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On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the value of volunteerism, how it's quantified, and how one local news outlet got it wrong. Also, recent winter weather, and why the weather is a constant topic of conversation; the TOPS extension is now on the Colorado Springs ballot for April. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast!…
 
In this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a 2022 study from the University of Montana which shows that the National Park Service's advance reservations systems effectively locks out lower income users. They discuss how this has been a concern of theirs when these systems were first introduced, and also how the high entry fees charged at…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss possible legislation in Colorado to free private landowners of liability if they allow recreational use. Also, an update on trails in Fishers Peak State Park, the TOPS ballot measure advances, and new levels for Patreon supporters. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.pa…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the upcoming election to re-authorize Colorado Springs' "TOPS" program, answer a listener question about altitude sickness, upcoming "Listening Sessions", where recreationists can make their voices heard with public land managers, and more. Altitude sickness article: https://wb.md/3iwUZRU Listen…
 
On this week's podcast Bob and co-host Kevin discuss how to hike safely in severe winter weather. Also, hiking statistics for 2022; GPS enabled watches; places to go in 2023, the unintended consequences of the iPhone 14 SOS feature, and more. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more inform…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob welcomes co-host Kevin back to the podcast. Bob reveals his next adventure, and some ideas for more adventures. Also, this is the last few days to donate to the Give! campaign. Give! website: https://givepikespeak.org/ Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more in…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob concludes his series of podcasts with participants in the 2022 Give! campaign with Carl Woody, the Interim Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. They discuss the work RMFI has done in the Pikes Peak region, including rehabhilitating a trail in the Garden of the Gods, building the Mt. Muscoco Trail in …
 
On this week's podcast, Bob continues his series of podcasts with participants in the 2022 Give campaign, by chatting with Becky Leinweber, the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance. They discuss what makes the organization unique in the outdoor recreation world, and the various initiatives they are a part of that help im…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob continues his series of podcasts with participants in the 2022 Give campaign, by chatting with John Sztukowski, the Conservation Director for outdoor advocacy group Wild Connections. They discuss the work they do with public land managers to open access of public lands to responsible usage, and to also help with conserva…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob gets an update on the latest developments at Colorado's Fishers Peak State Park from park manager Crystal Dreiling. They discuss the newly opened trails in the park, how the master plan process went and what to expect out of it, the challenges to building a new state park from the ground up, and the reactions from the lo…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Susan Davies, the Executive Director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC), a participating agency in the 2022 Pikes Peak Give! campaign. They talk about what TOSC does to support outdoor recreation and other non-profit groups in the Pikes Peak region, what are the biggest issues concerning outdoor rec…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Billy Kinn and Tarin Hill from the Catamount Institute, a participating agency in the 2022 Pikes Peak Give! campaign. They talk about what the institute does to teach kids how to enjoy, respect and be good stewards of the outdoors, and why you should donate to them during the campaign. Catamount Institute: Cat…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin give a first-hand report on hiking the new trails in Colorado's Fishers Peak State Park. Also, a short discussion about changes in social media, and also changing our clocks again. What are the chances that we'll permanently go to Daylight Saving Time? Or Standard Time? Fishers Peak State Park website: …
 
On this week's podcast, the very special guest is Rose Falcone, Bob's mom, who recently turned 85. They talk about how she accomplishes living a independent, healthy and very active lifestyle, and her message to other older people. This is an inspiring podcast for everyone, young and old. Note: Rose mentions being a smoker, but she failed to mentio…
 
On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin answer listeners comments and questions. They discuss such topics as what Kevin left out on his report about hiking to the Skagway powerplant, what outdoor themed books they like, footwear recommendations, and more. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hiking…
 
On this week's episode: An update on U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement in the Pikes Peak Ranger District, and co-host Kevin tells of his hike to a remote, abandoned powerplant. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westend…
 
This week's podcast is a follow-up to the issue about closing Old Stage Road due to issues with undesirable activity on the road. In an earlier podcast (#319), Bob and Kevin discussed how closing the road could affect outdoor recreation in the area. This podcast follows a public meeting that was held recently to discuss the issue. During the meetin…
 
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