Season 4

G.O. 086 – West Coast Trail

G.O. 086 – Doubt on the West Coast Trail In 2010, Jason and Steven Calcote embarked on the week long journey of hiking Vancouver Island’s beloved West Coast Trail. Four days of non-stop rain, swollen rivers, and numerous obstacles would create a seminal event in their outdoor experiences. This is their story of accepting hardship...

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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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G.O. 084 – Cyndi Wyatt

G.O. 084 – Running to Life With Cyndi Wyatt Cyndi Wyatt grew up running along the beaches of Florida, practicing aerobics, and eventually modeling. Running is what would stick with her, especially as it helped her cope with the aftermath of an abusive marriage. Now Cyndi competes as an ultrarunner, organizes outdoor events, and guides...

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G.O. 083 – Daniel Harm

G.O. 083 – Daniel Harm Builds a Trail to Harmony Daniel Harm has lived an eclectic existence influenced by nature and art. He grew up internationally, raced bicycles professionally, lived in the wilderness building an ornate trail system, scales mountains and trees, and shares his style of unique art through photography and film. He and...

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G.O. 082 – Courtney Condy

G.O. 082 – Courtney Condy and Occupation Wild Courtney Condy was a workaholic go-getter intent on becoming a millionaire before 30. Yet, she hated her life. A spontaneous trip to Nepal shifted her perspective ultimately leading her to pursue a new career as an outdoor leader. She founded Occupation Wild, an online resource that helps...

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G.O. 081 – Daniel Elson

G.O. 081 – Daniel Elson, Mustachioed Animator Canyoneer Daniel Elson makes cartoons, hides his past, and descends canyons on sketchy anchors. Did we mention his mustache? He has a boffo mustache. Daniel and Jason hid from the rain in a makeup room one morning to discuss the state of animation, ways to get fired, California...

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G.O. 080 – Trailmothers

G.O. 080 – Roundtable: Trailmothers What began as an instagram account devoted to sharing hiking photos of a mother and her son has blossomed into a community of families sharing outdoor adventures with each other. Jason met with seven members of Trailmothers one morning in Griffith Park to discuss how the group has enriched their...

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G.O. 079 – Michael Kelley

G.O. 079 – Becoming a Beginner With Michael Kelley Michael Kelley spent his youth surfing the beaches of Malibu until he discovered the competitive world of cycling and eventually SUP racing. Now, he shares his years of experience with others as a Scoutmaster, father, and REI instructor. Michael and Jason spent a morning at Will...

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G.O. 078 – Tiffany Nardico

G.O. 078 – Capturing Adventure With Tiffany Nardico Previously a fashionista, Tiffany Nardico’s live changed drastically after a chance encounter on a Zion shuttle bus introduced her to canyoneering. Her budding photography career shifted towards adventure sports. She now travels the U.S. in her van capturing adventures and expeditions in the recesses of the Earth...

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G.O. 077 – Tom Jones

G.O. 077 – Mr. Imlay Canyon Gear, Tom Jones Tom Jones has left a large imprint on canyoneering in the Western U.S. He is the founder of Imlay Canyon Gear, a supplier of canyoneering specialty equipment and the author of the Zion Canyoneering Guidebook. Tom and Jason chatted one morning at Imlay HQ about his...

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G.O. 076 – Marinel de Jesus

G.O. 076 – Marinel de Jesus, From Lawyer to Nomad to Brown Gal Trekker After 15 years as a prosecuting attorney, Marinel de Jesus craved a change. Her mother’s unexpected death caused her to reevaluate her own life. She left her career to become a permanent nomad and founded Peak Explorations, an adventure travel company...

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G.O. 075 – Rich Rudow

G.O. 075 – Grand Explorer Rich Rudow Rich Rudow’s life has become intrinsically linked with the Grand Canyon. On a raft trip in 1989, he became enamored with the mysteries beneath its rim. Having spent 1000 days within its walls and having helped establish many of its technical canyoneering routes, Rich is now recognized as...

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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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