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Backpacker Radio #52: Anitra Kass of the PCTA

Backpacker Radio #52: Anitra Kass of the PCTA

Today we are joined by Anitra Kass who's a triple crowner and the PCTA’s Southern California Regional Representative.  Anitra is a wealth of information on all things PCT and conservation. 

Nov 21, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #51: The Andersons of Casa de Luna

Backpacker Radio #51: The Andersons of Casa de Luna

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by legendary PCT trail angels Joe and Terrie Anderson of Casa de Luna.  Much like the PCT...

Nov 17, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Today  is the end of the trail.  For this one, we hear from our hikers twice, both the day before the Northern Terminus and at the finish line itself, with...

Nov 14, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Today's show brings us our final wildcard episode.  Given the timing of this episode, near the end of our correspondents' journeys, there's a lot of reflection on the miles in...

Nov 11, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #50: The Long Trail + Chef Corso

Backpacker Radio #50: The Long Trail + Chef Corso

Today, we dissect my recent thru-hike on the Long Trail. We run the gamut on this little bruiser of a trail, including its terrain, the towns, how it changes after...

Oct 28, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #20 | Revelations

Trail Correspondents Episode #20 | Revelations

An extended period in the great outdoors is medicine for the soul.  Breaking free from our routines in a natural setting is a recipe for happiness, clarity, and a fresh...

Oct 22, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio 49: Matt “Pretzel” Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

Backpacker Radio 49: Matt “Pretzel” Mason on Shaking Down New Thru-Hikers, Gear Advice, Wildland Firefighting, and Also Everything

Matt "Pretzel" Mason is a triple crowner, trail runner, sober hiker, former Mountain Crossings employee, wildland firefighter, gear snob, and all around character. His beard game is strong,

Oct 17, 2019 : Zach
Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Although a half year backpacking trip is a physical grind, this is not the most challenging part of a thru-hike.  Apologies for sounding like a broken record, but as you...

Oct 11, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #48: Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

Backpacker Radio #48: Legend on His Long Trail FKT, Corpse Feet, and New Book

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by our pal Jeff Garmire, aka Legend. We catch up on all of his trail...

Oct 8, 2019 : Zach
Backpacker Radio #47: Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

Backpacker Radio #47: Peter Bakwin of FastestKnownTime.com

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Peter Bakwin, co-creator at fastestknowntime.com. We dive deep on all things FKT related, including his take on some of the more

Sep 29, 2019 : Zach