Owner / Editor-in-Chief at thetrek.co. AT (2011) + PCT (2017) thru-hiker. Author of Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials, resources focused on mentally preparing people for a thru-hike. Named The Top Hiking and Outdoor Blogger by USA TODAY. AKA Badger or the Good Badger. Will dance if provoked. If you're planning on thru-hiking in the future, I encourage you to check out my Personal AT Coaching Page.
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Peter Downing, a modern day renaissance man. We chat about his history as an ultra
A few weeks ago, I touched base with our correspondents to see what subjects they wanted to discuss before taking off for their hikes. As you
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we're joined by Justin Helmcamp, aka Two Taps, who was kind enough to extend his layover in Denver to
Over the last couple days, there has been a wave of media attention resurfacing the story of Travis Kauffman, thisisinsider.com: "Officials
Backpacker Radio # 30: Gummy Bear on Being a Gay, Plus-Sized Hiker, PCT 2019 PSA, and Things to Freak Out About Before a Thru-Hike
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we are joined by Gummy Bear, a 2018 PCT hiker and all around awesome dude. We do a deep dive on his
Today's show is a special edition, an experiment, and a community-sourced show, all rolled into one giant tortilla, hiker trash style. A few
Preparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience. When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upward of a half year, on foot, in
Backpacker Radio # 29: Valentine’s Day 2.0 with Grizzly + Jenna, Tent Orgies, and How to Hike 30 Miles in a Day
In today's special Valentine's Day episode of Backpacker Radio, we sit down with Grizzly and Jenna, a couple due to hike the Pacific Crest
Backpacker Radio # 28: Teresa Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Layering for the Appalachian Trail, and Vlogging Etiquette
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, we sit down with Teresa Martinez, the executive director at the Continental Divide Trail Coalition.
A trail runner killed a mountain lion that attacked him in Colorado, escaping the frightening encounter on Monday, Feb. 4, with bites to the face and