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Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan hike the trails of America’s National Parks. Each episode features one hiking trail in one National Park, one park at a time. Join them as they climb to terrifying heights, cross miles of desert, and hike through the forests of these public lands.

Gaze At the National Parks Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

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    • 4.5 • 175 Ratings

Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan hike the trails of America’s National Parks. Each episode features one hiking trail in one National Park, one park at a time. Join them as they climb to terrifying heights, cross miles of desert, and hike through the forests of these public lands.

    S4 Summit: Hiking Trails

    S4 Summit: Hiking Trails

    In the final installment of the Season 4 Summit, and the final episode of Season 4. Mike and Dusty look at all of the hiking trails featured this season from Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Glacier National Park.

    New episodes of Gaze at the National Parks will return in mid September 2022.


    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere



    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 41 min
    S4 Summit: Histories

    S4 Summit: Histories

    In the third part of the Season 4 Summit, Mike and Dusty look at the histories and perspectives connected to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Glacier National Park.



    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere



    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 35 min
    S4 Summit- Environment

    S4 Summit- Environment

    In the second part of the Season 4 Summit, Mike and Dusty take a look at Climate Change and it's effect on the environments of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Glacier National Park.

    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere



    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 40 min
    S4 Summit- Visitorship

    S4 Summit- Visitorship

    In the first installment of the Season 4 Summit, Mike and Dusty cover Visitorship, accessibility, and what to prioritize in the parks from Season 4 including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Glacier National Park.


    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere



    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 52 min
    Pride Mix: Trans Rights

    Pride Mix: Trans Rights

    Mike and Dusty look at the sweeping attack on trans rights in state houses across the country, and ways we can help.

    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere



    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 25 min
    82- Scenic Point Trail: Glacier NP

    82- Scenic Point Trail: Glacier NP

    On their final day in Glacier National Park, Mike and Dusty head over to the Two Medicine area to hike the Scenic Point Trail.



    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere



    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

rad ri ,

Stumbled upon them- love them.

I stumbled upon this podcast after searching “Zion” on a flight to the national park. Their banter and story telling is so lovely
and simple and pleasant. They go on just enough side tangents and describe such a nice day you wish you could go with them. got me excited for Zion!

SooperMexican ,

Orgy talk

I wanted to hear about Joshua Tree and got to hear about orgies instead. No thank you.

Historyman1981! ,

Best National Park Podcast!!

Sit back and relax as Dustin and Michael take you on an adventure. Each episode relives their experiences at an national park. Their insite on trails, wildlife, history, culture, even parking is invaluable to anyone wanting to venture to the park. They also provide useful information regarding restaurants, bars and local Airbnb’s. I love their banter. Their friendship shines through as they discuss back and forth the experiences they share together. The games they play both in the middle, and the end of the podcast are so much fun. A little detail that means a lot is their recognition of the Indian grounds of the places they hiked. This is one of the best podcast for anyone who has a passion for national parks, or just wants to listen to something entertaining.

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