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Adam Cramer, CEO of Outdoor Alliance, on the EXPLORE Act and Conservation Advocacy

Backpacker Radio - July 08, 2024 14:45 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Helinox, we are joined by Adam Cramer, the founding Executive Director and CEO of Outdoor Alliance, a national coalition of outdoor recreation advocacy groups revitalizing the conservation movement with modern organi...

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John Mackey, Whole Foods Co-Founder, on His Thru-Hiking Experience, Co-Owning Gossamer Gear, and Entrepreneurship

Backpacker Radio - July 01, 2024 14:25 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, brought to you by Helinox we are joined by John Mackey. On trail he's known as "Strider", off trail he's known as the co-founder and former CEO of Whole Foods. In addition to being a world-class entrepreneur, Mackey is also a backpac...

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Skin Protection on Trail: Sunscreen, Clothing, and Supplements with Dr. Katie Manno

Backpacker Radio - June 24, 2024 13:41 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by dermatologist, and my old pal, Dr. Katie Manno. This is a chat I’ve been wanting to highlight on this podcast for years now, and it lived up to my lofty expectations. Dr. Manno gives us a thorough runthrough on all th...

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Katie "Oats" Houston on the Appalachian High Route, Lone Star Trail, and Breaking Out in the Outdoor Industry

Backpacker Radio - June 17, 2024 14:13 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined by Katie “Oats” Houston. Oats is a solo thru-hiker, who’s completed the AT, Colorado Trail, Lone Star Trail, and most importantly for today’s recording, the 330-mile Appalachian High Ro...

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Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker on Hiking the AT Twice, Youtube Fame, and Running a Gift Shop

Backpacker Radio - June 10, 2024 14:03 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined by Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker. Taylor is a thru-hiker, peak bagger, prominent YouTuber, and as of the recording of this episode, exceptionally pregnant. In addition to hiking the AT in 2...

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Brandon "Horsepower" Weis on the Calendar Year Triple Crown and Arizona Trail

Backpacker Radio - June 03, 2024 15:05 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined by Brandon “Horsepower” Weis. With minimal prior backpacking experience, in 2021,  Brandon successfully completed the calendar year triple crown plus a thru-hike of the Arizona Trail. Th...

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Quoc "Double Magic" Nguyen on the Alaska Traverse, Norge pa Langs, and Brooks Traverse

Backpacker Radio - May 27, 2024 14:13 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Quoc “Double Magic” Nguyen. Double Magic might just be the most accomplished backpacker you’ve never heard of, along with being in the running for most interesting person on earth. His 23,000 miles of backpacking star...

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Q&A with Hiking Viking: Underrated Gear, Favorite Hikes, & Go-To Backpacking Foods

Backpacker Radio - May 20, 2024 13:06 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio, we’ve got another banger Q&A episode for you. We are joined by everyone’s favorite viking who hikes to cover your burning questions. Subjects in today’s episode include our most underrated pieces of gear, what single food item we've used on the most hikes,...

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Backpacker Radio LIVE with Ryan "Dirtmonger" Sylva

Backpacker Radio - May 13, 2024 12:49 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we'll do it live! That's right, we are once again joined by backpacking legend, Ryan Sylva aka Dirtmonger, to learn more about his ridiculously extensive backpacking experience from around the world, but this time we are joined by 60 ...

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Audrey "Glowstick" Payne on the Patagonia O Circuit, Tramily Breakups, and Balancing a Career with Hiking

Backpacker Radio - May 06, 2024 12:42 - 3 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by thru-hiker and author, Audrey “Glowstick” Payne. In addition to a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, which is the subject of her memoir, Where the Rhododendrons Bloom, Audrey has also tackled the Colorado Trail, Foot...

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Bethany "Fidgit" Hughes on Hiking, Biking, and Paddling 20,000+ Miles Across the Americas

Backpacker Radio - April 29, 2024 13:15 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes. Fidget has hiked, paddled, and cycled more than 22,000 miles across 25 countries as one half of the Her Odyssey Expedition, a human-powered endeavor to connect the Americas followin...

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The Real Hiking Viking on Why He Disappeared, His CDT Flip-Flop, and Reality TV in Central America

Backpacker Radio - April 22, 2024 13:08 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, he’s back. That’s right, The Real Hiking Viking aka Jabba aka Tom aka Backpacker Radio’s honorary third co-host joins us once again to give us an update on his life. We get the full breakdown of where the heck he disappeared to last y...

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Henry "Moose Juice" Lewis on Shaking Down AT Hikers, the Teton Crest Trail, and Champagne Shoeys

Backpacker Radio - April 15, 2024 14:15 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Henry “Moose Juice” Lewis. In addition to hikes of the AT, Teton Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, and the PCT, Moose Juice spent a few seasons shaking down starry eyed aspiring thru-hikers at Mountain Crossings. Henry giv...

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Eeland Stribling aka the "Black Steve Irwin" on Fly Fishing, Stand Up Comedy, and Wildlife Biology

Backpacker Radio - April 08, 2024 15:57 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Eeland Stribling. Eeland, who’s known as the "Black Steve Iriwn" and “The Fliest Fisherman” is a wildlife biologist, educator, standup comedian, and the host of “Comedians on the Fly.” We dive deep into the world of s...

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How to Hike the Colorado Trail with David Fanning: Seasons, Trail Towns, and Extra Experiences

Backpacker Radio - April 01, 2024 01:04 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are chatting all things Colorado Trail. Rachel, who filled in for Zach, and Chaunce are joined by David Fanning, who has seven complete hikes of the Colorado Trail, which is tied for the record we think. Topics covered today includ...

