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Backpacker Radio

The Trek

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Backpacker Radio
Backpacker Radio

Backpacker Radio

The Trek

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From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.

Latest Episodes

#46 | Anish is Back(!), the Impact of Vloggers on the Trail Community, and Cinnamon Court 2.0

Today, we are joined by record holder, trail legend, author, and Backpacker Radio repeat offender, Heather "Anish" Anderson. We go into depth on her new book, Thirst, which chronicles her 2013 Fastest Known Time on the PCT, including her lowest moments from the hike, mountain lion encounters, and dealing with extreme heat in the southern California desert. We also talk gear, diet, and metamorphosis. We also get into a Trek Propaganda which raises the question of whether Chaunce is ruining backpacking.

84 MIN2 weeks ago
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#46 | Anish is Back(!), the Impact of Vloggers on the Trail Community, and Cinnamon Court 2.0

#45 | Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger's WRHR Hike, and Upcoming Road Trip

The Cinnamon is Connected for good. Or for bad. But undoubtedly, for the foreseeable future. Chaunce and Badger go deep on the rest of Chaunce's Appalachian Trail thru-hike, including untold poo stories, her take on New Hampshire and Maine, her legendary chafing, how she gained weight while thru-hiking, and how she plans to combat post thru-hike depression. We chat about Badger's recent hikes on the Wind River High Route and Pfiffner Traverse. We introduce a brand new segment and a Patent Pending.

141 MINAUG 21
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#45 | Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger's WRHR Hike, and Upcoming Road Trip

#44 | Renee "She-ra" Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Renee Patrick, known on trail as She-ra is a triple crowner, designer, and all-around Renaissance Woman. In addition to hiking pretty much every trail in the United States and some abroad, she's also served in the Peace Corps, interned at the Smithsonian, and presently serves as the coordinator at the Oregon Desert Trail.She shares stories of being caught in a military coup in Africa, having her pack stolen by a bear, being bitten by a brown recluse on the AT, and building + selling a merchandise compan

90 MINAUG 1
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#44 | Renee "She-ra" Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

#43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, YouTube Scam Artists, and Trail Murder Statistics

Clay Bonnyman Evans, aka Pony, is an author, long time Trek Writer, AT and Colorado Trail thru-hiker, and someone with a deep passion for the trail and its culture. We touch on a wide array of subjects in this episode, including some controversial topics such as the Twelve Tribes and Yellow Deli, Inchworm's tragic death on the AT, bringing a gun on a thru-hike, YouTube scam artists, how privilege pertains to thru-hiking, barfing on poo and way more.

140 MINJUL 23
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#43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, YouTube Scam Artists, and Trail Murder Statistics

#42 | Clare Gallagher

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by 2019 Western States 100 winner, Clare Gallagher.Not only is Clare a world-class ultra runner, she's also a vocal and passionate environmental activist, Princeton graduate, Patagonia athlete, and all around powerhouse. She shares how she was able to pull off the most important victory in her young ultra running career, the two weeks she spent hanging out with Tommy Caldwell in the arctic leading up the race, and all she's doing to save the world.

74 MINJUL 11
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#42 | Clare Gallagher

#41 | Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

At this year's Trail Days, Badger caught up with Juliana Chauncey aka Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike. She regales us with tales from the first 1,000 miles of her trek, including what has surprised her, how her gear system has held up, and how it's differed from her PCT hike. We do a Triple Crown of Highlights from the southern half of the Appalachian Trail, get a bot's analysis of Backpacker Radio, and hear our freshest poop story in the history of the podcast.

