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.
There are many fascinating components to the thru-hiking lifestyle, none more so than the social dynamics. Today our hikers give us a glimpse
Backpacker Radio #43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, Trail Murder Statistics, and YouTube Vlogger Scam Artists
Today we are joined by Clay Bonnyman Evans, aka Pony, who's an author, long time Trek Writer, AT and Colorado Trail thru-hiker, and someone
Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)
We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach even more trail food chat, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare.
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by recent Western States 100 winner Clare Gallagher. Not only is she a world-class
She's baaaaack. Sort of. Halfway. At this year's Trail Days, I caught up with Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike, to
Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)
Food. It's is a subject of endless fascination to just about everyone. Even the most experienced hikers stand room for improvement with their
Jim Kern is a name you ought to know. He's the founder of the Florida Trail Association, co-founder of the American Hiking Society, founder
Backpacker Radio #39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, “Failing” on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans
In today's episode, we are joined by the invasive species to the podcast, otherwise known as The Real Hiking Viking. We hear all about his
To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as
Today's episode was not supposed to happen. At the beginning of the season, we outline the subjects in which we want our hikers to share