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A podcast all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets. A podcast brought to you by The Trek ( https://thetrek.co ).

A podcast all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets. A podcast brought to you by The Trek ( https://thetrek.co ).
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A podcast all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets. A podcast brought to you by The Trek ( https://thetrek.co ).

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Episodes

#17 | Thru-Hiking Injury Prevention and Recovery Tips with Dr. Emily Kelly

8/16/2018
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A sad, yet seemingly inevitable byproduct of long distance backpacking is pain and injury. Though it's not a guarantee, to escape a long distance trek without one of the two or both is a rare feat. Consequently, two popular questions for thru-hikers are how to prevent injury while on trail and what to do about it once an injury manifests. In episode 17 of Backpacker Radio, the Paprika Pals are joined by Dr. Emily Kelly, a physical therapist based in Centennial, Colorado. She answers Badger...

Duration:01:55:53

Trail Correspondents Episode #11: The Highs

8/6/2018
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Today's episode is our most uplifting to date. That's because our thru-hikers have been tasked with describing the highs of their journey. Specifically, we learn what keeps them going- what they most look forward to each day- and what they think they'll miss most once their journey is over. So hop on your unicorn and get ready to ride the rainbow because you're about to get filled with a healthy dose of joy. Here it is. In today's show, we hear from: Kate Mueller aka Sassafras Jacob...

Duration:01:16:54

#16 | Furball on Thru-Hiking with Your Dog, Tour du Mont Blanc, and Appalachian Trail Terminology

7/30/2018
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In Episode 16 the Paprika Pals sit down with Nadia “Furball” Westenburg to talk about the pros and cons of thru-hiking with a dog. She also regales with tales from the West Highland Way and Tour du Mont Blanc, both European trails which Furball has trekked. Also, Chaunce catches us up on her Colorado Trail section hike while Zach sulks about his upcoming knee surgery, and what that means for his future hiking plans. They also explain some of the common lingo used in the thru-hiking world....

Duration:01:59:34

Trail Correspondents #10 | Trail Food, Changing Physiques, and Gear Sent Home

7/16/2018
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Today's episode hits on some subjects that are often top of mind for thru-hikers and those curious about the undertaking. They are: food, how hikers' bodies change over the course of their hike, and gear. We learn more about the infamous hiker hunger, the "eat anything and everything and still lose weight diet", how their getup has evolved over the course of their hike, and what gear they've sent home. And lastly, we get an emotional goodbye from one of our correspondents- as the injuries...

Duration:01:41:08

#15 | Jennifer Pharr Davis, The Best Thru-Hiking Backpacks, and Clothes on the PCT

7/11/2018
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In today's edition of Backpacker Radio, Badger and Chaunce are joined by trail legend, the former supported Appalachian Trail FKT record holder, author, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis. We go way down the rabbit hole about the subjects discussed in her new book, The Pursuit for Endurance. We also find out which is more painful between setting a FKT and bearing a child, what her current go-to gear is, and what goes into a successful relationship. We then...

Duration:01:43:56

#14 | Data, Chaunce Gets Covered in Poo, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund

6/28/2018
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Maybe don't listen to this podcast during your lunch because Chaunce has an all-timer poop story. Also on episode 14 of Backpacker Radio, the Cinnamon Connection is joined by 2016 Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and 2017 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker John "Data" Harvey. Data discusses the differences between hiking SOBO and NOBO on the two trails, how his love for thru-hiking has transitioned into ultra-running, and what it's like to hike during a drought and a record-high snow in...

Duration:01:24:46

Trail Correspondents #9: The Wildcard Show

6/25/2018
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This is a fun episode, as our hikers were tasked only to report on whatever subject was at the forefront of their minds. The instructions were loose and the results are broad, in the most entertaining way possible. Topics discussed include the simultaneous love and disdain for ukuleles, the selflessness of the hiking community, the 24 x 24 x 24 challenge, why hikers complain, a comparison of the AT, PCT, and CDT from a pair of soon to be triple crowners, what it's like to go through a...

Duration:01:29:02

#13 | The Trail Days Show! Ft. The Real Hiking Viking, Gary Sizer, & Megan Thompson

6/12/2018
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"Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is just section hiking the earth." - The Real Hiking Viking If Comic Con and Burning Man had a baby- and that baby was raised on the Appalachian Trail- this festival baby would be none other than Trail Days. And that's precisely the recording location of Episode 13 of Backpacker Radio. Badger is joined by The Real Hiking Viking as well as the dynamic duo of Stories from the Trail, Gary Sizer and Megan Thompson, to talk about Trail Days, thru-hiking, the...

Duration:01:34:03

#12 | Niki "Bionic Woman" Rellon, First Female to Hike the Appalachian Trail on Prosthetic Leg

6/6/2018
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Niki "Bionic Woman" Rellon is the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail on a prosthetic leg. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of her accomplishments and life story. Tune in for the AT talk, stay to learn more about her life as a trained chef, paramedic, cross country cyclist, and champion kick boxer. Also, Badger and Chaunce engage in a heated battle of Iron Chef: Trail Food Edition. Show notes: Chaunce's Class of 2017 PCT Video Best places to trail magic on the...

