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Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

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Letting Go of Perfection: Rocío Villalobos
01:00:59

Whether running an ultramarathon, talking about recovery from her eating disorder, fighting for racial equity, or mentoring youth at Explore Austin, Rocío Villalobos practices patience, not perfection, as she achieves progress.  

In this special episode, we meet up with Rocío at Westcave Preserve in Texas and hike down to a beautiful grotto. We also get to hear the trailer for the new Ravel Media podcast, "Underneath it All" at the start of the show.

Featured in this episode: Rocío Villalobos

Hosted by Gale Straub

A production of Ravel Media

Sponsored by Oregon State University, Danner, & Peak Scents

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Jul 08, 2020
A Natural Leader: Environmental Educator Nicole Jackson
00:50:08

Nicole Jackson is an environmental educator, birder, and co-creator of Black Birders Week. She's also dedicated to connecting people to the environment and each other. As a girl, nature nurtured Nicole growing up on the east side of Cleveland, and much of her career is built around returning the favor.

Throughout our conversation, Nicole gifts us with nature lessons and shares how she's grown into herself as a natural leader and advocate for developing a lifelong relationship with nature.

Featured in this episode: Nicole Jackson

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Oregon State University, Danner, & Peak Scents

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Jul 01, 2020
Embracing Intersectional Environmentalism: Leah Thomas & Kristy Drutman
00:52:42

Because environmentalism should be inclusive of both people and the planet. Leah Thomas, founder of IntersectionalEnvironmentalist.com, and Kristy Drutman, the podcaster behind Brown Girl Green, use the power of their platforms to help us rethink what it means to be an environmentalist in 2020.

While the fight for environmental justice isn’t a new one, it’s not one that’s historically been talked about enough within the environmental movement. But we can't separate the fight for racial equity from the fight against climate change, and the need to slink the two only become more urgent as time passes. 

In this episode, Leah Thomas and Kristy Drutman share their knowledge and help us reflect on the tools we have to become advocates, too.

Featured in this episode: Leah Thomas & Kristy Drutman

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Sierra Designs, Tilley, and Danner

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Jun 24, 2020
An Open Heart to Growth: Ashleigh Thompson
00:46:34

Ashleigh Thompson is an indigenous archaeologist. She's also a runner, climber, photographer, and lifelong learner. Ashleigh's woven her many interests together and is actively building a life that is true to her values. In this episode, we talk about the importance of uplifting indigenous archeologists in the field, the life-long influence her grandmother and running has had on her life, coping with stress through the outdoors, sobriety, and more.

Bio: Ashleigh Thompson is a Red Lake Ojibwe tribal member and PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her favorite place is outside, where she runs, hikes, climbs, and more for healing and happiness. 

Featured in this episode: Ashleigh Thompson

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Danner

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Jun 17, 2020
Black Birders Week is Forever: Danielle Belleny
00:30:59

Danielle Belleny is a wildlife biologist, member of BlackAFinSTEM collective, and co-founder of Black Birders Week, a movement created in response to the Central Park birdwatching incident. In this episode, we’ll hear from Danielle about her love of birds, her path to becoming a wildlife biologist, and the powerful force that is Black Birders Week.

Featured in this episode: Danielle Belleny

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Sponsored by Salomon, Peak Scents, and BetterHelp

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Jun 10, 2020
Call to Action: Black Lives Matter
00:03:02

We want to leave room in your week and your podcast feed for Black Lives Matter. Escaping to the woods, while restorative and wonderful for reflection, won’t effect change. This is a time to listen and learn. This is a time to amplify Black voices. This is a time to vote, to donate, to sign petitions, to march, to protest. This is a time to support Black businesses, educators and organizers. Pay it forward. There’s a whole lot of power in all of those things, especially if we’re all committed today, tomorrow, and every day after.

We compiled some resources, books to read, podcasts to listen to, and Black women and women-led organizations to uplift and support. This is by no means a complete list, but it's a start.

Resources: 

Ally Resource Guide: This guide includes: 1) Where to register to vote 2) Ways to donate 4) Petitions to sign 5) Reps & offices to contact 6) Antiracism resources to listen to, read, and watch 6) Other Antiracism resources

Antiracism for Beginners

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Antiracism Resources for White-Led Organizations 

Rachel Cargle’s Monthly 30 day Course: The Great Unlearn

Listen:

Our Spotify Playlist of Podcast Episodes for Education 

Books to Read:

These Books Can Help You Explain Racism & Protests to Your Kids (via New York Times)

An Antiracism Reading List (via New York Times)

Me & White Supremacy by Leyla F Saad (purchase even if you find a PDF out there)  

Awesome Twitter thread on Black-owned bookstores 

SUPPORT/AMPLIFY/FOLLOW Black Women and Black Women-led Orgs in the Outdoor/Environmental Space 

Note - please give them space and don't DM them right now with your questions. The Ally Resource guide and books should help. So does google! Invest in them, support their work, and if you learn something - consider paying them.

Businesses, Nonprofits, & Organizations

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Music in this episode is by Kai Engel using a CC by A license

Jun 03, 2020
Playing it Safe: Outdoor Rec & COVID-19
00:52:48

We’re heading into summer and parks and trails and beaches around the US are starting to open up again amidst the pandemic. As hikers, paddlers, climbers, runners, we crave time outside, but we also have a responsibility to do so in a way that respects the health of others and the land we’re on. We hear from four women who can help guide us in the right direction as we step out into this strange, familiar world. 

Featured in this episode: Katie Boué, Nadia Mercado, Favia Dubyk, Angela Howe, Laura Borichevsky, and Lora Straub

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Salomon, Peak Scents, and BetterHelp

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May 27, 2020
Stories of Togetherness
00:29:24

We often talk on this show about what we learn about ourselves in the outdoors. We share solo experiences that help us rethink what we’re made of. But there’s a special kind of intimacy that we can cultivate with family, friends, and loved ones when we’re outside. This week, we're sharing memories that celebrate togetherness.

Our hope? That you’ll listen, call a loved one, and relive an outdoor memory, too.

Featured in this episode: Claire Hudson, Karen Viola, Meryl Willett, Kaleigh Wood, Beth Stewart, Ashley Neufeld, Sensi Graves, and Lora Straub

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Salomon & Cusa Tea

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May 20, 2020
Lessons We Can Learn From Wilderness Therapy: Judith Sadora
00:46:40

Judith Sadora, a licensed marriage & family therapist (LMFT) who practices wilderness therapy, shares how she applies some of her backcountry work into her everyday life, and how we might be able to use those tools in the front country, too.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to get out the way we’d like to. Here in the US, states have been under varying levels of lockdown for the last two months. And it’s been wearing on us all in different ways - whether it’s coping with loss, the stress of isolation, grappling with the unknown, or trying to make sense of the inequities and injustices that continue to harm our fellow Americans.

Judith joins us on the podcast to talk through some tips for tapping into nature to manage stress during this time and into the future. We also get to learn what wilderness therapy is and why Judith is so connected to and moved by the practice.

Featured in this episode: Judith Sadora, LMFT & Wilderness Therapist

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May 13, 2020
Leaning into the Unknown: Chris Fagan
00:54:48

Chris Fagan isn't a professional adventurer, but she’s spent a good deal of the leisure time in the last 30 years of her adult life seeing what she’s made of. Chris has skied unguided to the South Pole, run 100-mile ultras, sailed and paddled thought the Inside Passage, and cycled in Tanzania. Adventure is a big part of her alone time, but it’s also formed the foundation of her marriage and family life. Today, it's helping her lean into the unknown of her husband Marty's cancer diagnosis. 

Chris is also a really thoughtful mom. And though Mother’s Day is a holiday that many of us have our reasons for choosing to celebrate or choosing not to celebrate, what Chris says about caring for family really resonates, especially living during this global pandemic. We recommend listening to this conversation through a COVID-19 filter: what Chris says about small moments, resilience, and appreciating the people in your life feels especially poignant today.

