Elise Ott

Elise is a copywriter who prefers time outdoors to time spent behind a screen. Because of this she planned her first thru-hike—the PCT in 2019 and shared her journey the way she knows best (through writing). Now, she acts as the production assistant for The Trek's flagship podcast, Backpacker Radio, an occasional Trek contributor, and a 2021 Trek ambassador.

Posts

Backpacker Radio 113 | Rachael “Rabbit” Delano

Backpacker Radio 113 | Rachael “Rabbit” Delano

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Rachael "Rabbit" Delano. Rabbit is a triple crowner, yogi, trail

Jul 22, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 112 | Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

Backpacker Radio 112 | Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are trying new things!  In lieu of an interview, myself alongside Chaunce and Sauce

Jul 13, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 111 | Second Chance Hiker

Backpacker Radio 111 | Second Chance Hiker

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Second Chance Hiker. In 2018, Cory McDonald, aka Second Chance, was

Jul 6, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 110 | Alison Young: Thru-Hiker, Producer, Podcaster, and Classic Music Aficionado

Backpacker Radio 110 | Alison Young: Thru-Hiker, Producer, Podcaster, and Classic Music Aficionado

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Alison Young.  Alison has a world-class radio voice, is a super

Jun 23, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 109 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Hayduke

Backpacker Radio 109 | The Real Hiking Viking on The Hayduke

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by the show's third co-host at this point, the real hiking viking.  We do

Jun 15, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 108 | Weezer & Dirty Avocado on the Arizona Trail

Backpacker Radio 108 | Weezer & Dirty Avocado on the Arizona Trail

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by recurring guest, Steph Lotus aka Weezer, and her good pal, Dirty

Jun 9, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 107 | Glen Van Peski, Founder of Gossamer Gear

Backpacker Radio 107 | Glen Van Peski, Founder of Gossamer Gear

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski.  We learn all about the origins

Jun 1, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 106 | Nicole Antoinette

Backpacker Radio 106 | Nicole Antoinette

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Nicole Antoinette.  Nicole is a thru-hiker, entrepreneur, podcast

May 24, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 105 | Miss Janet the Legendary AT Trail Angel

Backpacker Radio 105 | Miss Janet the Legendary AT Trail Angel

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by legendary Appalachian Trail trail angel, Miss Janet.  We learn how

May 12, 2021 : Elise Ott
Backpacker Radio 104 | Ben Crawford on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Family of 8

Backpacker Radio 104 | Ben Crawford on Thru-Hiking the AT with a Family of 8

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Ben Crawford of the Crawford Family.  In 2018, Ben Crawford, along

May 4, 2021 : Elise Ott