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Backpacker Radio #133 | Derick Lugo

Backpacker Radio #133 | Derick Lugo

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Derick Lugo known on trail as Mr. Fabulous.  Although it's not all that unheard of for someone...

Jan 17, 2022 : Mara Simonson
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

The trail is my teacher. Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of a long distance backpacking trip is the time it allows someone to be with their thoughts. It's...

Jan 14, 2022 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #132 | Jack “Quadzilla” Jones

Backpacker Radio #132 | Jack “Quadzilla” Jones

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we are joined by Jack Jones better known on trail as Quadzilla.  Quadzilla has packed a lot of life into his time on this...

Dec 30, 2021 : Mara Simonson
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

It is said that the mental component is the most challenging aspect of a thru-hike.  I am one of those making this claim, in fact, I wrote two books on...

Dec 29, 2021 : The Editors
Backpacker Radio #131 | Pony Returns!

Backpacker Radio #131 | Pony Returns!

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Trek Writer, author, journalist, thru-hiker, and fan favorite, Clay Bonnyman Evans aka "Pony". Pony...

Dec 23, 2021 : Mara Simonson
Backpacker Radio #130 | Melissa “Click” Goodwin

Backpacker Radio #130 | Melissa “Click” Goodwin

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, the nepotism continues as I'm joined by my 2011 AT pal (drink), Melissa "Click" Goodwin.  In addition to an extensive...

Dec 16, 2021 : Mara Simonson
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #10 | Wildcard III

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #10 | Wildcard III

We're back at it today with this season's third edition of our wildcard episode. Instead of giving our hikers a specific prompt, they are given the freedom to report on...

Dec 13, 2021 : Zach
Walking Distance #21 | Faithful Hiking ft. Tamra Neblett-Hemmila

Walking Distance #21 | Faithful Hiking ft. Tamra Neblett-Hemmila

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Tamra Neblett-Hemmila, a 28-year-old long distance backpacker from Saint...

Dec 7, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Backpacker Radio #129 | Renee & Tim, TikTok’s First Hiking Celebrities

Backpacker Radio #129 | Renee & Tim, TikTok’s First Hiking Celebrities

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by CDT thru-hikers and TikTok celebrities, Renee and Tim.  The duo gives us a rundown on their...

Dec 6, 2021 : Mara Simonson
Backpacker Radio #128 | Nimblewill Nomad

Backpacker Radio #128 | Nimblewill Nomad

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek we are joined by backpacking legend Nimble Nomad. The name is likely familiar as Nimblewill Nomad recently made news for...

Nov 29, 2021 : Mara Simonson