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"pacific crest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

05:42 min | 6 months ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"They could actually look out and they knew that the Germans, the Nazis wanted to get over there and they were just getting ready for the offensive. It was the miracle of Dunkirk in the same area, Palmer, where was that? It's the same curse yet and the orders as tonsillar on the orders actually went out from those tunnels to collect small boats of lettuce while desperately in a corner in any boat you could get hold of. So little fishermen, anybody with a ferryboat, anything, heading on over and a massive evacuation. And they pulled it off. Susan, thanks for your call. Thank you. Joseph is calling in from temple in Texas, Joseph thanks for your call. Hi, Rick, it's great to talk to you. Thank you do you have a memory of south England in your travels? Yes,.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

04:25 min | 6 months ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"You're basically just a huge group of people connected by this one little thin trail that goes all the way across the country. So you meet people, you don't see them for months, and then you pass them one day suddenly in Oregon. And you're like, wow, I started with you at the border. Three months ago. Is it all sort of people in their 20s or are there a lot of seniors going on it or what's the demographic? There is a pretty wide range. It was people in the early 20s to people in their 70s. It was pretty incredible. And you actually have your lingo. You were telling me, I'm just going to tell you the word and you tell me what it is. Trail magic. That's just a surprise you get on trail. It's just something that someone does for you or gives you it could be food. It could be a ride. So it's a random love random. Exactly. Exactly. Random acts of kindness. That would be by trail angels, I suppose, was yes, so trail angels provide that. And they are incredible, the trail could not exist without them. They do so much. Or I guess you can call it tram le. It's just sort of the group of people that you hike with. So I started alone and I hiked alone for maybe the first four hours. And then I immediately met people and a girl I met on the second day. We hiked together the entire rest of the trail. And we ended up finishing together. Oh yeah, we said we're a trailer. What's the zero day? A zero day is when you don't do any trail miles, so it could still mean that you're hiking, you just don't hike any PCT miles. I see, so it's because PCT is the whole goal. You've got to get 2600 miles on debris. Exactly. So zero days are supposed to be relaxing, you know, hanging out in a town, spending two nights there. Usually they're spent doing chores, which is kind of a bummer. But sometimes you can do a double zero. And that's when you really get your relax. But that's a vacation from the weird vacation. So you can fit like 5 showers and do a double zero. It's great. So the speaking of that, what are some of the simple delights that you don't normally appreciate that you're really appreciated when you're on the trail? Taking an unlimited hot shower is the best thing ever because no one stops you no one's knocking on the door. There's no coin limit or anything like that. You can actually get all the dirt off you. It's incredible. Unlimited shower with no tick tick tick from the coin. Exactly. And then you have that in campgrounds and stuff is a quote oh yeah. And there's so many coin operated showers. And they're usually cold, so. Those are my, that was one of my dreads when I was youth hosteling ages ago. You'd have your coins and you know you'd be rubbing and scrubbing away and you just didn't want your whole head full of lather when the water ran out..

