Backpacker Radio #159 | Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis on Climbing With no Smartphone and Therapeutic from Trauma

Backpacker Radio #159 | Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis on Climbing With no Smartphone and Therapeutic from Trauma

In these days’s episode of Backpacker Radio offered by way of The Trek, we’re joined by way of Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis. Shayla is an overly achieved backpacker, with the triple crown simply scratching the skin of her climbing resume, but it surely’s her method to backpacking that makes this dialog stand out. We chat about what it’s love to backpack in these days’s age with out a smartphone, together with the diversities of holding involved with hikers, navigating on path, monitoring the forecast, and extra. Shayla additionally stocks her revel in of therapeutic on path, and the way her stories as a sexual attack survivor have performed a big position in her need to be within the backcountry. Some other caution to listeners, if the topic of sexual attack is particularly triggering to you, we inspire you to skip forward about part manner into these days’s interview.

We wrap the display with the triple crown of causes to visit a 3-hitter, we take a look at in with MG as she’s simply hiked throughout the 100-Mile Desolate tract, we speak about issues that really feel like a rip-off however aren’t (but in addition type of are), and provides a shoutout to a few who were given engaged at the PCT this 12 months!

Backpacker Radio #159 | Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis on Climbing With no Smartphone and Therapeutic from Trauma


Obtain this episode.

Gossamer Equipment: Use code “littledonkeygirl” for 15{ed4a5fd24114d7ae6500c97fa7652b3915c7d898a0860a9d70161be4f9c5b00d} off at

Enlightened Apparatus: Use code “ultralight10” for 10{ed4a5fd24114d7ae6500c97fa7652b3915c7d898a0860a9d70161be4f9c5b00d} off Enlightened Apparatus’s Inventory Revelation Duvet or Torrid Jacket at

Ned: Use code “backpacker” for 15{ed4a5fd24114d7ae6500c97fa7652b3915c7d898a0860a9d70161be4f9c5b00d} off at

Interview with Shayla “Kiddo” Paradeis

Time stamps & Questions

00:02:52 – QOTD: What isn’t a rip-off however looks like one?

00:05:50 – Reminders: Leftover path days shirts *have been* within the Trek retailer!

00:06:38 – Introducing Shayla

00:07:23 – How does one make a decision to hike with out a smartphone?

00:10:23 – What’s the explanation?

00:13:12 – Are you off of social media completely?

00:15:10 – Do you ever pay attention to tune?

00:17:24 – How have you ever spotted hikers exchange as you’ve hiked such a lot of trails?

00:21:59 – Have you ever spotted a transformation in the way you get thru your day?

00:24:37 – How are you checking the elements forecast?

00:25:54 – Do you get annoyed being round different hikers who’re all the time on their telephones?

00:28:10 – Has any a part of you misplaced religion in humanity?

00:29:57 – Dialogue about navigation and getting misplaced with out a telephone.

00:33:52 – Let us know about your climbing staff patterns to your lengthy trails.

00:36:25 – What used to be your hitchhiking way?

00:37:07 – Did you ever get afflicted by way of your climbing companions the usage of their telephones?

00:38:36 – If you should do it once more, would you hike on my own?

00:40:17 – Do you’ve got any pointers for other folks in need of to set limitations?

00:46:44 – Let us know concerning the Haute Path.

00:49:06 – Are you able to evaluate the Haute Path and the Excursion du Mont Blanc?

00:51:02 – Are you additionally a runner?

00:52:30 – Why don’t you prefer racing as a lot anymore?

00:53:44 – Did you’ve got a gentle pack in 2011?

00:54:41 – Let us know about consuming higher.

00:56:51 – What number of energy did you eat on path?

00:57:49 – Are you a aggressive particular person?

01:01:11 – Let us know extra about why you’re climbing.

01:04:57 – What came about that led you to run away to Glacier?

01:06:30 – Had been your folks disillusioned while you left New York?

01:08:02 – Did the trauma you revel in relate to coming into backpacking?

01:09:42 – Have you ever discovered thru-hiking to be therapeutic?

01:10:41 – (Start cause caution) How did your courting on path pan out?

01:12:33 – Did any a part of you need to hand over climbing after that?

01:15:10 – How did you are feeling safety-wise after that?

01:16:36 – Let us know extra about your guide.

01:18:47 – Are you able to give us a synopsis of what the guide is set?

01:21:22 – (Finish cause caution) Let us know concerning the volunteering you do in Glacier Nationwide Park.

01:25:50 – Let us know about grizzlies and wolves!

01:27:10 – Dialogue about how wolves affect the ecosystem.

01:29:08 – Is there the rest you need to percentage?

01:29:48 – Thanks!


MG Test-In

Trek Propaganda

Triple Crown of causes to visit a 3-hitter

Pupdate Mara-Version

Mail Bag

5 Superstar Evaluate

Take a look at our sound man @Paulybooyshallcross.

Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please go away us a evaluate)!  In finding us on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Make stronger us on Patreon to get bonus content material.

Put it on the market on Backpacker Radio

Apply The Trek, Chaunce, Badger, and Path Correspondents on Instagram.

Apply The Trek and Chaunce on YouTube.

Apply Backpacker Radio on Tik Tok. 

An ideal giant thanks to our Chuck Norris Award winner(s) from Patreon: Andrew, Austen McDaniel, Jason Lawrence, Christopher Marshburn, Sawyer Merchandise, Brad and Blair (13 Adventures), Patrick Cianciolo, Paul Packman Sealy, Matt Soukup, Jason Snailer, Greg Mac, Tracy “Cause” Fawns, and Mike Poisel.

A large thanks to our Cinnamon Connection Champions from Patreon: Liz Seger, Cynthia Voth, Emily Brown, Dcnerdlet, Jeff LaFranier, Peter Ellenberg, Jacob Northrup, Peter Leven.

Associate Disclosure

This website online accommodates associate hyperlinks, this means that The Trek would possibly obtain a share of any services or products you buy the usage of the hyperlinks within the articles or ads. The patron will pay the similar value as they might differently, and your acquire is helping to give a boost to The Trek’s ongoing purpose to serve you high quality backpacking recommendation and knowledge. Thank you to your give a boost to!

To be told extra, please talk over with the About This Web page web page.

Genie Mathena

Learn More →