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Pacific Crest Trail

OPB | March 22, 2012 8:30 p.m.

Think about what it takes to hike over 2600 miles in a summer. Now, think about what it takes to do it as an 11 year old! That’s what one father/daughter team from Salem did one summer as they hiked the entire Pacific Crest trail from Mexico to Canada. And they shared with us an amazing story of their adventure.

First Broadcast: 2012
Producer: Ed Jahn
Additional Field Producer: Nathan Appy
Additional Field Producer: Amelia Templeton
Additional Field Producer: John Kin
Additional Videography: Amelia Templeton
Additional Videography: Erin “Wired” Saver

More Information
Pacific Crest Trail Association
  • PCT/ Trail information
  • Online:
Balls and Sunshine PCT Trail Journal 2011
Watch the Arts & Life story of Eric and Reed getting ready for their trip.
EarthFix reporter Amelia Templeton caught up with the pair on the trail in southern Oregon


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