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191 Should Backpacking Be Called A Sport?

On this episode we debate the Pro’s and Con’s of calling backpacking a “sport”. Should it be considered an “official” Olympic Sport? Who would referee? Who would judge? We discuss the facts about athletes and backpackers. We also answer the question; aren’t we already treating it like a sport with hikers trying to break records? Is Trail Running with a backpack on, backpacking?

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What We Talk About

Backpackers are Athletes

5 mile penalty for leaving trash on the field

Would Leave No Trace people even show up? 

Running from a Grizzly could make things interesting

We already have unwritten rules

Backpackers are badass Athletes

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