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G.O. 079 – Michael Kelley

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G.O. 079 - Becoming a Beginner With Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley spent his youth surfing the beaches of Malibu until he discovered the competitive world of cycling and eventually SUP racing. Now, he shares his years of experience with others as a Scoutmaster, father, and REI instructor. Michael and Jason spent a morning at Will Rogers State Park discussing waves, roads, and the benefits of being a beginner.

 

LINKS:

supcoach.net
instagram.com/mkelleydesign

REI Outdoor School classes
NOLS Wilderness First Aid

G.O. 078 – Tiffany Nardico

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G.O. 078 - Capturing Adventure With Tiffany Nardico

Previously a fashionista, Tiffany Nardico’s live changed drastically after a chance encounter on a Zion shuttle bus introduced her to canyoneering. Her budding photography career shifted towards adventure sports. She now travels the U.S. in her van capturing adventures and expeditions in the recesses of the Earth and below its surface.

 

LINKS:

tiffanynardicophotography.com
instagram.com/tiffany_nardico_photography

NSS Magazine (Aug. 2018)
Member of Adventuress Club
Volunteer work for SCCI: cave conservancy group
Worked with Elevated

Moonlight Buttress:
FreeClean Aid 

Watershed camera dry bags

 

G.O. 077 – Tom Jones

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G.O. 077 - Mr. Imlay Canyon Gear, Tom Jones

Tom Jones has left a large imprint on canyoneering in the Western U.S. He is the founder of Imlay Canyon Gear, a supplier of canyoneering specialty equipment and the author of the Zion Canyoneering Guidebook. Tom and Jason chatted one morning at Imlay HQ about his climbing history, his past with Black Diamond, the realities of guiding, and the repercussions of a broken back.

 

LINKS:

Canyoneering USA
Tom’s Raves
Canyon Collective (username: ratagonia)

One Trick Pony Film

G.O. 076 – Marinel de Jesus

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G.O. 076 - Marinel de Jesus, From Lawyer to Nomad to Brown Gal Trekker

After 15 years as a prosecuting attorney, Marinel de Jesus craved a change. Her mother’s unexpected death caused her to reevaluate her own life. She left her career to become a permanent nomad and founded Peak Explorations, an adventure travel company focused on including local communities. Marinel and Jason discuss the transition to nomadic life, why change is important, inclusivity in the outdoors, and the experiences she shares under the moniker Brown Gal Trekker.

 

LINKS:


peakexplorations.com
browngaltrekker.com
facebook.com/BGTPeakExplorations
twitter.com/bgtexplorations
instagram.com/browngaltrekker

Brown Gal Trekker Publications
OR Inclusivity Article

Meetup.com
Adventure Gap Book
She Explores Book

 

 

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G.O. 075 – Rich Rudow

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G.O. 075 - Grand Explorer Rich Rudow

Rich Rudow’s life has become intrinsically linked with the Grand Canyon. On a raft trip in 1989, he became enamored with the mysteries beneath its rim. Having spent 1000 days within its walls and having helped establish many of its technical canyoneering routes, Rich is now recognized as an expert in the region by respected establishments such as National Geographic and Outside Magazine. Rich and Jason sat out a summer monsoon in Kanab to discuss his experiences in the canyon’s depths, his history as an entrepreneur, and the responsibility we share to protect natural places.

LINKS:

Social Media:
instagram.com/richrudow
facebook.com/rich.rudow

Organizations:
Coalition of American Canyoneers American Packrafting Association

Magazine Articles:
National Geographic article
Arizona Republic article
Backpacker Magazine article
Outside Magazine article
Hyperlight Mountain Gear article

Books:
The Grand Canyon: Between Rim & River by Pete McBride
Grand Canyoneering Guidebook

Films:
Into the Canyon Movie (Pete McBride)
Last of the Great Unknown
Trailer: vimeo.com/37927326
Full film: vimeo.com/38086087

Other:
Harvey Butchart

Watch Last of the Great Unknown for free – Click here!

G.O. 074 – Human Impact

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G.O. 074 - Roundtable: Human Impact

All actions have consequences. Our actions outdoors always leave an impact. It is our responsibility to mitigate the negative and foster the positive. Jason met with two writers for Nevada’s Desert Companion Magazine, Heidi Kyser and Alan Gegax, to discuss how we affect our environment, the realities of the challenges we all face, and how to lead by example in the outdoors.

 

LINKS:

Leave No Trace
Desert Companion Magazine
Issue mentioned in this episode

Heidi:
knpr.org
State of Nevada
facebook.com/heidi.kyser
twitter.com/HeidiKyser
heidikyser.com

Alan:
facebook.com/alan.gegax
facebook.com/VegasHikers
meetup.com/vegashikers
facebook.com/NevadaScenicWeddings
G.O. eps 37 & 68

Get Involved and/or donate:
Nature Conservancy
Access Fund
Coalition of American Canyoneers
Sierra Club
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Red Rock Canyon

G.O. 073 – Adam Haydock

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G.O. 073 - Earth Astronaut Adam Haydock

Adam Haydock’s intent was to become a state trooper, but circumstance shifted his path into dive rescue ultimately leading him to exploration. He now journeys into the depths of the Earth and its bodies of water as an expedition caver, photographer, canyoneer, and divemaster. Adam and Jason met at a park in Bishop one afternoon to discuss the world beneath the waves, beneath the soil, and across the globe.

 

LINKS:

even-further.com
adamhaydock.blogspot.com
instagram.com/ahaydock1
flickr.com/people/exploration-worldwide/

Dive Magazine
Geographical Magazine

 

 

G.O. 072 – Lyndsay Hupp

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G.O. 072 - Paddling Snack Maven Lyndsay Hupp

A roadtrip at 17 introduced Lyndsay Hupp to the wonders of Arizona and the Western U.S. Her future would be found there guiding others through the whitewaters of the Colorado River and accidentally founding the energy bar company Huppybar. She and Jason met at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff one morning to discuss her history as a Jock Art Nerd Scientist and the exciting adventures that lead to Huppybar.

 

LINKS:

huppybar.com
instagram.com/huppybar
facebook.com/Huppybar

raftarizona.com
grandcanyonwhitewater.com
aztrail.org

G.O. 071 – Freddy Unger

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G.O. 071 - Canyoneer Freddy Unger Finds Focus

Freddy Unger is recognized in the Southern California canyoneering community as an active leader eager to share his knowledge and offer opportunities to new participants. Prior to discovering canyoneering, he was struggling with substance abuse and watching his life erode. He credits the friendships he developed in the outdoors as a lifesaver. Freddy and Jason sat near a distracting water fountain one morning discussing the benefits of the outdoors, true friendships, maintaining sobriety, and why Freddy avoids driving.

 

LINKS:

SoCal Canyoneering FB Group

Videos:
Upper Salmon
Lower Salmon
7 Teacups Day & Night

 

G.O. 070 – Community Science

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G.O. 070 - Roundtable: Community Science

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has brought crowdsourcing into the realm of science. Their Community Science Program allows the public to contribute to research projects and become active participants in the study of nature. Three program managers—Lila Higgins, Richard Smart, and Miguel Ordeñana—met with Jason to discuss the history of the program and its positive impacts on the community and scientific research.

 

LINKS:

NHM Community Science Program:
nhm.org/nature
nhm.org/nature/blog
twitter.com/natureinla
facebook.com/natureinla
youtube.com/user/NHMLA
instagram.com/natureinla/
Wild LA Book (Available March 19th)

Get involved:
iNaturalist app
email [email protected]
Tag #natureinLA
text images to 213-663-6632

Lila Higgins:
twitter.com/lilamayhiggins
instagram.com/colilaoptera
facebook.com/lilamayhiggins

Richard Smart:
twitter.com/smartrf
instagram.com/smartrf/
inaturalist.org/people/smartrf/

Miguel Ordeñana:
instagram.com/ordenana4/

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