065 West Coast Trail with Sherry Winslow

Sherry Winslow is fresh off the West Coast Trail and I was very curious to hear a hikers perspective of the hike. She describes the trail on the second half of this shorter episode, talking about the tides, the trees and the camping details.

To start out the episode, I asked Sherry to tell the story about her trail name Night Rider. Also, she had just finished through hiking the Enchantments while the trail was mostly covered in snow. We talked about the dangers and need for hiker awareness descending steep grades covered with snowpack.

056 Tarptent Talk with Owner Henry Shires

Henry Shires created a tarp style tent for his Pacific Crest Trail thru hike in 1999 and this was the beginning of what would become his company Tarptent

He mentions how his products have changed from single walled tarps to a multitude of double wall styles. Even the name Tarptent is not very accurate because of this transition.

The videos will show you how a tent can have only one pole and two stakes... It was an eye opener for me!

If you haven't been, I highly recommend checking out their website: https://www.tarptent.com

When you find a style that you like, enter CASCADE HIKER PODCAST on the line for "how did you hear about us" at checkout and let Henry know that his time was well spent here.