88 MINJUL 4
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#41 | Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

#40 | Jim Kern + Pox Holiday

Jim Kern is a name you ought to you know. He's the founder of the Florida Trail Association, co-founder of the American Hiking Society, founder of Big City Mountaineers, & the founder of Hiking Trails for America. He gives us his best pitch on why someone should hike the Florida Trail and how he's fighting to guarantee a continuous footpath on our national scenic trails for posterity. We also catch up with Pox Holiday of the Pox & Puss Podcast to talk about the future of their show & Baltimore Jack stories

92 MINJUN 20
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#40 | Jim Kern + Pox Holiday

#39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, "Failing" on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans

We are once again joined by Backpacker Radio's most invasive species, otherwise known as The Real Hiking Viking.We hear all about his two month long stint on the Jordan Trail.He tells us all about this trek, the region, its people, the food, and the experience altogether.We also chat about what went wrong on his Long Trail winter thru-hike attempt, and how he opted to swallow his pride instead of putting his life at risk. We end with a triple crown of gear we're excited to test in 2019.

131 MINJUN 11
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#39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, "Failing" on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans

#38 | Legend on his Arizona Trail FKT, The Great Western Loop, and Supergluing His Foot Shut

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, myself plus a special guest co-host are joined by Jeff "Legend" Garmire. He's back, and oh boy, does he have new stories to share, including the time he had to superglue his foot shut. We chat all about his previous year, which was arguably busier than anyone in the backpacking world, including his Great Western Loop, a 7,000 mile hike, and his recent Arizona Trail FKT. We go way deep on both of these hikes, when we're not filling the airwaves with laughter.So

104 MINMAY 24
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#38 | Legend on his Arizona Trail FKT, The Great Western Loop, and Supergluing His Foot Shut

#37 | Jenny & Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail Speed Record, Parenting, and What's Next

In 2015, Scott Jurek was the most talked about person on the Appalachian Trail, even the trail community at large. As soon as the legendary ultrarunner announced that he was bringing his talents to Appalachia, a flurry of fanfare and press followed suit. Though his record has been broken a pair of times since, the swell of attention has yet to be matched. Jabba and Badger sit down with Scott Jurek and his wife and head crew member, Jenny Jurek, to learn about his supported FKT.

148 MINMAY 11
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#37 | Jenny & Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail Speed Record, Parenting, and What's Next

Latest Episodes

#46 | Anish is Back(!), the Impact of Vloggers on the Trail Community, and Cinnamon Court 2.0

Today, we are joined by record holder, trail legend, author, and Backpacker Radio repeat offender, Heather "Anish" Anderson. We go into depth on her new book, Thirst, which chronicles her 2013 Fastest Known Time on the PCT, including her lowest moments from the hike, mountain lion encounters, and dealing with extreme heat in the southern California desert. We also talk gear, diet, and metamorphosis. We also get into a Trek Propaganda which raises the question of whether Chaunce is ruining backpacking.

84 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
#46 | Anish is Back(!), the Impact of Vloggers on the Trail Community, and Cinnamon Court 2.0

#45 | Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger's WRHR Hike, and Upcoming Road Trip

The Cinnamon is Connected for good. Or for bad. But undoubtedly, for the foreseeable future. Chaunce and Badger go deep on the rest of Chaunce's Appalachian Trail thru-hike, including untold poo stories, her take on New Hampshire and Maine, her legendary chafing, how she gained weight while thru-hiking, and how she plans to combat post thru-hike depression. We chat about Badger's recent hikes on the Wind River High Route and Pfiffner Traverse. We introduce a brand new segment and a Patent Pending.

141 MINAUG 21
Comments
#45 | Chaunce Hiked the AT (Drink), Badger's WRHR Hike, and Upcoming Road Trip

#44 | Renee "She-ra" Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

Renee Patrick, known on trail as She-ra is a triple crowner, designer, and all-around Renaissance Woman. In addition to hiking pretty much every trail in the United States and some abroad, she's also served in the Peace Corps, interned at the Smithsonian, and presently serves as the coordinator at the Oregon Desert Trail.She shares stories of being caught in a military coup in Africa, having her pack stolen by a bear, being bitten by a brown recluse on the AT, and building + selling a merchandise compan

90 MINAUG 1
Comments
#44 | Renee "She-ra" Patrick on Her Triple Crown, Establishing the Oregon Desert Trail, and Her Potent Bearomones

#43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, YouTube Scam Artists, and Trail Murder Statistics

Clay Bonnyman Evans, aka Pony, is an author, long time Trek Writer, AT and Colorado Trail thru-hiker, and someone with a deep passion for the trail and its culture. We touch on a wide array of subjects in this episode, including some controversial topics such as the Twelve Tribes and Yellow Deli, Inchworm's tragic death on the AT, bringing a gun on a thru-hike, YouTube scam artists, how privilege pertains to thru-hiking, barfing on poo and way more.

