200: A Week on the Pacific Crest Trail

Show Notes: Episode 200

Today on the First 40 Miles, we’re live on the Pacific Crest Trail!


  • Our trip with Steve
  • About 70 miles
  • The “E” section of the PCT in Oregon

Top 5 Things We Loved About this Trip

Audio from trip…

The hardest things were some of the best.

Backpack Hack of the Week™: Paracord Compression Straps

  • Stuff your gear (sleeping bag, clothing, etc.) in your stuff sack
  • Double up the rope/paracord by folding it in half
  • Then, wrap your stuff sack “gift wrap” style
  • Instead of tying a big bow on top, make a slip knot loop on one side and put the other end of rope through the hole.
  • Cinch it down and tie it off or loop the end around so it won’t unravel

Trail Wisdom

Joke from Steve…

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