Outdoor stories and sounds. Joyful journeys, place based predicaments, and adventures of questionable significance. Never featuring gear reviews or interviews about trail running, sailing, rock climbing, bike touring, or kayaking. Broadcasting from Brevard, North Carolina.
Running the Cloudsplitter 100 Mile Ultramarathon - Suffering Joy
Reflections and field recordings from my first 100 mile run, the Cloudsplitter 100 in Norton, Virginia. This episode is not about how to run a hundred miles, but it is about why I ran and what I experienced. Music during the story played by me. The song played during the intro and outro is Benevolence by Seeking Madras.
Summer Update: Climbing Gym Beta Spray and 5 Panel Hat
Drinking a cup of coffee, the host delivers an unscripted update on the summer, discusses a climbing gym experience, and shares a new song called 5 Panel Hat. The song played during the intro and outro is Benevolence by Seeking Madras.
Running the Art Loeb Trail
The Art Loeb Trail is one of the premier backpacking and running trails in Western North Carolina. It begins (or ends) at a Boy Scout Camp near Black Balsam Knob, crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway, traverses a prominent ridge in Pisgah National Forest, and terminates near the small town of Brevard. On Spring Equinox, I set out to run the length of the Art Loeb Trail with no goal other than to finish before dark. The next day, while picking up my car from the trailhead, I crossed paths with a friend who was breaking his own record to establish the fastest known time.
Music on this episode by Seeking Madras, Jason Shaw, Wesley Davis, Figure Ground (I could not find contact info for Figure Ground, but many of us loved their tunes as they appeared in skate and snowboard soundtracks back in the day. Please don’t sue me, Figure Ground.), and Blue Dot Sessions.
Find the new album “One Goes Forward” at http://SeekingMadras.bandcamp.com.
Mental Miles - A Trail Running Experiment
Sometimes one sets out to go for a reluctant run and, along the way, discovers something they knew all along.
Location: Pisgah National Forest - Brevard, NC
Music attribution at end of episode.
The Five Stages of Whitewater Kayaking
“5 Stages of Whitewater Kayaking” is a story about moving from the coast to the mountains, trading flip flops for Chacos, letting go of what was, and accepting what is. Adventure Airwaves Episode 9 was written and recorded in Transylvania County North Carolina in September of 2020. This episode and my acceptance of adult-onset whitewater enjoyment would not have been possible without my friends in the Brevard radius who have shared their knowledge and time with me. Especially Jason.
Music on this Episode:
Benevolence - Seeking Madras Rain Cloud Ghost - Instrumental by Me, Wes Davis In the Box & Copely Beat by Blue Dot Sessions Drone by Silicon Transmitter Gravy by Poddington Bear - soundofpicture.com Music tracks (except for Benevolence and Rain Cloud Ghost) were sourced from the Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons License. If you enjoyed this episode please leave a positive review, tell a friend, or yell it out the window! Thank you for listening. Cheers!
A Postcard from Brevard, NC
Brevard, North Carolina is a unique little mountain town. This episode will not tell you anything about Brevard, unless you listen closely. Do you hear the rain? The birds? The wind rustling through the trees? During these strange times, we have found solace in the simple joy of two wheeled gallivanting and strumming guitar on the porch. The song Pump Track was written on a rainy day and recorded by me and Russell on a different rainy day four months later. Thank you for tuning in. Acoustic guitar & Pump Track by me, Wes. Benevolence by Seeking Madras
This is entertaining, well produced and funny. Well done! Can’t wait for the next one.
Fun adventure stories
Great music, and storytelling mixed with a little funny non-sense.
Super good story telling and some life insights