Episodes

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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Oct. 8, 2020

#18: Winter in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

While visiting Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks in the winter can feel like stepping into a Christmas card photo, staying i…

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Sept. 24, 2020

#17: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Had the government not stepped in to protect the land that today makes up these magnificent parks, the Giant Sequoias may have be…

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Sept. 10, 2020

#16: The Wave in Northern Arizona

We had all but given up on ever getting a permit to hike to one of the most sought-after sites in the American Southwest: The Wav…

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Aug. 13, 2020

Bonus Episode: How much it costs to visit all 62 national parks

It is by far the most frequent question we get from readers and listeners: How much did it cost you to visit all 62 national park…

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July 23, 2020

#15: Our Favorite Places in Yellowstone

Few places, if any, in the lower 48 states have remained as wild and undisturbed as Yellowstone National Park.

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July 9, 2020

#14: Outdoorsy in Vegas

In this episode we explore many of the great public lands that are within day-tripping-distance from—that’s right—Las Vegas.

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June 25, 2020

#13: The Great American Bison Road Trip

In this episode, we talk about a buffalo-themed road trip we took across the northern plains states to some national and state pa…

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June 11, 2020

#12: Misadventures in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Matt and Karen are joined by friends John and Lolly to recount their misadventure on the Chilkoot Trail as they retrace the foots…

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May 28, 2020

#11: Beyond Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks

The five national parks in Utah are spectacular and draw millions of visitors each year for a good reason. But the public lands s…

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May 14, 2020

#10: Trailer Tales from California’s Desert Parks

Teardrop trailers sure look cute and romantic, but what’s it like actually sleeping in one?

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April 30, 2020

#09: Five National Park Hidden Gems

You’ll often see the same handful of National Parks topping the “best of” lists, but there are some real hidden gems out there to…

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April 16, 2020

#08: Katmai National Park: Bear Watching

Join us on this episode to hear stories about our incredible bear encounters and our recommendations for planning your own trip t…

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