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  • This Week Andy is excited to welcome Climber, Backpacker, Storyteller, Model and Advocate Emmeline Wang to the show! Climbing and the outdoor environment are what inspire Emmeline to advocate for the things that matter: our earth, social equity and justice, and finding peace through the chaos we all experience. Emmeline lives for getting high off the ground, playing in the vertical world, and protecting the places that we love.Check out more from Emmeline at https://emmelinewang.comFollow Emmeline on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/emmelinewang Phone Credit: Rachel Ross https://www.instagram.com/rach4thesky/ This weeks episode was recorded and edited in its entirety at the podcast studios at Catalyst Ashland. Catalyst Ashland is a family-run, BIPOC, and veteran-owned business in the heart of Downtown Ashland, Oregon. A collective creative co-working space serving the community and its visitors, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Southern Oregon friends to support and encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaboration. For more information about Catalyst Ashland go catalystashland.com Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...We'd like to thank our sponsors:CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrvCS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.comBig thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehikerThe Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week I am excited to have our first IN PERSON interview of the show. I sat down with Tara Laidlaw of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy to talk about her story and work, climate change, educating children and adult about the outdoors and how hikers can help conserve the land they are hiking on...

    Tara has worked in place-based education for 15 years as a frontline facilitator, instructional designer, teacher trainer, and program manager, helping students develop scientific, environmental, and social-emotional literacy in outdoor spaces. She grew up exploring in the high Sierra, and now calls southern Oregon home. Tara currently serves as the Education Program Manager with Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (www.landconserve.org) and offers consulting services through her company Out to Learn (www.out2learn.com). She also volunteers on the board of the Environmental Education Association of Oregon (www.eeao.org). 

    This weeks episode was recorded and edited in its entirety at the podcast studios at Catalyst Ashland. Catalyst Ashland is a family-run, BIPOC, and veteran-owned business in the heart of Downtown Ashland, Oregon. A collective creative co-working space serving the community and its visitors, especially BIPOC, LGBTQ, and Southern Oregon friends to support and encourage diverse entrepreneurship and collaboration. For more information about Catalyst Ashland go catalystashland.com  

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/ ...

    We'd like to thank our sponsors: 

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv 

    CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . 

    Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com 

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker 

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64 

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

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  • This week I am excited to have writer, influencer and hiker, Logan Marie

    Logan Marie is a writer, content creator, hiker and outdoors woman based out of Oregon. We talk about how Logan discovered her love of the outdoors and its mental health benefits, moving to Oregon, becoming a content creator and the tension content creators and influencers face being authentic in the outdoor industry.

    Follow Logan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsloganmarie/

    Check out everything Logan has going on on her site: http://www.itsloganmarie.com

    Our host Andy is now an Ambassador for Gregory Packs. To get 15% off your order, and help Andy out use promo code ‘Andy15’ when you check out at https://www.gregorypacks.com/

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The Music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

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  • This week I am excited to have Eoin Hamilton, Chief Marketing Officer of Hiiker and Host of The Hiiker Podcast.Follow Hiiker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiiker_/ Check out the Hiiker App: https://hiiker.app We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.comBig thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehikerThe music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikesGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week I am excited to have back on the show Runner, Hiker, and Advocate Darrah Blackwater.

    Darrah Blackwater is from Farmington, NM and is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. She is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, where she earned her law degree studying Indigenous law and telecommunications law. In July of 2020 she hiked the 486-mile Colorado Trail to raise awareness about the digital divide in Indigenous communities. Last month she ran to Oak Flat with a group of O'odham and Yaqui runners in solidarity with Apache Stronghold. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Tewa homelands.

    Follow Darrah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackwatersoul/

    Vice New Doc Featuring Darrah, “Why The Internet Needs The Navajo | Still Connecting”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Ud7V_IYis

    Determi-Nation Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4u4xUXS3JLuhWroYoDd7xx?si=a42940b4bff64c0e

    Check out everything Darrah has going on on her site: https://blackwatersoul.org

    Save Oak Flat: http://apache-stronghold.com/

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    The music for the Hiker Podcast is licensed from Musicbed.com. This weeks opening song is “Kindred Spirits” by Analog Heart which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

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  • This week I am excited to talk with thru hiker Will “Akuna” Robinson.Will “Akuna” Robinson (he/him) is an army vet who has used thru-hiking as a tool to manage PTSD. He is the first known Black man to earn the Triple Crown of hiking, which is the completion of the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail. Along the way, his journey became a mission not just for himself to heal but to share the healing power of nature with veterans, people of color and everyone who doesn’t fit the stereotype of an outdoorsy person.Follow Akuna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/akunahikes Akunas Website: https://akunahikes.comESPM Article: https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/32586256/iraq-war-veteran-akuna-robinson-trailblazing-superstar-thru-hiking We'd like to thank our sponsors:CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use the link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.comBig thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehikerListen to music from the show on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikesGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week I am excited to talk with Author, Influencer, & Hiker Kara Richardson Whitely.

