The First 40 Miles: Hiking and Backpacking Podcast

If you're new to backpacking, or if you’re hopelessly in love with someone who wants you to love backpacking, then this podcast is for you. We’ll talk about the essentials, how to lighten your load, and how to make the most of your time on the trail.


205: Steve’s Trip Report

Show Notes: Episode 204: Steve’s Hike
Today on the First 40 Miles, we’re checking in with our friend Steve, who completed a thru hike of the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail this summer.  And we’ll throw in a backpack hack and some trail wisdom, just for funsies.

* What inspired you to hike the Oregon section of the PCT for your 70th birthday?
* Talk about your daily routine while hiking the Oregon section of the PCT, the rhythm of the trail…
* Did you find that rhythm?
* What does the phrase “trail angel” mean to you now?
* Did you see other 70+ hikers on the trail?
* Have you recovered physically?
* What moments stand out to you?
* Advice to others who want to do a significant hike…


 2018-10-16  21m