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Lisa Morehouse / KALW News

 

Right now, there are backpackers crossing into Canada after five months of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. They're called thru-hikers, and they started the trail in Mexico and will traverse 2,650 miles. Now, the lazy among us might have just read "Wild," Cheryl Strayed's memoir about the Pacific Crest Trail. The even lazier among us may be waiting for the movie to come out in December. The hikers who actually make this trek see toenails fall off and their feet can swell whole shoe sizes. They say the only thing they talk about more than their feet is food.

Photo courtesy of Rue Mapp

 

 

This story originally aired in 2014.

One of the Bay Area’s main attractions is its proximity to nature. Only 45 minutes separate Bay Area residents from arriving at the ocean, the mountains, or a hiking trail. But not everybody experiences the Bay Area’s natural beauty.

Claire Stremple

 

Many people with physical disabilities have been told that they can’t do things like hike, camp, rock climb, or bowl. Lori Gray says they can. She runs an outdoor adventure group for Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, or BORP. It’s an organization with a mission to get people with disabilities involved in sports and recreation.

Laura Flynn

 

On the August 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free and low cost local events, museums, nature walks and concerts.

California Department of Public Health / Used Under CC / flickr

 

On the June 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Lyme disease, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks.

On the March 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation about the benefits of nature on our mental health.

Laura Flynn

  

On the February 22nd edition of Your Call, we want to know about your favorite Bay Area hikes. 

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