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Backpacker Radio 66 | Drunk Q&A with Badger & Chaunce

Backpacker Radio 66 | Drunk Q&A with Badger & Chaunce

Backpacker Radio is making good on their promise to get weird.  Today we bring you a drunk Q&A.  Backpacker Radio's new intern, Elise Ott (hi, that's me), navigates us through...

Mar 30, 2020 : Elise Ott
A List of Appalachian Trail Shuttles Available to Help Hikers Get off the Trail

A List of Appalachian Trail Shuttles Available to Help Hikers Get off the Trail

In light of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, we've compiled a list of shuttle drivers and services that are still available to assist Appalachian Trail hikers as they leave the trail....

Mar 30, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Our Toxic Conversations, Not Coronavirus, Will Destroy the Hiking Community

Our Toxic Conversations, Not Coronavirus, Will Destroy the Hiking Community

My husband isn't a hiker, so I am always telling him about the hiking community. I share with him how friendly hikers are and how much they care for other...

Mar 30, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be on trail. But I can’t do that safely and ethically right now, so here I am social distancing instead. I don’t know how...

Mar 29, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
Calling All Small Businesses Along the Trails: We Want to Help You

Calling All Small Businesses Along the Trails: We Want to Help You

If you're running a small business along the trail, this is for you!

Mar 28, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
Thru-Hiking in a Pandemic: Opinion from a CDT Trail Town

Thru-Hiking in a Pandemic: Opinion from a CDT Trail Town

Depending where you enter the CDT, the Grand County section is around 100 miles. There are three accessible trail towns in this county. One is Winter Park, one is Fraser,...

Mar 27, 2020 : Alicia Pacalo
(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

(Updated) CDTC Asks Thru-Hikers to Postpone, Avoid Discretionary Travel to Reflect Closures and Stay-at-Home Orders

On March 17, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition requested that 2020 CDT hikers postpone their section and thru-hikes due to COVID-19.

Mar 27, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
Backpacker Radio 65 | Sandi Marra on Why the ATC Is Asking People to Avoid the Appalachian Trail

Backpacker Radio 65 | Sandi Marra on Why the ATC Is Asking People to Avoid the Appalachian Trail

We're joined by Sandi Marra, the president and CEO at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.  As we noted at the top of our previous podcast, the news and guidelines around COVID-19...

Mar 25, 2020 : Zach
Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

*The following is the story behind my decision to leave the Appalachian Trail. I’ll post a more analytical, bullet-pointed list in the next few days. Like many readers and writers...

Mar 25, 2020 : Hayden "LLC" Cox
The Week That Changed My Year, as Told by My Texts

The Week That Changed My Year, as Told by My Texts

Never have I ever known as wide a range of emotions that carried such consequence as those I experienced March 14 to March 20. I went from extreme to extreme...

Mar 25, 2020 : Rachel S