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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
Backpacker Radio #44 | Renee “She-ra” Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Backpacker Radio #44 | Renee “She-ra” Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Renee Patrick, known on trail as She-ra is a triple crowner, designer, and all-around Renaissance Woman.  In addition to hiking pretty much every trail in the United States and some...

Jul 31, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, Trail Murder Statistics, and YouTube Vlogger Scam Artists

Backpacker Radio #43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, Trail Murder Statistics, and YouTube Vlogger Scam Artists

Today we are joined by Clay Bonnyman Evans, aka Pony, who's an author, long time Trek Writer, AT and Colorado Trail thru-hiker, and someone with a deep passion for the...

Jul 22, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #42 | Clare Gallagher

Backpacker Radio #42 | Clare Gallagher

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by recent Western States 100 winner Clare Gallagher.  Not only is she a world-class ultrarunner, she's also a very vocal and...

Jul 10, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #41: Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

Backpacker Radio #41: Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

She's baaaaack.  Sort of.  Halfway.  At this year's Trail Days, I caught up with Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike, to talk trail, like the good...

Jul 3, 2019 : Zach