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Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Episode number 4 of our Trail Correspondents series comes directly from the trail!  Our hikers were tasked with interviewing a fellow thru-hiker about their first impressions of their

Apr 19, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #8 – Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

Backpacker Radio Episode #8 – Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

In today's episode, we sit down with 2017 PCT thru-hiker, Dirt Squirrel.  Dirt Squirrel will destroy any notions you have about the Millennial generation.  She is 23-years-old, well-spoken,

Apr 17, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #3: The Night Before (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #3: The Night Before (Part I)

 Today we check in with half of our trail correspondents during quite possibly the most nerve-wracking moment from the journey- the night before starting the thru-hike. Today we hear...

Apr 10, 2018 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

Trail Correspondents Episode #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

 In the Follow Rachel on Instagram       Miles "Miles To Go" Bisher Bio: Hey there, I’m Miles, better known on the trail as “Miles To Go.” I’m a high...

Apr 4, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #7: Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire on Hiking the Triple Crown in a Calendar Year

Backpacker Radio Episode #7: Jeffrey “Legend” Garmire on Hiking the Triple Crown in a Calendar Year

Many a'hiker trash dream of completing the triple crown of backpacking, to hike the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trail. Doing this in a single year is almost unheard...

Mar 28, 2018 : Zach
Introducing Backpacker Radio’s 2018 Trail Correspondents: Appalachian Trail Edition

Introducing Backpacker Radio’s 2018 Trail Correspondents: Appalachian Trail Edition

We are thrilled to introduce the first episode of our new Trail Correspondents series.  In a nutshell, a small group of thru-hikers from the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and

Mar 26, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #6: Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck on Dirt-Bagging for a Year, The Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking, and Curing Anxiety on Trail

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

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...

Mar 19, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #5: Shailee Basnet on Summiting Everest, The AT vs. PCT, and Thru-Hiking Purism

Backpacker Radio Episode #5: Shailee Basnet on Summiting Everest, The AT vs. PCT, and Thru-Hiking Purism

Curious what it's like to go from someone who never hikes to summiting Mt. Everest? Enter Shailee Basnet. After growing up with "the secret dream to go out and play"...

Mar 13, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #4: The Real Hiking Viking Pt II, Scariest Moments from the Trail, and Thru-Hiking Nutrition

Backpacker Radio Episode #4: The Real Hiking Viking Pt II, Scariest Moments from the Trail, and Thru-Hiking Nutrition

For Episode #4, we are again joined by our buddy, Wayfinder Co-op in Denver, CO Amazing Grass and The Danger of Relying on Faux Foods by powdered milk Tree sap...

Feb 27, 2018 : Zach
2018 Thru-Hikers: Apply to Be a Trail Correspondent for Backpacker Radio!

2018 Thru-Hikers: Apply to Be a Trail Correspondent for Backpacker Radio!

"What is a Trail Correspondent?" you wonder.  I thought you'd never ask. Unlike our Vloggers, Trail Correspondents will have their audio recordings featured in front of The Trek community.  These

Feb 23, 2018 : Zach