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Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

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Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

    Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project

    Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project

    The power of a two-night backpacking trip in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona is multiplied when it's spent with women who are motivated by a common goal: to help introduce more girls to the outdoors. We backpack with The Cairn Project.

    • 52 min
    Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

    Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

    There's a well-kept secret in the international trekking industry. The Porter Voice Collective is raising up the backbone of the industry to advocate for change. In doing so, they're empowering both porters and tourists to speak up for an equitable workforce.

    • 46 min
    Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren

    Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren

    In partnership with Smartwool, we talk with their CEO Jennifer McLaren about how her love of the outdoors and a career in finance collided to take her where she's at today: the leader of a purpose-driven company.

    • 40 min
    Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola

    Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola

    Briana Feola gets to wear the hats of biologist, geologist, and environmental scientist through her work at Brainstorm---all by creating affordable, nature-inspired screen prints and other art that we can hang on our walls.

    • 43 min
    Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen

    Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen

    In partnership with Sherpa Adventure Gear, guest host Laura Hughes interviews Wasfia Nazreen-- mountaineer, activist, and writer-- to learn about what it was like to take a journey up each of the Seven Summits, what it was like to be the first person from Bangladesh to do it, and how approaching external mountains in our lives mirror the personal work it takes to summit our internal ones.

    • 34 min
    All This Possibility: Jenny Bruso

    All This Possibility: Jenny Bruso

    Jenny Bruso's multi-day trek on the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru transformed what she thought was possible for herself; it's opened her up to the idea of hikes around the world and helped refine her mission as the founder of Unlikely Hikers. And while Jenny's enthralled by all this possibility, she's still working through how to trek internationally in a respectful way.

    • 54 min

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