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Globe Trekker

Pacific Northwest (#402)

Sami Sabiti sets off through the sparsely populated Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon - an area of immense, awe-inspiring natural beauty and high-tech cities. He begins in Seattle, where he samples its markets, conquers his vertigo on the Space Needle and visits the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He ventures to the westernmost point of the United States, where he meets Native Americans at La Push and cooks a traditional salmon barbecue. Then it's south to the logging town of Hoquiam for the annual Loggers Play Day, as Sami competes in timber-sawing and log-rolling. He visits the town of Astoria, last stop for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and then heads to the Oregon Dunes for a dune-buggy ride. Sami drops in on the Pendleton Round-Up, where the highlight is Native American bareback racing, before heading over to Mount Hood. He explores the eco city of Portland by bike, and pops into Mount Angel's Oktoberfest celebration. Sami's last stop is a climb to the snow-capped top of Mount St. Helens. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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