The stories we have been told our whole lives shape our world and what we do. What becomes so ingrained in us doesn’t even prompt us to question it, we simply don’t even think about it. Well, that’s not the case for everyone and I spoke with Jessica Johnson, who doesn’t identify one way or […]
An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place.
Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra).
This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there.
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Courtney Condy was a recent college grad who felt disillusioned with the corporate grind while living and working in San Francisco. A last-minute trip to Nepal in 2015 changed her life forever when her trekking group got caught in the middle of an 8.1 magnitude earthquake two days away from Everest Basecamp. Upon returning to […]
There is a ski area in Japan called Asahidake that is essentially a summer tram they open for winter to allow for tram-served backcountry skiing. It’s not patrolled or groomed (although there are two groomed roads that serve as sort of a thoroughfare to the bottom). We couldn’t wait to check it out. pass this […]
Anastasia Allison was an unusual kid. She was into things you and I probably were not such as volunteering at a national park as an interpretive guide wearing period costumes performing hymns and folk songs with her violin. Sounds like a super cool kid to me in many ways but sadly, Allison suffered a great […]
Many conventional doctors will tell women who are experiencing menopause that hormonal decline is a fact of life. Deal with it. Well, we don’t have to totally. There is help out there. I had a health issue this past March and I realized I knew a lot less about my body than I realized. Mary Fiedler loves […]
The trajectory widens as you move away from that moment that changed everything. At the age of 34, Amy left the financial industry to pursue her passion and a career in professional bike racing. As an athlete, an Ironman, endurance trail running and finally cycling consumed her time outside of the corporate workplace. Amy raced for […]
Today is part two of a fascinating conversation I had with Wes King, founder and CEO of Tahoe Trail Bar, a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free line of awesome tasting energy bars. You might want to check out episode 89 if you haven’t already and then come back for the continuation but here’s a quick recap: Last week, Wes walked us through a time in his life where he was searching for something to do with himself that went beyond getting out on the trail or the snow.
Wes King is the CEO and founder of the Tahoe Trail Bar, a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free line of awesome tasting energy bars. He had so much to share, I decide to make this into a two-part episode so I didn’t have to make any hard decisions and leave good stuff on the proverbial “floor.” Today, in part […]
I wish I could have had another hour with Bill but we went way over our time as it is. He talked about starting a company, getting distribution, and things like why Big Anes doesn’t make car tents. I was hell-bent on finding a formula for building a brand and company culture but here’s what I learned: The people at Big Agnes let their actions do the talking, and I think that makes a great story. For example, recently, Bill invited all employees to embark on the 740-mile hike of the Continental Divide Trail. They signed up for various segments and hiked from New Mexico to Wyoming. We dabbled just a bit on how current international trade policy is affecting those in the outdoor industry. (I think you can guess where this goes)
Today, we journey back to Georgia to talk more mountain biking, entrepreneurship, and impostor syndrome – fun stuff :). Kate Gates joins us from Ellijay, Georgia. where she, her husband and parents own and operate Mulberry Gap, a mountain bike getaway in the mountains of Northern Georgia with access to the Pinhoti Trail system.