Featured in this episode: Chris Fagan

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Sponsored by Salomon and Deuter

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May 06, 2020
Feeling the Loss of A Thru-Hike: Lindsey Falkenburg
00:44:00

Lindsey Falkenburg is feeling the loss of a 2020 thru-hike... and remembering what she's made of. Like a lot of 2020 thru-hikers, Lindsey canceled her plan to hike the Continental Divide Trail in June. In its absence, she's allowing herself to feel the loss - and also filling her cup with urban hiking, art, and re-discovering her resilience.

Featured in this episode: Lindsey Falkenburg & outdoor memory voice memo by Sarina Clark

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Sponsored by Salomon, Deuter, and Travel South Dakota.

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • What thru-hiking has added to LIndsey's life
  • A bit about Lindsey's previous hikes of the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail
  • Why she's intentional about building a career and balanced life between thru-hikes
  • The decision that went into canceling her 2020 southbound thru-hike of the CDT
  • Why Lindsey feels a sense of community with fellow thru-hikers
  • Why Lindsey thinks it's important for outdoor-lovers to grieve the loss of what they were hoping for this season
  • Advice for thru-hikers who had to cancel their hikes
  • Advice for all  people who are experiencing the outdoors differently today

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Apr 22, 2020
Adventuring with Cerebral Palsy: Win Kelly Charles
00:32:26

Win Kelly Charles says it best: "People with cerebral palsy are strong and people with cerebral palsy are determined." In this episode, we hear about all the different ways she finds joy outdoors (snowboarding, climbing, and e-cycling to name a few activities), as well as why she's so motivated to share her life with CP with more people.

Plus, we'll listen to Cherie Schaller's outdoor memory of comfortable silence on an alpine hike in Colorado.

Featured in this episode: Win Kelly Charles & Cherie Schaller

Hosted by Gale Straub

A production of Ravel Media

Sponsored by  Appalachian Gear Company, Cusa Tea, and Travel South Dakota.

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Apr 15, 2020
Our Outdoor Memories
00:50:51

The memories of outdoor adventures are precious and nourishing. They connect us to our friends and certain versions of ourselves. They're our happy places. And they give us the fortitude to push through hard times. This is a compilation of listener outdoor memories that feel especially salient today.

There’s a palpable sense of longing in the air, so we created an  episode that provides space for that longing — and the potential for celebration for the moments we've lived outside, too. 

Featured in this episode:  Becky Marcelliano, Fran Turauskis, Genevieve, Madi Salvati, Mary Straub, Gretchen Powers, Amber, Iz La Motte, Nikki Smith, Andrea Di Maio, Jasmine Jones, Erin Espinosa, Lindsay, Paola Lopez, Annelise Del Rio, Julie Hotz, Sharlene, and Somang Lee.

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Deuter, Appalachian Gear Company & Travel South Dakota

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Apr 08, 2020
Creativity to Guide Us Through: Anna Brones
00:40:54

For Anna Brones, the point of creating is rarely the end result - it's all about the satisfying act of doing. While a lot of us are missing the time we normally spend outside, Anna reassures us that there's inspiration to be found with the materials we have on hand. 

In this episode, we talk with Anna about her Creative Fuel Challenge and Women's Wisdom Project

Featured in this episode: Anna Brones

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Danner & Appalachian Gear Company

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Why creativity is so important in the age of COVID-19
  • About Anna's Creative Fuel challenge - creative prompts sent to your inbox that anyone can do to step outside of their daily routine
  • How Anna is experiencing the outdoors, very close to home
  • Anna's Women's Wisdom Project: 100 paper cuts of inspiring women
  • Why quotes need context
  • What Anna learned from taking on such a big creative challenge

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Apr 01, 2020
Owning Her Body on the Trail: Beth Bradley at No Man's Land Film Festival
01:02:51

Beth Bradley can confidently say that hiking changed her life. Call it her hobby, her love, her self-care. Doing the 52 Hike Challenge has changed the voice in her head from one that says "I'm too fat" to one that believes, without a doubt, that we need to change who we think of when we think of a hiker. 

We interviewed Beth live at No Man's Land Film Festival on March 8th PLUS Gale checked in with Beth this past Monday over the phone because a lot has changed in the world since they met up in Denver.

Featured in this episode: Beth Bradley

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Sponsored by Deuter, Appalachian Gear Company, and  South Dakota Tourism

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Mar 25, 2020
A Blueprint for an Adventurous Life: Shon't Savage
00:43:50

For Shon’t Savage, divorce was a bad thing that turned out to be a good thing. Ten years ago, while sharing custody of her then two year old son, she found herself with free time. Shon’t grieved the days she lost with her son, but filled the space with a newfound love for hiking, camping, backpacking, and cross-country skiing. In doing so, Shon’t found herself once more -- which ultimately made her a better mother.

Featured in this episode: Shon’t Savage

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Sponsored by Danner, Appalachian Gear CompanySouth Dakota Tourism, and BetterHelp

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Mar 18, 2020
To Get the Job Done: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Amanda Monthei
00:36:44

Meet Amanda Monthei, a hotshot wildland firefighter and creative who has made it her mission to empower women and all qualified firefighters to know there is space for them in wildland firefighting. We spoke to Amanda about her path to fighting fires as well as her project “The Women Before Me” that celebrates the women of the Zig Zag hotshot crew, the legacies they humbly left behind, and the qualities they brought to the US Forest Service.

In this episode, we learn how the common traits women bring to the firefighting field are important and why it’s valuable to have those traits in any typically male-dominant field. Amanda wants more women to be wildland firefighters, as well to do other outdoor work like trail building or outdoor management. She encourages them by showcasing the impact and lives of the women who have paved the way for her and asking others to be open to alternative career paths.

Featured in this episode: Amanda Monthei

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How Amanda got from Michigan to the Pacific Northwest to become a wildland firefighter.
  • What a hotshot firefighter is and what the job entails.
  • How women bring a unique and important perspective to the group dynamic of a crew.
  • About the legacy other female firefighters have left Amanda to carry on and why she wants to honor them.
  • How Amanda’s “The Women Before Me” project came about and how she came to pursue it.
  • Why everyone should believe they belong in the jobs they might not see themselves in yet.
  • The value of feeling companionship while breaking barriers.

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Mar 11, 2020
Chasing Space on Earth: Dr. Sian Proctor
00:43:24

Ever dreamed of going to space? Analog astronaut and geoscientist Dr. Sian Proctor shares how she lives out her childhood dream of space exploration here on earth. We talked to Sian just a week after Sensoria, a first of its kind, all-women’s Mars simulation at the HI-SEAS habitat on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

In this episode, we learn how proudly pursuing your passions (in the outdoors and otherwise) helps open up opportunity. Sian followed her curiosity scuba diving, getting her pilot’s license, traveling around the world, and studying science. While not the end goal, all helped her in applying to be an astronaut with NASA. And though she didn’t get the final call, she’s kept herself open to analog space exploration on Earth. We hear how preparing for life in space encourages us to be better environmental stewards and fellow humans on our home planet.

Featured in this episode: Dr. Sian Proctor

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Sponsored by Victorinox Swiss Army, and Alpenventures Unguided.

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How Sian became an analog astronaut
  • Why going on a backpacking trip is a mini-analog space expedition!
  • What Sian hopes to accomplish before age 50
  • Sensoria, an all-women’s Mars simulation which Sian completed at the end of January
  • Why Sian believes diversity must be considered when training and sending people to space
  • How as an African American scientist, Sian hopes to bring in more women of color to to space exploration
  • The importance of proudly pursuing your passions throughout your life
  • Why investing in space is an investment in planet Earth

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Mar 04, 2020
Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project
00:52:55

The power of a two-night backpacking trip in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona is multiplied when it's spent with women who are motivated by a common goal: to help introduce more girls to the outdoors. We backpack with The Cairn Project.

