Hiker Jam #2: Elina Osborne on New Zealand, The PCT, Filmmaking

Updated on November 9, 2020

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I talk with Elina Osborne, also known as "Tip Tap". Elina thru-hiked the PCT from Mexico to Canada in 2019... and is a filmmaker. You might have seen some of her beautifully shot and edited videos on Youtube. 

We talk about New Zealand (where Elina is from), thruhiking the Pacific Crest Trail, the Te Araroa Trail, her filming experience and a lot more fun stuff.

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Show Notes:

  • Growing up in Auckland, NZ (1:28)
  • Elina's first time hitchhiking (5:22)
  • The difference between NZ and the USA (7:59)
  • The Great Walks (13:40)
  • When Elina decided to hike PCT (16:46)
  • Elina's background (20:38)
  • Likes and dislikes about her experience on the PCT (24:39)
  • Gears used/brought (27:25)
  • Filming the journey (29:49)
  • How Elina directed a documentary (31:21)
  • How Elina edits videos (32:30)
  • What kind of video Elina would make for the police (35:30)
  • How Elina edited/processed the PCT videos (37:41)
  • What Elena did after PCT (41:09)
  • Elena took a job (42:00)
  • Exploring online opportunities (43:28)
  • Preparing for the Te Araroa Trail (43:50)
  • More on the Te Araroa Trail (46:00)
  • Elina's thoughts about filming on the TA (50:51)
  • Elina's day-to-day life (52:30)
  • Best way to to keep in touch with Elina (54:04)
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About Chris Cage

By Chris Cage Chris launched Greenbelly Meals in 2014 after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail for 6 months. Since then, Greenbelly has been written up by everyone from Backpacker Magazine to Fast Company. He wrote How to Hike the Appalachian Trail and currently works from his laptop all over the globe. Instagram: @chrisrcage.
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