120 Placing the new Pacific Crest Trail Northern Terminus

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Volunteers from the North 350 Blades completed a project this last weekend which will be stepped on and photographed by countless hikers in the years to come. With help from Michael Hanley, who is the Pacific Crest Trail Associations Northern most regional representative, five volunteers helped tear down the old terminus and construct a brand new one.

In this podcast you will hear the voices of some Manning Park employees and sounds from the helicopter which flew us to a location near the border and dropped off the wood at Monument 78.

PCTA volunteers included Shannon Cunningham, Jeremy Canaria, Loren Schmidt, Roger St John and myself Rudy Giecek. All five of us along with Michael Hanley talked on microphone at the border before, during and after the completion of construction.

Michael tells about the history of this project and all of the people who played a part in its fruition. Loren was the volunteer who handled the donated wood from Oregon Canadian Forest Products and so he tells about the process.

E.C. Manning Park/BC Parks really helped out with completing this project. They paid for the helicopter, flying PCTA and the new terminus to the border. Thanks to the fine crew up there!

Episode photo is of me, the first person to sit on the new Northern Terminus! Jeremy "Spider" Canaria took the photo.

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