Elise Ott

Elise is a copywriter who prefers time outdoors to time spent behind a screen. Because of this she planned her first thru-hike—the PCT in 2019 and shared her journey the way she knows best (through writing). Now, she acts as the production assistant for The Trek's flagship podcast, Backpacker Radio, an occasional Trek contributor, and a 2021 Trek ambassador.

Posts

Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

Backpacker Radio #95 | Andy Downs of the ATC on the Mountain Valley Pipeline & Postponing Thru-Hikes During a Pandemic

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andy Downs of the ATC.  For those who might be unfamiliar,

Feb 24, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 94 | Philip Carcia, New Hampshire’s Peakbagging Phenom

Backpacker Radio 94 | Philip Carcia, New Hampshire’s Peakbagging Phenom

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Philip Carcia.  Have you heard of New Hampshire?  Because Philip has

Feb 8, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 93 | The Quirins on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Baby

Backpacker Radio 93 | The Quirins on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Baby

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Bekah and Derrick Quirin.  In 2017, the Quirins thru-hiked the

Jan 26, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 92 | Andrew Skurka Returns

Backpacker Radio 92 | Andrew Skurka Returns

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Andrew Skurka- and as you might’ve already guessed, it does

Jan 7, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 91 | New Year’s Eve Sh*t Show Spectacular

Backpacker Radio 91 | New Year’s Eve Sh*t Show Spectacular

Today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, is 2020 personified. And by that, I mean it's a genuine shit show. Today's show runs the

Dec 30, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 90 | Cindy Ross

Backpacker Radio 90 | Cindy Ross

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Cindy Ross.  Cindy is a bonafide renaissance woman.  She's published

Dec 22, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 89 | Dr. Kristina Kiefer on Backpacking with a Dog

Backpacker Radio 89 | Dr. Kristina Kiefer on Backpacking with a Dog

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined by Dr. Kristina Kiefer.  Dr. Kiefer is a veterinarian with a PhD in

Dec 11, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 88 | Dr. Alan Carpenter

Backpacker Radio 88 | Dr. Alan Carpenter

Today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, features Dr. Alan Carpenter.  Dr. Carpenter is the ultimate testament that age is just a

Dec 2, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 87 | Paul Barach on Japan’s Shikoku Pilgrimage + Murphy’s Law

Backpacker Radio 87 | Paul Barach on Japan’s Shikoku Pilgrimage + Murphy’s Law

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Paul Barach.  Paul is an avid adventurer, but today, we focus in on

Nov 18, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 86 | Nathan Hankes

Backpacker Radio 86 | Nathan Hankes

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nathan Hankes.  Nathan is an army veteran, having served a tour in

Nov 10, 2020 : Elise Ott