We were excited to host the two badass and super nice guys from Packing It Out  this past week as their journey along the Pacific Crest Trail rolled through Truckee.  Seth ‘Cap’ Orme and Paul ‘Spice’ Twedt’s positive attitudes were contagious and the whole Tahoe Sports Hub Team was very impressed by both of them. Packing it out aims to leave the Pacific Crest Trail better than they found it, just like they did last year, when they removed 1,090 lbs. of trash off of the Appalachian Trail.  Cap and Spice began their journey on the 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada at the start of May. Their late-season hike has enabled them to clean up trash that previous hikers have left behind. The team has already hit half of their original goal, 1,000 lbs. If they continue at the rate of a pound a mile, they’re on track to pick up 2,500 lbs of trash.

The team attributes so much trash at the beginning to the ‘Wild Effect’: hikers inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, who don’t properly prepare and overpack, then ditch gear in their first miles. “It’s fantastic that folks are out there hiking, but there is a level of knowledge that the outdoor industry should encourage before these hikes begin,” Orme said. “By documenting this process, I think we’re able to make potential thru-hikers aware of the gear they don’t need, and the damage it can do on the environment.”

Cap and Spice arrived in Truckee on Tuesday morning and packed in a interview on 101.5 with Truckee’s own Lindsay with an “A”  a meet and greet at the shop on Tuesday night. Later that evening we took the guys over to Old Town Tap where the restaurant’s owner, Luke Bill (also a former PCT alum) rolled out the red carpet with some complimentary treats and brews. After a night of comfort on Wrenn and Rob’s couch the guys headed back out to the trail early Wednesday morning to continue their journey cleaning up the PCT and spreading awareness of conscious and sustainable outdoor recreation. Happy trails boys and thanks for the hard work and for stopping off at Tahoe Sports Hub to share your story!

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For more info check out their website http://packingitout.blogspot.com/ or check out this great video about their journey!

 

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This summer, Packing It Out aims to leave the Pacific Crest Trail better than they found it, just like they did last year, when they removed 1,090 lbs. of trash off of the AT. Two of the original members, Seth ‘Cap’ Orme and Paul ‘Spice’ Twedt began their journey on the 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada at the start of May. Their late-season hike has enabled them to clean up trash that previous hikers have left behind. The team has already hit half of their original goal, 1,000 lbs. If they continue at the rate of a pound a mile, they’re on track to pick up 2,500 lbs of trash.

Meet the guys at the shop on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30! Enjoy pizza and beer with PIO founder, Seth Orme and Paul Twedt. They will share the impact they’ve made on two of our country’s biggest trails and how to be an advocate for clean trails.

 

Truckee Trails

We are partnering with Salomon and RootsRated to throw a Pint Night fundraiser for the Truckee Trails Foundation! Join us at the shop on Friday 6/24 to celebrate the great outdoors! From 6:00- 8:00 p.m. enjoy live music, outdoor trivia, Salomon gear raffles and ice-cold draft Deschutes beer.  A suggested $5 donation to Truckee Trails Foundation gets you a few cold brews in a custom KleenKanteen mug and entry into the raffle!

ALSO!

Join Tahoe Sports Hub Tahoe Mountain Guides and Cycle Paths Bike Shop the next day 6/25 for the annual Sawtooth Trail Cleanup with Truckee Trails Foundation. More info on the trail cleanup can be found on their Facebook event page  Good Dirty Fun Trail Days . Here are the basic details on the Trail Cleanup!

Where to Meet | Meet at the Sawtooth Trailhead – USFS Road 06 off of Thelin Drive in Sierra Meadows.

Foods & Drinks | Lunch & beverages will be provided for all volunteers.

What to Bring | Wear field clothes such as long pants, sturdy shoes and sunglasses. In your backpack please bring at least 2 quarts of water, sunscreen and bug spray.

No Training Required! | We will provide all training and necessary trail tools.

*Kids are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

Event sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Guides, Cycle Paths Bike Shop,Tahoe Sports Hub, Deschutes Brewery and Diego’s.