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"The pc tees in your backyard. I known now. And they're still get my kid to school and right gotta figure that part out right well and there are little maps. I couldn't tell you. But like they break the p. C. t. down until like letters like Like you'll have california section as section beer. Whatever it is and i same thing with oregon in washington. So y'all can go out and do like a weekend and do like section j. wherever the health section is our. Yeah all the way through you if you could fly down a yeah. I honestly evening like so. They like they call that section hiking the second time. I honestly think like that's actually harder than through hike hiking because you. I'm not a planner and that requires that you plan things to a t. On you have to figure out how many days you can get off work. You have to stick to your mileage Because if you only have four days to do this. Thirty miles section then You have to stick to it You have to like. It's a little bit more expensive because you have to travel to all these different times so yeah mad respect for section hikers dude like it's it's definitely harder than through hike. Okay all right. You've given me some great things to think about. And this is something i'd love to do one day and i'd love to read about it. Yeah right or maybe something. I could do with my kid. When day absentees when she's old she six that's accused. Do we ask some time time right. Little tiny bit hikes right now like a lot of bribing with snacks squad. Your call snag here you go. That's fantastic great. Aw man thank you so much for for joining me today. A you're just a wealth of information and and will provide Everything you talked about and more on experiences that you should have.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"Every single day Your body needs time to get used to stuff so just take it slow. Ease into it. Enjoy the moment And then yeah just enjoy it because so many people. Just say oh. I wish i could go do that. And it's like we. Can you write like right. You're you're gonna live in people's dreams when you're when you're out there and so make it count on us hold. Yeah so just. Just make it count. Well well say man. This has just been a wealth of information. I hope there's some hikers or listening to this on the trail maybe though walk through that river and right trying to go rock jumping your stock still dry. Your schuessel draw. Your phone will not. And hopefully we've inspired others to to embark on a through hike and to try to hike the p. C. t. Yeah it's it's definitely a really great. Tom Don't regret it. One bit Fantastic hey actually. I got one more question before. I say goodbye. I mean i'm even thinking about ok when like winners their time in life. When i could do it and i've got a i've got a kid right now. God a very busy work schedule. I definitely don't have six months to take off. But you think okay. We'll maybe when my kid graduates high school or something. So what was the oldest age that you saw hiking. The pc t- So there were definitely people in their seventies that were on trail. Aw yeah because when. I was on the eighty and granted. This was ten years ago. But i met a debt are. That was my dad's age and my dad at the. Tom was Gosh sixty five sixty six. So and i definitely met people that were in their seventies on the pc t- So yeah you can do. It don't have to be you. Don't ears own to do this. But else could now start to be a goal when you realize. Yeah and that's actually. I mean that's a very valid point because like most of the people that you see are in the absolute polar opposites. They're either straight haas school. Strikeout college or they're retired on and they have all of this extra free. Tom like the that middle ground of I don't know. I don't know exactly what you call like. Thirties forties fifties But yeah where. Most people are. Busy with. Family with jobs with life That's probably i wouldn't maybe like only twenty percent a trail. I would say most of them are under thirty or over fifty or sixty right though. This has been some really good think about. Yeah i know you're inspiring you're very inspiring and.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"Now that might be really the only two bills that had called on trail. Just because you know. I didn't have an apartment so that's a great question. I actually got really lucky that my employer kept me on. I was on a leave of absence. Oh mavi -cation that i had accrued Went towards paying my health insurance while i was. Wow yeah so. I got really lucky there because yeah that's a big one for for a lot of people on as the as what do you do about health insurance And i actually like haven't had to do a through hike yet or that's been a huge issue. Yeah good But that covered. You know that money covered you know getting to the trail Getting back from the trail That had enough of padding for I did take a bow. Demont after i finish the trail to try to go to the beach in north carolina and then Go back home. Pick up my car from my mom's house and then Yes and then. I did want back in phoenix for like six months afterwards but it was like the most beautiful. Tom year finished the trial in september. So like as tober gets better again now. You're being a snow bird and again in washington summer house. Our house saying so yes. So having roughly about a thousand dollars a month gives you plenty of buffer To splurge when get to town and have that pizza and you know. I'm not gonna say. Get a hotel room every every night. Because that's not it wasn't feasible for me but you know once or twice a month Those those things definitely like I even got sick and california. A had to get a hotel room for two nights. I got norovirus and bernie. No it was not a fun day. there was a whole outbreak And so just as unexpected hotel things right like was one hundred eighty bucks that i never expected to have to spend because Sure no-one plans to get sick. All right some of the hikers that were around me add actually go to the hospital and fluid. So it's like one of those singling. Yeah just like emergency money on right. I would much rather see somebody come off trail because they want to come off trail. Then they're forced off trail because They just didn't have quite enough money. Saved up ahead. i'm now what about permits to hike the p. c. t. do need a special permit so the pc ta the governing body of the the pacific crest real They issue special permits. They do fifty day.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"Saw a lot of people especially in this year. Where In the mornings the water is frozen gonna be frozen on top of the like the little rocks that are in the water so like the little missed like if the rock is enough out of the water. That's not getting wet but still getting you know. Missed it on that will freeze and so people are trying to rock cop and their rock coppin own ice. But i saw two or three people fallen rivers in the sierra on or streams fast moving streams on because they were rot coffin on ice. So just walk through water It's going to suck your fetal get wet near-fatal get cold but one poor guy fully submerse himself at like six thirty in the morning going up to Mere hut which is still. I wanna say it's above ten ten or eleven thousand feet and he had to just like strip down and change into his completely draw close but then also just getting out of your head like one of the river crossings. I wanna say an oregon It was the like the worst river crossing. That i've ever done and it was probably not necessarily all that bad but there was a dead horse. Thin it oh because it was They were doing like the store. That heard was that there was a rescue mission. That head There was a really steep embankment that they were trying to cross the river. Said they're going down and it was from the spring and the horse like tripped and fell or something Broke his leg. They had to come on the like. You gotta get out of your head right In in my head. I was like this river killed this source. It wasn't the river that killed the horse. The horse had to be put down rum. But then you see like all this rush water and you're like us shit. I don't wanna wound up being that horse. Yes just like preparing yourself.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"So yeah the logistics of the pc t. Were a little bit harder But the nature more than made up for it. Yeah okay yeah so. It's kinda if you wanted a people hike. I would say for a tea or if it was like maybe your maybe your first through hike and you wanted to get your feet wet on do maybe the. At but if you were going for that nature experience I would definitely say the pc to you would be the one to do for sure. All right. yeah that's a tough decision is yeah. It would be a real hard choice to make if i could only do one right right well. What type of skills do you need to hike the p. c. t- So i'd definitely recommend People take wilderness first aid course or wilderness first responders And you don't have to but When i was on eighty so many years ago on there was a day in pennsylvania. I was coming out of done cannon and it was hot it was uphill it was exposed on it was relatively draw And there was like. I got lightheaded and dizzy. almond nauseous. Like this is weird. I didn't eat anything out of ordinary downtown Like why am. I feeling like this. I was like. I'm so thirsty. I was running out of water and Like i just felt like doodoo. And i got to the the next Water source and i didn't even filter. My water was so thirsty. Oh so hot. Oh so exhausted i was like. I'm there's mosquitoes i don't even care so just drank the water and then went to bed early that night. Like if i remember correctly i went to bed at like six or seven o'clock Which was early for me. And then the next day. I felt fund But it wasn't until two years later. That i took a wilderness. First aid course That i was able to like self reflect and realize oh that was heat exhaustion Like absolutely had every. Son sim of heat exhaustion and so Knowing that like if i would've known that ahead of time a probably could have headed that off a little bit better And then so. Same thing with like the p. c. t. on the very like within the first week one of one of the gals that i wound up hike in with offer a day or two She had a blister that was so bad on top of her foot..

