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G.O. 069 – Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

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G.O. 069 - Wildlife Champion Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom was inspired by the NWF’s (National Wildlife Federation) Ranger Rick magazine as a child. Now, as the executive director of the California region of the NWF, she is inspiring others to embrace nature and wildlife—and our ability to coexist in urban spaces. She and Jason met at King Gillette Ranch to discuss her experiences in nature, how P22—the cougar living in Griffith Park—changed her perspective, and why she is leading the charge on establishing a wildlife overpass in Los Angeles.

 

LINKS:

savelacougars.org

Book: When Mountain Lions are Neighbors
P22 Documentary
Save LA Cougars VR Experience
News on Recent Cougar Kittens

bethpratt.com
Beth’s Facebook
P22’s Facebook

Certified Wildlife Habitat Program

 

G.O. 068 – G.O. Gumbo 2

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G.O. 068 - G.O. Gumbo 2 - End of Season 3

Another season of the podcast comes to a close. Before our hiatus begins, enjoy three stories from previous guests.

  • Reflections on traveling through Kathmandu during an historic earthquake.

  • A tale of boredom trapped in a Canadian snowstorm.

  • And an account of an overstuffed pack, duct tape, and life lessons on the West Rim Trail.

See you in September.

G.O. 067 – Mossy Earth

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G.O. 067 - Matt Davies of Mossy Earth

Mossy Earth is an organization that seeks to do more than conservation by actively rebuilding the wilderness throughout Europe. Matt Davies is a trail runner and surfer who decided to team with others to form the enterprise a year ago. He and Jason spoke over Skype about Mossy Earth’s mission to plant one million trees by 2020.


LINKS:

mossy.earth
instagram.com/mossy.earth
facebook.com/Mossy.Earth.Rewilding
instagram.com/matt_mave_davies

G.O. 066 – Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

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G.O. 066 - 2014 Swanson Slide Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

As the North Fork of the King’s River cuts through the Sierra Nevada it reveals a canyon playground beloved by experienced canyoneers called Jump Trip. It has been the site of numerous injuries and rescues. In 2014, a group of three were forced to make tough decisions when one of the party suffered a broken ankle. Bronic and Brian share the story of Brian and Daniel’s extraction from the canyon and Bronic’s intimidating solo as he runs to seek help. Big jumps, slippery slides, stuck rope, misplaced keys, overly valued wetsuits, and paper clothes care of Lower Jump Trip Canyon.


LINKS:

Brian’s Blog Post
Daniel’s Accout

Ropewiki Beta

G.O. 065 – Jen Hopper

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G.O. 065 - Jen Hopper's Road to Mentorship

A badly organized backpacking trip at age 14 triggered an enthusiasm for adventure in Jen Hopper. As an adult, she left the confines of a laboratory to pursue the wonders of nature. An accomplished caver, climber, SAR member, and explorer, she also shares the outdoors with students through the Outdoor Excursions program at UC Riverside. She and Jason met one afternoon to discuss the importance of good partners, a modicum of her adventures, and the perils of goat rescue.


LINKS:

Outdoor Excursions
Contact Info
instagram.com/globehopperjen

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
National Speleological Society
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
Global Underwater Explorers

G.O. 064 – Kevin Heiden

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G.O. 064 - Kevin Heiden, Canyon Newbie Gets Legit

Kevin Heiden grew up in Chatsworth, CA where he squandered his twenties. As he moved into his thirties, he realized he needed to change his life. A backpacking trip ignited a desire for exploration and adventure. Soon he discovered canyoneering and became completely enamored. He and Jason squatted amongst the rocks of Stoney Point one morning and discussed the ways canyoneering has improved Kevin’s life, his outlook, and his disposition even though Nerf Herder Canyon almost ruined everything.


LINKS:

instagram.com/canyoneer_x

uberadventures.net
meetup.com
inwegocanyoneering.com

ropewiki.com
Nerf Herder Canyon

Jason’s Fall Story

G.O. 063 – Olivia Round

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G.O. 063 - Facing Fears by Touring With Olivia Round

Olivia Round has had a deep-seated fear of men and sexual assault for her entire life. Fed up with the way this anxiety interfered with her daily life, she sought a solution. At 21, Olivia rode her bicycle 5,000 miles across the United States—alone. She and Jason spoke over Skype one morning about this journey, her path to healing, penning a memoir, and Russian mystics.


LINKS:

oliviaround.org
Her Article at Adventure Cycling Association
Indiegogo Campaign

adventurecycling.org
warmshowers.org

G.O. 062 – Bikepacking & Touring

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G.O. 062 - Roundtable: Bikepacking & Touring

Traveling multiple days on a bicycle opens up a realm of adventures not possible by car or foot. Jason grills four bicycle enthusiasts: Nate, Nils, Lauren, and Megan about the realm of bikepacking and touring. They cover the various technical aspects, the draw of two wheels, the importance of sturdy chairs, and the dangers of hitting Nate with a car.


LINKS:

She Wolf Attack Team (SWAT)
Echo Park Bike Posse (EPBP)
Rogue Panda Designs
Revelate Designs
Swift Industries
Adventure Cycling Association
Tom Harrison Maps
Google Earth
Safety Pizza
Crazy Guy on a Bike
Rails to Trails
Katy Trail

bikepacking.com
theradavist.com
strava.com
boyzonthehoods.com
bajadivide.com

instagram.com/lauren_grababrewski/
instagram.com/meganrosedonuts/
instagram.com/c_baller/
instagram.com/frankwithoutbeans/

G.O. 040 – Lauren Grabowski

G.O. 061 – Ryan Dacey

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G.O. 061 - Ryan Dacey, Taco Del Montana

Ryan “Taco” Dacey likes to live in the spaces in between. He prefers climbing the challenging choss betwixt established routes. He chooses the miserable gorge descents flanked by quality canyons. He selects suffering when comfort is the preferred option. Yet, his aptitude for joy reigns supreme and his willingness to share is unmatched. Ryan and Jason sat in a Pasadena park one afternoon discussing shitty rock, life by bicycle, surviving Fish Fork, Ragu sponsorships, and the dastardly Steller’s Jay.


LINKS:

instagram.com/tacodelmontana
Taco’s Blog
San Gabriel Mountain Forums
Profile on Mountain Project

Fish Fork

Taco Del Rio Yelp Review

Get him sponsored: ragu.com

G.O. 060 – Amanda Craft

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G.O. 060 - Land and Sea and Air, Amanda Craft is There

Amanda Craft is a consummate outdoor Renaissance Woman. Raised in California and summered in Colorado, she spent her youth on horseback or in nature. While trying to pad her professional resume during her college years, she began accidentally discovering the depths of her adventurous drive. Her explorations have taken her beneath the seas and earth, up and down its pinnacles, and flying and falling through its skies. She and Jason met on a Little Tujunga hillside one night to discuss her varied pursuits, the finer points of flight, the delectable bloodsicle, and the inspirations of “Rescuers Down Under.”


LINKS:

Amanda’s YouTube

Eagle paragliding
Eco Dive Center
Bridge Day
Wildlife Waystation

Shark Conservation:
finsattached.org
pewtrusts.org/en/projects/global-shark-conservation

Ocean and Juan Photos:
oneoceandiving.com/-juansharks-gallery.html
instagram.com/juansharks

Mine Gulch Beta

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