The premise of The Cairn Project is simple: they work with ambassadors to help them host adventure fundraisers.  Then they pool the money and give it out in small grants to nonprofits that get girls and young women outside. 

Featured in this episode: Alison Wright, Sarah Castle, Sally Jewell, Martha Wyckoff, Camille Fiducia, Emily Teitsworth, Marina Fleming, Ashley Carruth, Licia Sahagun, Petrika Peters, and Amanda Neiman.

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Sponsored by Smartwool, Stio, and ThirdLove.

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Dec 11, 2019
Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective
00:46:16

There's a well-kept secret in the international trekking industry. The Porter Voice Collective is raising up the backbone of the industry to advocate for change. In doing so, they're empowering both porters and tourists to speak up for an equitable workforce.

In this episode, we talk with Peak Explorations founder Marinel de Jesus and porter/guide Lucía Merclaluly Vela Sosa to learn about a documentary The Porter Voice Collective is creating to help tell the story of porter treatment on Peru's Inca Trail. They're currently crowdfunding to fund the film - an opportunity for us to take action.

Featured in this episode: Marinel de Jesus & Lucía  Merclaluly Vela Sosa

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Dec 04, 2019
Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren
00:40:47

Jennifer McLaren doesn't have a five year plan for her career in the outdoor industry, but she knows her personal values will continue to align with the work she's doing. Why? From her start in finance to her current role as CEO at Smartwool, Jen has worked hard, learned a lot, and developed a personal toolkit that means she can take her skills and apply them in an industry she's passionate about.

In partnership with Smartwool, we talk with their CEO Jennifer McLaren about how her love of the outdoors and a career in finance collided to take her where she's at today: the leader of a purpose-driven company.

Featured in this episode: Jennifer McLaren, President & CEO of Smartwool

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Nov 27, 2019
Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola
00:43:05

Briana Feola gets to wear the hats of biologist, geologist, and environmental scientist through her work at Brainstorm---all by creating affordable, nature-inspired screenprints and other art that we can hang on our walls.

This is an episode is for creatives, but it’s also for people who dream big in small towns. Because it can often feel like the grass is greener or the opportunity is another stop on your journey, but Briana's story is one of striving to build a simple life while achieving some notable accomplishments in her business.

Gale heads to Briana's studio to learn more about her art, why Briana's chosen New Hampshire as her home, and how she hopes her work helps others dream big, too. 

Featured in this episode: Briana Feola

Hosted by Gale Straub

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Nov 20, 2019
Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen
00:34:00

In partnership with Sherpa Adventure Gear, guest host Laura Hughes interviews Wasfia Nazreen-- mountaineer, activist, and writer-- to learn about what it was like to take a journey up each of the Seven Summits, what it was like to be the first person from Bangladesh to do it, and how approaching external mountains in our lives mirror the personal work it takes to summit our internal ones.

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Nov 15, 2019
All This Possibility: Jenny Bruso
00:54:06

Jenny Bruso's multi-day trek on the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru transformed what she thought was possible for herself; it's opened her up to the idea of hikes around the world and helped refine her mission as the founder of Unlikely Hikers. And while Jenny's enthralled by all this possibility, she's still working through how to trek internationally in a respectful way. 

Featured in this episode: Jenny Bruso

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Nov 13, 2019
Room to Play: Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright
00:47:52

Krystle Wright is an Australian adventure photographer who's worked really hard to make a name for herself taking risks and creating images all over the world: base jumping in the arctic, storm chasing in the American West, free diving with orcas, wandering the desert in Morocco. As she looks ahead to the new year, she's welcoming rest and building more room in her life for play. 

Featured in this episode: Krystle Wright

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Nov 06, 2019
A Big Exhale: Sydney Williams of Hiking My Feelings
00:40:57

For Sydney Williams, “Hiking My Feelings” means identifying trauma, figuring out how it manifests in our bodies through physical and mental disease, and figuring out how to heal from that. For Sydney, it’s been hiking - and taking her story on tour to connect with other people who benefit from it. She believes that showing up as your whole self is how we’ll changed the world: one hike, kayak, bike ride, (fill in the______) at a time.

Featured in this episode: Sydney Williams

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Oct 30, 2019
Forever Unfolding: Kara Richardson Whitely
00:45:30

Kara Richardson Whitely is the author of Gorge, a memoir about her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and her lifelong experience with binge eating disorder, the most common (but least talked about) eating disorder. Kara's proud to be part of a growing community of plus-size adventurers, while simultaneously acknowledging that her relationship with food and her body is forever unfolding.

Featured in this episode: Kara Richardson Whitely

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How's Kara's definition of a "hiker girl" has changed over time
  • What binge eating disorder is, how it's not talked about enough, and why it needs to be talked about more
  • Why, when Kara wrote about her third hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in her memoir Gorge, she decided to include her relationship with food
  • How hiking gives Kara space to think, and how it's basically the opposite of bingeing
  • About the first of Kara's Moving Mountains Retreat series 
  • Why Kara is proud to be part of a growing community of plus size hikers

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Oct 23, 2019
Running Towards the Sun: Verna Volker
00:40:08

Verna is Navajo, a mother of four, and days away from running a 50-mile ultra run. She started running after having her second child 12 years ago. Hear about Verna's journey as a runner and how it’s underlined her resilience as a person. Now she's bringing native women together by uplifting their running journeys, too.

Featured in this episode: Verna Volker

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • About growing up Navajo in Northwest New Mexico
  • How Verna took up running after her second child
  • The ways running has emphasized Verna's resilience
  • Why Verna shares the stories of other native runners through her Instagram: @native_women_running
  • Verna's annual virtual run to raise awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
  • Why Verna places an emphasis on safety (not fear) when running
  • What excites her about the future of Native Women Running

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Oct 16, 2019
What We Need to Fuel Ourselves: Chi Pham
00:39:44

Chi Pham wants you to know that you can fuel your body for success as an outdoor athlete, and it doesn't have to fit in the little boxes you see on social media. Because being focused on health and wellness doesn't mean there's just one way to live your life, Chi is committed to showing up, keeping it real, and encouraging other women to be themselves above all else.

In this episode, we talk about how Chi took her training outdoors, how she slowly started fueling her body to help achieve her goals (rather than feeding into toxic diet culture), and the power Instagram can have on what we think 'fit' looks like.

Featured in this episode: Chi Pham

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • When Chi started identifying as an athlete, and when she took her athleticism outdoors
  • What Chi enjoys most about a triathlon (hint, she likes a challenge!)
  • Why she loves trail running
  • How a bike accident helped put her physical insecurities in perspective
  • When Chi realized her restrictive eating was taking a toll on her training
  • The power Instagram can have over what we think is healthy and what fit looks like
  • Why Chi is frustrated by the sameness of her EXPLORE feed on Instagram
  • Why Chi is happy not to weigh herself anymore
  • About her forthcoming trip to Vietnam to spend time with family and rediscover her roots

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Oct 09, 2019
Shining a Light on Caving: Katt Greaser
00:35:32

Katt Greaser shares her experience on a recent caving trip to Scapegoat Wilderness area in Montana, and encourages you to try the sport, too.

Featured in this episode: Katt Greaser

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How Katt got into caving
  • Why Katt got a later start (in her eyes) on hiking, camping, and caving
  • Recordings from Katt's caving trip in the Scapegoat Wilderness area in Montana
  • What you need to get started caving
  • What it feels like in the cave
  • The benefits of challenging yourself in a sport like caving
  • What Katt will carry with her from the trip

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Sep 25, 2019
If You Want to Try Backpacking, You're in Good Company
00:58:40

With the help of listeners and Backpacking 101 author Heather Balogh Rochfort, we share stories of first-time backpackers and advice to get started. 

Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or a beginner, there's inspiration and a little trail magic (not the thru-hiking kind) to be found in this episode.

Woman featured in this episode: Voice memos: Maggie Rehberg, Holly Bullis, Jennifer Jansen, Lindsey Falkenburg, Victoria Wang, Laura Navar, Tori Morrison, Marie Vanderpool, Lori O’Connell, Sarah Grothjan, Alexandra Goldman, Meg Dagon, and Julie Hotz.

Interview with Heather Balogh Rochfort on getting started backpacking.

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Stories of listeners' first time out backpacking
  • The story of host Gale Straub's first backpacking trip
  • Conversation with Heather Balogh Rochfort, author of Backpacking 101, about practical advice for women who are new to backpacking, including:
    • Safety
    • Hygiene
    • What to pack
    • Leave No Trace
  • Advice from listeners about what they wish they knew when they got started, as well as specific advice for fellow solo backpackers
  • A bit of cheerleading you didn't know you needed to take the final step towards your first backpacking trip!

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Sep 18, 2019
A Beautiful Place of Healing: Emilee Struss
00:42:59

Sometimes the hardest thing isn’t running an ultra marathon or topping out at a climbing competition, it’s showing up for yourself in small ways, taking a step back and figuring out what you need so you can figure out who you are. For a long time, Emilee Struss identified as a climber and an endurance runner. Persistent injuries have made her dig into the hard work of self-love.

Featured in this episode: Emilee Struss

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How growing up in an athletic family shaped Emilee's interest and desires
  • About finding climbing as a 16 year old in Minnesota
  • How a fall from a 70 foot tree gave Emilee a sense of gratitude beyond her years
  • About struggling through persistent injuries, and the space that opened up in the process
  • Why Emilee is more interested in enjoying the journey outdoors than big accomplishments
  • Why selling her climbing equipment isn't saying no to climbing, it's taking a pause and saying yes to other opportunities
  • What Emilee is hoping for in her writing career and business
  • How Emilee defines success today
  • Advice Emilee has for others going through injuries or setbacks

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Sep 11, 2019
With Respect for Rolling Tundra: Ranger Sara Wolman
00:48:13

Sara Wolman is an interpretive park ranger for US Fish and Wildlife in King Salmon, Alaska. Find out how she's building a career, fostering community, and raising a young child in the rolling tundra, and what you do to help gather valuable scientific data to help tell the story of environmental change.

Sara reached out because every day, she's confronted with a story that's just not getting enough attention: marine mammal and bird dieout on Bristol Bay - - and what it could mean for the rest of the world.

Featured in this episode: Sara Wolman

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • About how Sara fell in love with Alaska on a visit in college and knew she needed to return
  • Sara's early career doing trail work in Alaska, Washington, and California
  • About working at Katmai National Park as a ranger, and a couple of tips for those looking to work at a federal agency
  • What a National Park conservancy or "friends of" group is
  • Her career evolution to working at US Fish and Wildlife as an interpretive ranger
  • About the marine species die-offs occuring on Bristol Bay and what they might say about the rest of the world
  • How we can help collect data for federal agencies and nonprofits that can help tell the story of environmental change
  • Tips for gaining a deeper appreciation fo the natural world when you're spending time outsdie
  • What Sarah loves about living in King Salmon
  • How she's built community living in the bush
  • Why we might need to devote a whole additional episode on women in the bush of Alaska

