3 months ago

Everything This Ultralight Backpacker Took on a 2,160-Mile Hike

Condé Nast Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler
Ultralight backpacker Joe McConoughay, known on the trails as ‘Stringbean’, holds the speed record for the Appalachian Trail and is here to share his essentials for the 2,160-mile hike. On the go for 50 miles a day, Joe’s goal was never to remove his pack while moving, allowing him to cover 2,160 miles in only 45 days. From storing the right amount of food to serious chafe prevention, see how Joe packed his ultralight 20lb bag for his record-breaking trek.

Director: Alice Roth
Director of Photography: Eric Brouse
Editor: Leticia Villarinho
Host: Joe McConaughy
Producer: Alyssa Marino
Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
Associate Producer: Josh Crowe
Production Manager: Melissa Heber
Production Coordinator: Fernando Davila
Camera Operator: Alfonso
Sound Mixer: Lily Van Leeuwen
Production Assistant: Noah Bierbrier
Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
Assistant Editor: Justin Symonds