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Trail Correspondents Episode #15 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #15 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 2)

Social dynamics on trail. In our previous episode our group one hikers gave us insight on how their hiking groups have evolved over the course of their hikes. Today, we...

Aug 4, 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
Trail Correspondents Episode #14 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #14 | The Social Dynamics of a Thru-Hike (Group 1)

There are many fascinating components to the thru-hiking lifestyle, none more so than the social dynamics. Today our hikers give us a glimpse into the ways in which hikers group...

Jul 29, 2019 : Zach
Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

File this one under "Inspirational"! Sarah Williams is not only a veteran outdoor adventurer and world traveler, she has spent the past few years curating HUNDREDS of hours of conversation...

Jul 29, 2019 : Gary Sizer
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
Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach even more trail food chat, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare. Our remaining PCT and...

Jul 14, 2019 : Zach
Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
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
Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)

Food. It's is a subject of endless fascination to just about everyone. Even the most experienced hikers stand room for improvement with their backcountry menus. Rarely do I go a...

Jul 1, 2019 : Zach