Backpacker Radio Episode #20: The Real Hiking Viking on His Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Reoccurring guest The Real Hiking Viking joins the Turmeric Team to chat about his recent attempt at an FKT (fastest known time) on the Colorado Trail.  The interview kicks off with a short discussion we had before he left for his yo-yo hike- to get a feel for his nerves going into this ambitious undertaking.  We chat about what ultimately went wrong (spoiler alert), what he would do differently in his future attempt, and FKT culture and requirements.  The show ends with the unveiling of a new series, “The Triple Crown of…”, where we showcase the things that can most fuck up a hiker’s day on trail.

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Subjects discussed in today’s episode include: 

The Real Hiking Viking Colorado Trail FKT Backpack Mountain Smith Jabba 40 L

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  • Josh Pulattie : Oct 18th

    You guys should do an episode or a bit about what hikers do for a living to afford these thru hikes and have the time off to go hike for months on end. I’d be real interested to here from the average joe hikers how they are able to afford life and thru hikes. Just a thought for an episode during the winter!



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