Podcasts

Backpacker Radio 77 | Barney “Scout” Mann on his New PCT Book, “Journeys North”

Backpacker Radio 77 | Barney “Scout” Mann on his New PCT Book, “Journeys North”

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined yet again by famed Trail Angel, triple crowner, and author, Barney Scout Mann.  This convo focuses largely...

Aug 2, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 76 | The Ice Age Trail (Luke Kloberdanz from the Ice Age Trail Alliance)

Backpacker Radio 76 | The Ice Age Trail (Luke Kloberdanz from the Ice Age Trail Alliance)

Today we are joined by Luke Kloberdanz, the director of philanthropy at the Ice Age Trail Alliance.  As you may have guessed, we geek out very much about all things...

Jul 23, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 75 | Daniel White aka “The Blackalachian”

Backpacker Radio 75 | Daniel White aka “The Blackalachian”

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Daniel White, known on trail as The Blackalachian.  We learn all about The Blackalachian's life before...

Jul 12, 2020 : Elise Ott
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 his cushy 9-5 job to pursue the...

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 this year. Doug reads...

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 is more than twice the...

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 Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-tos, and

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 was as a circus clown for Barnum and...

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 Crown, and an all around...

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 gives us a play by play of the...

Apr 15, 2020 : Elise Ott