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Hiker Jam #5: Triple Crowner Compares the AT vs PCT vs CDT
February 26, 2021
Eric von Gleich, aka “Rusty”, talks about the three iconic long distance trails in the United States - the Appalachian Trail or AT, the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT and the Continental Divide Trail or CDT. These trails are collectively known as the "Triple Crown of Hiking". Eric hiked the AT in 2015, the PCT in 2016, and the CDT in 2017.
Hiker Jam #4: Karl Meltzer on Ultrarunning and Breaking the Appalachian Trail Record
January 19, 2021
Karl Meltzer, aka 'the worlds most accomplished ultrarunner', talks about how he got started ultrarunning. We dive deep into his crazy Appalachian Trail fastest known time record - how he planned the 45 day record breaking run, his other failed attempts, injuries, diet, pace, logistics, crew, and more.
Hiker Jam #3: Sawyer Products on Revolutionizing Water Filtration
December 8, 2020
I talk with Travis Avery of Sawyer Products. Sawyer makes a line of extremely popular items ranging from insect repellents to water filters. We dive deep into how their product, the Sawyer Squeeze, revolutionized the way we consume water in the backcountry.
Hiker Jam #2: Elina Osborne on New Zealand, The PCT, Filmmaking
November 9, 2020
I talk with Elina Osborne, also known as "Tip Tap". Elina thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019... and has made some epic short films on Youtube (highly recommend). We talk about New Zealand, the PCT, filmmaking, upcoming Te Araroa Trail plans and more.
Hiker Jam #1: Building Osprey Packs with Mike Pfotenhauer
October 12th, 2020
In this episode, I talk with Mike Pfotenhauer, the founder of Osprey Packs. Since 1974, Osprey has made some of the best backpacking packs on the market. Mike shares how the brand started, their design process, his thoughts on ultralight backpacking, and more.