    Kara Richardson Whitely is the author of Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds, which is being made into a movie starring This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz. She took on 100 miles of The Long Trail in 2020 and wrote about being fat shamed along the way in this piece for Backpacker magazine.

    As an advisor & influencer, she helps brands connect with the 67 percent of women who are size 12 and above. She has worked with L.L. Bean, KEEN, Pfizer, Uber, Smuckers, Discover Puerto Rico, HIKI, Novo Nordisk and more. She has been featured in The New York Times, on Good Morning America, The Today Show and countless online publications and is a contributor to Backpacker magazine and Outside Business Journal, with pieces coming out in both publications this month.

    Connect with her at www.kararichardsonwhitely.com and follow her on Instagram @kararichardsonwhitely or connect with her on LinkedIn

    If you're interested in working with Kara, here is her one sheet!

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Use the link & be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. https://tinyurl.com/2p93ecrv CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use thelink to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    This weeks opening song is “Skjønnhet” by Judah Earl which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

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  • Welcome to The Hiker Podcast. This week I am excited to talk with Hiker and Influencer Nelson Holland.

    Hey my name is Nelson Holland better known as Fatblackandgettinit. I was born in NY but moved to Colorado in 2014. Ever Since I saw the Rockies in person, I was enamored. At first I would drive around and take in the beautiful views but before long, I knew I had to get out and explore. One day I ran into a herd of elk hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and I turned into the 5 year old version of myself again. I was hooked. Since then, I have learned about some of the amazing physical and mental benefits of hiking. My social media goal is to share those benefits and amazing views with the world, especially the communities who rarely see nature in this way. I really want to do my part in making the outdoors inclusive and accessible for everyone. I did the Manitou Incline 3 times last year twice at over 300 lbs and a 14er at about 320lbs. I hope to become a mountaineer one day.

    Nelson's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fatblackandgettinit/ 

    Nelson's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fatblackandgettinit 

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. Makers of water filters, insect repellent, and other items that keep you on the trail. Sawyer Products says yes as often as possible to millions who need our help and expertise – delivering water filters, saving lives. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

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    This weeks opening song is “The Get Back” by Ruslan and Paul Russell which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

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  • Welcome to The Hiker Podcast. This week I am excited to talk with Hiker and Trail Angel Skye "Trouble" Schneck.

    Skye "Trouble" Schneck grew up in the Sierra hiking and camping. It wasn't until she was 30 that she started backpacking and it was love at first sight. Since then, she has backpacked all over from the Adirondacks to Patagonia. "Trouble" has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Long Trail and the Colorado Trail. In the future she plans to complete the Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Trail and many more.

    Skye's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trouble.hikertrash

    Be sure to subscribe to Andy’s new YouTube Channel- ‘Andy Neal: Plus Size Hiker”- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQMSeBpY4zwyFBB5Z8U79Q

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal . Sawyer Products: MORE THAN AN OUTDOOR COMPANY. Makers of water filters, insect repellent, and other items that keep you on the trail. Sawyer Products says yes as often as possible to millions who need our help and expertise – delivering water filters, saving lives. For more information go to https://www.sawyer.com

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    Music licensed by muscbed.com

    This weeks opening song is “Indigo” by Tony Anderson which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

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  • Welcome to The Hiker Podcast. This week I am answering your questions from Instagram.

    Be sure to subscribe to Andy’s new YouTube Channel- ‘Andy Neal: Plus Size Hiker”- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQMSeBpY4zwyFBB5Z8U79Q

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    Follow Andy on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@andyfilmsandhikes 

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    Music licensed by muscbed.com

    This weeks opening song is “A Boy, A Man, and a Satellite” by N. Kerbin which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

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  • Welcome to The Hiker Podcast. This week I am excited to talk with influencer, writer, and hiker Shilletha “Dragonsky” Curtis.

    Shilletha Curtis (she/her) known on trail as "Dragonsky " is a queer hiker, professional writer and influencer from New Jersey who is actively pursuing the Triple Crown of hiking. She will be the second Black woman to achieve the status and will be thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail this April. And, she successfully completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in November 2021. Shilletha is also an excellent writer and her first article "Not Just Another Hiker" was published in 2020 by the ATC and The Trek prompting conversations about racism around the world.  Since then, it has been her mission to diversify the outdoors, make the AT more accessible to BIPOC and  address inequalities and racism within the hiking community.

