24 episodes

Canada is home to 21,324 named mountains, two million lakes, the longest coastline in the world and untold opportunities for adventure. Catch Me Outside Podcast shares outdoor adventure stories and wisdom from the hikers, climbers, mountaineers, cyclists and others keeping the community alive. Want to get outside more? Start here.

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Canada is home to 21,324 named mountains, two million lakes, the longest coastline in the world and untold opportunities for adventure. Catch Me Outside Podcast shares outdoor adventure stories and wisdom from the hikers, climbers, mountaineers, cyclists and others keeping the community alive. Want to get outside more? Start here.

    E21: Sweet Tooth and Three Hills hike the Nootka Trail

    E21: Sweet Tooth and Three Hills hike the Nootka Trail

    Located on the West Coast of Nootka Island in British Columbia, is a remote backpacking trail called, fittingly enough, the Nootka Trail. 

    It’s 37 kilometres long, but before you sniff at the length, know this: it’s an intense slog through obstacle-filled forests and over many, many stretches of pea-gravel covered beaches. What it lacks in distance it more than makes up for in difficulty. 

    It’s a linear trail, and getting to and from its trailheads requires hikers to charter a float plane and a water taxi. 

    Friend of the pod Greg “Three Hills” Zolob recently hiked the trail with his hiking buddy Candice,  A.K.A. Sweet Tooth. 

    For today’s episode, they give a rundown of their hike, including the highlights, the lowlights, getting caught unawares by the tide, forgetting trail runners at home, unforgettable views and wildlife encounters.

    PS. I make a minor announcement at the end of the intro that states ”September 1” when I really mean ”October 1.” 

    Links and shoutouts

    https://www.yuquot.ca/ 

    https://www.yuquot.ca/nootka-crisis/

    https://www.yuquot.ca/product-category/hiking/

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    E20: Food follies

    E20: Food follies

    It’s been a goal to record an episode around listener submissions for awhile, and a bunch of you were so gracious as to send in your favourite camping recipes and funny food stories last month.

    So for this episode, my ride-or-die and occasional co-host Ian is back to help read everything you sent. 

    Buckle up for stories of spite beans, fly bannock, incinerated potatoes, exploding ravioli, sponge poisoning, charred weiners, and a whole lotta poop. Plus recipes! 

    Thank you to everyone who sent in a story or recipe! <3

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bonus: More lightning talk and an announcement

    Bonus: More lightning talk and an announcement

    Last week, you heard Crystal Gravelle tell her story of surviving a lightning strike in Killarney Provincial Park in 2005. While episode 19 only included the story itself, Crystal and I actually spoke about her experience for a little while afterward.

    Today, we're releasing the rest of that conversation. If you haven’t heard Crystal’s lightning survival story, you should go listen to episode 19 first. 

    This bonus mini episode also features a special Catch Me Outside announcement! 

    📍Killarney Provincial Park borders the lands of Point Grondine, Wikwemikong, Whitefish River and Whitefish Lake First Nations.

    It is because of the Indigenous Odawa, Ojibway and Potowatomi peoples and their relationship with the land that backpackers like me are able to experience it in such a beautiful, intimate way today.
     
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    Music

    Yaki Tori and Mango by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

    Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-yaki-tori

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/oZ0U4Q5epUs 

    • 11 min
    E19: In a flash

    E19: In a flash

    Crystal Gravelle was on the second last day of her first backpacking trip in August 2005 when three storms converged over Ontario’s Killarney Provincial Park, peppering the park with lightning.

    She and a friend were part-way down an especially technical descent near the end of La Cloche Silhouette Trail in the pouring rain, trying to get to lower ground, when she felt what she thought was her foot exploding. She’d been struck by lightning. She survived, but it wasn’t until the next day she learned someone else struck by lighting in the park that day hadn’t. 

    On today’s episode of Catch Me Outside, Crystal will tell her survival story. Then, Steve Jones, an instructor with iRescue training who teaches courses in emergency wilderness survival and first aid. Steve has taught countless backcountry explorers how to mitigate risks in the wilderness, and today, he’ll share some lightning safety tips anyone who spends time in the backcountry should hear. 

    📍Killarney Provincial Park borders the lands of Point Grondine, Wikwemikong, Whitefish River and Whitefish Lake First Nations.

    It is because of the Indigenous Odawa, Ojibway and Potowatomi peoples and their relationship with the land that backpackers like me are able to experience it in such a beautiful, intimate way today.
     
    Episode shoutout

    iRescue Training - https://irescuetraining.com

     

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    Music

    Yaki Tori and Mango by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

    Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-yaki-tori

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/oZ0U4Q5epUs 

    • 53 min
    E18: Canice Leung returns from the PCT

    E18: Canice Leung returns from the PCT

    Friend of the pod and episode 2 guest Canice Leung is back from her long-ass section hike (LASH) on the Pacific Crest Trail. 

    Canice covered the first 1,090 miles of the PCT this spring and summer, hiking from the southern terminus in Campo to Lake Tahoe. She saw gopher snakes, rattlers and fruit platters arranged to look like Donald and Melania Trump riding dolphins. She filtered water from questionable sources. She caught the last season of Scout and Frodo’s hiker hosting. She toughed out the desert and walked through the Sierra.

    For this episode, she shares the long and gory run down, offers some thoughts on the culture of thru-hiking and gives advice to Canadians hoping to hike the trail. 

    📍The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the traditional territories of dozens of Indigenous Peoples, including the Western Shoshone, the Kumeyaay, the Serrano, Washoe and others. To study an interactive map of the territories along the PCT, visit native-land.ca.

     

    Episode shoutouts

    Montezuma Valley Market

    Instagram: @montezumamarket

    Facebook: facebook.com/montezumavalleymarket

    Indigenous Women Hike

    Instagram: @indigenouswomenhike

    Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Centre

    Facebook: facebook.com/Owens-Valley-Paiute-Shoshone-Cultural-Center-448489985316272/

    Website: bishoppaiutetribe.com/owens-valley-paiute-shoshone-cultural-center/

     

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    Music

    Yaki Tori and Mango by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

    Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-yaki-tori

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/oZ0U4Q5epUs 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    E17: The 330-km rollercoaster that is the East Coast Trail

    E17: The 330-km rollercoaster that is the East Coast Trail

    The East Coast Trail is a 332 km end-to-end trail located on the east coast of *Newfoundland. It’s made up of a chain of shorter trails, and can be section or thru-hiked. 

    Despite not passing over any mountains, the trail has a total elevation gain of almost 15,000 metres, owing in part to the fact that it passes through many towns, and many of those towns are at sea level. It’s like a seaside rollercoaster. I’ll be honest. This trail wasn’t on my radar until a few listeners reached out to mention it, and the more I learn about it, the closer it moves to the top of my bucket list.

    Camping along the trail is free, and hikers do not need to buy any permits. Because it passes near many towns and villages, there are ample opportunities to resupply, take a rest day or bail, if things get too rough. Hikers are treated to dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the rocky Newfoundland Coast, sea arches and sea stacks and picturesque villages. 

    Ana McBride hiked the full trail this summer with her dog Winnie and a friend. On today’s episode of Catch Me Outside, she shares the highs and lows of her hike (spoiler alert, there weren’t many lows). She also shares some valuable information for anyone planning to check out the east coast trail. 

    *The East Coast Trail is situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquian speaking Beothuk peoples. 

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    Music

    Yaki Tori and Mango by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com

    Smith The Mister https://bit.ly/Smith-The-Mister-YT

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-yaki-tori

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/oZ0U4Q5epUs 

    • 57 min

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