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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
Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple

Backpacker Radio #23: Heather “Anish” Anderson on Her Calendar Triple

"Expectation is where failure lies." - Heather "Anish" Anderson Today's guest is very fitting for our 23rd episode, since she is arguably the Michael Jordan of backpacking.  In a world...

Nov 20, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #22: “Guthook” on Building the Most Popular Thru-Hiking App

Backpacker Radio Episode #22: “Guthook” on Building the Most Popular Thru-Hiking App

What's it like to build the most ubiquitous app in the hiking community?  Today we learn that answer as we're joined by Ryan Linn, more commonly known as Guthook, one...

Nov 6, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #21: Nathan “Puma” Bauman on His 18-Month Adventure, Photography Tips, and The Best Trail Magic Items

Backpacker Radio Episode #21: Nathan “Puma” Bauman on His 18-Month Adventure, Photography Tips, and The Best Trail Magic Items

What does it take to turn a thru-hike turns into an 18-month adventure?  That's the central theme of today's show, as the Cinnamon Connection is joined by Nathan "Puma" Bauman-...

Oct 19, 2018 : Zach
Backpacker Radio Episode #20: The Real Hiking Viking on His Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Backpacker Radio Episode #20: The Real Hiking Viking on His Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Reoccurring guest The Real Hiking Viking joins the Turmeric Team to chat about his recent attempt at an FKT (yo-yo hike- to get a feel for his nerves going into...

Oct 1, 2018 : Zach
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