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"I got it on the at and Yeah i feel like you just have to keep your real name. Yeah get it. So i absolutely love it. And so see. You mentioned oregon loving oregon. Just can just pat myself on the back here but It goes but what would you say was your favorite part about the hike and why So favourite part just in absolute general was just the nature of it all the nature the wildlife the scenery on the solitude at tom's Being out in nature One of my hands down favorite favorite days In relation to wildlife was i was in the sierra and this pacific crest trail and the john muir trail coincide for again The john merrill wednesdays two hundred and twenty miles and they they share a border for a good portion of that again not one hundred percent of it but a lot of people on can do the j. m. t. as a through hike because It generally only takes about three weeks so A lot of the workforce on can get three weeks off so a lot of people will bring fishing poles. And all this really awesome stuff to just spend tom in nature and there was this. One day that I was high-capacity lake and it was about lunch. Tom and there was this guy on the side of the trail and he was skinny up. A fish are an he was about the fraud up for lunch. He just called it and i was like. Wow that's awesome meals like Just talking to him for a little bit and he's like yeah just this one probably gonna try to catch one more for another lunch And i was like yeah cool. I'm getting hungry too so anyway. I hiked on Probably quarter-mile and See this big pile of like rocks up on my right And there's rocks everywhere like one particular boulder was like. Come have lunch on me. I was like okay. So a up on this little bolder. And i'm probably ten feet above the trail and i can see it. You know below me and I'm facing south where i'd just come from Like looking at the lake and seeing the off in the distant skin is fish. And this little cody just like trot spa and he doesn't really pay me any mind. I know he probably knew that. I was there But he doesn't look at me. He doesn't do anything so i'm just like sitting there. Eating out of my bare can and just like watch this whole kennedy chart across the trail and He goes somewhere over to the right. And wow that was really cool And i tried to get my camera out. Take a picture of him but he was just two quick on like twenty minutes later. This other cody comes from the same kind of general area And he doesn't trot across the trail he actually looks at me and like.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"Breakfast. And i was like okay and then Yeah up from there like y'all have like What is the the the volcanic Tamale creatively or now that south of bend. Yes you have. Y'all have crater lake. there's obsidian oh yeah. We've lot audience obsidian super bowl ready and then you get to bend and you have these uber. All on people that i was like. Hey i'm going to like to bend but like the lady. I was staying with so like there's a town. Bend is kinda like a triangle and there was a town that was like twenty minutes north of or like my redmond or stay with the lady that lived in redmond and the hitch that i got i was like well. I'm going to bend i to get resupply but then i'm gonna go to redmond. They were like well. Wait for you. There were like we'll totally go out of our way and like take into redman too like no don't worry about that but like the people were great And then you get up to mount hood and it's just absolutely stunning and then you arja is so gorgeous. I love that area. Yeah organ was just like fantastic for me And then i went in to portland for three days and then when you're old go to retire. The guy at the library thought was homeless. It was really cute. I like went into update my blog and he was like you know how you can get a library card. If you have a driver's license that has like your local address. He was like. Do you wanna library cards. You don't have to check in at the desk. Every time was like norm. Okay thank you. Though and he goes we have worked around addresses. If you need one. I was like i'm i'm fine. I'm.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"Crown right. Yeah the triple crown backyard iran on it yesterday. So that's sites sites or stat. Okay can you tell our listeners. What the triple crown is okay. So the triple crown is if you have Hiked all three of the longest national scenic trails on so they're shorter national scenic trails like the florida. One that you've also discussed on but the three that comprised the triple crown are the at the appalachian trail on the east coast. Goes georgia to maine The pacific crest trail on the west coast. That goes Mexico to canada through those three states tweets us discussed and then the continental divide trail. The cd is that third Jewel is what they call them and it goes mexico to canada but through the rockies. So yeah it's great so the cd's the longest in the hardest. Because you have to like actually know what you're doing with Passes snow shoes Navigation and all that other stuff but yeah. So that's the triple. Wow so you've done the appalachian trail night and the pacific coast trail. Is the connell. Divide in your future. Yeah so I'm actually doing the colorado trail this summer on which they share The colorado trail and the continental divide trail share a border for quite a bit It's not the full length of the colorado trail. But so i'll be hiking on it a little bit this summer. I'm excited. hey so when you i. The pacific crest trail. Did you do a northbound route. Or a southbound route. Did you northbound So i started april seventeenth So mid april ish and then finished September twenty first so now. How many days is that. I was five months and change like a little over five months. So that is commitment. It was great. Yeah truly commitment now. Did you hike this solo jacket with friends. I did started solo. But i'm sure like all the other hikers you've talked to. You're aware that you'll meet people on trail so You call them your family or your trail family so You bounced in and out of groups As some people want to take more time in town or you know some people heikal faster But yeah most most. Everybody that hiked with started solo. And then we just all kinda grouped up in together. so what was your reason for hiking. The.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

Experiences You Should Have

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Experiences You Should Have

"For amazing experiences. i'm your host gail mascow and today. We are hiking. The p. c. t. That's right We've got some Through hikes on the podcast If you like through hiking it definitely go check out. The florida trail We all seven episode on the appalachian trail but they is on hiking. The p. c. t. The pacific crest trail and i interviewed in g. holbrook now. Angie grew up outside walking creek beds riding horses and mississippi and she hiked appalachian trail with her dog in two thousand eleven. And that's when she first heard about the pc t. At the time she didn't give it much thought but after moving to phoenix in twenty seventeen she found that she did not enjoy the desert and she decided to escape the next summer twenty eighteen and she then hiked the from april to september a true through hike and she is here today to talk about that experience and help you figure out how to make that experience happened for yourself. Welcome angie experiences. That you should have podcast awesome. Thank.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

