Backpacker Radio #131 | Pony Returns!
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Trek Writer, author, journalist, thru-hiker, and fan favorite, Clay Bonnyman Evans aka “Pony”. Pony gives us a play-by-play of his recent PCT thru-hike, we talk an uncomfortable amount about cum (yes that kind, this one is not family-friendly not that many are), the challenges of maintaining a marriage during a four-month backpacking trip, why this bout of post-trail depression was especially intense, and more.
We wrap the show with a triple crown of soups done during another plank-off per our guest’s request, and things generally fall off the rails as they tend to do.
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Interview with Clay Bonnyman Evans AKA “Pony”
Time stamps & Questions
00:03:25 – QOTD: What is one thing you are unreasonably excited about right now?
00:13:43 – Introducing Clay Bonnyman Evans AKA “Pony”
00:15:17 – You just finished the PCT. Let’s chat about it!
00:17:42 – What do you attribute the difference in experience (between AT & PCT) to?
00:20:01 – How would you describe post-trail depression?
00:26:30 – Did your wife start adapting to life without you?
00:30:14 – Was your wife uncomfortable with you spending time with other women?
00:32:18 – Do you think there’s a specific hiking duration that leads to a tipping point when someone is at home waiting for you?
00:37:31 – When is your book coming out?
00:39:14 – Vlogging or blogging your thru-hike
00:39:47 – You weren’t originally planning on thru-hiking the PCT, were you?
00:44:24 – Did you have a plan of attack for bringing up the thru-hike to your wife?
00:47:13 – What is the biggest draw of the thru-hike for you?
00:51:30 – On-trail happiness
00:57:37 – Snow & wildfires on the PCT
01:00:51 – Happiness on the PCT vs. the AT
01:09:00 – Shedding weirdness and bullshit while on trail
01:12:47 – Every thru-hike is an individual experience
01:21:21 – Pony’s sharting story
01:26:01 – What is sharting?
01:27:33 – Why were you talking about anuses with your therapist?
01:30:00 – Jerking off on trail
01:36:16 – What’s the Leave No Trace policy for ejaculant?
01:38:29 – Feeding deer on the trail
01:43:26 – What other spicy takes do you have, Pony?
01:48:27 – PLEASE VOLUNTEER!
01:55:01 – Sharts or Sharks?
01:55:52 – Chaunce’s poop map idea
02:30:00 – Pony addresses ultralight backpacking
- Appalachian Thru-Hike Checklist by Kelly Floro
Triple crown of Soups
5 Star Review
Hot Stuff w/ Pony
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