If You Want to Try Backpacking, You're in Good Company

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With the help of listeners and Backpacking 101 author Heather Balogh Rochfort, we share stories of first-time backpackers and advice to get started.

Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or a beginner, there's inspiration and a little trail magic (not the thru-hiking kind) to be found in this episode.

Woman featured in this episode: Voice memos: Maggie Rehberg, Holly Bullis, Jennifer Jansen, Lindsey Falkenburg, Victoria Wang, Laura Navar, Tori Morrison, Marie Vanderpool, Lori O’Connell, Sarah Grothjan, Alexandra Goldman, Meg Dagon, and Julie Hotz.

Interview with Heather Balogh Rochfort on getting started backpacking.

Hosted by Gale Straub

Sponsored by Merrell, Deuter, and Rooted

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Stories of listeners' first time out backpacking
  • The story of host Gale Straub's first backpacking trip
  • Conversation with Heather Balogh Rochfort, author of Backpacking 101, about practical advice for women who are new to backpacking, including:
    • Safety
    • Hygiene
    • What to pack
    • Leave No Trace
  • Advice from listeners about what they wish they knew when they got started, as well as specific advice for fellow solo backpackers
  • A bit of cheerleading you didn't know you needed to take the final step towards your first backpacking trip!

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Music is by Kai Engel, Lee Rosevere, Meydän, and Josh Woodward using a creative commons attributions license.

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