Canyoneering

G.O. 119 – Shirlz Jocelyn

G.O. 119 – Canyons Are Calling Shirlz Jocelyn Utah native Shirlz Jocelyn was introduced to canyoneering in 2010, a moment that would alter the course of her future. Her love for the sport would lead her to a stint as a canyon guide, an ongoing job with Imlay Canyon Gear, and the drive to produce…

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G.O. 118 – Jesse St. Louis

G.O. 118 – Be Infamous With Jesse St. Louis Jesse St. Louis has always been enamored with the chaos of moving water. Yet, an obsessive pursuit of his acting career kept him blind to the natural world around him for many years. A fateful experience atop a waterfall in L.A. would inspire him to reevaluate…

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G.O. 117 – Jessica Leila

G.O. 117 – Fun Facts With Super Spy Jessica Leila Jessica Leila grew up with parents who wanted her to have every opportunity they had not. Her childhood was filled with love, world travel, and every extracurricular activity imaginable. Despite this, she still struggled with anxiety and an underlying anger. Joining a caving grotto in…

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G.O. 113 – Jane And Mark

G.O. 113 – Foraging With Jane Fontana & Mark Fitzsimmons Jane Fontana and Mark Fitzsimmons share a unique lifestyle by modern standards. They live within the Angeles National Forest where practicing self-sufficiency amidst nature is a rewarding pursuit. Foraging, wood-working, wine-making, and bee-keeping are only some of the tasks that keep them occupied. Jason sat…

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G.O. 112 – Justin Pugh

G.O. 112 – Justin Pugh is On Rope Justin Pugh’s childhood outdoor experiences were minimal. This began to change while attending university in Florida where he discovered the secret realm of urban exploration. Urbex was his initial gateway to the outdoors—a doorway that exploded open after moving to California and joining a camping trip in…

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G.O. 111 – Randi Ball

G.O. 111 – Randi Ball Climbs Through Cancer Randi Ball grew up in a sedentary and unhealthy family in the San Fernando Valley of California. Becoming a mother and discovering climbing in Joshua Tree motivated her to pursue an active and fit lifestyle. Yet, fighting cancer and navigating a divorce would test her newfound resilience…

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G.O. 110 – John Gray

G.O. 110 – John Gray, Adventures Past to Expat Future John Gray grew up as a prototypical Southern California surfer boy. After a divorce in adulthood, he sought to recapture the health and fitness of his youth. He threw himself into hiking, backpacking, climbing, and canyoneering. He and Jason sat at a dark park bench…

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G.O. 106 – Ezgi Kunttas

G.O. 106 – Ezgi Kunttas Finds Mountains and Meaning Ezgi Kunttas grew up climbing Mulberry trees in Turkey unaware of the adventures available in the mountains around her. Pursuing a path as a biologist brought her to the United States. Yet, it would ultimately be her divorce at 35 that would motivate her to seek…

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G.O. 094 – EC Moe

G.O. 094 – Chasing Water With EC Moe When not dressed as a cow for the Butter and Eggs Parade, a young EC spent her time hiking, swimming, and camping. Serendipitous moments in her adulthood introduced her to new passions: caving, canyoneering, and diving. She and a sick Jason met one morning to discuss her…

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G.O. 085 – Alden Anderson Returns

G.O. 085 – Alden Anderson, 360 Nomad Across the Globe Previous guest (G.O. #16) Alden Anderson is 3 years into a 6 month trip across Europe and Asia. He and Jason spoke over Skype about how travel changes a person, why exploring culture is as important as exploring nature, the human connections photography can bring,…

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