    Follow Shilletha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i_am_dragonsky/

    Support Shilletha on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TimetoflyDragonsky/posts

    Subscribe to Shilletha’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/IAmDragonsky

    Be sure to subscribe to Andy’s new YouTube Channel- ‘Andy Neal: Plus Size Hiker”- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQMSeBpY4zwyFBB5Z8U79Q

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    Music licensed by muscbed.com

    This weeks opening song is “Indigo” by Tony Anderson which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

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  • Welcome to The Hiker Podcast. This week I am excited to talk with hiker, writer, and adventurer Retha Charette.

    Retha Charette is a long-distance hiker, travel writer, and adventure lover. As a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, she learned at a young age how to get outside and make the perfect s'more. In 2015 after her divorce she decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on a whim. After that, there was no turning back from a life of adventure. Since then she started her blog, roamingnanny.com, to help women find adventure all over the world. She has trekked to Everest Base Camp, hiked the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, and in 2021 she took on her biggest adventure yet, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Some of Retha's other loves include all things Disney (especially Donald Duck), rock climbing, watching old movies, and eating ice cream.

    Retha’s Blog: roamingnanny.com

    Follow Retha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roamingnanny/

    Be sure to subscribe to Andy’s new YouTube Channel- ‘Andy Neal: Plus Size Hiker”- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQMSeBpY4zwyFBB5Z8U79Q

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehiker

    Music licensed by muscbed.com

    This weeks opening song is “High Roads” by Upstate which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes

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  • Welcome to The Hiker Podcast. This week I am excited to talk with Chamise Kramer, Public Affairs Specialist with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest!A Southern Oregon local, Chamise Kramer got her art degree in 2001 from Southern Oregon University, and realized that her soul craved the next step. So, she went back to school to become a botanist—because plants are COOL. (Fun Fact: “chamise” is a plant—a shrub—and Chamise’s mom is also a botanist. Hence Chamise’s name!) Chamise’s career in public lands stewardship is approaching two decades, and has included working across all of southwest Oregon for both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, and in fields including fire ecology, botany, environmental planning, and most recently, public affairs and community outreach. Her favorite outdoor places to play include (but aren’t limited to!) Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the Ashland Watershed, and the Sonoran Desert. Chamise’s favorite adventure buddies are her partner, Brian, her 11-year old son, Rye, and their golden retriever, Olli.Resources from this weeks conversation: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest’s website, Facebook, and Twitter Leave No Trace Center for Environmental EthicsBe sure to subscribe to Andy’s new YouTube Channel- ‘Andy Neal: Plus Size Hiker” We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles or here: CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehikerMusic licensed by muscbed.comThis weeks opening song is “High Roads” by Upstate which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikesEmail Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • Welcome to the Season 4 Premiere of The Hiker Podcast. This week I am excited to talk with Hiker, Traveler and Author Tim Mathis!Tim Mathis was raised near Middletown, Ohio. The town was the subject of J.D. Vance's memoir of poverty and suffering, "Hillbilly Elegy," but he didn't think it was that bad. He completed a Masters Degree in Theology and worked as a minister in Ohio, New Zealand and Seattle before leaving religion and retraining as a psychiatric nurse a decade ago.Along with his wife Angel, he's travelled extensively in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. They've hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Pacific Crest Trail, and long sections of Te Araroa in New Zealand along with a lot of other shorter trips. Long distance hiking and travel are his favorite coping skills, and he feels most at home on the trails of the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand.He's written two books: The Dirtbag's Guide to Life: Eternal Truth for Hiker Trash, Ski Bums and Vagabonds, and I Hope I Was Wrong About Eternal Damnation: An Absolutely True Memoir.Follow Tim on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtbagguideRead Tim’s Blog: https://timmathiswrites.blogspot.com/?m=1Order Tim’s books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Mathis/e/B07N7JRLLJ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareBe sure to subscribe to Andy’s new YouTube Channel- ‘Andy Neal: Plus Size Hiker”- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQMSeBpY4zwyFBB5Z8U79QFollow Andy onWe'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast.If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/andynealplussizehikerMusic licensed by muscbed.comThis weeks opening song is “Changes” by Canyon City which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikesEmail Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!The Hiker Podcast1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406Medford, OR 97504--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week I am finally closing out Season 3 with the promised Ask Andy Anything Episode.

    Thank you all for an amazing 2021.

    Season 4 Begins Monday January 17.

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    This weeks opening song is “Amber Light” by Shawn Williams which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with hiker, backpacker, & photographer Mike “Nomenclature” Aspiras. Born in California and have been living along the West Coast Mike is serving as a member in the US Coast Guard as an Operations Specialist with main focus on emergency management and search and rescue. Outside of the service, Mike is a volunteer with the National Park at Point Reyes National Seashore patrolling the trails and assisting other backpackers. In addition, Mike is also a graduate student with California State University Long Beach contributing to research in the emergency services field. On the trail, going by “Nomenclature” or “Nomen” for short, Mike is an avid hiker, backpacker, aspiring thru-hiker with some musings and photos of the beautiful landscapes which we recreate on.Check out Mike on YouTube, The Micro Nomad: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Cs-KrbVnic7FGbL_6pC3g Follow Mike on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themicronomad/We'd like to thank our sponsors:- CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F - CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal .Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!Music licensed by muscbed.comThis weeks opening song is “The World is Yours” by Bloom and the Bliss, which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64 Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!The Hiker Podcast1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406Medford, OR 97504--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

  • This week I am so excited to talk with hiker, baker, & small business owner Lucy Navarrete.

