Season 3

G.O. 068 – G.O. Gumbo 2

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,...

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G.O. 067 – Mossy Earth

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...

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G.O. 066 – Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

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...

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G.O. 065 – Jen Hopper

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...

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G.O. 064 – Kevin Heiden

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...

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G.O. 063 – Olivia Round

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...

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G.O. 062 – Bikepacking & Touring

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...

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G.O. 061 – Ryan Dacey

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...

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G.O. 060 – Amanda Craft

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...

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G.O. 059 – Matt Podolsky

G.O. 059 – Wild Lens on Conservation With Matt Podolsky Matt Podolsky grew up immersed in the New England outdoors, but it was an IMAX documentary he saw at an early age that changed his view of humanity’s place in nature. His career as a wildlife biologist working with California Condors led him into the...

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G.O. 058 – The Monroys

G.O. 058 – The Monroy Canyon Family It’s the classic story where a country girl meets a city boy, they get married, start a family, and start rappelling down waterfalls around the world. Tale as old as time? Maybe not. Danielle and Brian Monroy discovered the adventure of canyoneering after a failed family backpacking trip...

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G.O. 057 – Steven Calcote

G.O. 057 – Steven Calcote Stumbles Across the Globe An artsy kid born in Kerrville, Texas and raised across the U.S. as a military brat, Steven Calcote always sought unique narratives and varied experiences. After moving to China for a work study program, he became enamored with seeing the world and finding the hidden places...

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G.O. 056 – Corrina Peipon

G.O. 056 – Walking Across Pangaea With Corrina Peipon Corrina Peipon grew up in the bohemian world of Martha’s Vineyard immersed in art and nature. Chasing her passion for art carried her to the west coast where she eventually rediscovered the draw of the outdoors and the joys of backpacking. She founded Pangaea Outdoor Supply...

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G.O. 055 – Caving

G.O. 055 – Roundtable: Caving Subterranean travel is an intriguing pursuit filled with its own rewards and challenges. Jason discusses the world of caving with four accomplished participants: Dav, Jen, Jerry, and Karl. They delve into how, why, responsibilities, dealing with the environment, managing human waste, finding unexplored caves, and a multitude of other questions....

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G.O. 054 – Aaron Nardi

G.O. 054 – Aaron Nardi, VHS to BMX Aaron Nardi found himself shooting videos and riding BMX professionally at an early age. Eventually, he left behind his county fair performances and moved to Los Angeles where he began to dabble in marketing and photography ultimately discovering the power of controlled lighting. He now works primarily...

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G.O. 053 – Leslie Kim

G.O. 053 – Go Dynamite Starfish With Leslie Kim Leslie Kim has been scribbling since early childhood. Unsure of her professional goals, she embarked on a circuitous journey taking her across the globe flirting with multitudes of varied career paths. She eventually circled back to her childhood passion for illustration and discovered graphic design. Climbing...

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G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson

G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson: Skis, Canyons, Consequences Erik Johnson, Esq. shreds the slopes of the legal system and the fresh powder of the backcountry mountain ranges. A lifelong freestyle skier, he has extensive experience dealing with injury whether it be concussions, broken bones, or amnesia. A rappelling accident while canyoneering cost him a leg,...

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G.O. 051 – Cyndi Lang

G.O. 051 – Turning Out Horses With Cyndi Lang A Mom and Me Horseback Riding ad in a magazine unexpectedly set a new course in Cyndi Lang’s childhood. Her fascination with horses led her from vaulting to becoming a ranger and eventually a professional competitor. She and Jason spoke at a barn in Santa Clarita...

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G.O. 050 – Tristan Gooley

G.O. 050 – Tristan Gooley, The Natural Navigator Tristan Gooley began exploring the natural world at a very young age, craving the mystery and independence found in wandering. Learning to read nature and navigate his environs as an adult rekindled his childhood wonder. As a bestselling author, he has shared these skills across five books...

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G.O. 049 – Annabelle McClure & Andrea Hassler

G.O. 049 – Annabelle & Andrea, Climbing Road Team Annabelle McClure found herself on sketchy first ascents at a young age with her climber father. Andrea Hassler passed on a career in concert management to instead study geography and climb nonstop with her new college buddy, Annabelle. Years later, the two of them convinced the...

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