Elise Ott

Elise is a copywriter who prefers time outdoors to time spent behind a screen, but the latter tends to be more common these days. Because of this she’s planning her first thru-hike—the PCT in 2019, and plans to share her journey the way she knows best (through writing).

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Backpacker Radio 74 | Jamey Mossengren aka “The Unicycling Unicorn”

Backpacker Radio 74 | Jamey Mossengren aka “The Unicycling Unicorn”

In today's episode---we are back to recording in person---we are  joined by Jamey Mossengren, also known as The Unicycling Unicorn.  Jamey traded in

Jun 29, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 73 | Doug Laher and Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit

Backpacker Radio 73 | Doug Laher and Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit

Today we are joined by Doug Laher, the father of Trevor Laher, the hiker who tragically passed near Apache Peak on the Pacific Crest Trail earlier

Jun 21, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 72 | Luke “Strider” Jordan on the North Country Trail & Great Plains Trail

Backpacker Radio 72 | Luke “Strider” Jordan on the North Country Trail & Great Plains Trail

Today we are joined by Luke “Strider” Jordan.  Strider has a couple of very impressive treks on his resume, including the North Country Trail, which

Jun 12, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio Episode 71 | Sarah Jones Decker on Appalachian Trail Shelters

Backpacker Radio Episode 71 | Sarah Jones Decker on Appalachian Trail Shelters

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Sarah Jones Decker, author of the new gorgeous photobook The

May 21, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 70 | Sean “Shug” Emery on Life as a Circus Clown and Hammock Camping

Backpacker Radio 70 | Sean “Shug” Emery on Life as a Circus Clown and Hammock Camping

Today we are joined by Shug Emery.  In addition to being a hammock enthusiast, with almost 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Shug's previous profession

May 13, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 69 | Will “Akuna” Robinson

Backpacker Radio 69 | Will “Akuna” Robinson

In episode 69, we are joined by Will Robinson, AKA Akuna. Akuna is an army veteran, the first known African-American male to complete the Triple

Apr 29, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 68 | Jean Muenchrath on Her Near Death Experience in the High Sierra

Backpacker Radio 68 | Jean Muenchrath on Her Near Death Experience in the High Sierra

Today we are joined by Jean Muenchrath, mountaineer, escaper of death, author, and spiritual being.  Simply put, Jean's story is remarkable.  Jean

Apr 15, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 67 | When Can We Backpack Again? A Chat with Public Health Experts + 2020 NOGO Thru-Hikers

Backpacker Radio 67 | When Can We Backpack Again? A Chat with Public Health Experts + 2020 NOGO Thru-Hikers

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again flipping the script.  This episode is dedicated to all things

Apr 8, 2020 : Elise Ott
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,

Mar 30, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 64 | Erik Schlimmer on the Trans-Adirondack Route, Peakbagging in the Northeast, Toponyms, and Being a Professional Bird Catcher

Backpacker Radio 64 | Erik Schlimmer on the Trans-Adirondack Route, Peakbagging in the Northeast, Toponyms, and Being a Professional Bird Catcher

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Erik Schlimmer.  No one on Earth possesses Erik's combination of

Mar 18, 2020 : Elise Ott