Zach

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.

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Trail Correspondents Episode #6: The First Week on Trail (Part 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #6: The First Week on Trail (Part 2)

 Today we hear from the 2nd batch of our thru-hikers about a week into their journey.  You can find the first part of this HERE. Today we hear

May 14, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 10: Ballflap & His Soggy Igneo, PCT Trail Angel Frodo, and the Best Tents for Thru-Hiking

Backpacker Radio Episode 10: Ballflap & His Soggy Igneo, PCT Trail Angel Frodo, and the Best Tents for Thru-Hiking

 Backpacker Radio celebrates its double digit episode birthday (?) with a bonus interview from Pacific Crest Trail super trail angel, Frodo, of

May 9, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #5: The Night Before (Part 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #5: The Night Before (Part 2)

Today we check in with the other half of our trail correspondents during a excitement and/or diarrhea filled period of their journey- the

May 3, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #9 – Hey Girl from Sounds of the Trail, Boots vs. Trail Runners, and Near-Death Experiences in the Smokies

Backpacker Radio Episode #9 – Hey Girl from Sounds of the Trail, Boots vs. Trail Runners, and Near-Death Experiences in the Smokies

If you've listened to Sounds of the Trail, you already know today's guest.  Backpacker Radio is joined by Laura "Hey Girl" Johnston- an AT

Apr 24, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Episode number 4 of our Trail Correspondents series comes directly from the trail!  Our hikers were tasked with interviewing a fellow

Apr 19, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #8 – Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

Backpacker Radio Episode #8 – Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

In today's episode, we sit down with 2017 PCT thru-hiker, Dirt Squirrel.  Dirt Squirrel will destroy any notions you have about the

Apr 17, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #3: The Night Before (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #3: The Night Before (Part I)

 Today we check in with half of our trail correspondents during quite possibly the most nerve-wracking moment from the journey- the night

Apr 10, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

Trail Correspondents Episode #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

 In the Follow Rachel on Instagram       Miles "Miles To Go" Bisher Bio: Hey there, I’m Miles, better known

Apr 4, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #7: Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire on Hiking the Triple Crown in a Calendar Year

Backpacker Radio Episode #7: Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire on Hiking the Triple Crown in a Calendar Year

Many a'hiker trash dream of completing the triple crown of backpacking, to hike the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trail.

Mar 28, 2018 : Zach
Introducing Backpacker Radio’s 2018 Trail Correspondents: Appalachian Trail Edition

Introducing Backpacker Radio’s 2018 Trail Correspondents: Appalachian Trail Edition

We are thrilled to introduce the first episode of our new Trail Correspondents series.  In a nutshell, a small group of thru-hikers from the

Mar 26, 2018 : Zach