Elise Ott

Elise is a copywriter who prefers time outdoors to time spent behind a screen, but the latter tends to be more common these days. Because of this she’s planning her first thru-hike—the PCT in 2019, and plans to share her journey the way she knows best (through writing).

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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

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

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

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

Apr 15, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 67 | When Can We Backpack Again? A Chat with Public Health Experts + 2020 NOGO Thru-Hikers

Backpacker Radio 67 | When Can We Backpack Again? A Chat with Public Health Experts + 2020 NOGO Thru-Hikers

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again flipping the script.  This episode is dedicated to all things

Apr 8, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 66 | Drunk Q&A with Badger & Chaunce

Backpacker Radio 66 | Drunk Q&A with Badger & Chaunce

Backpacker Radio is making good on their promise to get weird.  Today we bring you a drunk Q&A.  Backpacker Radio's new intern, Elise Ott (hi,

Mar 30, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 64 | Erik Schlimmer on the Trans-Adirondack Route, Peakbagging in the Northeast, Toponyms, and Being a Professional Bird Catcher

Backpacker Radio 64 | Erik Schlimmer on the Trans-Adirondack Route, Peakbagging in the Northeast, Toponyms, and Being a Professional Bird Catcher

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Erik Schlimmer.  No one on Earth possesses Erik's combination of

Mar 18, 2020 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 63 | Courtney Dauwalter on Ultrarunning, Temporary Blindness, and Ultra Puke Culture

Backpacker Radio 63 | Courtney Dauwalter on Ultrarunning, Temporary Blindness, and Ultra Puke Culture

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by ultrarunning legend Courtney Dauwalter.  For those who might not be

Mar 10, 2020 : Elise Ott
PCT Gear Review: What I Picked, Switched, and Ditched

PCT Gear Review: What I Picked, Switched, and Ditched

It’s been almost a month since I finished the Pacific Crest Trail, and I still haven’t been able to unpack how I really feel about my journey from

Nov 5, 2019 : Elise Ott
Trials of the High Sierra in a High Snow Year

Trials of the High Sierra in a High Snow Year

As most who have been keeping up with the PCT this year know, it’s been a heavy precipitation year for California. This also meant a very high snow

Sep 18, 2019 : Elise Ott