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G.O. 074 – Human Impact

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…

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G.O. 073 – Adam Haydock

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…

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G.O. 072 – Lyndsay Hupp

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…

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G.O. 071 – Freddy Unger

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…

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G.O. 070 – Community Science

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…

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G.O. 069 – Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

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…

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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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