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 been lost forever.

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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 Wave in Northern Arizona.

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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 parks?

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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 parks where we visited as many public bison herds as we could fit into two weeks.

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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 footsteps of the prospectors of the Klondike Gold Rush.

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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 surrounding these parks are also packed with natural wonders worth experiencing.

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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 too that are worth visiting.

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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 to Katmai.

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April 2, 2020

#07: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Join Matt and Karen as they descend 750 feet underground to explore what Karen thinks is one of the most magical places in the entire U.S. national park system: Carlsbad Caverns.

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March 19, 2020

#06: Zion National Park: Hiking The Narrows

Standing in waist-deep water while looking up at the towering canyon walls, the scene was breath-taking.

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March 5, 2020

#05: RV Adventures in Arizona

Have you ever wanted to take an RV on an adventure into the National Parks? So did we, so we rented one in Arizona and toured the southern part of the state for a week.

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Feb. 20, 2020

#04: Our Favorite National Park Lodges

Matt and Karen gleefully revisit some of their favorite National Park lodges and the adventures they had staying in them.

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Feb. 6, 2020

#03: Arches National Park: Getting Lost in the Fiery Furnace

Would you go into a fiery furnace on purpose if you knew you’d probably get lost, have to squeeze through narrow openings, and be forced to crab walk over sketchy boulders?

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Feb. 4, 2020

#02: North Cascades National Park: Glaciers and Boulders and Scree Oh…

Join us on our backpacking trip to Sahale Glacier, one of the most beautiful alpine areas in all of the national parks.

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Jan. 30, 2020

#01: Adventure in Alaska

Matt and Karen discuss the National Park visitor center they've created in their home and a crazy trip to Alaska that almost ended in disaster.

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Jan. 22, 2020


Dear Bob and Sue launches January 30th, 2020.

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