Jeff Podmayer

Hey I'm Jeff (he/him/his). I am a human who loves to move on trails wherever they lead. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and found my passion for hiking there. I love spending time in natural spaces and find growth each time I am outside. This 2021 I will be attempting the Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail. Pending the state of the world and unknown's. Starting Feb 25.

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How to Recycle Your Used Hiking Shoes

How to Recycle Your Used Hiking Shoes

Did you know hikers may use up to 20,000 pairs of shoes a hiking season? Read about ways to recycle your used hiking shoes and have a positive impact on the world.

Jan 18, 2021 : Jeff Podmayer
My Scariest Moments While Hiking in 2020

My Scariest Moments While Hiking in 2020

Read about the scariest moments of my 2020 hiking season. From outrunning falling trees in Washington to getting caught in a snow storm in the Colorado backcountry. It is exciting!

Jan 11, 2021 : Jeff Podmayer
Top Photos of My 2020 Hiking Season

Top Photos of My 2020 Hiking Season

My Approach to Hiking Photos The top photos of my 2020 hiking season were hard to choose. In my hiking experience I have never been the one to carry

Jan 4, 2021 : Jeff Podmayer
Tips for Caching Food & Water on the Hayduke

Tips for Caching Food & Water on the Hayduke

Caching food and water along the Hayduke, or any more remote route, is great way to streamline logistics and resupplies. In this post I share what I did, how I did it and what I would do differently.

Dec 27, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Water Treatment Along the Hayduke Trail

Water Treatment Along the Hayduke Trail

Water treatment along the Hayduke Trail can be challenging. Finding reliable water sources and ensuring you treat them is important.

Dec 20, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Top 3 Most Memorable Moments on the Hayduke

Top 3 Most Memorable Moments on the Hayduke

The Hayduke Trail may be one of the most rugged trail experiences out there. Read about my Top 3 Most Memorable Moments, so you can get excited about giving the Hayduke a try!

Dec 14, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

I got an email from the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) yesterday asking people to postpone, cancel, or stop hiking the Oregon Desert Trail

Mar 27, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

We all must be feeling a little down or unsure at the moment. The plans and dreams we have, or had, have been changed because of the COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Walking with Recognition of the Land on the ODT

Walking with Recognition of the Land on the ODT

When I plan on doing a thru-hike I look forward to the scenery, the adventure, meeting new people, and the stories I can tell afterwards. My hiking

Mar 12, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Why I’m Excited to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT)

Why I’m Excited to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT)

For those of you who have never heard of the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT), it is a 750-mile route that stretches across the eastern side of the state of

Jan 18, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer