Backpacker Radio

Backpacker Radio Episode 19: Piers Ellison on His PCT Brown Recluse Spider Bite, Hiking with a Guitar, and Considerations for International Hikers

Backpacker Radio Episode 19: Piers Ellison on His PCT Brown Recluse Spider Bite, Hiking with a Guitar, and Considerations for International Hikers

Before leaving for a long distance trek, it's common for people to envision worst case scenario.  For Piers Ellison, on his 2016 PCT hike, this fear became a reality when...

Sep 14, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 18: Andrew Downs on the Future of the Appalachian Trail, Thru-Hiker Entitlement, and How to Give Back

Backpacker Radio Episode 18: Andrew Downs on the Future of the Appalachian Trail, Thru-Hiker Entitlement, and How to Give Back

What's in store for the future of the Appalachian Trail?  This is one of the primary topics in today's episode of Backpacker Radio, as the Cinnamon Connection are joined by...

Aug 28, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 17: Thru-Hiking Injury Prevention and Recovery Tips with Dr. Emily Kelly

Backpacker Radio Episode 17: Thru-Hiking Injury Prevention and Recovery Tips with Dr. Emily Kelly

A sad, yet seemingly inevitable byproduct of long distance backpacking is pain and injury.  Though it's not a guarantee, to escape a long distance trek without one of the two...

Aug 16, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

Backpacker Radio Episode 16: Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

In Episode 16 the Paprika Pals sit down with Tour Du Mont Blanc United will ship your dog to the wrong place or Thru-Hiker Glossary Have any praise, questions, praise,...

Jul 30, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 15: Jennifer Pharr Davis, The Best Thru-Hiking Backpacks, and Clothes on the PCT

Backpacker Radio Episode 15: Jennifer Pharr Davis, The Best Thru-Hiking Backpacks, and Clothes on the PCT

In today's edition of Backpacker Radio, Badger and Chaunce are joined by trail legend, the former supported Appalachian Trail FKT record holder, author, and National Geographic Adventurer

Jul 11, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #14: Data, Chaunce Gets Covered in Poo, and the LWCF

Backpacker Radio Episode #14: Data, Chaunce Gets Covered in Poo, and the LWCF

Maybe don't listen to this podcast during your lunch because Chaunce has an all-timer poop story.  Also on episode 14 of Backpacker Radio, the Cinnamon Connection is joined by 2016

Jun 28, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #13: The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, and Megan Thompson

Backpacker Radio Episode #13: The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, and Megan Thompson

"Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is just section hiking the earth." - The Real Hiking Viking If Comic Con and Burning Man had a baby- and that baby was raised on...

Jun 12, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #12: Niki “Bionic Woman” Rellon, First Female Hiker To Complete the Appalachian Trail on Prosthetic Leg

Backpacker Radio Episode #12: Niki “Bionic Woman” Rellon, First Female Hiker To Complete the Appalachian Trail on Prosthetic Leg

Niki "Bionic Woman" Rellon is the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail on a prosthetic leg.  This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of her accomplishments...

Jun 6, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #11: Thru-Hiking Nutrition with Katie Gerber and the Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

Backpacker Radio Episode #11: Thru-Hiking Nutrition with Katie Gerber and the Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

Today's episode is all about how to eat right on and off trail.  We are joined by thru-hiker and soon-to-be certified holistic nutritionist, Katie "Salty" Gerber, to go way down...

May 16, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode 10: Ballflap & His Soggy Igneo, PCT Trail Angel Frodo, and the Best Tents for Thru-Hiking

Backpacker Radio Episode 10: Ballflap & His Soggy Igneo, PCT Trail Angel Frodo, and the Best Tents for Thru-Hiking

 Backpacker Radio celebrates its double digit episode birthday (?) with a bonus interview from Pacific Crest Trail super trail angel, Frodo, of Scout and Frodo fame.  But first, the...

May 9, 2018 : Zach