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Backpacker Radio 100 | Jennifer Pharr Davis + The Real Hiking Viking

Backpacker Radio 100 | Jennifer Pharr Davis + The Real Hiking Viking

Today is our centennial show, and oh boy, is it a beast. For starters, as a thank you to you, our beautiful listeners- we are giving away some awesome prizes,...

Apr 1, 2021 : Elise Ott
Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

Six Triple Crown Spots to Visit If You Can’t Thru-hike This Year

This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.

Mar 31, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Jack Wolfskin JWP Down Jacket Review

Jack Wolfskin JWP Down Jacket Review

I often find myself wondering how much lighter materials for outdoor gear can realistically get, short of the Perseverance rover discovering some previously unknown, light-as-air insulating element

Mar 31, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Arc’teryx Beta FL Hardshell Jacket Review

Arc’teryx Beta FL Hardshell Jacket Review

I think every avid outdoor adventurer probably has their own set of relationships with and opinions about different types of weather. Sunshine and snow are an easy "yes!" for me....

Mar 30, 2021 : Anne K. Baker
Walking Distance #03 | Nicholas Kristof

Walking Distance #03 | Nicholas Kristof

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Nicholas Kristof, an award winning columnist at the New...

Mar 30, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Walking Distance #02 | “What’s in your Pack?” ft. Alan Dixon & Kelly Floro

Walking Distance #02 | “What’s in your Pack?” ft. Alan Dixon & Kelly Floro

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Alan Dixon, an outdoor guide and competitive athlete, and...

Mar 30, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Walking Distance #01 | Getting Started ft. Dr. Alan Carpenter & Heather Balogh Rochfort

Walking Distance #01 | Getting Started ft. Dr. Alan Carpenter & Heather Balogh Rochfort

The Trek is thrilled to introduce, Walking Distance, a brand new podcast presented by The Trek.  Created by “Blissful Hiker,” aka Alison Young, every other week, we invite experts to...

Mar 30, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Backpacker Radio 99 | Patricia Cameron Founder of Blackpackers

Backpacker Radio 99 | Patricia Cameron Founder of Blackpackers

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Patricia Cameron. Patricia is a journalist, thru-hiker, and the Founder and Executive Director at Blackpackers, a

Mar 25, 2021 : Elise Ott
The Best Backpacking Meals of 2021

The Best Backpacking Meals of 2021

Purely for the altruistic sake of this gear round-up, I've eaten a lot of delicious food this year. My already mammoth appetite is only exacerbated in the outdoors, and the...

Mar 25, 2021 : Katie Kommer
North Country Trail Connects to AT, Makes Major Reroute in Minnesota

North Country Trail Connects to AT, Makes Major Reroute in Minnesota

Following the passage of long-pending legislation in Congress in 2020, the North Country Trail has recently made significant route changes in Minnesota and added 60 miles to connect it to...

Mar 25, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans