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Backpacker Radio Episode #54: The Trans-Catalina Trail

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

Dec 11, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #53: The Ultimate Backpacker Holiday Gear Wish List

Backpacker Radio #53: The Ultimate Backpacker Holiday Gear Wish List

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giveback Tuesday, Where's Waldo Wednesday, Thumbwar Thursday, and all the rest on the horizon, there is no better time to score your 2020 gear purchases...

Dec 1, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #52: Anitra Kass of the PCTA

Backpacker Radio #52: Anitra Kass of the PCTA

Today we are joined by Anitra Kass who's a triple crowner and the PCTA’s Southern California Regional Representative.  Anitra is a wealth of information on all things PCT and conservation. 

Nov 21, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #51: The Andersons of Casa de Luna

Backpacker Radio #51: The Andersons of Casa de Luna

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by legendary PCT trail angels Joe and Terrie Anderson of Casa de Luna.  Much like the PCT...

Nov 17, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #50: The Long Trail + Chef Corso

Backpacker Radio #50: The Long Trail + Chef Corso

Today, we dissect my recent thru-hike on the Long Trail. We run the gamut on this little bruiser of a trail, including its terrain, the towns, how it changes after...

Oct 28, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio 49: Matt “Pretzel” Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

Backpacker Radio 49: Matt “Pretzel” Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

Matt "Pretzel" Mason is a triple crowner, trail runner, sober hiker, former Mountain Crossings employee, wildland firefighter, gear snob, and all around character. His beard game is strong,

Oct 17, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #48: Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

Backpacker Radio #48: Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by our pal Jeff Garmire, aka Legend. We catch up on all of his trail...

Oct 8, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #47: Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

Backpacker Radio #47: Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Peter Bakwin, co-creator at fastestknowntime.com. We dive deep on all things FKT related, including his take on some of the more

Sep 29, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #46: Anish Is Back(!), the Impact of Vloggers on the Trail Community, and Cinnamon Court 2.0

Backpacker Radio #46: Anish Is Back(!), the Impact of Vloggers on the Trail Community, and Cinnamon Court 2.0

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, I sit down to chat with record holder, trail legend, author, and Backpacker Radio repeat offender, Heather "Anish" Anderson. We

Sep 5, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

Backpacker Radio #45: Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger’s WRHR Hike, and Our Upcoming Road Trip

The cinnamon is connected for good. Or for bad. But undoubtedly, for the foreseeable future. Chaunce and Badger go deep on the rest of her Appalachian Trail thru-hike, including untold...

Aug 20, 2019 : Zach