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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…
 
This week's podcast is in response to a listener request! Bob and co-host Kevin discuss some of the different adventure travel companies, such as National Geographic, REI Adventures, Sierra Club Outings and Natural Habitat. They also discuss what it's like to travel with these kinds of companies, and how they can enable adventures that might not ot…
 
Bob goes solon on this week's podcast, telling the story of his recent trip to the Great Bear Rain Forest with National Geographic Expeditions. While on the trip, he and his shipmates saw many great sights, not the least of which was the rare white Kermode bear. Find out all about the experience on this episode. Link to Nat Geo video about this spe…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Trails and Open Spaces Coaliton (TOSC) Executive Director Susan Davies and also GIS expert Mike Rigney about their development of "story map" that details some of the history and highlights of the Colorado Springs Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) program. They discuss the history of the TOPS program and whe…
 
On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Kevins planned hike on Crestone Needle; Fishers Peak State Park's draft master plan and public input period; the Keep Colorado Wild Pass and the refund policy for overlapping passes; and a proposal to close Old Stage Road, at night. Should Colorado Springs close access to national forest land? F…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss how the summer season is persisting into September and why it's not the time to let your guard down with being ready for the heat. Also, the "What if..." celebration in Colorado Springs, and Kevin's upcoming climb on a difficult mountain. Hiking Incident in Arizona: https://bit.ly/3x29G3z What i…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hiking to Colorado's only remainng fire lookout tower; some recent hiking deaths that could've been prevented; and hikes they recommend to visitors. Links to stories mentioned in this episode: New Hampshire fall: https://abcn.ws/3CJiQpi Grand Canyon fall: https://bit.ly/3PVa5uZ Lake Havasu incid…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss being adequately prepared and the roll-out of COSReady, an emergency notification and preparedness system in Colorado Springs. They discuss how a system like this can be useful when hiking and how it helps meet Leave No Trace's "Plan and Prepare" principle. Also, an activity that Kevin experienc…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's recent return trip to far south-central Colorado and also the town of Chama, New Mexico, and his experiences hiking there on this trip and in the past. He believes that many people miss out on the excellent opportunities for hikers and backpackers in that part of Colorado and New Mexico. A…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a recent guest editorial in the Colorado Sun by an aspiring politician who seemingly endorses taking private land, specifically 14,000' peaks, away from land owners so they can be used for recreational purposes. Link to the Colorado Sun guest editorial: https://bit.ly/3BOGDnk Please consider bec…
 
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