Backpacker Radio

Backpacker Radio Episode 32: Peter Downing on Ultrarunning, the Peace Corps, and Suffer Better

Backpacker Radio Episode 32: Peter Downing on Ultrarunning, the Peace Corps, and Suffer Better

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Peter Downing, a modern-day renaissance man.  We chat about his history as an ultrarunner (including his four wins at the Buena...

Mar 20, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #31: Justin “2Taps” Helmkamp on the Te Araroa and Wilderness Therapy Guiding

Backpacker Radio #31: Justin “2Taps” Helmkamp on the Te Araroa and Wilderness Therapy Guiding

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Justin Helmcamp, aka Two Taps, who was kind enough to extend his layover in Denver to record this show.  We chat...

Mar 10, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio # 30: Gummy Bear on Being a Gay, Plus-Sized Hiker, PCT 2019 PSA, and Things to Freak Out About Before a Thru-Hike

Backpacker Radio # 30: Gummy Bear on Being a Gay, Plus-Sized Hiker, PCT 2019 PSA, and Things to Freak Out About Before a Thru-Hike

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we are joined by Gummy Bear, a 2018 PCT hiker and all around awesome dude.  We do a deep dive on his experience of...

Feb 28, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Community Show #1: Advice to Prospective Thru-Hikers

Backpacker Radio Community Show #1: Advice to Prospective Thru-Hikers

Today's show is a special edition, an experiment, and a community-sourced show, all rolled into one giant tortilla, hiker trash style. A few months ago, I put a call out...

Feb 22, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio # 29: Valentine’s Day 2.0 with Grizzly + Jenna, Tent Orgies, and How to Hike 30 Miles in a Day

Backpacker Radio # 29: Valentine’s Day 2.0 with Grizzly + Jenna, Tent Orgies, and How to Hike 30 Miles in a Day

In today's special Valentine's Day episode of Backpacker Radio, we sit down with Grizzly and Jenna, a couple due to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and Colorado Trail this year. ...

Feb 13, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio # 28: Teresa Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Layering for the Appalachian Trail, and Vlogging Etiquette

Backpacker Radio # 28: Teresa Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Layering for the Appalachian Trail, and Vlogging Etiquette

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we sit down with Teresa Martinez, the executive director at the Continental Divide Trail Coalition.  We talk all things CDT, including the future of

Feb 5, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio # 27: Bill Manning of the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail, and Chaunce’s Big Surprise

Backpacker Radio # 27: Bill Manning of the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail, and Chaunce’s Big Surprise

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, the Cinnamon Connection catches up with Bill Manning, the Executive Director at the Colorado Trail foundation. We do a deep dive on all things...

Jan 16, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 26: Scout + Frodo, The Top Tents on the Appalachian Trail, and Forgotten Internet Holidays

Backpacker Radio Episode 26: Scout + Frodo, The Top Tents on the Appalachian Trail, and Forgotten Internet Holidays

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, Chaunce sits down with famed PCT trail angels, Scout and Frodo. We learn about Scout's new book, "The Continental Divide Trail: Exploring America's

Jan 6, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 25: Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes on Trekking the Length of the Americas

Backpacker Radio Episode 25: Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes on Trekking the Length of the Americas

A life changing adventure is merely a decision away. That's the takeaway lesson from today's interview with the top footwear amongst 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, the triple crown of

Dec 20, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #24: Mike “Kickstand” Papadatos, from Backpacking Novice to Calendar Triple Crown

Backpacker Radio #24: Mike “Kickstand” Papadatos, from Backpacking Novice to Calendar Triple Crown

Starting a thru-hike without any prior backpacking experience, although not entirely rare, is a brave endeavor.  To string three consecutive thru-hikes back-to-back-to-back is a whole other

Dec 5, 2018 : Zach