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Sep 04, 2019
The Vulnerability of Putting Your Voice Out There: Sarah Shimazaki
00:55:15
Aug 28, 2019
Butterflies, Bison, and the Border Wall: Conservationist Krista Schlyer
00:57:49
Aug 21, 2019
A Challenge from the Universe: Sharlene Jones
00:48:45
Aug 14, 2019
Giving Wildlife a Second Chance: Rescue, Rehab & Release
00:45:10
Aug 07, 2019
Adventure Moms: Getting Out There With (and Without) Your Kids
00:50:19
Jul 31, 2019
A Few Big Leaps: Becky Marcelliano
00:44:12
Jul 24, 2019
Pushing Through: Meghan and Laurie Young
00:58:07
Laurie Young stepped into her daughter Meghan's world by joining her on a trek to Annapurna base camp in Nepal. Together they pushed through every challenge that presented itself while learning that limits are flexible and the mother/daughter relationship is more fluid than we think.
Jul 10, 2019
Revisiting Fifty Plus
00:51:40
What's it like to enjoy the outdoors after the age of 50? We're revisiting one of our favorite episodes that helps answer that question with the voices and experiences of you, the listeners.
Jul 03, 2019
To Be Seen: Nikki Smith
01:00:10
Nikki Smith likes to say that she is a climber, photographer, and writer who just happens to be transgender. Professor Brené Brown inadvertently changed Nikki's course when she wrote about midlife, "it's time to show up and be seen." It was the inspiration Nikki needed to step into herself, and it's since served as a reminder of what she wants to do for others.
Jun 28, 2019
Two States to Go on the Appalachian Trail: Grizel Williams
00:43:49
Grizel Williams is a fast hiker on a crowded Appalachian Trail, just two states away from finishing. We talk life on the trail: sexism, craving loneliness, food, periods, switchbacks, and more.
Jun 26, 2019
Safer Alone in the Backcountry: Sarah Grothjan
00:42:10
Sarah Grothjan believes solo hiking is one of the safest things she can do. Sarah explains why she feels safer alone in the backcountry than she does in her off-trail life.
Jun 19, 2019
After the Wildfire: Melissa Geissinger
00:39:04
Melissa Geissinger lost her house in the Tubbs fire in October 2017. Two months later, she had her son Apollo, and life changed forever once again.
Jun 12, 2019
Voices from PGM ONE
00:49:03
What changes about the environmental movement when people of color are both the leaders and the audience? We teamed up with REI to send writer Amanda Machado to the third annual PGM ONE Summit in Philadelphia to answer that question first hand.
Jun 10, 2019
When Your Path Finds You: Sam Ortiz
00:46:44
Sam Ortiz has gone from a beginner to a hiker to a climber to a mountaineer to a plus-size outdoor model in under five years. Her progression has happened in part due to curiosity, timely mentors, and the best kind of fear: the kind you move up and over and end up just a little bit changed on the other side.
Jun 05, 2019
Grit, Guts, and the Right Amount of Gall: Jen Gurecki
00:42:31
Jen Gurecki is a serial outdoor entrepreneur who isn’t afraid to go against the norm when it comes to the businesses she’s started in the industry. With over 20 years of experience, Jen’s the CEO of Coalition Snow, editor-in-chief at Sisu Magazine, and founder of Zawadisha. She even used to co-own a river rafting company. From the outside, each company is quite different - hardwood skis and snowboards vs. editorial print vs. a micro lending venture, but each contains a common thread: an unwavering devotion to putting women in front.
May 29, 2019
Teaching by Example: Low Waste Camper and Garden Ranger Cindy Villaseñor
00:37:17
Cindy Villaseñor is an Enrich LA Garden Ranger who strives to live a low waste lifestyle. She also loves camping, gardening outside of work, and eats vegan. Cindy didn’t grow up doing any of these things, but keeping herself open to learning and opportunities have led her to where she is today.
May 22, 2019
The Curvy Kili Crew
00:57:50
For International Women's Day, 20 plus-size women hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. Each had a different reason and background, but they came together to take up space on the highest mountain in Africa. One goal? To normalize fat hiking around the world. Diandra Oliver brought along a recorder to share the seven-day trek with us.
May 15, 2019
Mothers & Daughters, Outdoors
00:51:28
A celebration of motherhood, outdoors and otherwise. In this episode, you’ll hear from mothers and daughters; it's equal parts a letter of thanks and a guidebook of sorts for a life best lived outdoors.
May 08, 2019
Work and Play: Weekend Adventurer Holly Johnson
00:46:01
Hiking has become both a side hustle and a form of therapy for weekend adventurer Holly Johnson. We talk about how work and play blend together in her life, but also how she deliberately keeps them separate. From her first solo backpacking trip to carving out time for adventure travel outside of her 9-5 job, Holly, aka @missholldoll, is above all else a hiker.
May 01, 2019
Choosing Environmental Optimism
00:40:11
This Earth Day, we’re looking on the bright side. We’re asking, how can a sense of environmental optimism keep us facing forward? What strength do we gain when we’re comfortable starting fresh - whether it’s a climbing route, in our personal lives, or in our approach to sustainability? We climb and camp Kylie Fly in partnership with Mountain Hardwear.
Apr 17, 2019
On and Off the Icefield: Hannah Perrine Mode
00:42:39
Anyone else a ‘bad’ science student in high school? For those who haven’t been indoctrinated, earth science can be all intimidating facts and hard edges. Hannah Perrine Mode is an abstract artist who has found a connection to science through her artwork. Her experiences as a science communicator as part of the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska have opened her up to more diverse methods of sharing glacial and earth science with people - on and off the icefield.
Apr 10, 2019
When Nature Calls, SheFly has the Answer
00:35:58
Shouldn't it be easier for women to use the bathroom outside? Shouldn't pants be made for female anatomy? The founders behind SheFly Apparel think so. They've reinvented pants for us to wear on the trail and elsewhere. Meet two of the three co-founders, Bianca Gonzalez and Charlotte Massey.
Apr 03, 2019
What Happened Next: Afghan Cycles & The Musical Mountaineers
00:43:41
Both filmmaker Sarah Menzies and The Musical Mountaineers accomplished big things after our conversations last year. Sarah debuted her film Afghan Cycles. Rose and Anastasia played music in Seattle's Benaroya Hall. We catch up and celebrate what's next.
Mar 13, 2019
Hike, Journal, Meditate: Kenya & Michelle Jackson-Saulters
00:44:28
A little mindfulness goes a long way. Meet Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters, founders of Outdoor Journal Tour and WE Hike to Heal.
Mar 06, 2019
What We’ve Built Together: Special Bonus Episode
00:25:29
How has the She Explores podcast impacted you? That's what we wanted to know. So we made a special secret bonus episode to celebrate all of the voices on the She Explores podcast, as well as the dedicated work Gale Straub puts into the show.
Mar 01, 2019
100 - Injured & Indoors
00:41:46
When injury sidelines you from your favorite outdoor activities - how to cope, what you learn, and how it feels to get back out there again.
Feb 27, 2019
Making Time for Nature
00:37:52
How to make time for nature, even in the winter season.
Feb 20, 2019
The Power of Storytelling: Danielle Williams & Melanin Base Camp
00:47:04
Stories connect us, help us learn, and help us better understand each other. Melanin Base Camp founder Danielle Williams taps into the power of storytelling to showcase the many different ways people of color and LGBTQ+ folks experience the outdoors.
Feb 13, 2019
The Pledge - Teresa Baker & Danielle Williams
00:18:46
What's the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge? Teresa Baker and Danielle Williams share why it's important for diverse people to take the lead doing the work to make the outdoors a more inclusive, equitable place for all. They also comment on the recent announcement of a CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge by Camber Outdoors.
Feb 13, 2019
Work in Progress: RANGE Founder Jeanine Pesce
00:43:24
Meet Jeanine Pesce, creative connector and founder of RANGE, a creative agency and magazine inspired by the culture of the outdoor movement. We talk about how she's carved out a place for herself in the outdoor industry and the tenth issue of RANGE Mag, centered around the theme 'Work in Progress.'
Feb 06, 2019
Trust the Timing: Ski Mountaineer Caroline Gleich
00:51:03
Caroline Gleich is a ski mountaineer who knows the meaning of scary but rewarding: whether she's climbing 8,000 meter mountains in the Himalayas or anticipating her future as an adventure-seeking wife and mom. Plus, we catch up with Karen Wang two years after we interviewed her for Episode 9, "After the Pacific Crest Trail."
Jan 23, 2019
Reading a River: Heather Hansman
00:46:19
Heather Hansman went on a solo pack rafting adventure for the sake of conservation. Paddling the 730 mile Green River, she learned about the future of water in the west and documented her journey in her upcoming book, Downriver.
Jan 16, 2019
Looking Forward in Our Outdoor Lives
00:50:39
What we're looking forward to in our outdoor lives.
Dec 19, 2018
The Luckiest: Hannah Andry
00:38:31
Ask Hannah Andry, and she’ll tell you she feels like the luckiest girl in the world. She’s in love, she has a new dog and easy access to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She’s also had two heart surgeries within the last year. Hannah’s is a story about how quickly things can change and the ways in which nature can fill up your heart.
