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Backpacker Radio

Dec 23, 2021

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are once again joined by Trek Writer, author, journalist, thru-hiker, and fan favorite, Clay Bonnyman Evans aka "Pony". Pony gives us a play-by-play of his recent PCT thru-hike, we talk an uncomfortable amount about semen, the challenges of maintaining a marriage during a four-month backpacking trip, why this bout of post-trail depression was especially intense, and more.

We wrap the show with a triple crown of soups done during another plank-off per our guest's request, and things generally fall off the rails as they tend to do.

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Interview with Clay Bonnyman Evans AKA  “Pony” 

Time stamps & Questions

00:03:25 - QOTD: What is one thing you are unreasonably excited about right now? 

00:13:43 - Introducing Clay Bonnyman Evans AKA “Pony”

00:15:17 - You just finished the PCT. Let’s chat about it! 

00:17:42 - What do you attribute the difference in experience (between AT & PCT) to? 

00:20:01 - How would you describe post-trail depression?

00:26:30 - Did your wife start adapting to life without you? 

00:30:14 - Was your wife uncomfortable with you spending time with other women? 

00:32:18 - Do you think there’s a specific hiking duration that leads to a tipping point when someone is at home waiting for you? 

00:37:31 - When is your book coming out? 

00:39:14 - Vlogging or blogging your thru-hike 

00:39:47 - You weren’t originally planning on thru-hiking the PCT, were you? 

00:44:24 - Did you have a plan of attack for bringing up the thru-hike to your wife? 

00:47:13 - What is the biggest draw of the thru-hike for you?

00:51:30 - On-trail happiness 

00:57:37 - Snow & wildfires on the PCT 

01:00:51 - Happiness on the PCT vs. the AT 

01:09:00 - Shedding weirdness and bullshit while on trail 

01:12:47 - Every thru-hike is an individual experience 

01:21:21 - Pony’s sharting story 

01:26:01 - What is sharting? 

01:27:33 - Why were you talking about anuses with your therapist? 

01:30:00 - Jerking off on trail 

01:36:16 - What’s the Leave No Trace policy for ejaculant?

01:38:29 - Feeding deer on the trail 

01:43:26 - What other spicy takes do you have, Pony? 


01:55:01 - Sharts or Sharks? 

01:55:52 - Chaunce’s poop map idea 

02:30:00 - Pony addresses ultralight backpacking


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Triple crown of Soups


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