07:50 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

"If you're not like in snow shoes or anything. So if you can imagine iron a mountain pass in, you're getting a a serious snowstorm, low visibility high snowfall you're getting exhausted potentially off course because you might not be able to see any Karen's leading the path or there aren't any things like that. Again, if you don't have experience in that situation to know or if I lose all my visibility, I need to stop moving in shelter until I can see again because going off trills one of the worst things you can do yeah and I think in this situation I would turn around I won't even try to shelter in place I. Think I would try to. After that close to town. Yeah. Just turn around. One hundred percent. Yeah. It's it's you shelter in place if there's no better option like like retreating to attack one hundred miles down the trail and. You know there's no town within another hundred miles. Yeah. Then you better figure out how to shelter in place a stay dig out pop your ten up in just wait it out. So I'll just end with this. Reddit user who lives in a I don't normally like to quote stuff from read it but. This person supposedly lives in this part California and this is a quote from them about this case, this is really not good I live in southern California and hike sections of the PGA regularly, his last major contact was from Idyllwild. So he was just about to hit the Mojave desert. There's no overestimating how dangerous this section of the high can be to. With. No experience in the desert. So Joe, you're right. He hadn't hit the desert yet. Yeah. So even if you have this guy, he lives there, he could be being a little bit sensational about it but let's take him at his word. He hikes regularly and he's saying, Hey, this is no joke. He's got experienced there and he's saying this is a very dangerous part. So naive and inexperienced guy hitting that with sub optimal conditions. Yeah. So. Unfortunately. I. Think this gentleman succumbed to exposure and. Like we've seen in. So many of these cases, these areas of the country are so vast that it really becomes hard to really search for these people when they go missing anything could happen. Now this doesn't mean that down the road, somebody might not find his remains but. Yeah, I think Was the prime culprit here. Yeah I think it just goes to show to that. It's Kinda weird to think about we have wild regions of our country because we feel so connected like where you go your cell phone signal things like that. But there are still vast sections of the states where you can die from being outside and think places like this and we all the time. So it's it's kind of. A sobering if you will about that they're still some very wild. Places that this stuff can happen to you if you're not overly prepared for. Our next case involves a gentleman by the name of Chris Fowler or he was better known on the trail as Sherpa he went missing on October Twelfth 2016. A male and was thirty four years old. I don't have a lot of other information on his physical appearance You can go find pictures of him online and he every all the pictures I saw he looks like a pretty healthy fit guy. So no no medical conditions that. Are Visible in his pictures so. It starts October Twelfth Twenty Sixteen. He was dropped off near the trail head at white pass where he grabbed a coffee before. Heading towards the Canadian border to complete the last three, hundred, sixty, six miles of his hike. This was the last time he was seen lives. So he had been already hiked a good chunk of the P. C. T. and he was really on the home stretch. So. Close. Yeah. So October twelve twenty sixteen now it's five PM. This was the last time his cell phone was reportedly reported to pinged a tower. So we always talk about this when people go hiking even though you may not get cell phone reception out. On your hikes in the parks yet bring your phone with besides the fact that. The phones these days take amazing pictures. If you do go missing, there is a decent chance that there might be just enough signal that your phone will ring a tower which gives searchers so much information on where you could possibly be at this time it's five o'clock. There were reports of considerable amounts of snow in freezing rain. That fell over the next few days. So that's that's not great. Authorities and volunteers he must have been reported missing pretty soon from this time because authorities in volunteers started searching much of the trail between white pass and the Canadian border nothing was found a note none of his gear or anything. So it says while official search and rescue teams under the Yakima. Sheriff's department did initial search along the P. T. from white pass. They also did a flyovers and road searches after the initial search they primarily focused on the area surrounding blowout mountain location of an unconfirmed sighting by to bear hunters on October twenty second. So you can kind of see the timeframe here. So he was last. Last pinged the tower on October twelfth at five PM, and they're potentially was an unconfirmed sighting on October twenty second. And during that timeframe, there also was a search and rescue operation going on. So Blowout Mountain is east of. L.. Map Marker two, three, five, four, it sixty, two miles north of white pass. This was where he was dropped off. So fast forward now, three years it's two, thousand nineteen. And Yakima County. I'm who I hope I'm saying that right for anybody that lives around there Yakima County search and rescue volunteers again, conducted multiple search. Searches of this area led by. Sergeant. Randy Briscoe. Fowler said another. Fifteen. To twenty volunteers from what she calls her team behind the scenes. Record dating an effort dedicated to combing through areas they they knew well, but again, nothing was found so. This is not uncommon in missing persons cases in the wilderness there'll be a massive initial search in then. Sometimes a couple of months later to a couple of years later, they'll be follow up searches either. As training exercises or they're going back out there to try see if there's any details they may have missed. So not uncommon. Of Note when Chris went missing, there was some severe storms in the area so Again. This You know a lot of these cases have You know they're intertwined with really bad weather going on which I guess. You know it does make sense. they're saying that he if if he did get caught out in this storm, he he may have been cold and tried to. Seek refuge in town. There were a lot of people that claim to have seen seen. Chris mid October. But a lot of these, a lot of the people that were on the search and rescue call these bogus sightings so. There's not a lot of information that I found on my initial research of this. It is a really interesting case at some point I'd like to. Touch it again. So He. He went hiking. He was real close to the end and there are some really.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

