How to Grow an Epic Beard? 21 Questions With The Real Hiking Viking

One of thru-hiking’s most iconic and irreverent personalities, Tom ‘Jabba’ Gathman — aka The Real Hiking Viking — swung by the GearJunkie studio to sit in the hot seat. And we learned more than we ever could have imagined.

From his biggest trail pet peeve to the last movie that made him cry, The Real Hiking Viking won’t shy away from telling you how he feels. He’ll also put a healthy dent in your beer budget.

On a break between stops across America, Tom Gathman met with GearJunkie to preview some new gear and tackle our “most burning questions” (his words, not ours). To be sure, you won’t forget 21 questions with The Real Hiking Viking.

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Hot on the heels of her win at the Western States 100-mile ultramarathon, Clare Gallagher visited GearJunkie to answer our most burning questions.  Read more…

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Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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