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Sorry for the hiatus!! #FloorSeats host Gerry Seavo James was on sick leave. However, the show is back with a special guest, Olivia Kaiser. She's a millennial outdoor educator from Kentucky who was itching to do a thru-hike, felt the Appalachian Trail was too tame for her liking, and decided to spend the past several months slaying the 2653.1 mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The PCT is the longest continuously developed hiking and equestrian experience in the United States. It is renowned as the most remote of our National Scenic Trails (NST), passes through more miles of designated Wilderness than any other NST. Also, it boasts the greatest elevation changes of any of NST and passes through nine of North America’s ecoregions, including high and low desert, old-growth forest, and alpine country. From 5 hours daily of watching the Office and Grey’s Anatomy on the treadmill with a pack on to saving up money for several months and driving the same car since high school - Olivia aka DropBear (more about that later) drops gems on how to tackle this wonderful experience. Sit back, listen, and learn from the best seat in the house! - #FloorSeats.

Music picks: Olivia: ODESZA, " Meridian " | Gerry: Jack Harlow, " Rotten"

  • Today's episode cover photo is from Olivia's climb through the Mather Pass.  The pass is named for Stephen Mather, who was appointed as the first director of the National Park Service in 1917.
  • Interested in hiking the PCT navigate here.
  • Prepping for a thru-hike of your own and want to learn more about Olivia's trip? Follow/slide into her DMs @Oh.liv.ee.ugh
  • Learn more about the show and Gerry's work by visiting here.

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