"Mean there's a lot of probably foreigners that hike the P. C. T.. So that's not very halter. It could be like a witness bias where they were in the area at relative to a time and they kinda WANNA be involved. So they might have seen something type of deal. Yeah and there was even It's been. It's become no. Now that at the time there is a German man hiking the PCP that had a striking resemblance to David. So people might be. Using. Them. So okay. Yeah. That could be bad and what we learned to in our two part case. was that. A Lotta Times he through hikers get to know each other to their log entries and I wonder if. Him going to early hindered that potential is well of him not bumping into thru hikers as frequently as he might have, he laughed at the proper time. To where we would have been able to understand more about his journey. Yeah, potentially. So fast forwarding again now to December of two, thousand, seventeen and aerial survey was conducted over the Idyllwild area. The pilot gus called her own and mission specialists Richard mccray. do eight square miles of both the mountain face and deep desert over a thousand photographs of the ground below. Volunteers than analyzed these images in detail looking for signs of David's Blue Backpack Gusts Richard use software supplied by aero scientific. Now, we actually talked about this kind of software in our episode about the Canadian gentleman that went missing in Jesuit Story. Yeah the piano talked about it as. He mentioned it was like a mosaic almost. Yes. So Arrow scientifics flight planning software and flight management system we're used to plan the flight runs over idyllwild? And managed the camera system throughout the flight aerial survey successfully acquired. Over twelve hundred color images of the area at four inch resolution. So really high resolution and they run this stuff on a computer and it basically looks for anything that's not natural. Yeah, and this is this is how they found Paul Miller was using the software. It can take a while to process unfortunately but this is essentially how they pinpointed his location off trip and I mean they can find a diet coke can in the on the ground I mean it's an amazing crew crazy. Yes. Insane. So and they've also been flying drones in a grid pattern over the area. And you know people have been analyzing thousands of images for clues and up until. Recently nothing still has been found of David so. It's it's, puzzling. Here's just some interesting notes I had on this case, and then we'll move onto the the theories and I knew the next case. There was a lot of unusual weather in this region that year with an unusual amount of snow for. The season there are numerous trails up the mountain with devil slide being by far the most popular but just one day before was last seen a hike reported getting A. Trail before encountering snow in turning back so You have a scenario you're to were David is inexperienced never Alpine hiked and a massive storm blew in the the morning he was setting off. So that's a that's a red flag. Yeah that that a big red flag and he and this is again where what I was talking about before his itinerary. This could have the reverse effect where if he's so anxious about being on time. He might push on along the trail and maybe he should be taking some time off and not doing that. Yeah. So it goes on to say. He told other hikers he had no intention of hiking the snow. And he did not by any snow equipment produce journey. So I mean at least he knew what to maybe expect and He didn't prepare for like he did kind of the opposite of what I do. If I know there could be snow in the area I'm going to have snow gear with me even if I don't plan to hike it. So, I wouldn't I wouldn't do that if I'm hiking an Alpine trail and it could. Snow bring snow gear. Yeah. The weather changes in an incident there. So gnarly yeah. In that just goes back to maybe his inexperience Alpine environments he did make a seventy dollar purchase at a local outwear outdoor store, but the item was not registered. And the point of sale. David was also using a half mile map, which is a special map for the Pacific. Crest trail. And the map advises hikers to hike up. Black Mountain road when the snow president is when the snow too bad the hike, the trails final little note here he had visited ATM before you sit off the mountain, but he only withdrew a little bit of money for his next stop and there was a sizable amount of money that was left in his account has not been touched since. That transaction he made so. you know it wasn't a situation of maybe got robbed and was forced to anti empty is bank account or that he went missing and then down the road access to his bank account, the money has never been touched so. Joe. What what's your theory on this? I think I think Based on everything I think he was a more prepared. Candidate for doing a hike like this but I'm GonNa Chalk it up to inexperience and exposure. I just think with the with the bad weather and even though he trained and things like that. If if this is the first time, he's doing a hike like this and he's training base off of just reading books in Youtube videos I just know firsthand when. I'll read up in research hikes. They're always different even if you're listening to someone who's gone on a hike, it's you what you end up learning after doing hikes for long periods of time over the course of years like we have is that in just like you said, we kind of over prepare and I'm sure there's more experienced lightweight hikers I would make fun of the amount of stuff we bring. Yeah. But I feel like I compensate for my inability to. Go on these hikes all the time by living in Wisconsin by over preparing for the worst case scenario, and this sounds like he read all the right books but was probably prepared for mid level to perfect conditions based on the hike saying, okay. I'm going this time. The weather is going to be like this Bob Blah Blah Blah as soon as that changes and he's not ready for it. That could spell doom right away and my guts time me it was. Either a section there or do at the desert exposure in the desert would be my biggest gas because desert hiking is just no joke human experience in it he should have been passed the desert portion at this point but I generally agree with you Joe I think the the number one fury in my eyes is exposure I. Think he probably set off that morning and he got he got up you know some distance on the trail and then the weather turn started turning south and even though he wasn't planning to hike in snow. He didn't have the gear to handle it and wasn't prepared for that possibility and I think maybe he got turned around or maybe you started getting hype started getting hypothermia which we know causes. The once you get cold enough you start you don't start thinking correctly. So. Maybe. He wandered off trailer. If it's snowing a lot, it may be hard to see what the trail is. Well. You'd think about think about our listeners that are in snow states or anyone that's experienced it. If you get a six inch eight inch snowfall, it's.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

"Lions and cows. Watch those cows. Yeah. One of the things you don't think about when you're hiking out west is venomous snakes when we were hiking Yosemite just the summer we hiked up to Mount L. El Capitan, and on that short little like mile hike, we saw at least three or four rattlesnakes on the trail. And Yeah. Those can really and you don't see them. They're really good at being camouflaged. Remember when we were Zion after all the rain. Yeah. All the snakes were coming out on the on the path and we.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

