Backpacker Radio 83 | The John Muir Trail (ft. Chaunce and Fireball)

Backpacker Radio 83 | The John Muir Trail (ft. Chaunce and Fireball)

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Chaunce and Fireball (who you likely remember for the Girls Stuff episode), to walk us through...

Oct 12, 2020 : Elise Ott
Native American History on the Appalachian Trail: 9 Iconic Places

Native American History on the Appalachian Trail: 9 Iconic Places

Agiocochook, home of the Great Spirit, towered above every other peak in the Wombanednok Mountains. According to the tradition of the local Abenaki people, the mountaintops were dwellings for the

Oct 12, 2020 : Kelly Floro
[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

[Updated] Man Found Dead at Baxter Peak in Third Katahdin SAR Incident This Week

10/13/2020 update: The hiker deceased hiker found at Baxter Peak has now been identified as Nathan Leigh Bell of Walkersville, MD. A man was found dead at the summit of...

Oct 9, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Everyone’s Got Baggage: Why We Don’t Weigh Sentimental Items

Everyone’s Got Baggage: Why We Don’t Weigh Sentimental Items

Despite a desire to keep base weight down, most hikers carry something "non-essential".

Oct 9, 2020 : Saoirse Ibarguen
How to Vote in the 2020 General Election

How to Vote in the 2020 General Election

Hey. Hey, you. Do you have a plan to vote in the upcoming 2020 US presidential election? If you’re a US citizen 18 or older, the answer should be yes....

Oct 8, 2020 : Kelly Floro
A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to Volcano Loop Hikes in the Pacific Northwest

Dotted with wildflower-filled meadows, stunning waterfalls, and inviting alpine lakes, these Cascade volcano loop hikes belong on every backpacker’s bucket list.

Oct 8, 2020 : Jen Datka
How Climate Change Affects Long-Distance Hiking

How Climate Change Affects Long-Distance Hiking

In the past decade, outdoor enthusiasts have increasingly felt the impact of environmental degradation on our beloved wild places. Climate change is a growing concern, but it can be challenging...

Oct 7, 2020 : Kenna Sarae
A Conversation with Rue McKenrick on White Privilege

A Conversation with Rue McKenrick on White Privilege

Rue McKenrick is unlike any distance backpacker I’ve ever met. As the creator of the American Perimeter Trail (APT), he’s been forging his way around the perimeter of the U.S....

Oct 7, 2020 : Crystal Gail Welcome
The Beer Drinker’s Guide: Best Breweries on the Colorado Trail

The Beer Drinker’s Guide: Best Breweries on the Colorado Trail

Are you a Colorado Trail hiker? Do you love beer? If so, you've come to the right place. The Colorado Trail is a beer lover's dream hike. Not only do...

Oct 6, 2020 : Kelly Floro
20 Stunning Fall Foliage Hiking Photos to Brighten up Your Day

20 Stunning Fall Foliage Hiking Photos to Brighten up Your Day

It's officially fall! That means pies and pumpkin patches and, of course, the beautiful changing colors of the trees. Fall foliage makes for some incredible landscapes. Here are 20 gorgeous...

Oct 5, 2020 : Tara Ritchey