Backpacker Radio Episode #6: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck on Dirt-Bagging for a Year, The Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking, and Curing Anxiety on Trail

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For most, disappearing to the trail for a month or two is a dream vacation.  Serial thru-hiker and peak bagger Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck and his wife Grace are about to travel the world, while living out of their backpacks for the next year.  We snagged Twinkle during his last night in town to learn how he saved for this epic adventure, what gear he’ll be taking, and advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps.  We also talk about the best headlamps for a thru-hike and how thru-hiking can remedy anxiety.

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This episode was recorded at Wayfinder in Denver, CO.

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Comments 2

  • Gary Sizer : Mar 23rd

    Another great episode guys!

    Zach, quick question. Have you ever hiked the AT?



  • Sander Ugedal : Mar 24th

    We make our own liqour! If we run out we can survive on jagermeister;)


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