Locations Unknown

07:09 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on Locations Unknown

"The Pacific crest trail or P T officially designated the Pacific Crest national scenic trail. Is over twenty six, hundred miles long twenty, two, thousand, six, hundred, and fifty three miles to be exact, and there's a line with the highest portion of the cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. The trail is generally one hundred to one hundred, fifty miles east of the Pacific Ocean in starts just south of Campbell California near the US. Mexico border and terminates on the Canadian, US border on edge of Manning Park in British Columbia. Famous sections of the trail, include the John. Muir, trail, Sonora, Pass Sky, lakes wilderness, Donner, pass, and Badger flat to little willow lick. The PC t passes through seven national parks including Mount Rainier National Park Yosemite National Park, and Crater Lake National. So Joe, have you ever stepped foot on the PC T. I have not. I. I can't remember if we walked on it a little bit when we were in Mount Rainier. A feel like we might have and this last summer I was actually on the John Muir trail in Yosemite. So you're on it and that part was that not part of I don't think the part we were on was part of the Pacific crest trail. Okay. So The PT was conceived by Clinton Churchill Clark in one thousand, nine, thirty, two it was designated a national scenic trail in nineteen, sixty eight and was officially completed in nineteen ninety-three. The PC tease also part of the six, thousand, eight, hundred, seventy, five, Mile Great Western loop. Now it's estimated that around seven hundred to eight hundred people start the PC, T. every year but only sixty percent usually finish people might think like only eight hundred people hiked the trail. Those are people that are only specifically planning to through hike it. So there's probably fouls, tens of thousands of people that hike sections of it. Sure. But in through hiking for the for the listeners is anytime that someone intends to start at the trail head end at the terminus in one trip the now there's people that will do sectional hikes of it were over the course of their lifetime. They'll hike segments of it and then completed in segments. Yeah and that does count. It's odd doesn't come through hike, but it counts his finishing the P. C.. T.. But. Yeah. The big of the triple crown is doing it in one shot. So you have to type person's got five months off. Of, your, life to to just do that fifty seven hikers have walked the trail more than once. So we're getting down to very very low numbers of people who have done this and then done it multiple times. On average hikers who plan to through hike the PC T can expect to spend anywhere between five thousand and ten thousand dollars, and this is according to Ari is let's in meals gear shipping things that have to be replaced. Yeah. Anything that has to be replaced along route. As you're going, you'll find a lot of people will have things shipped to certain spots along the route so that you can pick it up when you hit that spot. Yes. So a lot of work is sometimes placed on family to make sure that they get packages and things like that at the right time that they're making it to and from places. Yeah. Surprisingly though with A. Ton of people have done this, but there's only been fifteen deaths on the PC since one, thousand, nine, hundred, three, I would have guessed there would be more based on the treacherous Nisa, the desert sections and things like that. Yeah there's a you know the I seven hundred miles and I'll get into this little later are. You know you're in desert and then sections through the survey Sierra. Nevada's are pretty treacherous depending on the time of year ago. So it was shocking that only fifteen people have died since one, thousand, nine, hundred, three. Yeah. Another cool fact, the passes the three deepest lakes in the Nation Lake Tahoe which we are just out from expect party, which was amazing. It was crater lake, which is the deepest lake in the United States and Lake Chill Challen and in total hikers will pass more than a thousand lakes the hallway. The PC climbs nearly sixty major mountain passes descends into nineteen major canyons. Ten percent of the PCP is on private land. In a free long distance permit is required to hike the PC T.. So you have to show the permit if you're being through. Hiker, on PC T.. So here's a fun fact fewer people have through hike the PC T. than have climbed Mount Everest, which shocked me. It's shocking until you think about a little bit because the all the time commitments, the same isn't it it's like six months to do Everest. Yeah people. Yeah. I don't know I don't know what the the reason is I think probably work to do. I think Mount Everest That kind of adventure adventurous feel to it to save hiked climbed Mount Everest is probably yeah if I had to choose between two. As far as like okay. No, I'm GONNA make it. I would probably say I'd rather do. Everest. I only pick one I. Want to do both at Mount Everest I do WanNa do both vastly more expensive. Oh Yeah isn't that's like sixty to seventy thousand dollars. Yeah and I think it may take you five success rates probably really low to Y-, and it may take you five months to actually do the climbing piece but. I think to train to be physically ready for mount. Everest. Proudly takes years. So. Yeah. No thanks for that. No. So I'll talk a little bit about the different climates we touched on it in the intro little bit. The climate ranges from desert hot heat to High Alpine hiking. So that can even require crampons ice axes. So people typically time when they're gonNA start based on the duration of the hike to hit different times of the year to make sure. That they're not in treacherous winter. Yep or the worst type of heat. So from april-september temps range from the low thirty, two highs of eighty six you'll notice when we get into the three cases, we're going to discuss just think about the time the times they were trying to hike the P.. C.. T. and I really think we'll get into it more but I really think those When they went hiking factors into why they're missing okay mic do the research this one. So I'm coming in blinded us, but just remember for listeners. Now, the best times a hike is snow free summer months, which is in April, or May. So the elevation ranges in the P. T. goes up and down tops out at thirteen thousand, one, hundred, fifty, three feet at four surpass in the Sierra Nevada's so it's not too high just under the fourteen thousand markets. It's well above treeline in some spots, but it's not like you're getting super gnarly. Altitudes, you will be spending a lot of time in the Nevada stretch though up at pretty high elevation I know altitude sickness is one of the concerns when doing a through hike. So just keep that in mind animals, marmots, squirrels, chipmunks, rats, mice, There are eight different species of venomous snakes. So you have the Western diamondback Sidewinder speckled rattlesnake, red diamond, rattlesnake, southern Pacific rattlesnake, Great Basin Rattlesnake, and the Mojave rattlesnake. There are black bear in mountain.

