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Backpacker Radio #155 | Pony Re-Returns to Chat About Sex on Trail, Section Hiking the CDT, and His PCT Thru-Hiking Memoir

Backpacker Radio #155 | Pony Re-Returns to Chat About Sex on Trail, Section Hiking the CDT, and His PCT Thru-Hiking Memoir

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, brought to you by RTIC, we are joined yet again by our pal, Clay Bonnyman Evans, known on trail as...

Jun 27, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Yellowstone National Park Closes All Entrances Due to Hazardous Conditions

Yellowstone National Park Closes All Entrances Due to Hazardous Conditions

Yellowstone National Park has closed all park entrances to inbound traffic due to hazardous conditions caused by record rainfall and flooding, according to NPS. The park will be closed, and...

Jun 14, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Extreme Fire Danger Prompts NM Forest Closures, Including Parts of CDT

Extreme Fire Danger Prompts NM Forest Closures, Including Parts of CDT

The US Forest Service has issued closures of four New Mexico national forests, including sections of the Continental Divide Trail, in response to extreme fire danger. Forest closures went into...

May 19, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Backpacker Radio #149 | Darwin on Quitting YouTube, Advice to Aspiring Vloggers, and What Lies Ahead

Backpacker Radio #149 | Darwin on Quitting YouTube, Advice to Aspiring Vloggers, and What Lies Ahead

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by YouTube sensation, Darwin.  We learn all about Darwin's rise to fame, including the turning point from...

May 16, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Backpacker Radio #145 | Nika “Early Bird” Meyers

Backpacker Radio #145 | Nika “Early Bird” Meyers

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nika "Early Bird" Meyers.  Nika is a backpacking badass.  Not only is she a triple crowner,...

Apr 18, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Yellowstone’s New $1,500 Unusable Park Pass

Yellowstone’s New $1,500 Unusable Park Pass

For a $1,500 donation, you can now get an annual pass to Yellowstone National Park for your great-great-grandchildren to use in the year 2172.  The donation also includes a current...

Apr 13, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Sending Out An SOS: What Happens When You Hit the SOS Button on Your GPS Device?

Sending Out An SOS: What Happens When You Hit the SOS Button on Your GPS Device?

Last season, I had a medical emergency and needed to press the SOS button on my Garmin to call for a backcountry rescue. Though I regularly carried a Garmin inReach...

Mar 1, 2022 : Alison Young
How to Hammock Camp the CDT: Gear, Advice, Section-Specific Tips

How to Hammock Camp the CDT: Gear, Advice, Section-Specific Tips

 Other hikers: “What do you do if the area you're in has no trees for a hammock?”  Hammock Campers: “Walk to somewhere with trees.” Secret hammock spot night two of...

Jan 10, 2022 : Chris Guynn
Walking Distance #21 | Faithful Hiking ft. Tamra Neblett-Hemmila

Walking Distance #21 | Faithful Hiking ft. Tamra Neblett-Hemmila

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Tamra Neblett-Hemmila, a 28-year-old long distance backpacker from Saint...

Dec 7, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Walking Distance #19 | Walking Toward Peace ft. Cindy Ross & Travis Johnston

Walking Distance #19 | Walking Toward Peace ft. Cindy Ross & Travis Johnston

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Cindy Ross, a Triple-Crowner, writer, artist and speaker, and...

Nov 9, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak