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Pendleton Threads

The Pendleton Threads podcast shares true short stories about moments that connect us. Each episode weaves together interviews, history and first-hand narratives exploring family, adventure, tradition and more.
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Jan 3, 2017

Jens Rasmussen hiked across the Serengeti during the wildebeest migration for National Geographic, relying on Nature’s first performance fabric to cope with nature’s extremes.

Dec 27, 2016

A fall into the freezing waters of Washington State’s Puget Sound nearly cost Ed Hall his life. He credits his survival to his favorite Pendleton jacket.

Dec 7, 2016

Sometimes Mother Nature does the unthinkable. Sometimes Human beings do the unthinkable. When you put those together usually one of two things happen: bad or good. Occasionally both things happen as in the case of Stephan Jabaut who unbeknownst to him, was about to embark on the worst cross country skiing expedition of his short life.

However, with the forethought of wearing proper attire in 30 below weather and a little luck, Stephan was able to make it out alive and share with us his harrowing tale of falling through the ice.

Oct 26, 2016

Portland’s Susan Beal, a well-known author and handcrafter, shares her perspective on the artistic community, artistry and history of Portland’s thriving crafts scene.

Oct 6, 2016

Plaid is so many things to so many people. It’s the pattern of rebellion. It’s the pattern of privilege. It’s the pattern of rock and roll. And, it’s the pattern of good, hard work. The first Friday of October is #Plaidurday. Won’t you join in and wear your plaid?

Sep 28, 2016

National Parks are known for their majestic beauty as are State Parks. In Oregon, Crater Lake, The Rogue River and the Umpqua River are not only elegant and beautiful but they can also be our best teachers. Greg Hatten, part artist, part mad scientist, and part lighthearted ambassador for the fishing wonders of Oregon, joins us to talk about how he has learned more than he ever imagined while experiencing these three crowns of Oregon.

Aug 30, 2016

If you have ever been to the Grand Canyon, you have been in awe of its greatness. As you remember looking out over its deep red walls, could you ever imagine it as a lake, full of water-skiers, houseboats and fishermen? That almost happened! But thankfully in the 1960's a few brave souls took it upon themselves to take on our American Congress and change everything. In 2012 and 2014, Greg Hatten re-enacted their extreme journey down the Colorado River in wooden Dories. 

In this episode, he shares his stories and memories of what it was like and how one man changed the future of America and saved one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Aug 17, 2016

When you are the Head of Global Communications and Public Relations at a company like Arc'teryx Equipment Inc., you would expect that person to live in a big city like New York, Seattle or San Francisco. Not Jen, but she does live in a bigger place: Yosemite National Park. 

She and her late boyfriend, Dean Potter, purchased  some land and made a home for themselves and their famous BASE jumping dog Whisper. Jen still maintains a residence there and shares with us the magic and mystery of living in one of America's greatest and most beautiful natural settings. 

You will also find out how you could find your personal paradise there as well. It's Pendleton's inaugural podcast and this is just the beginning our their very long winding story...

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