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"pacific crest" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Holding in my hand the last one of the shoes in the last pair of shoes by walked in 17 Miles I wrote on the side of it. Chamberlain lodged organ. My wife would like me to throw this away and you can still see the holes in it. And the war in the Ah, deeply worn down. Ah, ah soul of it. Well, it's almost like it's become a part of you. I want to ask one last thing, Barney, before we go. It's you emphasize you don't have to do a 2000 mile walk. You should just get out and maybe walk and going somewhere for a while, right? It doesn't have to be that extreme. Just go and get out. It's exactly even simply picnic at a trailhead. Or when you drive, as many of you will, you'll drive and you'll cross the continent wide and you might see a trail sign. Steal the power for a moment that this is a continuous path. It goes if you went one direction all the way Canadian border in the other direction. You go all of the Mexican border. That's a real special thing. So I hope the two of you get out today and that each one of your listeners get a chance to do that to you Be doing a favor for yourself, and I hope that you will pick up every by book to sounds Good. The book itself is called Journeys North, The Pacific Crest Trail. Barney Scout Man is the author. I think this is a message that resonates now more than ever with the pandemic that People just you know, all we could do is kind of a staycation. So getting outside and walking may be just the thing we all need. Thanks again, Bernie. Thanks. Thanks, Marty. We're not way We hope you're enjoying your long Labor Day weekend back in just a few minutes on Colorado's morning news on K away news radio..

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Episodes We Love - Emotional Abuse

Dear Sugars

04:18 min | 2 years ago

Episodes We Love - Emotional Abuse

"Was twenty seven years old. I had just moved to Portland Oregon. I just finished hiking on the Pacific crest trail on came here to make my life a nail and I was staying for a while with a woman who was really really one of my dearest dearest friends. I met her less than a year. After my mom died and She was a few years older so almost immediately. We became Not only really close but there is this dynamic where I was essentially enamored of her and she of me. She loved me so much and I loved her so much and often people when they met us would think that we were actually lovers and she would say these extraordinary things to me like nobody will ever love you the way I love you. Sometimes I imagined myself what I was doing on the day you were born and of course not only. Is this exciting? I think for anyone to hear when they're on the other end of that kind of love but you now I can really look back and see that. I was merely needing that particular kind of love because I was an orphan I was grieving the death of my mom. I didn't have a father. I was really alone and this friend opened up her heart to me and she felt very healing to me. Even though what I've come to understand is her. Love is extremely wounding to me too. And it's taken me years to recover from their relationship. I had with her because I knew in the relationship. This was happening but later I really came to understand it and that is that it was emotionally abusive relationship and she did a lot of things that you know later. I could see more clearly. Were really not in my best interests that were really destructive and manipulative and controlling one example. And this was very The kind of beginning of the end for me is that I had just Brian my husband and we've gone out on one or two dates. I hardly know him and I came home from one of our dates and I sort of sat on my friend's bed. My exuberantly told her about this guy. Brian I just met and my friend said to me. Do you love him more than you love me and I said of course not? I don't even love him. You know I only like him I I could. Our relationship could last another three days and I could never see him again for all I knew at that point and she said we you do something for me. Just one thing. Don't see him ever again. That's what I said inside myself. Wow and I said well what do you mean? Why would I do that? And she said I just don't want you to see him again if you really love me. Why can't you do this one little thing? She was extremely articulate. And so she had this way of being able to take things that I said in sort of turn them around so they fit into her vicious that. You don't even love him you but you love me. That's exactly what she said and I could never win an argument because she was so smart and she knew how to use language. In a way that I left me feeling kind of befuddled and also the only thing I could ever say as well that just doesn't sound reasonable and what took me forever to come to grips with and I think every person who's ever been in an emotionally abusive relationship relates to this is that I couldn't see clearly what was healthy. And what was unhealthy. What was reasonable on? What was abusive and part of why? I couldn't see that clearly is. The upside was so high up. She was an extraordinary woman right. She was one of the best friends I've ever had. That still feels true. Sadly and I got really a mashed in that Thinking that she couldn't be so bad because she was so good and I did disentangle myself but it took me years to to psychologically disentangle myself Ya. I think that being in an emotionally abusive relationship. The deepest loss is the loss at the south. The loss of the ability to think clearly about not only what you want but who you even are how did you get here and I was mired in that for a long time. Well after that relationship

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"pacific crest" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

