Backpacker Radio Episode #14: Data, Chaunce Gets Covered in Poo, and the LWCF

Maybe don’t listen to this podcast during your lunch because Chaunce has an all-timer poop story.  Also on episode 14 of Backpacker Radio, the Cinnamon Connection is joined by 2016 Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and 2017 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker John “Data” Harvey.  Data discusses the differences between hiking SOBO and NOBO on the two trails, how his love for thru-hiking has transitioned into ultra-running, and what it’s like to hike during a drought and a record-high snow year.  We chat about the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the Appalachian Trail (an article written by episode 8 guest, Laura “Hey Girl” Johnston).  Lastly, we celebrate our 100,000th download by challenging our guest to a good old fashioned game of “truth or dare, but not dare” aka keep it a’hundid.

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This episode was recorded at Wayfinder Co-op. Intro song Walking Slow by Animal Years.

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