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Women & the Wilderness

Apr 21, 2022

Aaron Owens Mayhew is a registered dietitian and ultralight long-distance backpacker with nearly 20 years of experience as a hiker and nutrition expert.  In 2017, she quit her job and began preparing for her first thru-hike. During this process, Aaron realized how uniquely qualified she was to plan and prepare meals for outdoor athletes and decided to put her skills to the test.

She founded Backcountry Foodie, an online ultralight recipes and meal planning platform, that same year. Since then, Aaron has dedicated her career to helping thousands of hikers enjoy delicious food and improve their performance in the backcountry. She focuses on ultralight, low-volume recipes and meal plans specially formulated for endurance athletes. Aaron and her husband, Chis, now run Backcountry Foodie from their Sprinter van while living in the wilderness full-time. Aaron truly loves creating delicious, functional backpacking recipes and sharing her knowledge with like-minded hikers!

In this episode we dive into all of that plus section hiking the Condor Trail, how nutrition plays a role in her backcountry experience, how she runs her business and more.

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