Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple
“Expectation is where failure lies.” – Heather “Anish” Anderson
Today’s guest is very fitting for our 23rd episode, since she is arguably the Michael Jordan of backpacking. In a world where setting just one FKT (fastest known time) is a lifetime achievement, Heather “Anish” Anderson has set the self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Arizona Trail. She is also in a small, exclusive club of triple Triple Crowners—those who’ve hiked each of the Triple Crown trails three times each. And most recently, she became the newest member of the Calendar Triple club, those who have hiked all three Triple Crown trails in a single calendar year. And this is just the tip of her backpacking resume iceberg. In other words, Anish is the GOAT, and we were blessed to borrow a few minutes of her time to talk about her current 8,000-mile journey. Additionally, we get into a bit of Trek propaganda, get into the second edition of Patent Pending, and we hear from friend of the show Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck as he dirtbags across the globe with his wife.
Subjects discussed in today’s show include:
- New Sponsor: Gossamer Gear. Use coupon code TREK15 at checkout to save 15% at GossamgerGear.com
- Sawyer Micro Squeeze Filter
- Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs Sawyer Squeeze Filter Comparison Video
- Michael Jordan Episode
- The Grayson Highland’s Wild Ponies aren’t so “Wild”
- 21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts
- Heather “Anish” Anderson
- FKT = fastest known time- jargon for speed record
- Calendar Triple
- Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite
- Patent Pending
- Steven Twinkle Shattuck on Episode 6
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