Dec 12, 2018
Quitting can be a Kindness: Nicole Antoinette
00:53:23
Nicole Antoinette quit her thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail after about 1,600 miles and she's ok with calling it a failure. In fact, Nicole questions why we have to choose either success or failure. Can't we be kinder with ourselves? Can't we set out to both succeed and fail?
Dec 05, 2018
Postpartum: Kristina Frost
00:39:13
Becoming a new mom has changed the way Kristina Frost experiences the outdoors. And she's realizing, it's not better or worse - it's just different. We talk to Kristina before and after she takes her two-month-old daughter Emma camping for the very first time.
Nov 28, 2018
What We Have to Give
00:46:17
What we have (and want) to give to ourselves and to others is often clarified through time outside.
Nov 21, 2018
Lost & Found
01:03:34
Lost in the mountains is a vulnerable place to be. Lydia Sturgis shares her experience losing the trail for a night in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, and heli nurse Krista Elkins gives advice for both how to prevent getting lost and what to do if it happens.
Nov 14, 2018
Alone with Her Thoughts on the Welsh Coastal Path: Hiranya de Alwis Jayasinghe
00:45:16
Hiranya de Alwis Jayasinghe set out to be the first "BAME" woman in the United Kingdom to thru hike the Welsh Coastal Trail. She didn't achieve her goal, but after 570 miles on foot, she could hear herself loud and clear.
Nov 07, 2018
Down with Adventure: Melody Forsyth
00:43:40
Pregnant with her daughter Ruby, Melody Forsyth thought hiking would be her "last hurrah" when she found out Ruby has Down Syndrome. Turns out, it was just the beginning.
Oct 24, 2018
Nature as a Disruptive Force for Queer Youth: Elyse Rylander
00:43:04
Elyse Rylander is the founder and executive director of OUT There Adventures, a nonprofit dedicated to empower queer young people through their connection with the natural world. Elyse believes nature is a disruptive force for queer youth and hopes to foster their identities and love of the outdoors.
Oct 17, 2018
Leading with Humility: Tsedo Sherpa-Ednalino
00:38:41
Tsedo Sherpa-Ednalino is the COO of Sherpa Adventure Gear. Leading with humility and flexibility is part of her Sherpa heritage, and doing so is integral to her life as an executive and a mother.
Oct 10, 2018
Lightening Trauma's Invisible Weight on the Trail: Sydney Williams
00:43:33
Sydney Williams is more than a weight loss story, or an outdoors person with Type II diabetes, or a trauma survivor. But hiking the Trans-Catalina trail the second time helped her put it all together.
Sep 26, 2018
Bike Touring is About More Than Just Bikes: Mary Ann Thomas
00:46:05
Mary Ann Thomas loves bike touring because it's accessible, it helps her care for her body, it connects her with people she might not otherwise meet, and it has helped her express the truest parts of herself.
Sep 19, 2018
Nature Up Close: Science Illustrator Kristin Link
00:42:38
Kristin Link is a science illustrator and an artist living off the grid in McCarthy, Alaska. She shares about her life there, why she loves helping people see the natural world up close through science illustration, and her tips for applying to artist-in-residencies at National Parks.
Sep 12, 2018
Venturing in the Mountains and in Business: Georgina Miranda
00:47:59
Georgina Miranda lives mindfully in business and while pursuing the Explorer Grand Slam: standing on the highest summits in each continent as well as the North and South Pole. The founder of She Ventures and Altitude 7 shares how years spent summiting the highest mountains in the world drove home her devotion to creating businesses and taking adventures that have a positive social impact on the world.
Sep 05, 2018
The Musical Mountaineers
00:42:02
Anastasia and Rose hike their violin and keyboard, respectfully, into the mountains of Washington to play music to greet the rising sun. In doing so, they hope to inspire others to share their own gifts with the world.
Aug 22, 2018
Grandma's Ride
00:41:16
Taryn's grandma Carol went on a bike tour in 1944 with her girlfriend Billie. We hear from Carol about the "ordinary adventure" she took at home during World War II.
Aug 15, 2018
Sharing Wisdom: Cheryl Strayed & Anna Brones
00:40:45
Cheryl Strayed never planned on giving advice professionally and doesn't love a guru, but she agrees with Anna Brones that everyone has wisdom to bestow upon others. The key is to seek as much as you share.
Aug 08, 2018
Because Trails Inspire: Sirena Rana Dufault
00:41:47
Sirena Rana Dufault is an expert on trails, but that hasn't always been the case: hers is a hard-won expertise born of patience. Trails inspired her to persevere through the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, develop an intimate relationship with her newfound home state of Arizona, and change the course of her career.
Aug 01, 2018
Something New
00:31:53
What’s up with the over-the-top uncertainty we sometimes feel when we try something new? We share two women’s stories of trying new things in spite of self-doubt or feeling like they won’t measure up.
Jul 25, 2018
The Story of an Adventure Friendship
00:34:38
This is the story of how Gretchen Powers and Alexandra Roberts became adventure partners. It's also about what it means to be an adventure friend, and how you might find one, too.
Jul 18, 2018
Solo (But Not Quite Alone)
00:39:22
Your stories of spending time solo in the outdoors. Including a bikepacker, a so-called fat hiker, an aspiring astronaut, an extrovert, two med students, and a backcountry paddler, in short - you and me.
Jul 11, 2018
How to Be a Role Model: Mirna Valerio
00:36:44
Ultrarunner Mirna Valerio is a role model for many because by doing what she loves, she shows others what is possible. She’s modeling being a black, fat girl running, moving her body up and over mountains.
Jul 04, 2018
Fifty Years as an Outdoor Entrepreneur: Sheri Tingey
00:49:32
Sheri Tingey has been making gear in the outdoor industry for the past 50 years, and she's done a lot of it with her own two hands. Learn about what drives her to solve problems, how she learned the important lesson of slowing down, and what happened after she re-started her career in her 50's by founding Alpacka Raft.
Jun 27, 2018
DIY: Advocating for Parks Near and Far
00:33:23
A beginner's guide of sorts to advocating for land we can all love and enjoy. This week, we’re back camping with Amanda Machado, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and 13 women who are passionate about learning about championing public land.
Jun 20, 2018
Breaking Ground for Others
00:36:26
Ever feel like you're alone in your relationship with the outdoors? Join a group of women who are leading the way in their communities by spending time outside and breaking ground for others to do the same.
Jun 13, 2018
One Step at a Time: Karla Amador
00:39:41
Could a hike a week change your life? Interview with Karla Amador, co-founder of 52 Hike Challenge. We talk about why she chose to hike 52 times in a year, how It helped clarify what she wanted out of work and life, and how a feeling of accomplishment can carry with you long after the trail.
Jun 06, 2018
Perfectly Capable of Climbing: Kareemah Batts
00:41:08
Kareemah Batts is a cancer survivor and the founder of Adaptive Climbing Group. After finding climbing after losing part of her leg to cancer, Kareemah wanted to share the feeling she has on the wall with others. She's done with sympathy, she just wants to climb.
May 30, 2018
Fat and Outdoorsy: Jenny Bruso
00:39:24
Jenny Bruso is the founder of Unlikely Hikers. Her work is rooted in her belief that there is room for every body on the trail.
May 23, 2018
Finding Nature in the In-Between: Simone Martin-Newberry
00:34:30
Simone Martin-Newberry is a plant person. And the attention she pays to flora has led to her discovery that contrary to what most media would have you believe, nature is everywhere - especially if you're open to finding it.
May 16, 2018
Playing to Her Strengths
00:43:29
In climbing, it's key trust yourself and your community. Discover what it's like to attend the Flash Foxy Women's Climbing Festival through the ears of a beginner. Jaymie Shearer takes us to Bishop, CA to climb, contemplate, and learn some life lessons.
May 09, 2018
When You Just Have to Laugh
00:46:13
Those moments on the trail when you just have to laugh because it's the only way forward. Live storytelling of mishaps in the outdoors and an interview with Marielle Cowdin of Oregon Wild. Recorded at the Columbia Flagship store in Portland, OR.
Apr 25, 2018
Risk Takers
00:45:47
What happens when we take risks when we’re spending time outside? How does it pay off and when does it backfire? These are your stories of taking risks in the outdoors.
Apr 18, 2018
All In: Sarah Menzies
00:45:53
Sarah Menzies is all in. Whether it's her adventure documentary film career or her relationships, Sarah is fully committed to following through on giving back to others. Sarah’s story is about what she would do for her many loves, and in turn, and what they would do for her.
Apr 11, 2018
Offline: In Open Air
00:38:28
What happens when we go offline for a camping and hiking trip in the Olympic Peninsula with a plein air painter and a food blogger? We get really inspired.
Apr 04, 2018
HumaNature: The Hunt
00:36:44
Jessi Johnson is a bowhunter and a public lands advocate. This week we're presenting a story from the HumaNature podcast about how one backcountry trip lead her on a heartbreaking odyssey.
Mar 28, 2018
The Girls behind 'Granite Gals'
00:30:36