Duration:01:09:13

Trail Correspondents Episode #8 - The Biggest Surprises (Pt II)

6/4/2018
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When backpacking through the backcountry for months on end, there's one thing that can be relied upon: expect the unexpected. Today's episode focuses in on exactly that- the biggest surprises from the trail. Specifically, what caught our hikers most off guard? This is the 2nd part of this episode where we check in with our PCT and CDT hikers. We hear from our AT hikers in the previous episode. Today we hear from: You can support the show through our Patreon page, which helps us to...

Duration:00:52:12

Trail Correspondents #7: The Biggest Surprises (Part 1)

5/28/2018
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When backpacking through the backcountry for months on end, there's one thing that can be relied upon: expect the unexpected. Today's episode focuses in on exactly that- the biggest surprises from the trail. Specifically, what caught our hikers most off guard? Today we hear from: You can support the show through our Patreon page, which helps us to publish episodes more frequently. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to...

Duration:00:33:01

#11 | Thru-Hiking Nutrition with Katie Gerber and the Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

5/16/2018
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Today's episode is all about how to eat right on and off trail. We are joined by thru-hiker and soon-to-be certified holistic nutritionist, Katie "Salty" Gerber, to go way down the rabbit hole about how hikers can improve their on-trail nutrition game. We also touch upon some of the best sleeping bags and quilts for thru-hiking, learn a bit about the Wind River High Route, and are unexpectedly joined by a homeless person. Subjects discussed in this episode include: Support us on...

Duration:01:37:44

Trail Correspondents #6: The First Week on Trail (Part 2)

5/14/2018
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Today we hear from the 2nd batch of our thru-hikers about a week into their journey. You can find the first part of this here. 2018 SOBOs: Learn how to apply HERE. Today we hear from: You can support the show through our Patreon page, which helps us to publish episodes more frequently. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to podcast@thetrek.co. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)! Download this...

Duration:00:52:25

#10 - Ballflap & His Soggy Igneo, PCT Trail Angel Frodo, and the Best Tents for Thru-Hiking

5/9/2018
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Backpacker Radio celebrates reaching its double digit episode birthday (?) with a bonus interview from Pacific Crest Trail super trail angel, Frodo, of Scout and Frodo fame. But first, the crew sits down with Chaunce's PCT buddy, Ballflap, as he is mere hours away from beginning his migration to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Topics include: Bedrock SandalsDickflap aka Filipe DeandradeMLD Prophet Enlightened Equipment Revelation Big AgnesFlyCreek UL 1 Scout and FrodoPCT...

Duration:01:29:30

Trail Correspondents #5: The Night Before the Trail (Pt. 2)

5/3/2018
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Today we check in with the other half of our trail correspondents during a excitement and/or diarrhea-filled period of their journey- the night before starting their thru-hikes. Today we hear from You can hear part one here. You can support the show through our Patreon page, which helps us to publish episodes more frequently. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to podcast@thetrek.co. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and...

Duration:00:38:15

#9 - Hey Girl from Sounds of the Trail, Boots vs. Trail Runners, & Using Permethrin

4/24/2018
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If you've listened to Sounds of the Trail, you already know today's guest. Backpacker Radio is joined by Laura "Hey Girl" Johnston- an AT and PCT thru-hiker, conservationist, conversationalist, and an all-around smart and congenial gal. Topics from this show include: CurcuminSounds of the Trail podcast Patagonia Baggies Highlights from the North Carolina / Tennessee section of the Appalachian Trail 21 Facts about the AT Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker SurveyAppalachian Trials Interview with...

Duration:01:50:59

Trail Correspondents #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

4/19/2018
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Episode number 4 of our Trail Correspondents series comes directly from the trail! Our hikers were tasked with interviewing a fellow thru-hiker about their first impressions of their journey. Today we hear from You can support the show through our Patreon page, which helps us to publish episodes more frequently. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to podcast@thetrek.co. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us...

Duration:01:13:10

#8 - Dirt Squirrel, the Best Restaurants on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Thru-Hiking as a Vegan

4/17/2018
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In today's episode, we sit down with 2017 PCT thru-hiker, Dirt Squirrel. Dirt Squirrel will destroy any notions you have about the Millennial generation. She is 23-years-old, well-spoken, doesn't like social media, journals in her notebook daily, and above all, loves hiking and the outdoors. In this episode, topics include: - Mesa Arch in Arches National Park - The Narrows in Zion National Park - Hiking in a group vs. hiking solo - Utilizing school grants for thru-hiking. - Hiking as...

Duration:01:39:42

Trail Correspondents #3: The Night Before (Part I)

4/9/2018
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Today we check in with half of our trail correspondents during quite possibly the most nerve-wracking moment from the journey- the night before starting the thru-hike. Today we hear from: Sassafras, Jeff "IBTAT" Oliver, Fainting Goat, Emily Dutton, and Sarah Mowery You can support the show through our Patreon page, which helps us to publish episodes more frequently. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to...

Duration:00:29:07

Trail Correspondents #2: Meet Our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Hikers

4/4/2018
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In the first episode of our new Trail Correspondents series, you met our Appalachian Trail hikers. Now it's time to meet our Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail hikers. They are: Rachael "Rabbit" DeLano, Miles Bisher (aka "Miles To Go"), Kate Emmons, Sarah Mowery, Lukas Isaacson, and Madeline Newel. Read their bios and photos on thetrek.co. Support the show at patreon.com/backpackerradio Leave us feedback at podcast@thetrek.co.

Duration:00:20:27