IOn today’s episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we dive into all things Pacific Crest Trail. This is another panel featuring our hero and fellow PCT hiker, Elise Ott aka Sauce, and we share our top tips for training, logistical preparation, gear tips, dates ideal starting points, pace, handling extreme temperatures, and more. . If you’re planning a long-distance hike on the PCT, whether it’s a section hike or a traverse, you’ll get some great insights from it. We end the show with a slew of segments to celebrate Backpacker Radio’s four-year anniversary, including trivia, listener voicemail, Trek propaganda, and more.
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Panel PCT with Chaunce, Badger and Sauce
Timestamps and Questions
00:05:45 – DAILY: What has been your most iconic Backpacker Radio moment over the past 4 years?
00:12:13 – Reminders: Announcement of Elise and internship opportunity
00:18:30 – Mara thinks she’s fired
00:27:35 – Presentation of the PCT panel
00:21:16 – Chaunce tip #1: No bulking seasons
00:38:00 – Tip #1 from Elise: Don’t plan too much
00:43:27 – Zach Tip #1: 3 steps to prepare
00:49:20 – Zach’s advice heading south: It’s all about timing
00:52:38 – Having a good diet on the trails
00:53:52 – Zach’s healthy food recommendations for hiking
00:59:48 – Chaunce tip #2: Ship food over PCT
01:04:50 – Pack snacks/drinks to boost morale
01:08:15 – Tip #2 from Elise: PCT start dates
01:14:20 – Elise’s snow experience in September
01:20:30 – Zach tip #2: Heat training
01:29:37 – Electrolytes in the desert
01:32:00 – Equipment Setups
01:32:14 – What tents did everyone use?
01:43:33 – What is everyone’s sleep pattern?
02:00:40 – What backpacks has everyone used?
02:10:40 – Is the BPR team outdated with their equipment?
02:21:00 – Voicemail question: What is your opinion on PCT replenishment?
02:30:38 – Elise’s advice for a snowy year: collaborate with a group
Top 10 BPR cities
Countries with 1 BPR download
4 years of quiz answers
- Dragonfly = 4 weeks, Flies = 4 months, Guinea Pig = 4 years
- Who is the 4th richest American? Oracle’s Larry Ellison
- What hike did Jabba complete in 2018? Colorado Trail
- You have $4 for a meal, what do you buy?
4 propaganda articles on the subject of the trek
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