Sisters Alex and Sage Herr have been summiting peaks in the White Mountains since they were 5 years old. Now 15 and almost 13, respectively, their enthusiasm for hiking has remained the same as ever. Proof that for all the activities we grow out of in life, there’s no saying you have to grow out of hiking.
Mar 21, 2018
Are you allowed to change your dream?
00:42:27
Maybe it's a list of mountains to climb, or debt to repay, or a family to grow - we all tuck dreams in the back of our minds. And yet the older we get, the more we realize that life gets in the way. Many of us end up looking in the mirror and asking the scariest of questions: Am I allowed to change my dream?
Mar 07, 2018
Abuela Afuera: Grandmother Outside
00:30:06
Caro Luevanos-Garcia believes the key to closing the gaps between generations can be found in the outdoors. And she also believes the inverse: that people across generations can find the outdoors with the help of each other.
Feb 28, 2018
An (Adventure) Book Club for the 21st Century
00:42:48
A book is often just a jumping off point to talk about other topics we care deeply about. In this episode, we bring mountain guide and writer Charlotte Austin's Adventure Grapes Online Book Club to life. Along with Charlotte and outdoor author Shawnté Salabert, host Gale Straub discusses questions of gender roles in the outdoors and adventure narratives, as well as the outdoors' role in mental health issues.
Feb 21, 2018
What They Have In Common: Pure Land
00:39:02
Interview with Annette McGivney, author of Pure Land. When she says she has something in common with a murderer, she’s right. And she also has something in common with a tourist from Japan, as well as the American landscape. Annette's is a story of trauma, healing, and connection. While there's darkness, there's a whole lot of light.
Feb 14, 2018
Fifty Plus
00:49:00
What is it like to enjoy the outdoors after the age of 50? We asked and you answered.
Jan 31, 2018
Native Connection to the Land: Jaylyn Gough
00:44:38
Interview with Jaylyn Gough, Navajo outdoors woman and founder of Native Women's Wilderness. Jaylyn has found strength and healing in the outdoors in her life: in fact, it's come second nature. She talks about why she shares her connection with the land with other Native Americans, how non-natives can support her work, and her long term vision for Native Women's Wilderness.
Jan 24, 2018
Commitment and Community: Nicole Brown
00:33:53
Nicole Brown is founder of Women Who Hike. In October, she set out to hike Southern California's three highest mountains in 24 hours. Nicole was confident leading up to the challenge, but very little went according to plan. Learn about the power of her community, living (and hiking) with a chronic autoimmune disease, and committing to a challenge, even when success might just be out of reach.
Jan 17, 2018
Never Too Late to Become a Mountain Nomad
00:38:26
After 15 years working a practicing lawyer, Marinel de Jesus decided to leave her legal career to pursue her love of the mountains and run her trekking company, Peak Explorations, full time. Marinel’s is a story of great cultural expectations: after a childhood growing up in the Philippines, Marinel moved to Seattle at the age of 13. Her parents instilled in her the importance of stability: finding a good job, marrying, having a family. As the only daughter, she was closely protected and encouraged not to take risks. Find out how Marinel started listening to her inner voice, taking groups on treks around the world, and using her skills to advocate for others.
Jan 10, 2018
Her Legacy
00:42:19
We travel to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia to create a story about the visible impact we leave behind on the country we live in and the countries we visit.
Dec 13, 2017
Great Lakes, Greater Goals: Traci Lynn Martin
00:40:23
Traci Lynn Martin is currently attempting two big goals: 1) to set a new world record for number of miles paddled in a surfski kayak 2) to be the first to circumnavigate all 5 Great Lakes in that kayak within 12 months. These are seriously big goals, but to Traci, they're just a series of little goals to show other people with Rheumatoid Arthritis what they could achieve, too.
Dec 06, 2017
Where is Wilderness?
00:35:29
Last winter Emma Hayward reached out to ask Gale, "What does wilderness mean to you?" Emma was working on her senior thesis project. As an environmental science major with a love for the ocean, she wanted to dig into not only the "what" of wilderness, but the "where."
Nov 29, 2017
Cerebral Palsy Strong: Katy Fetters
00:38:20
We talk with Katy Fetters, founder of the movement Cerebral Palsy Strong, about how she's found adaptability and vulnerability to be her strengths on the trail, overlanding in South America, and in every day life.
Nov 22, 2017
The Unexpected of the Cave
00:49:57
There's magic to be found in a small park. Writer Korrin Bishop shares Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve through the voices of three women: park superintendent Vicki Snitzler, interpretive ranger Kat Gans, and artist Jean Robertson.
Nov 08, 2017
When a Run is Not Just a Run: Olympian Sarah Attar
00:32:49
Sarah Attar, the first female runner to represent Saudi Arabia in the Olympics, believes in the intimacy of learning a landscape on your own two feet. We talk with Sarah about the inspiration she finds in the mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, the power of tuning in to your speaking voice, and the recognition that every hill you climb and every accomplishment you make becomes a part of you.
Oct 25, 2017
Doing the Work: Adventure Photographer Kylie Fly
00:31:18
We talk with Kylie Fly about how she's creating her own career in the outdoor industry as an adventure photographer, when it's right to say no to opportunities, and why for her, people always come first.
Oct 18, 2017
Tired But Happy, Together
00:31:11
Host Gale takes her twin sister Lora backpacking for the very first time. They spend the night in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The hope? To be tired but happy, together.
Oct 11, 2017
A Moment of Growth
00:43:51
The smallest moments can have a real impact on our lives. We reflect on those moments in the outdoors, in the workplace, and in our personal lives. we hear from a solo sailor approaching fifty years old, an adventure photographer on a mission to learn how to surf, an entrepreneur letting go after a loss, and a cancer survivor celebrating with a hike - among others.
Oct 04, 2017
Permission Slip
00:33:35
Ever feel like you need permission to try something new? We talk with Amanda Machado, author of the Vox essay "The Strangeness of Being a Latina who Loves Hiking."
Aug 30, 2017
Confidence
00:38:42
On the trail, is confidence good, bad, or something in between? We talk with Lisa Michelle, a woman who lost her hiking partner tragically while hiking solo. We discover how Lisa is able to reconcile still doing what she loves when there's risk involved.
Aug 23, 2017
Out There: High On Failure
00:49:11
Can failure bring out the best in you? We're excited to share one of our favorite outdoor podcasts with you, "Out There Podcast." This week, we chat with host Willow Belden and share her award-winning episode, "High On Failure," which is all about one woman's attempt at a 550 mile trail race.
Aug 16, 2017
On Paper
00:32:55
What do you do when your life looks great "on paper" but it isn't the life you want? We talk with Shelby Stanger, journalist and host of the podcast "Wild Ideas Worth Living" about what she gained when she left a high paying job 9 years ago.
Aug 09, 2017
Carving Out a Home of Her Own
00:39:22
Crystal Brindle is the park ranger only child of two park rangers. She was born to work for the National Park Service in the United States, so why did she decide to start a career as a biodiversity ranger in New Zealand? After a whole life on the move, Crystal found a home of her own.
Aug 02, 2017
Complicating the Narrative: the Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment
00:39:58
What's top of mind for women in the outdoor space right now? We go to the inaugural "Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment" in the Presidio of San Francisco with that question in the back of our mind. We find out that "empowerment" is more dynamic than the story we often tell ourselves.
Jul 26, 2017
More Than Lyme: Redefining Strength
00:40:06
We talk with Chloe O’Neill, founder of "More Than Lyme." She’s had Lyme Disease for most of her young life. For Chloe, the vague, intermittent, but often debilitating symptoms of the disease have impacted her life view in both negative and remarkably positive ways. Stay tuned for the end of the episode, there's a sneak peak of our new podcast, "Women on the Road," hosted by Laura Hughes.
Jul 12, 2017
When to Hold On (and When to Let Go)
00:29:24
Annie Nyborg isn’t an entrepreneur or an extreme athlete or a thru hiker. She’s as passionate about the environment as she is about spending time in the back country as she is about being a mother. After years of feeling like the “grass was greener” everywhere but where she was - Annie let go of her expectations and in doing so, found the closest thing possible to the life work she was searching for.
Jul 05, 2017
Laying the Groundwork: Starting Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps
00:37:52
Agnes Vianzon has been working hard. After years of experience with the California Conservation Corps (CCC), Agnes decided to take start her own Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps, self-described as a youth and young adult "development and leadership program committed to building a stronger and more inclusive community... through transformational backcountry experiences."
