Adventure Made Podcast

Ep 25: Montana Backpacking Trip Recap

September 01, 2021 Seth Spears, Adam Spears, David Spears, Patrick McNamara Episode 25
Adventure Made Podcast
Ep 25: Montana Backpacking Trip Recap
Show Notes

Seth, Adam, and David are joined by longtime friend and former college roommate Patrick McNamara. Patrick is a videographer and photographer and recently accompanied the brothers on a backcountry wilderness excursion in the heart of Montana. 


  • "Right foot, left foot"
  • Trust yourself, but listen to your body"

Topics Discussed:

  • Trip expectations
  • Patrick's experience 
  • Studying abroad in Austria 
  • Disconnecting from technology
  • 10,500 feet of elevation
  • Physical exhaustion 
  • Gear prep
  • Blisters and feet taping
  • Ounces adding up
  • What gear to leave behind
  • Altitude sickness
  • Hail storms in the mountains 
  • Overcoming mental hurdles
  • Hiking with 50+ lbs
  • Jake, the mountain goat
  • Coping with having the "shits" in the mountains
  • Dehydration, nutrition, and meals
  • Cold plunges
  • Cooking fish in grizzly bear country
  • Capturing moments
  • Favorite pieces of gear
  • Appreciating the little things 
  • Hedonic adaptation
  • Understanding stressers 
  • Information overload 

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