Backpacker Radio #168 | Hiking vs hiking section: defining each style, its pros and cons, and who they are for

IOn today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we bring you another panel episode. Today we’re joined by Backpacker Radio regular Clay Bonnyman Evans aka Pony to compare and contrast hiking and section hiking. We go in depth, largely focusing on the benefits of each of these hiking styles, who they are for, what we personally got out of them, and much more. If you’re curious about whether you should hit the pause button on your life and take six months to hike through the mountains, this episode will hopefully serve you up a ton of value. And, as always when Pony is in the studio, this one is delightfully wild.


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Panel with Badger, Chaunce and Pony

Timestamps and Questions

00:05:03 – DAILY: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done this week?

00:20:05 – Reminders: Apply to be a blogger for 2023!

00:20:32 – Presentation of the panel topic

00:22:30 – Panelist’s Hiking Experiences

00:23:55 – Discussion on definition of hiking section

00:26:05 – #1 Chaunce Hike Pro

00:28:25 – Zach’s Thru-Hiking Pro #1

00:31:40 – Pony disclaimer on hike section

00:34:02 – Pony’s Thru-Hiking Pro #1

00:38:15 – Chaunce Hike Pro #2

00:46:18 – Zach’s Thru-Hiking Pro #2

00:57:44 – Pony’s Thru-Hiking Pro #2

01:02:00 – Chaunce Hike Pro #3

01:05:55 – Zach’s Thru-Hiking Pro #3

01:06:50 – Friends and family chat about trails while hiking

01:09:05 – Pony’s Thru-Hiking Pro #3

01:12:10 – Chaunce Hike Pro Section #1

01:17:48 – Zach’s Pro Hike Section #1

01:20:56 – Pony’s Pro Hike Section #1

01:26:40 – Chaunce Pro Hike Section #2

01:27:30 – Zach’s Pro Hike Section #2

01:30:05 – Chaunce Hike Pro Section #3

01:32:48 – Pony’s Pro Hike Section #2

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