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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 • 157 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.

    Trail Mix: MMIWG2S

    Trail Mix: MMIWG2S

    In this Trail Mix, Mike and Dusty unpack the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two spirits in America.

    Website: GazeAtTheNationalParks.com

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks



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    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

    • 11 min
    67- Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

    67- Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

    On their final day in Yellowstone National Park, Mike and Dusty hike the South Rim Trail along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone 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

    • 58 min
    Trail Mix: Gray Wolves of Yellowstone

    Trail Mix: Gray Wolves of Yellowstone

    Mike and Dusty look at the dark history of gray wolves during the beginnings of Western colonization, and the success of their restoration in Yellowstone 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

    • 20 min
    66- Fairy Falls & Follies: Yellowstone NP

    66- Fairy Falls & Follies: Yellowstone NP

    What was supposed to be a five mile loop quickly becomes a sixteen-mile there-and-back trail when Mike and Dusty take a wrong turn and end up in the backcountry of Yellowstone 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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trail Mix: Buffalo

    Trail Mix: Buffalo

    Mike and Dusty cover the current state of the buffalo and its complicated history in North America.

    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

    • 18 min
    65- Old Faithful: Yellowstone NP

    65- Old Faithful: Yellowstone NP

    In their second day in Yellowstone National Park, Mike and Dusty walk through more paintpots, see Old Faitful erupt, and explore the Upper Geyser Basin.

    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

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Ghadd1985 ,

LOVE this

Dusty and Mike are just good people. Any time I tune into their show I immediately feel like I’m among friends, and the production quality always keeps me engaged. If you’re looking for a great new show to add to your catalogue ADD THIS NOW. Much love to these guys.

teresa ohio ,

Interesting take on parks

These are 2 friends who podcast about the park after they visit. They talk about the good and bad about their visit They throw in some facts and just when I think oh no they are about to play a dumb game, the game ends up being quite entertaining

Clark Kauffman ,

Good content; delivery is lacking

The hosts are knowledgeable and engaging but are so incapable of not talking over the top of each other it’s comical. Some of the information they’re trying to impart is simply lost in the unintelligible crosstalk.

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