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The Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast - where we discuss all things related to hiking and search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Sounds Like A Search And Rescue Podcast SLASR Podcast

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The Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast - where we discuss all things related to hiking and search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

    Episode 157 - Nick from the PUDs Podcast, White Mountains History - The Trail Masters, MWRR Recap, Trail Maintenance

    Episode 157 - Nick from the PUDs Podcast, White Mountains History - The Trail Masters, MWRR Recap, Trail Maintenance

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    This week, we are joined by friend Nick Sidla. Nick is co-host of the PUDs Podcast - The "Pointless-Up-and-Downs" Podcast.  A podcast about hiking and everything you talk about while hiking. Nick is going to share some stories about his travels out west and we will discuss trail adoption and maintenance for those of you who are interested in getting into trail volunteering. All this plus a history segment where we dive into a period of White Mountain trail building that focused on how a small group of friends worked to  connect  all the major trail systems of the white mountains. Stomp gives a Mount Washington Road Race Recap,we have a  Father days review that includes Stomp making Mrs. Stomp follow him up the Holt Trail, Recent hikes on Adams/Madison, Welch Dickey, The Watcher and more - earthquakes, Mount Everest, Notable Hikes, and Bad Dad Jokes.
     
    About Nick
    PUDs Podcast
    Nick’s Instagram
     
    This weeks Higher Summit Forecast
     
    Topics
    Happy Summer Solstice
    Painter Canyon Rescue
    Fathers Day Recap
    Mount Washington Road Race Recap
    Race the Cog
    Seek the Peak 
    Summit for Cindy
    Maine Couple in trouble for poisoning trees
    Sick Hikers in Grand Canyon, Earthquake in Grafton County
    Mount Everest Video
    White Bison in Yellowstone
    Suckerpunch pickle juice
    Beer Talk and Recent Hikes on Adams/Madison/Welch Dickey/and The Watcher
    Notable Hikes
    White Mountain History - Connecting the trails - Paul Jenks, Charles Blood, and Nat Goodrich
    Guest of the Week - Nick Sidla, Trail Maintenance and PUDs Podcast
     
    Show Notes
    Apple Podcast link for 5 star reviews
    SLASR Merchandise
    SLASR LinkTree
    Hikers rescued after running out of water at Joshua Tree 
    Fryeburg Fair Flea Market
    Fair Grounds Coffee in Fryeburg
    Race the Cog
    Summits for Cindy
    Maine couple busted poisoning their neighbors tree
    Upwards of 300 hikers sickened at popular Az waterfall
    Earthquake in Grafton Co.
    Ryan Mitchell Everest Summit Day video
    Rare white bison calf born
    Suckerpunch
    How to Give Back to the Trails (Rebecca’s Blog post)
    Volunteering in the White Mountains
    NH Trail Workers
    Mountain Trail Collective
    Trailwrights



    Sponsors, Friends  and Partners
    24th Annual Seek the Peak
    Welcome Back to Fieldstone Kumbucha
    CS Instant Coffee
    2024 Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Mount Washington Higher Summits Forecast
    Hiking Buddies 
    Vaucluse - Sweat less. Explore more. – Vaucluse Gear
    White Mountains Endurance Coaching

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Episode 156 - Henry David Thoreau’s Misadventures and White Mountain Endurance Coaching

    Episode 156 - Henry David Thoreau’s Misadventures and White Mountain Endurance Coaching

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    This week, a recap of the 48 Peaks Alzheimer's event at Reklis and the associated hike taken up to Galehead Mountain. Plus we are joined by friend Kristina Folcik to discuss endurance coaching, and  training for those of you who may be looking to take your fitness, trail running, hiking or general wellness to another level. Plus we have some white mountain history with the story of famous writer Henry David Thoreau’s misadventures on Mount Washington in the 1800s which includes starting a forest fire, getting lost in fog and injuring his ankle requiring three days of rest before being able to hike out of Tuckerman. Plus the mount washington road race is this weekend, Narcan for Fish and Game officers, Hydration advice on the trail, Dad Jokes, Stickers, and Search and rescue news including two rescues on Monadnock, A rescue on Jennings peak, Falling Waters, and one on Kearsarge North.
    About Kristina
    Kristina’s Coaching Website
    Buy Kristina’s New Book - Never Trust a Fart
     
    This weeks Higher Summit Forecast
     
    Topics
    2024 The Longest Day - 48 Peaks at Reklis Recap - Umbrella discussion
    Mount Washington Road Race is this weekend and Race the Cog is next weekend - Stomp DJing
    Fentanyl Crisis
    Vaping and Bears 
    Stomp’s Beer opening technique 
    Cold beer storage and reminders on water filters
    Dad Jokes, House of Dragons, Stickers, Patches
    Recent Hikes - Galehead and Welch Dickey
    Notable Hikes of the week 
    Thoreau’s Mount Washington Misadventures
    Guest of the Week - Kristina Folcik
    Recent Search and Rescue
     