Jun 28, 2017
Sisters in Persistence
00:36:25
Sisters Julie Hotz and Shelly Blacketer grew up together in rural Texas but took very separate paths. Living 1,500 miles away, they decided to train for their first race together: a half-ironman. This episode is kind of about that race, but it's more about two sisters coming together in a novel way.
Jun 21, 2017
To Dad, From Daughter
00:50:25
How has your dad shaped your experiences in the outdoors? Prompted by a message from a new father, we asked you to share your stories and received a breadth of responses.
Jun 14, 2017
Saving Her Backyard
00:33:09
Bridgette Meinhold is selling landscape artwork to help save her backyard: Bonanza Flats, 1,350 acres of alpine meadows near Park City, Utah. Bridgette, fellow residents and nonprofits have until June 15th to close a $15M gap to help the town secure the land and conserve it.
Jun 07, 2017
Finding Balance in the Hustle with Sarah Knapp
00:33:15
Striking out on your own means a whole lot of hustling. We interview Sarah Knapp, the founder of OutdoorFest and Mappy Hour about how she got started, how she finds time, and how she's learning to appreciate an accomplishment before moving onto her next goal.
May 24, 2017
Climber, Activist, Entrepreneur, and Feminist: Shelma Jun, founder of Flash Foxy
00:32:32
Interview with Shelma Jun, founder of Flash Foxy, the Women's Climbing Festival, and the Never Not Collective. We talk with Shelma about the ripple effect of starting small in a place that she knew: the climbing community.
May 17, 2017
Wild & Weightless: Quieting the Voice of Disordered Eating with the Help of the Outdoors
00:38:13
Interview with "Wild and Weightless" founder Kristen Ales. We talk about her personal experiences at a young age with binge eating disorder and anorexia, how she's quieted that voice in her head, and how she's driven to help others with eating disorders through wilderness therapy.
May 10, 2017
Women of 5Point Adventure Film Festival
00:40:37
On April 20th, we headed to Carbondale, CO for our first adventure film festival. We talked to its founder, Julie Kennedy, and five creative women who find inspiration in its community. We learn about the trends in adventure filmmaking and the importance of seeking out the people and places that motivate you to create.
May 03, 2017
The Power of Showing Up: CEO Haley Robison
00:37:04
Haley Robison, CEO of the hammock and tent company Kammok, believes in the power of play, type 2 fun, and most importantly: showing up. We interview her about how her 20's took her from being a consultant at Bain to a wilderness guide to getting her masters. Now a CEO at a startup, Haley shares her insights on breaking into a new industry and finding comfort in the uncomfortable.
Apr 26, 2017
Taking Shape: Making Outside Magazine's Women's Issue
00:31:05
We interview Outside Magazine's deputy editor Mary Turner and art & photography director Hannah McCaughey about their women's XX factor issue.
Apr 19, 2017
A Safe Space: Mental Health & the Outdoors
00:41:01
A discussion on the ways spending time outside impacts our mental health. We interview Florence Williams, author of "The Nature Fix" and Sonya Pevzner, who blogs about anxiety and depression as it relates to the outdoors.
Apr 05, 2017
Small Beauty on the Appalachian Trail : Rahawa Haile
00:34:40
Following the blazes and looking up at the clouds. Interview with Rahawa Haile, author of the essay "How Black Books Lit My Way Along the Appalachian Trail" on Buzzfeed.
Mar 22, 2017
No Straight Paths: Erin Outdoors
00:27:24
Because it's OK to not have it all figured out. We interview Erin Sullivan, the writer behind "Erin Outdoors" about finding your path (in the outdoors and otherwise) through vulnerability, saying no, and self-awareness.
Mar 08, 2017
Conservation and Experience: Jerryne Cole
00:34:06
Jerryne "Jerri" Cole believes experience is key to conservation of public and private land. For Jerri, a lifetime of connection to nature has correlated to a lifetime of stewardship for the natural world.
Feb 22, 2017
Finding Your Voice to Speak for Public Land - Katie Boué
00:29:45
Learn how you can help protect the outdoors you love by using social media. We interview Katie Boué about how you can use the phone in your pocket to enact real-life change in an ever-changing landscape.
Feb 08, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Paulina Dao
00:28:48
Weekend climbing, camping, hiking, and backpacking is not so different from going it "full time." Meet Paulina Dao, the blogger behind "Little Grunts" and an honest advocate for spending time outside.
Jan 25, 2017
Backcountry Bonding: Trail Mavens & Wild Women's Project
00:31:52
Bringing women together in the outdoors. Meet Sasha Cox, founder of Trail Mavens, and Amanda Goad, founder of Wild Women's Project, two very different companies whose missions are built on backcountry bonding.
Jan 11, 2017
Towards a More Inclusive Outdoors: What We Can Do
00:40:20
Communication, activism, and reflection. In the second part of our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors, we talk with experts to provide practical steps for how organizations AND individuals can cultivate a more inclusive outdoor space.
Dec 21, 2016
Kim Vawter: After the PCT
00:32:28
Real life lessons learned while thru hiking. We interview Kimberly Vawter, who quit her job as a school principal in Los Angeles to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
Dec 14, 2016
The Women of Wylder
00:34:31
Entrepreneurship, sustainable outdoor gear, and making a difference: a new kind of outdoor retail company. We talk with the women of Wylder Goods, which just launched this week. Featuring co-founders Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott as well as Gina Peters.
Nov 30, 2016
Diversity: "Beyond the Buzzword"
00:37:10
The outdoors and diversity, equity, & inclusion. We team up with Liz Song from Snowqueen and Scout to investigate the many barriers that a diverse group of people from enjoying and embracing the outdoors.
Nov 23, 2016
Carrot Quinn: After the PCT
00:30:14
Hope, empowerment, and appreciation. Carrot Quinn, author of "Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart", teaches us lessons from the trail and reminds us that WE have the power to change the world we live in.
Nov 09, 2016
Part 2: Adventuring with Kids
00:30:24
The benefits and challenges to getting outdoors with your kids. We interview Shanti Hodges, founder of "Hike It Baby", as well as Aly Nicklas and Alisa Geisler, cofounders of "Born Wild Project."
Oct 31, 2016
Part 1: Adventuring with Kids
00:35:01
What moms don't talk about enough: adventuring while pregnant, postpartum, and beyond.
Oct 20, 2016
After the PCT: Karen Wang
00:29:33
Injury, community, and gratitude. We interview Karen Wang two weeks after she left the Pacific Crest Trail just shy of Crater Lake in Oregon. There's a lot out there about what it's like to hike a famous thru-hike, but what is it like when you get home? How do you deal if life throws you an injury? How do you assimilate to city life after months in the wilderness? Karen Wang is the first of three interviews that focus on life "After the PCT."
Oct 13, 2016
Alone on the Trail
00:36:21
This episode is about going it alone in the outdoors. As women, we're often advised to exercise extra caution when we go solo. We wanted to create an episode that is motivating to other women to get out there on our own, whether it's hiking, camping, or backpacking.
Sep 28, 2016
Fresh Air on the Job
00:35:14
Profiling women who work or who have worked for the National Park or US Forest Service.
Sep 12, 2016
Women Outdoors, Online
00:31:13
The best part about the internet? Real communities and businesses are built there. It's one place that movements can be made visible. While the "outdoors" and "online" can seem like an oxymoron, social media and other online platforms have enabled women to ignite change within the outdoor space. Even in the wilderness, we are never too far from technology. And while that can be a negative thing, this episode explores the positives that spring from women outdoors, online.
Aug 29, 2016
Creatives on the Road
00:44:50
Aug 11, 2016
Origin Story
00:28:50
What is the backstory of She-Explores.com? Host Gale Straub explains why she started She Explores with the help of some contributors.
Jul 28, 2016
Micro Episode: Listeners Answer the Question - How do the outdoors make you feel?
00:17:34
We compiled listener submitted voice memos that describe how the outdoors make them feel. Some adjectives used include: inspired, energetic, connected, healed, calm... The list goes on. Music by Alyssa Hands, Portrayal, and MindsEye.
Jul 21, 2016
"Being Here": How the Outdoors Make Us Feel
00:33:32
Interview with adventure writer Hilary Oliver about her short film, "Being Here." We talk about her motivation to create the film, how she felt about sharing it with the world, and how she sees adventure films changing for the better. We also include listener voice memos about how the outdoors make them feel.
Jul 14, 2016
On Fear #2: Human Powered Travel
00:28:42
Interview with Julie Hotz, a videographer and photographer in favor of human-powered travel. She bike-packed from Los Angeles, CA to Glacier National Park and then hiked the Pacific Northwest Trail to the Pacific Ocean.
Jun 30, 2016
On Fear: Beginner Backpacking and Kickstarters
00:31:09
Interviews with Liz Song, founder of Snowqueen and Scout, and Rachel Goldfarb of @IdleTheoryBus. We talk about the fear associated with taking big leaps - because starting a podcast is a little scary.
Jun 15, 2016
About She Explores
00:02:07
Host Gale Straub shares what She Explores is all about.
Jun 15, 2016