Backpacker Radio Episode #54: The Trans-Catalina Trail
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, the Cinnamon Connection dives in on all things Trans-Catalina Trail (TCT), which Chaunce and I thru-hiked a month(ish) ago. We give a day-by-day rundown of the hike, including that time Chaunce hid in a bear locker when a bison stampeded through our camp, how we pirated our way onto a sailboat, and give some non-obvious tips on hiking the TCT. We also talk about the dumbest things we’ve forgotten to pack on a backpacking trip, debate the joy of Christmas music, how flashing your bunghole to the sun is good for your health, and answer some common gear questions.
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- The Trans-Catalina Trail
- An overview
- Terrain, terminuses, wildlife, how to get there, campsites, resupply, gear advice, water, navigation, wine.
- Our daily itinerary and highlights
- A bison stampedes through our camp and Chaunce hides in a bear locker.
- Lots of beach camping.
- The video recap
- An overview
- Trek Propaganda
- Unpopular Opinion
- Christmas music sucks.
- 5-star iTunes Reviews
- Intro Song: Walking Slow by Animal Years
- Intro beats: Pauly Boy Shallcross
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