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Backpacker Radio

The Trek

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Backpacker Radio
Backpacker Radio

Backpacker Radio

The Trek

63
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92
Plays
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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

#49 | Matt "Pretzel" Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

EMatt "Pretzel" Mason is a triple crowner, trail runner, sober hiker, former Mountain Crossings employee, wildland firefighter, gear snob, and bona fide character. His beard game is strong, and his opinions are stronger. This is our longest episode to date, and it promises to entertain throughout.

215 MIN2 d ago
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#49 | Matt "Pretzel" Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

#48 | Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

EJeffrey Garmire aka Legend has hiked just about every trail in the United States. Today, we catch up on all that he's accomplished since last joining the Cinnamon Connection (just a few months ago) including his Unsupported FKT on the Long Trail, his Pinhoti Trail FKT, his new book, and being alone in second place for appearances on Backpacker Radio. We talk all about his backpacking diet, disdain for gear talk, and more. We close out the show with a new segment- Trail Trivia, the drinking game.

108 MIN1 w ago
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#48 | Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

#47 | Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

EToday's guest isPeter Bakwin, co-creator at fastestknowntime.com. We dive deep on all things FKT related, including his take on some of the more controversial FKTs, the proper way to document a speed record, and how he spearheaded this community. We also talk about Peter's long and impressive background in backpacking and ultra running, including his unmatched Rock-hard Hard Rock run. We also have a new unpopular opinion segment, a patent pending and much more.

100 MIN3 w ago
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#47 | Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

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

EToday, 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 MINSEP 6
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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

EThe 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

ERenee 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

EClay 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

EIn 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)

EAt 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

EJim 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

Latest Episodes

#49 | Matt "Pretzel" Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

EMatt "Pretzel" Mason is a triple crowner, trail runner, sober hiker, former Mountain Crossings employee, wildland firefighter, gear snob, and bona fide character. His beard game is strong, and his opinions are stronger. This is our longest episode to date, and it promises to entertain throughout.

215 MIN2 d ago
Comments
#49 | Matt "Pretzel" Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

#48 | Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

EJeffrey Garmire aka Legend has hiked just about every trail in the United States. Today, we catch up on all that he's accomplished since last joining the Cinnamon Connection (just a few months ago) including his Unsupported FKT on the Long Trail, his Pinhoti Trail FKT, his new book, and being alone in second place for appearances on Backpacker Radio. We talk all about his backpacking diet, disdain for gear talk, and more. We close out the show with a new segment- Trail Trivia, the drinking game.

108 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#48 | Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

#47 | Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

EToday's guest isPeter Bakwin, co-creator at fastestknowntime.com. We dive deep on all things FKT related, including his take on some of the more controversial FKTs, the proper way to document a speed record, and how he spearheaded this community. We also talk about Peter's long and impressive background in backpacking and ultra running, including his unmatched Rock-hard Hard Rock run. We also have a new unpopular opinion segment, a patent pending and much more.

100 MIN3 w ago
Comments
#47 | Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

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

EToday, 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 MINSEP 6
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

EThe 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

ERenee 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

EClay 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

EIn 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)

EAt 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

EJim 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