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This week's topic is Colorado's fall colors season with Bob and photographer Jim VanHoy talking about where and when to find the best colors and the best ways to capture them on your camera or cell phone. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information. Jim VanHoy's website: www.Purpo…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the recent unseasonable weather, and use it as an opportunity to talk about prepping for cooler weather. They also talk about the upcoming fall colors season; Bob's observations about usage at Paint Mines park; the new trails off of the Manitou Incline and whether it's proper to call them "bail-…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin talk about Colorado's #CareForColorado campaign, Cheyenne Mountain State Parks Trail Ambassador program, and "Leave No Trace" and how they all tie together. They also discuss Fishers Peak State Park and it's progress towards opening. They discuss wildfires and how they can effect your health while hiking and yo…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob talks with Jennifer Peterson, the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. Topics covered include progress on the Devils Playground Trail on Pikes Peak, their work on the Kit Carson and Challenger Peaks, and also their on-going work in Colorado Springs and El Paso County Parks. They also discuss the chal…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Cory Sutela from Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. They discuss recent changes in the organizations structure, their effort to get more people involved in advocacy, and much more. Medicine Wheel website: medwheel.org Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for …
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss hiking and camping opportunities in southern Colorado; scheduling hikes; wildfires in Colorado; bears and mishaps with bear spray, and more. National Park Service Facebook post about bears: https://www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice/posts/10157206218541389 Please consider becoming a patron of this pod…
 
On this week's podcast Bob and Kevin discuss being weather aware during the monsoon season; the status of the Manitou Incline closure; Green Mountain Falls' possibly adopting a Trails Ambassador program in an effort to keep their trails open; a dog was attacked by a bear; a special offer from the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad for people wanting to ri…
 
Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department's Cultural Services Manager Matt Mayberry is the guest on this episode. We discuss the origins of Colorado Springs, and General Palmers vision of what the city would become. We discuss Palmer's building wide boulevards and planning for large, green spaces, with many parks. We also …
 
On this week's podcast, Kevin "Wild" Westendorf returns to the show and catches up with Bob on his recent hikes and future plans. They discuss the on-going closure of the Manitou Incline, and Green Mountain Falls considering closing it's trails (they decided not to...). Also a reminder that a fishing or hunting license is needed to hike in Colorado…
 
On this week's podcast, physical therapist Alicia Filley visits to talk about hiking in the summer heat. She and Bob discuss the differences between heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke; how much water should you carry and drink while hiking; whether sports drinks do you any good, and a lot more. Visit Alicia Filley's website: Thehealthyhik…
 
On this week's podcast, the guest is Manitou Springs City Council member Steve Bremner. Besides being the newest member of city council, he is active in the outdoor recreation community in the Pikes Peak region. During this interview, he offers the Manitou Springs viewpoint regarding the Manitou Incline, and some proposals on how to alleviate the p…
 
On this week's podcast, it's just Bob as he talks about a situation on a recent hike that necessitated the need for a SAR team. Find out all the details on this podcast. Colorado Search and Rescue Fund Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information. Hiking Bob on Facebook, Twitter, I…
 
On this week's show, Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Karen Palus stops in for an interview. Bob and Karen discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the departments operations, over crowding and budget; the attempts to re-open the Manitou Incline; recent land acquisitions for open space and parks; the progress on the Pikes …
 
This week's guest is Susan Davies, the Executive Director of the Colorado Springs based Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). She discusses with Bob the effect of COVID-19 on parks funding and and on TOSC. Also, the persistent closure of the Manitou Incline, Waldo Canyon, the Ring the Peak project, and will the TOPS tax be renewed, and a whole lo…
 
This week's guest is Fox 21 News meteorologist Matt Meister, and he and Bob discuss the uniqueness of the weather in Colorado and the Pikes Peak region. Matt discusses what hikers should watch for, how to be ready for changes in the weather, and why the weather here is so different from the rest of the country. This entire show is also the "Tip of …
 
Physical therapist and "Healthy Hiker" Alicia Filley returns, and gives tips on how the older hiker can stay healthy and remain active. Visit Alicia Filley's website: Thehealthyhiker.com Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information. Hiking Bob on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and we…
 
On this show, Bob and co-host Kevin celebrate 200 episodes of the podcast (200 straight weeks!). They also discuss whether a legit hiking trail can be paved, Mt. Evans Road closed until July, Rocky Mountain National Park and other national parks starting to open, the slow recovery from COVID-19 closures, the Trail and Tip of the week and more. Plea…
 
Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hiking in the Lost Creek Wilderness, wildlife encounters, Barr Trail detour at the Pikes Peak summit, Tip and Trail of the week, and more. Visit our new sponsor American Back Country T-shirts, and use code BACKCOUNTRY10 for 10% off. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikin…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the phased re-opening of campgrounds in Colorado State Parks, Kevin's 14 mile hike around Rampart Reservoir, discuss which maps they use, and introduce a new feature, the Tip and Trail of the Week, and much more. Visit our new sponsor American Back Country T-shirts, and use code BACKCOUNTRY10 fo…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a new rule that requires hikers to have a hunting and fishing license to hike on certain state lands in Colorado; Kevin is using a Garmin GPS watch, and what he thinks of it; new hours on the Pikes Peak Highway; reconsidering how to plan road trips during the time of COVID-19. Visit our new spon…
 
On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a wide variety of topics, including hiking in 100 degree weather, whether we're having a "normal" spring, hiking Bison Peak and Beaver Creek Wilderness Area. Also, hiking on Hankins Pass, and using COTREX and the US Forest Service on-line tools to determine trails are open or closed during COVID…
 
On this week's podcast, physical therapist Alicia Filley makes a return visit. This week's topic covers what people can do to stay active when they may not be able to go outdoors during the COVID-19 crisis, or anytime. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information. Hiking Bob on Fac…
 
On this week's episode, Bob talks with Nora Cielo, a licensed professional counselor with over 35 years experience, and the director of Behavioral Health at the Mind Body Health Center in New Providence, New Jersey. Trained in counseling psychology and applied psycho physiology, she discusses the psychological affects of isolation brought on by soc…
 
Bob and Kevin are back on the podcast (remotely connected) and compare notes and catch up on how COVID-19 has been affecting them and outdoor recreation, and why Bob hasn't been in Colorado for weeks (it's only temporary). Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information. Hiking Bob on…
 
This week's guest is physical therapist Alicia Filley. She talks with Bob about how hikers can hike and enjoy the outdoors while minimizing the risk of injury. There are a lot of good pointers in this episode. This podcast was recorded prior to the COVID-19 crisis hit critical mass in the U.S. Read my article in the Colorado Springs Independent on …
 
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