Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary through an in-depth interview with paddler, hiker, and outdoor educator Tori Baird. Tori covers the highlights of her own amazing year, including workshops, winter camping, and additions to the family. Our musical guest this episode is singer-songwriter Kate Weekes, who shares the track, "Floating Face Down." You won't want to miss it!
In this special episode, paddler Neal Moore talks about his 7,500 mile/12,070 km expedition across America. Neal paddled across 22 states, on 22 rivers, in 22 months. Among other topics, Neal discusses storms, bull sharks, and meeting over one thousand people along the way. He'll also discuss hiking and paddling safety. This episode, co-hosted by Mindy Lawyer, also features two songs from Fine$$eGod, an artist with a special connection to the podcast!
In this episode, Shannon "Joy" Finn returns to update us on her Appalachian Trail thorough-hike. She then turns the table and interviews John about the completion of his Erie Canal thru-paddle across New York state. Our Baker's Dozen set of questions are answered by Tommy and Rose Elliott, who volunteered as John's support crew for his 333-mile paddle. This episode also features the song, "Cook Shack Shuffle,"from The Yukon's incomparable BJ MacLean! Don't miss it!
Join us as we conclude our interview with Kevin Grange, author of "Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Teton." As part of this interview section, Kevin offers his best tips for staying safe while adventuring outdoors. Plus, we talk with "Camper Christina" Scheuermann and ask her our Baker's Dozen questions! You won't want to miss it!
Paramedic , Firefighter, and Author Kevin Grange talks with John about his work in America's iconic national parks, as well as his new book, “Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Teton.” And we conclude this episode with featured music by Texas guitarist extraordinaire Jackie Venson! Subscribe today!
In this episode, John interviews Shannon Finn, an engaging Appalachian Trail hiker who discusses personal transformation, bears, and marriage proposals in the woods! He also is joined by co-host Dan Burish of Eugene, Oregon, as they chat about their recent activities, and John covers last-minute details for his Erie Canal trip.
In this episode, John interviews Happy Camper Kevin Callan about the many occupations he has had in the great outdoors! Kevin also provides safety tips for backcountry campers, while co-host Clare Gibbs calls in from Nanaimo to discuss an island-hopping bicycle trip - and her undying love for Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Honestly! We wouldn't joke about something this important!) Finally, we conclude the show with progressive rock from Neutral Earth. Join us, and subscribe today!
In this episode, we complete our interview with author James Raffan and he discusses polar bear hunting, shamans, and a get-rich-quick scheme for he and host John Van Barriger to undertake in the Yukon! Additionally, Mindy Lawyer joins in as a co-host and shares the story of a day-trip misadventure (as well as the safety lessons learned), and Emergency Medical Responder Krista Martineau answers our Baker's Dozen questions! Finally, we wrap-up the episode with a great tune by James Raffan! Check it out!
In this week's episode, John Van Barriger chats with author and Arctic adventurer James Raffan. Co-host Marissa Dolotallas joins John to talk about PFD safety for newbies, hikers turned occasional paddlers, and SUP'ers. They also discuss their summer plans and the upcoming Erie Canal thru-paddle. Plus, we close this episode with a special song by the "dream team" of James Raffan, Jerry Vandiver, and David Serkoak of the Ahiarmiut.
Host John Van Barriger discusses paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and his next big trip - thru-paddling the Erie Canal. (He also considers the possibility of return-hiking the 360-miles to the put-in location in Buffalo, NY.) In this episode, we also introduce our remaining two co-hosts: fly fisher Dan Burish of Eugene, Oregon, and super hiker Mindy Lawyer of Greenville, South Carolina. Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode!