Travel

G.O. 036 – Aysel Gezik

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G.O. 036 - Aysel Gezik, Mountain Goat

Aysel Gezik grew up in the Kurdish Highlands on a ranch with no running water or electricity. Her days were spent in the mountains or tending for farm animals. As an adult, she embraced technical mountaineering and began venturing into remote areas with challenging ascents. Her love for high places has carried her across the globe and her career as a chemical engineer has planted her in California where she continues to explore rugged peaks. She and Jason met in Corriganville Park to discuss her life as a mountain goat.

LINKS:

American Alpine Club

G.O. 034 – Kat Carney & Craig Kinsley

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G.O. 034 - Kat & Craig on Lucky Breaks, Pics, Sticks, and Hitches

Kat Carney and Craig Kinsley have embraced a life of coincidences and (occasionally literal) lucky breaks. A broken hand lead Craig down an unexpected path that would bring him to the 2012 Olympics as a Javelin Thrower. A part-time job as a newspaper reporter ignited Kat’s pursuit of photography and varied experiences. Seasonal jobs away from home brought the two together in Alaska where they would become a couple. Now they are preparing to move into a Suburban and travel the U.S. Jason met them in San Diego where they reminisced about past hitchhiking adventures, recent sandboarding experiences, and their respective passions.

LINKS:

katcarneyphotography.com
instagram.com/katcarney/
facebook.com/KatCarneyPhoto
twitter.com/katcarney

Craig’s Wikipedia
Craig 2012 workout video

G.O. 029 – PRCPTION Travel: Jordan and Evelyn

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G.O. 029 - Documenting Smiles With PRCPTION Travel

Jordan Urbanovich and Evelyn Wilroy were high school friends enamored with travel. Jordan embraced a nomadic existence and turned exploring the world into a lifestyle. Evelyn pursued a traditional career path and found herself yearning for more. The two joined forces to travel Nepal and document their journey while building an entity known as PRCPTION Travel, a non-profit using media to connect the world. Jason met Evelyn and Jordan in Towsley Canyon Park where they discussed travel, fear, social media, connectivity, and creating music with Jamaican children.

LINKS:

perceptiontravel.tv
GoingToNepalWithACameraOnMyForehead.com
UnityPrimary.BandCamp.com
youtube.com/jayurbzz
instagram.com/jayurbzz
instagram.com/pleinedevie
pleinedevie.me
snapchat: jayurbzz

couchsurfing.com
Help Exchange: helpx.net
wwoofinternational.org
workaway.info
Cycle Tourists: warmshowers.org

G.O. 028 – Bryan Snyder

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G.O. 028 - Misadventures Off the Map With Bryan Snyder

Self-proclaimed renegade car camper Bryan Snyder has a penchant for finding trouble. Each summer, he travels across the U.S. with his trusty sidekick, Charlie—his aging Jeep. He shares his misadventures with heights, weather, wildlife, and circumstance through his books and ongoing column in the Chenango County newspaper. One morning he and Jason huddled amongst some boulders at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and discussed Bryan’s numerous adventures, his path to self-publishing, the merits of Outdoor Science Schools, and the allure of off-limits European towers.

LINKS:

offthemapbooks.com
facebook.com/offthemapbooks
instagram.com/offthemapbooks/
amazon.com/Bryan-Snyder/e/B00IVAFPQA

Glasgow University
Association for Outdoor & Environmental Education: aeoe.org

G.O. 026 – Fresh Off The Grid

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G.O. 026 - Fresh Off The Grid's Extended Roadtrip

Megan McDuffie and Michael Van Vliet abandoned their traditional respectable lifestyles, moved into their passenger vehicle, and embarked on a  long-term roadtrip across the United States and Canada. During their travels they maintain the website Fresh Off The Grid where they share travel recipes and lessons from their adventures. Jason met Megan and Michael at Little Lander’s Park in Tujunga one evening to discuss their wanderings, strategies, and eschewing excuses to make the most of what is available.

LINKS:

freshoffthegrid.com
instagram.com/freshoffthegrid
facebook.com/FreshOffTheGrid
twitter.com/FreshOffTheGrid

Helio Shower

Fire Look Out Tower Rentals
Forest Service Tower Rentals

G.O. 020 – Jake Huddleston

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G.O. 020 - Jake Huddleston, Van Man

The cherubic Jake Huddleston grew up in the wonderland of the Pacific Northwest traipsing through its wilderness with his family and the Boy Scouts. Shortly after reaching adulthood he moved into a van and headed for Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. There he would be introduced to the sport of canyoneering and began concocting ways to bring delicate camera gear through these rugged landscapes. Jake and Jason relaxed by the Kern River one morning following a long day of rappelling and bushwhacking to discuss canyoneering, van life, and outdoor filmmaking.

LINKS:

Jake’s Vimeo
Jake’s YouTube
instagram.com/jake_huddleston/

G.O. 016 – Alden Anderson

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G.O. 016 - Embracing Freedom With Alden Anderson

Alden Anderson had an atypical childhood. Communally raised in a sheltered religious order, his access to the outdoors and exploration—and secular society—were limited. At the age of 21, he broke his billion-year contract with his indoctrinated faith and began the transition into a standard American lifestyle. While learning to navigate adult responsibilities, he also embarked on an exploration of the outdoors and adventure. Alden and Jason crouched beneath a tree in a Tujunga park on Independence Day to discuss the eventful happenings on Alden’s quest to make the most of his personal freedom.

LINKS:

360nomad.org

couchsurfing.com
sierraclub.org

Into The Wild
Walden
A Walk in the Woods

G.O. 011 – Chez Brungraber

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G.O. 011 - Chez Brungraber, Efficient Ecosystem Expert

Chez Brungraber is intrinsically linked to nature. As a botanist and wildlife biologist, her relationship with and understanding of the outdoors is what makes her a successful scientist. A lifelong love of plant-life has inspired her to spend as much time as possible outside, both professionally and recreationally. Travel and backpacking are two of her passions and they have carried her around the world including Nepal and Kenya. She is also the founder of Gobi Gear, an outdoor gear company focusing on efficient and reliable equipment, particularly stuff sacks. She and Jason spoke on Skype about her travels, volunteering in Kenya, ultimate frisbee, and the story behind Gobi Gear.

LINKS:

gobigear.com

Chez’s Consulting Business
Gobi Gear Kickstarter campaign

Want to help out and get involved?
In the USA: outdoorfoundation.org
In east Africa: womensbakery.com
In Nepal – Nepal Cyclists Ride to the Rescue (NCRR)

G.O. 008 – Chris Kalous

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G.O. 008 - Chris Kalous Continues With Style

If you are a climber, it is likely you have heard of the Enormocast, the preeminent climbing podcast. For four years, Chris Kalous has interviewed climbers from around the world and shared them with the internet. Chris is not merely a podcaster, he is also an accomplished climber and journalist capable of inciting intense rage from over-serious aid climbers. Chris allowed Jason into his hotel room at the Outdoor Retailer Show where they discussed how climbing has shaped his life and why he became a podcaster. They may have even unintentionally insulted golfers and football players along the way.

LINKS:

The Climbing Podcast:
enormocast.com

Enormo Facebook
Enormo iTunes
Enormo Merch

Totally Deep Podcast (Produced by Chris)

Article – Day I Sent Learning to Fly

G.O. 006 – Dusty Hulet

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G.O. 006 - Dusty Hulet, Yellowstone Legend

Dusty Hulet may not have been born in a tent—perhaps to his father’s chagrin—but he did grow up never missing a Boy Scout camp-out. Being raised in an active outdoor family laid a foundation for adventure in him that continues to grow. He makes a living as an entrepreneur and filmmaker, occasionally crawling through bear dens, and pursues a variety of activities on the side. He can be found in the snow or in raging rivers, perhaps even on horseback. He was once responsible for the lives and good times of many vacationers seated on his Alaskan tour bus and is to blame for the temporary sitings of the elusive Yellowstone Gorilla. Jason found him momentarily in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City where they chatted about his life instead of allowing him to prepare for a trip to Haiti.

LINKS:

dustyhulet.com
instagram.com/dustyhulet

Spring Creek Ranch Horseback Riding (Dusty Stables Photography)

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