Epic Trails
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Eric Hanson - HostAn avid backpacker, knowledgeable wilderness explorer and passionate adventurer, Eric Hanson is the face of the Epic TrailsBackpacking project. Eric has a strong presence in the online backpacking community and shares his adventures in an approachable and inspirational way.

Designed to showcase the people, places and adventures that surround the world’s top backpacking trails, the Epic Trails Backpacking media project includes an industry leading social media network, and a Telly Award winning TV series, which was also recognized as one of the top adventure series to watch in 2020 by The Washington Post.

The project includes:

  • The Epic Trails show– a TV series that reaches 100+ million US households  through Outside TV and 27 regional sports networks, is available on streaming  platforms like Amazon Prime, and is watched internationally in over 134 countries on National Geographic Channel.
  • The BackpackingTV YouTube channel – a YouTube channel with 36,000  subscribers and 120,000 average views per month.
  • The Epic Trails Instagram and Facebook pages – highly active social media  accounts, with over 90K followers and more than 86,000 engagements per month.
  • The Trackin’ Dirt series – a free-to-watch, video-on-demand series that is available on all major OTT platforms, including AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast.

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“The entire team of Epic Trails was amazing to partner with from start to finish… We would welcome the team back anytime!”

Kara Tetley, Destination Marketing Manager – Travel Juneau

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