10:19 min | 3 years ago

"pacific crest" Discussed on KCRW

"General store at Kennedy meadows, people applaud every hiker as they arrive at this place. A tiny town of twenty eight people in just a few businesses and due to the growing popularity of the Pacific crest trail, more hikers will hear that applause every year. The movie wild might have played a role Reese, Witherspoon starred in the out of tation of the bestselling memoir, by Cheryl strayed about her epoch hike along the T in twenty thirteen the year before it came out the Pacific crest trail association issued fewer than a thousand permits to hikers by twenty eighteen that number exploded to forty five hundred. And the Reisen hikers is great for business in Kennedy meadows. The trail is the economic lifeblood here, especially to the store here. Yep. Been source of it. That's she's the head, chef of the general store, and we have spaghetti dinners for the hikers. We have movies every Saturday night, and we want to make their stay here pleasurable this year. There's more hikers here than ever. Because about thirty miles up the trail. The snowdrifts start people aren't just here to resupply. They're deciding whether to continue at all. Or wait for the snow to melt the grounds around the store feel like a summer camp. There's a small amphitheater in eating area outside on a large wooden deck, and they are campsites dozens of them. But instead of homesick kids, you see smelly adults. They load up on cheeseburgers. Look over waterproof maps, and explode their gear out over the lunch tables. There are a lot of chores to do as well laundry shower, which is a tour. We had a ton of packages, we just like organizing our new gear and trying to figure out how it fits in our pack that extra gear like an ice axe and snow. Spikes are critical for the mountains up ahead. For many of these hikers is more than a really super extra-long twenty six hundred fifty mile trail. It's a massive life uprooting undertaking to pull this off. Many of these folks planned far in advance. They saved up money and sent packages of food to themselves along resupply point. The track will take five or even six months, so many left behind jobs. John Schwartz took it a step further. He completed the P C T last year turned right around and height back to Mexico and he's not done yet. Yeah. All the great western move next year. Full PT six hundred miles of the Pacific northwest trail, the full divide trail full grand champion, Arizona. And then you had to walk in the Grand Canyon over to Palm Springs. But most PC, tears, aren't these crazy hiker types, at least not yet, they're normal people from everywhere, young and old had been dreaming about it for three or four years in couldn't pass it up. I just came right out of high school. So for me digging gap here and a jumped on it. Retired early. And, and now I moved out of my place, so I'm not going back to Portland. I'm just going to travel for the foreseeable future. And so I'm really know. Man. The trail has its own culture, when you meet someone. It's a fist bump only know touching hands. You get an undue the handshake we're dirtiest clean right now. But yeah. And everyone gets a nickname of their own to a trail me. What pecker tortilla? I'm wild Turkey from Richmond, Virginia might have his piddle because I take forever to do anything ziplock. They come in the old bag. So I tried to make it a little softer high crime Kenyan nomadic bear. Seven tried to call me condom toe, because I cut my toe before the hot springs. So I put a condom on my toe, which worked really well. Surprisingly. John Turner runs an outdoor shop sixty miles north and has met thousands of tears. He said, most people hike to move on from something this stood out to him after the two thousand eight financial crash, and you suddenly had these kids who just walked away from big screen TV's. They walked away from real jobs and everything we're like, I don't know. My buddy said, we walked blocked Canada. And I felt that that was a great opportunity for them to truly live with less and figuring how to have everything that own in eighteen to thirty five pounds and have a long term relationship with people who don't know except for their walking buddies. It's so powerful for people who've been come so detached from community, many people, I talked to spoke about trying to find something more authentic. Here's pneumatic bear. Company got taken over by much larger corporation culture changes weren't working for me. And I looked at my savings, and I was okay to live a modest lifestyle for the foreseeable future. Then there is the Rodriguez. For those of you who are hearing me right now. You can't really see me. But I'm the guy that's six feet tall about three hundred and five pounds hike in the PC t-. What about fifty five fifty five pound pack it's pretty tough because it's a lot of weight on my legs like sometimes it's a little difficult doesn't. I can't really travel as quick as others. But I'm slowly building up there, a couple months ago. Rodriguez was homeless living on Sunset Boulevard where he slept behind an L poi- local drive-thru menu now woke up to people ordering food. I was weird. I was like how going to get out of this, what I look in weird, you know, like a guy just emerged from behind the actual food menu. That's weird man. You know. I've dreamed about doing the PC to you have to find it on YouTube about two years ago. So I kind of us now the PC has push come to move on from homelessness and transmit myself into a better, better future Rodriguez noticed that people. Treat them differently on the trail than in Hollywood. Yes, major, it's a major shift in paradigm when you come to like being treated in a certain way, you know. You know, people kind of look at you weird and that kind of like pass you by now coming out here, though. Now it's different because, like in a way, I'm homeless, but I'm not because I have a tent, you know, so nobody really sees many different. That's actually tell them. I'm homeless Rodriguez plans to stay in Kennedy meadows for five days. He's hiking around town to acclimate to the altitude and wait out some of this snow after that who knows. I don't have a plan, I go as I go as I go, that's the way I've lived the last four years. You know, our Mondo is enthusiastic, but it's not a good idea to wing it in the snow right up above Kennedy meadows that afternoon. Sun makes the snowpack soft so hikers can slip with every step as Zach Mancelle found out the hard way, the snow fell beneath my feet and I started going down and it was really scary. And I grabbed onto a pine branch, maybe about fifteen feet after falling, but our friends Sam, she is going towards a cliff and the same thing. She grabbed to a branch that saved her life. Again. She hiked the last year. He's now in Kennedy meadows to help hikers prepare for what's up ahead interest on snow is REBA critics and was the stream will is high. It's not negotiable. So my number on the vice the don't cross the street by yourself. Here's Paolo Ferri, who just hide sixty five miles north through snow from Kennedy meadows to the next stop north, the town of lone, pine the slows down it becomes miserable. Because you're, you know, if every step, you're, you're slipping all over the place and your muscles are working twice as hard to compensate. You beat the slippery snow by getting out at two AM hiking in the morning. But certain sections of the trail are exposed, where icy shoots, mean one misstep could send you sliding off a cliff. Once you get there. There's like five different trails at all to the same place and. None of them are easy but still offers encouragement for hikers who go for it. It's worth it every corner. You turn every mile like you're just wild. It's kind of blending in together with the desert section. But, like, once we got here. Yeah. Every mile has something that is just like jaw-dropping as everybody says it high hike your own hike, a lot of hikers fair yet, are taking their chances on the snow and heading up the trail after all, it's hard to wait, it out when the snow is so deep in some places could last until July or KCRW. I'm Jackson Cantrell. That was reporter Jackson Cantrell along the Pacific crest trail. Just ahead. Longshore workers valve big fight after the harbor commission votes to allow automation at the ports. A little later, how to deal with a world of robots and a world of poverty, when there's less work and people with less money. The idea of universal basic income is gaining a little traction in one city here in California. You're listening to greater LA on art w. Looking for an escape make Morocco tap into centuries of ancient energy on the streets of Marrakech in dance under African skies the away. 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