132 Jim Liming and Malcolm Bates: Hiking Partners for Life


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Jim Liming and Malcolm Bates both grew up in the town of Snohomish Washington. They talk about hiking through the years together. On a past bonus show, bonus show 13, they talked about the difference of hiking in the 60’s to now.

Jim Liming talks about his dad, who grew up in Granite Falls, in 1939 when he was a lookout for the summer on top of Mount Pilchuck. There was no road to the top back then, just a lot more trail up.

Malcolm Bates, from episode 48 of the podcast, adds stories from the area. He knows quite a few because of his research in the 80’s for his book Three Fingers: The Mountain, The Men and a Lookout.

They tell stories of hiking the Cascade Crest Trail before it became the Pacific Crest Trail. One very detailed about the Ptarmigan Traverse and other memories.

Jim Liming talks about the ups and downs of a trip to restore the Three Fingers Mountain lookout in 1986.

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