    Lucy Navarrete, 27, is a baker & small business owner in Big Bear Lake, Ca. When she isn’t busy making cakes, she uses any chance she gets to get outside with her dogs, Oli and Xena.

    Lucy started hiking only about a year and a half ago after a hard break-up. The day she made one of the hardest decisions of her life, she went on a hike and has continued to hike regularly since then; she even joined and recently completed the @52hikechallenge which challenges you to hike every single week for a whole year.

    Lucy strongly believes the outdoors is a form of natural therapy that helps you get through the toughest times in your life; heartbreak, grief, and depression. Hiking has also helped her love herself and the body that can take her to the top of humongous mountains.

    Lucy has set a new goal for herself for next year to hike at least 6 Southern California peaks. She hopes to continue to use Mother Nature as a form of soul cleansing and to inspire other people to do the same.

    Follow Lucy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bad_fish_luz/

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    This weeks opening song is “A Light Without a Flame” by Slow Meadow, which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with hiker, lawyer and outdoor advocate Charlotte Buell.

    Charlotte is a lawyer by trade and outdoor junkie at heart. When you meet her, you’ll quickly learn she is all about supporting others in believing they can do and be anything they want, regardless of their life history or body type, and to be gentle with themselves along their life’s journey.

    Backpacking and hiking are her favorite ways to spend time outside. However, she doesn’t stop there. Charlotte also skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and kayaks, all in a plus size body. Unapologetically.

    Faced with tragedies early in life, she started her adult outdoor experience as a means of escape. Now, she’s morphed this mindset into one where the outdoors is a place of healing and her favorite feeling of unbridled freedom.

    Charlotte decided to quit drinking almost 6 years ago in her 20’s when she was bit by the backpacking bug HARD. She hasn’t looked back since.

    She is currently trying to build a backpacking gear library in her “treehouse” so she can outfit beginners for free when she takes them backpacking for the first time. This is her favorite thing to do.

    Charlotte lives in North Carolina with her husband, 3 cats, and 3 dogs.

    Follow Charlotte on Instagram @basecampkreative (https://www.instagram.com/basecampkreative/)

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    This weeks opening song is “Wild Calling” by Virgil Arles which you can listen on our Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with Kristen Berkeley of Amplify Outdoors.

    Kristen Berkeley (she/her) is originally from Toronto and has been living in the Northwest Territories for nearly four years. Kristen is a former journalist that enjoys writing about social issues and outdoor lifestyles. When she's not cooking delicious meals, Kristen can be found exploring the Northwest Territories and promoting diversity in outdoor spaces with her organization Amplify Outdoors.

    Follow Kristen's adventures @Travel_Adventurehers & her goal to diversify the outdoors @AmplifyOutdoors

    Check out Amplify Outdoors at https://www.amplify-outdoors.com

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    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal.

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    This weeks opening song is “Emerge” by Waes Hael which you can listen on our

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  • This week I am so excited to talk with Ginny and Josh of Trail Keepers of Oregon.Almost all of today’s hiking trails were built more than 80 years ago.Almost all of them are currently maintained by volunteers. Explosive trail use and a lack of funding for trail maintenance is a real threat to our favorite trails. In 2007, a group of concerned hikers founded Trailkeepers of Oregon. Our work takes the form of trail maintenance projects and advocacy work to restore proper funding to a resource so beneficial and beloved by Oregonians. Backed by the generosity of hundreds of donors and volunteers, Trailkeepers of Oregon is committed to making sure everyone has access to Oregon’s most special places for years to come.For More on Trail Keepers of Oregon go to trailkeepersoforegon.orgFollow TKO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trailkeepersoforegon/We'd like to thank our sponsors: CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles. Or is this link: https://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=cl&merchant_id=014f2c2f-7334-473e-95aa-fd74821c174c&website_id=1d7833e9-53d7-4a11-beec-6bd6ff4b65c4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcnocoutdoors.com%2F CS Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal.Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREON SUPPORTERS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!Music licensed by muscbed.comThis weeks opening song is After the Storm” by Tony Anderson which you can listen on ourSpotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lXwaTWf2f0CUnXiogxCLj?si=c12c1fa33cd94c64Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikesEmail Andy andy@hikerpodcast.comGo to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!The Hiker Podcast1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406Medford, OR 97504--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support