140 MINJUL 23
Comments
#43 | Clay Bonnyman Evans on AT Cults, YouTube Scam Artists, and Trail Murder Statistics

#42 | Clare Gallagher

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by 2019 Western States 100 winner, Clare Gallagher.Not only is Clare a world-class ultra runner, she's also a vocal and passionate environmental activist, Princeton graduate, Patagonia athlete, and all around powerhouse. She shares how she was able to pull off the most important victory in her young ultra running career, the two weeks she spent hanging out with Tommy Caldwell in the arctic leading up the race, and all she's doing to save the world.

74 MINJUL 11
Comments
#42 | Clare Gallagher

#41 | Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

At this year's Trail Days, Badger caught up with Juliana Chauncey aka Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike. She regales us with tales from the first 1,000 miles of her trek, including what has surprised her, how her gear system has held up, and how it's differed from her PCT hike. We do a Triple Crown of Highlights from the southern half of the Appalachian Trail, get a bot's analysis of Backpacker Radio, and hear our freshest poop story in the history of the podcast.

88 MINJUL 4
Comments
#41 | Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

#40 | Jim Kern + Pox Holiday

Jim Kern is a name you ought to you know. He's the founder of the Florida Trail Association, co-founder of the American Hiking Society, founder of Big City Mountaineers, & the founder of Hiking Trails for America. He gives us his best pitch on why someone should hike the Florida Trail and how he's fighting to guarantee a continuous footpath on our national scenic trails for posterity. We also catch up with Pox Holiday of the Pox & Puss Podcast to talk about the future of their show & Baltimore Jack stories

92 MINJUN 20
Comments
#40 | Jim Kern + Pox Holiday

#39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, "Failing" on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans

We are once again joined by Backpacker Radio's most invasive species, otherwise known as The Real Hiking Viking.We hear all about his two month long stint on the Jordan Trail.He tells us all about this trek, the region, its people, the food, and the experience altogether.We also chat about what went wrong on his Long Trail winter thru-hike attempt, and how he opted to swallow his pride instead of putting his life at risk. We end with a triple crown of gear we're excited to test in 2019.

131 MINJUN 11
Comments
#39 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Jordan Trail, "Failing" on The Long Trail, and Upcoming Plans

#38 | Legend on his Arizona Trail FKT, The Great Western Loop, and Supergluing His Foot Shut

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, myself plus a special guest co-host are joined by Jeff "Legend" Garmire. He's back, and oh boy, does he have new stories to share, including the time he had to superglue his foot shut. We chat all about his previous year, which was arguably busier than anyone in the backpacking world, including his Great Western Loop, a 7,000 mile hike, and his recent Arizona Trail FKT. We go way deep on both of these hikes, when we're not filling the airwaves with laughter.So

104 MINMAY 24
Comments
#38 | Legend on his Arizona Trail FKT, The Great Western Loop, and Supergluing His Foot Shut

#37 | Jenny & Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail Speed Record, Parenting, and What's Next

In 2015, Scott Jurek was the most talked about person on the Appalachian Trail, even the trail community at large. As soon as the legendary ultrarunner announced that he was bringing his talents to Appalachia, a flurry of fanfare and press followed suit. Though his record has been broken a pair of times since, the swell of attention has yet to be matched. Jabba and Badger sit down with Scott Jurek and his wife and head crew member, Jenny Jurek, to learn about his supported FKT.

148 MINMAY 11
Comments
#37 | Jenny & Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail Speed Record, Parenting, and What's Next