Hike: Explore | Wander | Live

Hike: Explore | Wander | Live

Hike is a podcast that shares the stories of people and places that inspire us to explore, wander, and live.... Show More

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January 23, 2020 49 min

Joanna Young, Director of Alaska programs of Inspiring Girls Expeditions, and Sarah Clement, Program Coordinator, share information about the tuition free programs that are offered to young women. 16-17 year old girls can start the application progress through January 31st for the Summer 2020 program. This opportunity offers a transformative experience for participants.

Expeditions are led by professional women scientists, artists,...

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Lori takes listeners on a recap of her recent trip to the Muskegon area where she visited Hoffmaster and Muskegon State Parks. This short episode gives you a first hand account of hiking forested dunes and walking along Lake Michigan on a late December day.

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast, @lori_the_explorer
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast
Email: hikepod...

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Benny "Plug-it In" Braden shares his story of hiking, healing from PTSD and sharing all of it in the soon to be released Highline Film by Outmersive Films. We discuss how Reboot Recovery has helped him in healing from Post Traumatic Stress and what it was like to share his own story as part of the Highline film.

If you want to hear more of Benny's backstory, he was my featured guest in Season 1, episode 3.  You can list...

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Catey Terry, President and CEO, shares her personal story of how she is connected to nature and the Great Smoky Mountains through her time as a young girl at Tremont and then today as its leader. She speaks about the important work that Tremont Institute is doing to promote conservation and enable youth and adults to engage in hands on learning. 

From Firefly Camp to becoming a Southern Appalachian Naturalist, Tremont offers many wa...

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Ashley openly talks about the important role nature played and continues to play as someone with PTSD and anxiety. We talk about nature in healing and how it has not only helped him but how he's seen it in his family life - including the positive impact he sees with his son who was diagnosed with autism.  He shares how he strives to keep balance when he is both the Gentleman (corporate persona) and Lumberjack (outdoorsy persona...

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Lori shares five tips for setting goals.

1. Identify your goal and the motivation behind it
2. Define smaller objectives and sub-goals
3. Visualize the process
4. Find someone to help you be accountable
5. Track your progress and reassess

Read the blog post about goal setting here

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast, @lori_the_explorer
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepo...

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Robin Wilcox, Senior Parks and Trails Planner, with Oregon Parks and Recreation, shares what is being done to close the gaps and make the Oregon Coast Trail an end to end trail. In 2017, Oregon passed a bill that directed the State Parks and Recreation department to work with other interested agencies, local governments and interested parties to develop an action plan to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

Robin shares an overview of ...

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Dan Durston and his wife did a yo-yo of the Great Divide Trail (GDT) in 2017. Listen as he shares his experiences preparing for the trail and the hike itself. We talk permits, route finding, resupplies, water sources, wildlife and the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Dan also explains the differences between his thru hike of the PCT and being on the GDT.

Announcements: Congrats to Instagram giveaway winner James. Check out his hikin...

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December 5, 2019 1 min

Season 2 of Hike will kick off on December 12th! In this season, Lori takes you deep into the PNW, out into the wild and rugged Canadian Rockies and south into the Ozark Highlands just to name a few places. She will share tips for winter hikes, urban hiking and take you on more of her adventures in the Southern Appalachians. 

Lori interviews hikers and adventurers who explore and through the trail are finding ways to  both heal and ...

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Lori celebrates one year of Hike with a 50th episode and season 1 finale that provides reflection on all the hiker wisdom she learned from her guests, listeners and those who supported her. Featuring audio of former guests The 11th Essential, Jim Tabor, Stacia Bennett, The Cairn Project, Latinas Who Hike, Johnny Osborne, Plug It In, Danny Bernstein and Jen Theisen! A very special thank you to ALL my guests from Season 1, my listene...

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Jen takes listeners on her journey of what was an attempted through hike of the Superior Hiking Trail which became this amazing adventure where she learned about herself, her inner strength and the power of bringing together and creating community via hiking.

In this episode Jen shares her background of coming to hike later in life and transforming into "Super Jen" as an active volunteer for her son's Boy Scouts troop. T...

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Tim and his family are visiting all 41 state parks in North Carolina this year. Follow his journey and learn more about this adventure that takes him to the beaches, mountains and every corner of North Carolina as they fill out their passports.

Connect with Tim Robbins:
Web site: Parkschallenge.com
Instagram: @parkschallenge

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast, @lori_the_explorer
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: th...

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On this special Halloween edition of Hike, Lori takes you on her haunted hike to the Jump Off Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and then she brings on guest Andrea Lankford, author of Haunted Hikes: Spine Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks (Santa Monica Press, 2006).

Andrea talks about what inspired her to write this haunted hiking guide book, how her work in the national parks as a rang...

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October 24, 2019 36 min

Ask a Ranger podcast hosts Ranger Jess and Ranger Crystal share what it's really like to work as park rangers, the things they love about their jobs and some of the challenging parts too. They talk about why they started the podcast and what it's been like to make education and outreach fun for visitors to their parks and listeners around the world. We even talk about our love for Mr. Rogers. So come listen to my conversati...

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Shyla takes us on her backpack of the West Coast Trail, what it takes to plan a hike on the WTC, the beauty of it's rugged, coastal terrain and making the most of an experience even when things don't exactly go as intended. 

The West Coast Trail is a 75km (47 mi) backpacking trail that follows the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 1907 as a lifesaving trail to rescue shipwreck...

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Nancy East of Hope and Feather Travels Blog shares her adventures living with the mountains in her backyard. She's a certified Naturalist through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tremont Institute, a Search and Rescue Volunteer and shares her wilderness safety knowledge with fellow hikers through holding classes (both virtual and in the field!) and her blog posts.

After 25 years of hiking in the Smokies, Nancy recently c...

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Mike Bartolotti discusses what it's like to be a wilderness guide in the Adirondacks, living and recreating in Adirondack Park and how he co-founded a challenge to get people exploring the local mountains during every season. We chat hike peaks challenges, the Fulton Chain Trifecta, 90 mile canoe races, and the many ways to recreate in the Adirondacks.

Mike also shares his advice for becoming a wilderness guide and the steps he ...

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September 26, 2019 43 min

Luke Channer is on his way to exploring all the fire lookout towers and cabins in Montana and Idaho. Listen to him talk about his goal of hiking in (and sometimes being flown in!) to 300+ lookouts in the western wilderness.

Hear more about how fire lookout enthusiasts join forces and share knowledge in order to reach sometimes very challenging - but rewarding - historic places.

Learn more about the Forest Fire Lookout Associati...

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September 18, 2019 30 min

Rebecca Fedewa, Executive Director, of the Flint River Watershed Coalition shares how the organization educates, promotes recreation, sustainability and conservation of the Flint River.

"The Flint River Watershed Coalition is a membership organization that promotes citizen stewardship of our natural resources by providing our members with the sources, knowledge, and capacity necessary to protect local water quality and watershe...

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Riley Smith talks with me about making the transition from day hiker to backpacker, backpacking basics, international hiking experiences and what it was like to thru hike the John Muir Trail (JMT). We chat about permits, water crossings, resupply, hiking tips and his favorite section of the JMT. 

The JMT is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney, in California. The trail go...

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