Owner / Editor-in-Chief at thetrek.co. AT (2011) + PCT (2017) thru-hiker. Author of Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials, resources focused on mentally preparing people for a thru-hike. Named The Top Hiking and Outdoor Blogger by USA TODAY. AKA Badger or the Good Badger. Will dance if provoked. If you're planning on thru-hiking in the future, I encourage you to check out my Personal AT Coaching Page.
For much of the last decade, a disproportionate amount of my off-season cardio has taken place on a treadmill. No one, and I truly mean not a single
Citing multiple trail closures with "no safe or reasonable detours," in addition to Arizona being a COVID-19 hotspot, the Arizona Trail Association
Given Feathered Friends' history of keeping me toasty in chilly conditions, their Swallow UL 20 was at the top of my list for options when hiking
Inequality and the outdoors During a time when society can't agree on the shape of our planet, not even the most conspiracy-minded would argue that
We're joined by Sandi Marra, the president and CEO at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. As we noted at the top of our previous podcast, the news
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by five-sixths of the Strawbridge Family. The Strawbridges successfully
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by repeat guest Steven Shattuck aka Twinkle, along with his lovely wife,
Backpacker Radio 60 | Girl Stuff: Periods, Pee Rags, Safety, Birth Control, Masturbation, Sports Bras, Creepy Guys, and More
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are changing things up a bit. Today's show is dedicated to all things girl stuff.
Backpacker Radio 59: Wild Amanda AKA Naps on Thru-Hiking the PCT with a Dog, Murphy’s Law, and The Sunshine Coast Trail
Today the Cinnamon Connection is joined by Wild Amanda, aka Naps. Naps is the only person I've met who's hiked the entire PCT with her dog, Frank.
SHOW NOTES Week one is a soggy one. Follow along as Benjamin hikes the first section of his PCT SOBO (southbound) journey. The Attempt is