    Show Notes
    Apple Podcast link for 5 star reviews
    SLASR Merchandise
    SLASR LinkTree
    Conservation officers in Wyoming and Montana to begin carrying Narcan due to Fentanyl crisis 
    Is vaping attracting bears?
    Solution to opening beer with your teeth
    Source Material for Henry David Thoreau segment
    Utah hiker found deceased after phone video showed her getting swept away down river. 
    Lost hiker in Jackson
    Hiker rescued on Falling Waters
    Injured hiker Kearsarge North 
    Rescue, Mt. Monadnock
    Hiker rescued Mt. Jennings
    Another rescue on Monadnock
     
    Sponsors, Friends  and Partners
    24th Annual Seek the Peak
    Welcome Back to Fieldstone Kumbucha
    CS Instant Coffee
    2024 Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Mount Washington Higher Summits Forecast
    Hiking Buddies 
    Vaucluse - Sweat less. Explore more. – Vaucluse Gear

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 155 - Jenn Kunze, living and working at McMurdo station in Antarctica, Stomp hikes a Pemi Loop

    Episode 155 - Jenn Kunze, living and working at McMurdo station in Antarctica, Stomp hikes a Pemi Loop

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     This week, we are joined by Jenn Kunze who is going to share her tale of spending time living and working as a sous chef at McMurdo Station in Antarctica for 6 months. Jen spent the fall of 2023 through March of 2024 down in Antartica and got to experience a bunch of cool adventures while at McMurdo. We will learn a little about her background and she will tell some stories about what it takes to live in one of the most remote areas of the world. All this plus rabies news, The Longest Day Hike for Alzheimer's event is this weekend, Mount Everest News, and Stomp sets a Pemi Loop FKT for being the first and fastest hiker to carry a pool noodle on the route 
    Jenn’s Antarctica Photos
     This weeks Higher Summit Forecast
     
    Topics
    2024 The Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Stomp continues to open beer with his teeth
    Summits for Cindy Fundraiser
    Squam Ridge Race Registration is now open
    Teenager earns enough money playing minecraft to pay for an expedition to climb Mount Everest
    Controversy in China over a pipe discovered supplying water to a waterfall
    Singer gets bit by a bat in Spain
    Glider crashes near Cannon Mountain this weekend 
    Bad Dad Jokes
    Recent Hikes - Stomp visits Quincy Bog and completes a single day Pemi Loop while carrying a pool noodle.
    Notable Hikes
    Guest of the Week - Jenn Kunze - living and working in Antarctica 
     
    Show Notes
    Apple Podcast link for 5 star reviews
    SLASR Merchandise
    SLASR LinkTree
    Hiker Celebration at RekLis - Saturday June 8th
    Don’t open bottles with your teeth
    Summits for Cindy Fundraiser Event - August 15 to 18
    Squam Ridge Race registration open
    18 y/o youtuber chronicles his Everest summit
    China put in a pipe to draw water into a tourist waterfall so the flow would continue during dry season
    Rabies news - Taylor Momsen bitten by a bat onstage in Spain
    Rescue of crashed glider pilot
    Quincy Bog
    Trail map and general information
    McMurdo Station in Antarctica
    Blog Post about working in Antarctica
    Transport and infrastructure jobs
    Medical Jobs
    Food, retail, support jobs
    Engineering and IT Jobs
    Operations and Logistics Jobs



    Sponsors, Friends  and Partners
    24th Annual Seek the Peak
    Welcome Back to Fieldstone Kumbucha
    CS Instant Coffee
    2024 Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Mount Washington Higher Summits Forecast
    Hiking Buddies 
    Vaucluse - Sweat less. Explore more. – Vaucluse Gear

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Episode 154 - Kimball Rexford from TrailsNH, 1983 Mt. Washington History Segment, Grand Traverse, Boott Spur hikes

    Episode 154 - Kimball Rexford from TrailsNH, 1983 Mt. Washington History Segment, Grand Traverse, Boott Spur hikes

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    This week we are joined by Kimball Rexford of TrailsNH.com. TrailsNH has just about every hiking trip report, trail advisory, and forest road closing in the Northeast. By following hiker blogs and hiking forums TrailsNH helps hikers access the most current trip planning information anywhere. It truly is a one stop shop to aggregate information on hiking across new england. Plus the story of a fatality and the ensuing rescue on Mount Washington in 1983 during an unusual weather period where the mountain became completely covered in ice. We have recent hikes on the Grand Traverse, Mount Washington and Pleasant mountains. A rabid fox story that we skipped over last week, Flower drama in Stomps area, claims of Sabotage on Mt. Everest, more details on the Massachusetts hiker attacked by a Grizzly, a fatality at an indoor climbing gym, shark news, and rescues on Mt. Cardigan, Edmands Col, and the Rocky Branch trail 
    About TrailsNH
    TrailsNH.com
    Hiking Time Calculator
    Hiking Difficulty Calculator 
    Weather Forecast
    Forest Roads and Gate Status
    TrailsNH Sticker Shop
    Facebook Instagram  Twitter
     
