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Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents Episode #13 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Foods, Hiker Hunger, and Nutrition Strategies (Group 2)

We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach even more trail food chat, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare. Our remaining PCT and...

Jul 14, 2019 : Zach
Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Backpacker Radio #42 | Clare Gallagher

Backpacker Radio #42 | Clare Gallagher

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by recent Western States 100 winner Clare Gallagher.  Not only is she a world-class ultrarunner, she's also a very vocal and...

Jul 10, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #41: Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

Backpacker Radio #41: Chaunce (Yes, Juliana Chauncey)

She's baaaaack.  Sort of.  Halfway.  At this year's Trail Days, I caught up with Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike, to talk trail, like the good...

Jul 3, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #12 | The Thru-Hiker Diet: Favorite Meals, Snacks, and Philosophy (Group 1)

Food. It's is a subject of endless fascination to just about everyone. Even the most experienced hikers stand room for improvement with their backcountry menus. Rarely do I go a...

Jul 1, 2019 : Zach
Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Fozzie, Voldemort, and I, rewatched this "beloved classic" film recently and on purpose so that it would be fresh in our minds while we compared notes on our experiences. We...

Jun 19, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Backpacker Radio #40: Jim Kern and Pox Holiday

Backpacker Radio #40: Jim Kern and Pox Holiday

Jim Kern is a name you ought to know. He's the founder of the Florida Trail Association, co-founder of the American Hiking Society, founder of Big City Mountaineers, founder of...

Jun 19, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents #11 | Thru-Hiking Gear: Regrets, Upgrades, and Best Advice (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents #11 | Thru-Hiking Gear: Regrets, Upgrades, and Best Advice (Group 2)

Gear. For some people it's their favorite topic in the world; for others, it results in a shoulder shrug and an eye roll. But whether you love or hate talking...

Jun 12, 2019 : Rachel S
Trail Correspondents #10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

Trail Correspondents #10 | Expectations vs. Reality (Group 2)

To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as

Jun 6, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents #9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Trail Correspondents #9 | Reactions to the Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Today's episode was not supposed to happen.  At the beginning of the season, we outline the subjects in which we want our hikers to share with you. Today's show was...

May 30, 2019 : Zach