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May 6, 2021

#41: Mount Rainier National Park

Rising more than 14,000 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.

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April 29, 2021

#40: Climbing Mount St. Helens

What’s the most difficult day hike we’ve ever done? Without question it was climbing to the top of Mount St. Helens National Volc…

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April 22, 2021

#39: Mailbag!

It’s time for our monthly mailbag episode again, where we answer questions about national parks and other public lands, as well a…

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April 15, 2021

#38: The Ten Essentials

What’s in your backpack? To prevent emergencies from happening while you’re hiking, and to deal with any that might arise, it’s i…

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April 8, 2021

#37: Above the Arctic Circle

Alaska’s eight national parks contain some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in the NPS system, but two of them, Gates of …

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April 1, 2021

#36: Dead Horse Point State Park

One of the most beautiful state parks in the country, Utah’s Dead Horse Point State Park, offers jaw-dropping views and incredibl…

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March 25, 2021

#35: Mailbag!

It’s time for our monthly mailbag episode again, where we answer questions about national parks and other public lands, gear, cam…

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March 18, 2021

#34: New Mexico Land of Enchantment

New Mexico has so many natural and historical wonders you’ll have to visit several times to see them all.

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March 11, 2021

#33: Monumental National Monuments

When we set out to visit all of the national parks, we drove past countless national monuments on our quest to check all the park…

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March 4, 2021

#32: Denali National Park

Who hasn’t dreamed of seeing the tallest peak in North America close up? Denali, at 20,308 feet in elevation, and its namesake na…

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Feb. 25, 2021

#31: Mailbag!

Our first all-mailbag episode. Thank you for all the questions and comments you’ve sent to us about our podcast.

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Feb. 18, 2021

#30: Six Astounding State Parks

In this episode we take you with us on a journey to six of our favorite state parks as we talk about what makes each of these par…

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Feb. 11, 2021

#29: Horse Pack Trip into the Wilderness

Saddle up, partner! Apologies for the corny opening, but—spoiler alert—more horse-related puns are awaiting you in this episode.

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Feb. 4, 2021

#28: Havasu Falls

Taking a wish out of Karen’s bucket, in 2016 we braved the hike down into the Grand Canyon to Havasu Falls with our friends John …

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Jan. 28, 2021

#27: Our Favorite Hikes in the National Parks

In this episode we talk about some of our favorite hikes in the national parks.

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Jan. 14, 2021

#26: Death Valley National Park

Despite its not-so-enticing name, Death Valley National Park is one of our favorite destinations, especially in the winter months.

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Dec. 31, 2020

#25: Here and There

In this end-of-the-year episode, we talk about many of the topics listeners have suggested to us that aren’t long enough for a fu…

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Dec. 17, 2020

#24: National Park of American Samoa

Little did we know when we cavalierly made the announcement ten years ago that we were going to visit every U.S. national park th…

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Dec. 10, 2020

#23: Dories, Ho!: Floating the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyo…

In this second part of our mini-series about floating the Colorado River in a small wooden dory boat, we share stories from our s…

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Dec. 3, 2020

#22: Dories, Ho!: Floating the Colorado River Through the Grand Canyo…

For years we’d ask people who’d traveled the world, “What’s the best outdoor adventure trip you’ve ever taken?” To our surprise, …

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Nov. 19, 2020

#21: One Man’s Wilderness: Lake Clark National Park

No state in the Union has more public space than Alaska; nearly 90% of the land is owned by the state or federal government. Lake…

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Nov. 12, 2020

Bonus Episode: 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you have trouble finding the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast on your list,

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Nov. 5, 2020

#20: Scenic Drives Through Public Lands

Brilliant, breathtaking, and magnificent are just some of the words we would use to describe the scenic drives we discuss in this…

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Oct. 22, 2020

#19: Adventures in Olympic National Park

Featuring a park in our home state of Washington on this episode, we discuss some of the highlights and must-sees at Olympic Nati…

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