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The Gear That Backpacker’s Editors Loved in November 2022

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Announcing The Backpacker Radio Sponsorship: A Kickass Support Package for One Lucky 2022 Thru-Hiker

Dear aspiring 2022 thru-hiker, Chaunce and I want to help enable your backpacking dreams!!! We’ve teased this quite a bit in recent episodes of Backpacker Radio, now get ready for a tidal wave of delicious deets. Courtesy of your favorite red-headed hiking podcasters based in the greater Denver area, the BPR team will be giving […]

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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 to attempt the Appalachian Trail with minimal backpacking experience, Brooklyn-born Derick Lugo had never even been on a day hike before arriving to Springer Mountain […]

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Meet the Winner of the 2022 Backpacker Radio Sponsorship!

Earlier this winter, The Trek’s flagship podcast, Backpacker Radio, announced its first Sponsorship program. As part of this, the podcast would hook up one very lucky 2022 thru-hiker with two-on-one guidance, a massive gear package from Gossamer Gear, Enlightened Equipment, Minus33, and Altra, a feature on the Backpacker Radio podcast, AND $1,000 to help supplement […]

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Backpacker Radio #166 | Robbie Balenger, Plant-Based Ultra-Endurance Athlete, on the Colorado Crush: the Colorado Trail, All 58 14ers, and the Leadville Trail Series

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Robbie Balenger. Robbie is a plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, with achievements including a run across the United States and a feat he dubbed the Colorado Crush which involves hiking the 485-mile Colorado Trail, summiting all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000-ft peaks, and running […]