

Feb 8, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 93 | The Quirins on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Baby

Backpacker Radio 93 | The Quirins on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Baby

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Bekah and Derrick Quirin.  In 2017, the Quirins thru-hiked the

Jan 26, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 92 | Andrew Skurka Returns

Backpacker Radio 92 | Andrew Skurka Returns

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andrew Skurka- and as you might’ve already guessed, it does

Jan 7, 2021 : Elise Ott