155 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 768 Ratings

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.

    Playing it Safe: Outdoor Rec & COVID-19

    Playing it Safe: Outdoor Rec & COVID-19

    We’re heading into summer and parks and trails and beaches around the US are starting to open up again amidst the pandemic. As hikers, paddlers, climbers, runners, we crave time outside, but we also have a responsibility to do so in a way that respects the health of others and the land we’re on. We hear from four women who can help guide us in the right direction as we step out into this strange, familiar world.

    • 52 min
    Stories of Togetherness

    Stories of Togetherness

    We often talk on this show about what we learn about ourselves in the outdoors. We share solo experiences that help us rethink what we’re made of. But there’s a special kind of intimacy that we can cultivate with family, friends, and loved ones when we’re outside. This week, we're sharing memories that celebrate togetherness.

    • 29 min
    Lessons We Can Learn From Wilderness Therapy: Judith Sadora

    Lessons We Can Learn From Wilderness Therapy: Judith Sadora

    Judith Sadora, a licensed marriage & family therapist (LMFT) who practices wilderness therapy, shares how she applies some of her backcountry work into her everyday life, and how we might be able to use those tools in the front country, too.

    • 46 min
    Leaning into the Unknown: Chris Fagan

    Leaning into the Unknown: Chris Fagan

    Chris Fagan isn't a professional adventurer, but she’s spent a good deal of the leisure time in the last 30 years of her adult life seeing what she’s made of. Chris has skied unguided to the South Pole, run 100-mile ultras, sailed and paddled thought the Inside Passage, and cycled in Tanzania. Adventure is a big part of her alone time, but it’s also formed the foundation of her marriage and family life. Today, it's helping her lean into the unknown of her husband Marty's cancer diagnosis.

    • 54 min
    Feeling the Loss of A Thru-Hike: Lindsey Falkenburg

    Feeling the Loss of A Thru-Hike: Lindsey Falkenburg

    ....And remembering what she's made of. Like a lot of 2020 thru-hikers, Lindsey Falkenburg canceled her plan to hike the Continental Divide Trail in June. In its absence, she's allowing herself to feel the loss - and also filling her cup with urban hiking, art, and re-discovering her resilience.

    • 44 min
    Adventuring with Cerebral Palsy: Win Kelly Charles

    Adventuring with Cerebral Palsy: Win Kelly Charles

    Win Kelly Charles says it best: "People with cerebral palsy are strong and people with cerebral palsy are determined." In this episode, we hear about all the different ways she finds joy outdoors (snowboarding, climbing, and e-cycling to name a few activities), as well as why she's so motivated to share her life with CP with more people.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
768 Ratings

768 Ratings

Ambywaves ,

A woman’s place in outdoors

Heartfelt content about women’s experiences with Mother Nature. Gale is an amazing host and strong woman. The podcast is relatable and eye opening. I’ve cried multiple times listening to the beautiful words.

Oregoniangal1632 ,

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

I'm a recent joiner of the podcast world thanks to the virus going around. (I'm always a late joiner to things...TV series, the latest fashion, etc.). And of all the podcasts that are out there, and there are a lot! She Explores is the one I've been going to every morning as I scroll through available episodes down to 2016 over my morning coffee and carefully select which ones to download for my run or walk around the neighborhood here.

I LOVE them! Why haven't I been listening to this stuff before?!?! A positive of the virus...figuring out what a podcast is and even better...finding yours! I've already shared some links to some of the episodes on some outdoor groups I'm a part of to help others get through this time.

The stories, the adventures, the sound bites! Oh I love the sound bites along with the thought provoking and inspiring stories. The crunch of bike tire against gravel? Yes, so much yes.

And the music! I love the music!

Okay...anyway..thank you! In a quick amount of time, I've gotten accustomed and look forward to these episodes to accompany me on my hour runs/walks around the dull neighborhood.

Marina 'The Trader Chick' ,

Awesome for all of those Outdoor/Adventure Lovers

The podcast seems like it is for general travel at firs but when you listen to it you will notice that it is mainly focused on outdoor adventures and adventurous women. I loved listening to their adventures and relating to what they have to say about the perks and difficulties of women who love hiking and adventure sports.

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