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Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson

June 18, 2020 Lori Prima, Bonnie Henderson Season 2 Episode 28
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Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson
Jun 18, 2020 Season 2 Episode 28
Lori Prima, Bonnie Henderson

Bonnie Henderson shares her tips, resources and experiences from hiking the Oregon Coast Trail end to end. She's the author of Day Hiking Oregon Coast from Mountaineers Books and is currently in progress of completing a book about thru-hiking the Oregon Coast Trail. In our conversation we cover gear, special considerations about the OCT, boat shuttles, hiking with dogs and camping along the coast.

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) is a long-distance hiking route along the Pacific coast of Oregon. It follows the coast of Oregon from the mouth of the Columbia River to the California border south of Brookings. The trail was envisioned in 1959 by Samuel N. Dicken, a University of Oregon geography professor, approved in 1971 by the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council. The walking length of the trail varies depending on choice of passage across or around estuaries and rivers along the route. If a ferry is not arranged or available, an alternate route around the estuary must be taken; if traveling on foot, this means road walking. The length of the trail is about 425 miles (680 km) if no ferries are used, though the official coastal guide gives a length of 382 miles (615 km). If no ferries are used, about 39 percent of the route is on the beach, 41 percent is on paved road, and 20 percent is on trail and dirt roads. (source: Wikipedia)


Connect with Bonnie:
Website: Hiking the OCT
Get the book "Day Hiking Oregon Coast, 2nd Edition" by Mountaineers Books here

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast
Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com

Special thank you to Isabella, Tim, Leisel and Greg for being show patrons!

Music intro track by Thorn and Shout

Music outro track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)

Show Notes

Bonnie Henderson shares her tips, resources and experiences from hiking the Oregon Coast Trail end to end. She's the author of Day Hiking Oregon Coast from Mountaineers Books and is currently in progress of completing a book about thru-hiking the Oregon Coast Trail. In our conversation we cover gear, special considerations about the OCT, boat shuttles, hiking with dogs and camping along the coast.

The Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) is a long-distance hiking route along the Pacific coast of Oregon. It follows the coast of Oregon from the mouth of the Columbia River to the California border south of Brookings. The trail was envisioned in 1959 by Samuel N. Dicken, a University of Oregon geography professor, approved in 1971 by the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council. The walking length of the trail varies depending on choice of passage across or around estuaries and rivers along the route. If a ferry is not arranged or available, an alternate route around the estuary must be taken; if traveling on foot, this means road walking. The length of the trail is about 425 miles (680 km) if no ferries are used, though the official coastal guide gives a length of 382 miles (615 km). If no ferries are used, about 39 percent of the route is on the beach, 41 percent is on paved road, and 20 percent is on trail and dirt roads. (source: Wikipedia)


Connect with Bonnie:
Website: Hiking the OCT
Get the book "Day Hiking Oregon Coast, 2nd Edition" by Mountaineers Books here

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast
Email: hikepodcast@gmail.com

Special thank you to Isabella, Tim, Leisel and Greg for being show patrons!

Music intro track by Thorn and Shout

Music outro track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)