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.  We go down the rabbit hole on what it takes to thru-hike the PCT with a dog, including recommended gear, how she handled Frank’s food and water, how she curtailed her hiking schedule to best suit Frank’s needs, and more.

Naps’ PCT thru-hike was the ultimate display of Murphy’s law, as she dealt with a broken nose, plantar fasciitis, food poisoning, hiking-induced heartburn, trench foot, heat rash, altitude sickness, and, of course, some very solid poop stories, figuratively speaking.

We wrap up the show with the triple crown of Ben and Jerry’s flavors, chips worth going to prison for, and another listener poop story.

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