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This week Bob and co-host Kevin discuss why some agencies in charge a fee for search and rescue missions, and why agencies in Colorado don't. Should people be charged for the cost of rescues? How is that decided, and who makes the decision? It's a pretty lively discussion. Also, we respond to a listener request and go over basic trail etiquette. Th…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin update fall colors conditions in Colorado (it's a hot topic this time of the year); Kevin talks about his latest lake hike; road work coming to the Garden of the Gods and how it impacts outdoor recreation; Bob's new YouTube channel, and more. Garden of the Gods Motorless Morning: https://bit.ly/3oCnIVS …
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a hiker death in the Arizona desert and lessons that can be learned that affect hiking in Colorado's mountains. Also, will this winter be a La Nina event, and what does that mean? Leave No Trace "Hot Spot" week in Colorado Springs; fall colors; what was your most impactful National Park, and mor…
 
On this week's podcast Bob and co-host Kevin discuss extensive vandalism at a Colorado Springs city park, and deliver some harsh words to those responsible. You've never heard them be this forthright about a topic before. They also discuss the start of the fall foliage season; an award given to Bob; and why is there a shortage of Gatorade? Article …
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the closure of a 14,000' peak by the private land-owner and the reasons why it was closed. Also a discussion about whether or not to use hiking poles; tarantulas in Colorado; and more. Colorado Sun article about Mt. Lindsey closure: https://bit.ly/3z7tHDR Outside.com article about hiking pole us…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a proposal to make Pikes Peak into a national park; new trails being built in North Cheyenne Canon Park, and associated trail closures; fall colors are coming; and recent interactions with listeners of the podcast. Vote for this podcast! https://www.facebook.com/groups/outdoormediaawards TV repo…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hikes they did to mountain lakes; talk about news reports of encounters with moose and a mountain lion and whether you should be worried; they also talk about a 5 year-old boy who through-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with his parents; a trail closure due to flooding, and more. This episode…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss why some recent backcountry rescues went well due to hikers being prepared. Also, they discuss people taking up residence in our forests, including a discussion about a recent news article on the subject. Rescue on Boundary Peak: https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2021/08/08/ou-professor-ron-bolen-des…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin catch up on recent events: Kevin climbs another 14'er, and to an alpine lake, and Bob and Kevin hike on Pikes Peak. Bob asks listeners to vote for his photography: http://www.hikingbob.com/vote-for-bob.html Also, they ask everyone to take a poll at Elevatethepeak.org South Slope Recreation Area info: https://co…
 
Bob's guest this week is Jennifer Peterson, the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI). They discuss this years 40th anniversary of the founding of RMFI, their current work on the Devils Playground trail on the west side of Pikes Peak, and on the Barr Trail on the east side of America's Mountain. Also, their recently comple…
 
Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Karen Palus is Bob's guest on this week's podcast. A semi-annual guest, she talks with Bob about the opening of the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex and the Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial. They also discuss a study that evaluated the needs of the parks department in terms of infrastr…
 
On this week's podcast, co-host Kevin joins Bob for a lively show. They discuss Kevin's recent trip to Capitol Reef National Park, and a caving misadventure. Also in this podcast: parking reservations for Quandary Peak, and the need to plan ahead in general for outdoor recreation; Colorado Springs 150th Anniversary Celebration; free Colorado State …
 
On this 5th Anniversary episode, Bob's guest is Colorado Springs TOPS Park Ranger Supervisor Gillian Rossi. They talk about Leave No Trace principles and why they are important for the health of our parks and open spaces, and the wildlife in them. They also discuss the role of park users in influencing other park users to follow LNT principles. Lea…
 
On this week's podcast, Mandy Horvath returns to tell the story of her history-making ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She talks about the physical and emotional affects of her visit to Tanzania and of her climb to the summit of the mountain. You'll be in awe of her most recent accomplishment. Mandy Horvath on Instagram: @lifeproofbionicwoman Mandy's web…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Kate Miyamoto from the Colorado state office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. They discuss the role of BLM, it's land holdings in Colorado, to include recreational lands and more. After the podcast, Ms. Miyamoto provided more information, that can be found here: https://bit.ly/3qNm6bd This week's podcast…
 
On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's recent hikes in the Roosevelt National Forest, and wonder why trails that were destroyed by fire at the same time as the Waldo Canyon Fire have been rebuilt, while Waldo Canyon is still unrestored. Also, Bob reviews some products he's been sent, and a product Kevin will be testing. Also, l…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Avery, the host of the "Crispy Soul Podcast". Avery explains what a "crispy soul" is, and then she and Bob discuss their adventures in outdoor recreation, how she got started hiking and camping, including mistakes made along the way. Avery also talks about how outdoor recreation helps her mental state, and gen…
 
On this week's podcast, co-host Kevin finishes reviewing the hiking he did in National Parks in New Mexico. Bob talks about visiting the soon-to-be completed Pikes Peak Summit House; they also discuss pre-planning hiking trips and being prepared; is Pikes Peak the right hike for your first 14'er; and more. Ten Essentials: https://bit.ly/2TxGWid Roc…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Kevin's recent trip to a few National Parks in New Mexico; the "Recreate Responsibly" campaign, and what you should do if your favorite trail is busy; answering a listener question; and more. Recreate Responsibly: https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/ Pocket Pals Trail Maps: https://www.pptrailma…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Wesley Trimble, the Communications and Creative Director for the American Hiking Society. He and Bob discuss the origins of AHS, it's mission, membership and National Trails Day. It's an interesting discussion about an influential group. This week's podcast sponsored by Springs Homes (www.springshomes.com) Ame…
 
On this week's podcast, the guest is physical therapist and "The Healthy Hiker", Alicia Filley. A frequent guest on the podcast, and Bob's resident expert on fitness, she talks about how to get rid of the extra "COVID weight" many people seemed to gain, and how to exercise at home to get in shape for the summer hiking season. The Healthy Hiker webs…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Mandy Horvath, the "Lifeproof Bionic Woman". Mandy recounts the traumatic event that permanently changed her life, the challenges that followed, and her accomplishments along the way. Her next challenge is to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, and she talks about her preparation and fund raising efforts for the climb. Man…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss an illegal hiking group of 153 people in the Grand Canyon; more land access restrictions coming; and should Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs be permanently closed?; Colorado Public Lands Day https://copubliclandsday.com/ Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.pat…
 
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a very rare fatal bear attack in Colorado; a couple of 14er's that have been closed by their private owners and what led it to happen; a free source of topographical maps, and more. Topo maps: www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads Local trail maps: Pocket Pals trail maps https://www.pptrailmap…
 
On this week's podcast, there's a lot of outdoor recreation politics for Colorado. First, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the "Keep Colorado Wild Pass" bill that was recently introduced in the state senate. You can read the bill language here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-249 and read the FAQ here: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Financial-S…
 
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