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Girl Stuff 3.0: Hiking as a New Mom, Pink Blazing, and Fear Mongering

Backpacker Radio - March 25, 2024 14:12 - 3 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are bringing you another edition of Girl's Stuff! Today, Chaunce along with guest panelists, Rachael "Rabbit" Delano and Marie "Basecamp" Black answer your burning questions related to female-specific topics in the backcountry. Top...

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Maggie "Honey Badger" Slepian on Suffering, Stubbornness, and Misogyny on Trail

Backpacker Radio - March 18, 2024 14:43 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Maggie Slepian aka Honey Badger. Maggie is the former Managing Editor at The Trek and their first full-time employee, a thru-hiker, and a prolific freelance writer and editor. We learn all about Maggie’s treks, includ...

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Kelly "Ibex" Floro on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Budgeting for a Thru-Hike, and Being the Trek's Managing Editor

Backpacker Radio - March 11, 2024 14:54 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by The Trek’s Managing Editor, Kelly “Ibex” Floro. We learn all about what it’s like to have Zach as a boss, Kelly’s top tips for how to afford a thru-hike, and she shares insights from her own thru-hiking adventures inc...

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Chaunce Hiked the Foothills Trail! Terrain, Difficulty, Hiking with a Dog, and Gear

Backpacker Radio - March 04, 2024 14:39 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, Chaunce hiked the Foothills Trail! With Chaunce being just a few days removed from this 76-mile gem of a hike, the trail is fresh on her mind, and she provides us a detailed rundown of her experience and standout stories, the trail's ...

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Q&A: Backpacking with a Gun, Crush It Syndrome, Overrated Gear, Emotionally Draining Trail Experiences, and More

Backpacker Radio - February 26, 2024 14:20 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are bringing back another edition of Q&A. Today we’re joined by our pal and chronic thru-hiker and adventurer, Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck to answer your burning trail-related questions. Today’s episode covers a wide range of topics,...

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Kevin "The Animal" Koski on the 2,300-Mile Four Corners Loop

Backpacker Radio - February 19, 2024 14:51 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined by Kevin Koski, known on trail as “The Animal.” Kevin is the man behind the Four Corners Loop, a new 2,300 mile route circling the four corners region across Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. We learn all about thi...

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Wes and Marie Black on Sex During a Thru-Hike, Hiking the PCT as a Married Couple, and Arguing on Trail

Backpacker Radio - February 12, 2024 15:38 - 3 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again loving love. That's right, it's the 4th edition of our Valentine's Day-themed show. Today we catch up with Wesley and Marie Black, known on trail as Yeti Legs and Basecamp. Less than two years after meeting, they wer...

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Bailey "PseudoSloth" Bremner on the Columbine Route, Creating Her Own Routes, and Backpacking with Dogs

Backpacker Radio - February 05, 2024 14:49 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Bailey “PseudoSloth” Bremner. In addition to hikes of the CDT, Great Divide Trail, Pinhoti, and Benton Mackaye, we do a deep dive on a pair of custom routes that Bailey mapped out herself. The Columbine Route, which c...

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David "Moondog" Roop on Thru-Skating the Florida Trail and Natchez Trace Trail

Backpacker Radio - January 29, 2024 16:27 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by David “Moondog” Roop. Moondog, alongside his buddy, has done the Natchez Trace Trail, Florida Trail, and 500 miles through New Mexico, not on foot, but instead on skateboard which he refers to as a thru-skate. We lear...

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Matt "Schmutz" Lyons on Becoming a Social Media Celebrity and Using Cringe Comedy to Trigger the Internet

Backpacker Radio - January 22, 2024 14:35 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by someone you are likely already following on Instagram, Matt Lyons known on trail as "Schmutz". Schmutz is a thru-hiker, social media comedian and celebrity. He gives us an overview on his process for making short come...

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Kyle Hates Hiking on His Rise to YouTube Fame, Solving Trail Mysteries, and Getting EXPOSED

Backpacker Radio - January 15, 2024 16:09 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by the very highly requested Kyle O'Grady, known in the world of YouTube as Kyle Hates Hiking. Kyle is an experienced backpacker, having hiked the Long Trail, Appalachian Trail, Northville Placid Trail, Pacific Crest Tra...

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Nicole "ShotGun" Kulovitz on Thru-Hiking as a Lifestyle, Wildland Firefighting, and Losing a $2,500 Twisted Tea Bet

Backpacker Radio - January 08, 2024 15:12 - 3 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nicole “ShotGun” Kulovitz. Nicole only recently began long distance backpacking, but in just the last few years, has thru-hiked the CDT, Arizona Trail, Florida Trail, Hayduke, Pacific Northwest Trail, Oregon Desert Tr...

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Lauren "Long Way" Roerick on France's New 1900-Mile HexaTrek

Backpacker Radio - January 01, 2024 19:13 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Lauren Roerick. Lauren has hiked both the Colorado Trail and Sunshine Coast Trail along with a solid chunk of the PCT, but the focus of today’s episode is her recent thru-hike of the nearly 1,900-mile HexaTrek across ...

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Liz "Snorkel" Thomas on Urban Hiking, Reviewing Gear, and the Hardest Hike in the US

Backpacker Radio - December 25, 2023 16:37 - 3 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Liz Thomas, known on trail as “Snorkel.” Liz has backpacked more than 20,000 miles, including an FKT on the AT, many trails internationally, and is likely the most experienced “urban hiker” on earth. We learn Snorkel’...

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Nick "DJ" Fowler on His PCT FKT and Financing a Hiking Lifestyle

Backpacker Radio - December 18, 2023 15:14 - 2 hours ★★★★★ - 1.6K ratings
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nick Fowler. Nick went from 1-2 mile day hikes in 2019 to setting the self supported PCT FKT in 2023, with many learning lessons, mistakes, and miles in the four year span in between. We learn all about his experience...