Introducing Backpacker Radio by The Trek! Episode #1: The Real Hiking Viking
We are thrilled to introduce Backpacker Radio, a new podcast co-hosted by Zach “Badger” Davis and Juliana “Chaunce” Chauncey, brought to you by The Trek. Much like The Trek, Backpacker Radio is dedicated to all things thru-hiking and long-distance backpacking, but delivered to your ears.
This podcast is a work in progress. We will continue to experiment with different formats, concepts, segments, and topics until we’re bringing you the consistent high-quality trail musings, advice, and entertainment you’ve come to expect from The Trek. And for that reason, your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please send your comments to [email protected].
In this first episode, we sit down with serial thru-hiker and bonafide crazy person, The Real Hiking Viking aka Jabba aka Tom Gathman. The Real Hiking Viking is a triple crowner, most notably known for thru-hiking the AT southbound in the dead of winter.
In this first episode, topics discussed include:
- How Badger and Chaunce know each other (apply to be a Blogger for The Trek here)
- Chaunce’s NOBO PCT hike
- Badger’s SOBO PCT hike
- The Real Hiking Viking’s hiking resume
- How the marines shaped The Real Hiking Viking’s hiking prowess
- The Barkley Marathons on Netflix
- Why The Real Hiking Viking has so many gd Instagram Stories
- Altra Timps (Jabba’s current go to trail runner)
- Jabba’s least favorite trail
- The Real Hiking Viking’s PCT Gear List
- Mountain bikes on the PCT
- PCT Southern Terminus Host
- The Top Hostels on the Appalachian Trail
- The Badger Sponsorship 2018
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