    This weeks Higher Summit Forecast
     
    Topics
    Stomp is going to break his teeth if he keeps opening beer can with them
    Lupin field mowed because visitors are misbehaving
    Mount Everest Drama
    Update on Mass man attacked by a Grizzly bear
    Rapid fox on the loose
    Mount Washington is dangerous
    Death in a climbing gym
    Circumnavigating Lake Winnipesaukee
    Sharks! 
    Gear Review
    Recent hikes on Grand Traverse, Mount Washington, Pleasant Mountain and Scaur
    Guest of the week - Welcome Kimball Rexford
    History Segment - Ken Hokenson and Ali Kashkooli - March 24, 1983 Mount Washington
    Recent Search and Rescue News
     
    Show Notes
    Apple Podcast link for 5 star reviews
    SLASR Merchandise
    SLASR LinkTree
    Everest just got so much worse
    Alan Arnette’s report
    Grizzly attack victim recounts his story
    How will rabid foxes impact hikers, if at all?
    How dangerous is Mt. Washington weather compared to other peaks?
    A death in the climbing community 
    Runner plans to run perimeter of Lake Winnipesaukee 
    Sharks are back early at Cape Cod!
    Stoko supportive apparel
    Ken Hokenson Article
    UPI Article from 1983
    Rescue on Mt. Cardigan
    Hiker airlifted from Edmunds Col Cutoff
    Lost & injured hikers on Rocky Branch Tr.
    Lost hiker rescued after hours of bushwhacking in Wild River



    Sponsors, Friends  and Partners
    Welcome Back to Fieldstone Kumbucha
    CS Instant Coffee
    2024 Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Mount Washington Higher Summits Forecast
    Hiking Buddies 
    Vaucluse - Sweat less. Explore more. – Vaucluse Gear

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 153 - Welcome Carey Kish - Continental Divide Trail, Beer Hiking New England, AMC Maine Mountain Guide

    Episode 153 - Welcome Carey Kish - Continental Divide Trail, Beer Hiking New England, AMC Maine Mountain Guide

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    This week we are joined by Carey Kish from his thru hike on Continental Divide Trail. Carey is a long-time multi-sport adventurer, journalist and photographer. A Registered Maine Guide and former president and founding member of MOAC, the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club, Kish has led countless hiking, backpacking and whitewater rafting trips throughout Maine, and is also an avid mountain biker, kayaker, and downhill and x-c skier. He thru-hiked the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 1977, and has since completed two-dozen long distance trails in the United States, Canada and Europe, including a recent coast-to-coast trek across Ireland. Carey is the writer of three books on hiking - Maine Mountain Guide for the AMC, The AMCs Best Day hikes Along the Maine Coast, and the most recent book Beer Hiking New England:The Tastiest Way. Plus Magic trick gone wrong, Mount Carrigain alternatives, Memorial Day Weekend, Miracle Springs update, Hoka trail runners, Recent hikes on Garfield and Acteon Ridge.  
     
    About Carey Kish
    Carey Kish Instagram 
    Beer Hiking New England 
    AMC Maine Mountain Guide 
    AMC Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast
     
    This weeks Higher Summit Forecast
     
    Topics
    Heat Wave has arrived
    Magician Gets stuck in a box and battling Balloon artists 
    Mount Carrigain - Alternative Routes 
    Ethan Pond to Shoal Pond to Carrigain Notch to Desolation  (20 miles) 
    Nancy Pond to Carrigain Notch to Desolation (18 miles) 
    Traditional Route - 14 miles
    Dry River - Thanks Izzy for details
    Memorial Day - Things to do 
    Story correction about Miracle Springs
    Mass man attacked by two grizzlies 
    Gear review - Hoka One - Kaha GTX
    Recent Hikes - Mount Garfield and Acteon Ridge 
    Notable Hikers
    Guest of the Week - Welcome Carey Kish
    Recent Search and Rescue News 
    Connecticut River Valley Killer - Cold Case update 
     
    Show Notes
    Apple Podcast link for 5 star reviews
    SLASR Merchandise
    SLASR LinkTree
    Road update
    A unique rescue…. ( see image below)
    Where's Izzy sends some 411 on Dry River
    Another great trip report from Dry River
    Memorial Day Events
    Waterville Valley 34th Annual Chowderfest 
    Original Story about Miracle Springs 
    Mass man survive attack by 2 grizzlies
    Acteon Ridge Traverse from Section Hiker  
    Have you ever heard of a Hoodoo? 
    Guy jumps across a gap, injures his ankle, gets stuck on a hoodoo and needs a rescue
    Dartmouth Grad Student body found in the Connecticut river 
    Police search area in Newport NH related to Connecticut River Valley Killer cold case 
    Dark Valley Podcast 
    Suspects
    Injured hiker Arethusa Falls
    Injured hiker Fishin Jimmy
    Injured hiker Mt. Monadnock
    Hiker rescued, Falling Waters
     
    Sponsors, Friends  and Partners
    Welcome Back to Fieldstone Kumbucha
    CS Instant Coffee
    2024 Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Mount Washington Higher Summits Forecast
    Hiking Buddies 
    Vaucluse - Sweat less. Explore more. – Vaucluse Gear

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Episode 152 - Andrew Drummond From White Mountain Ski Co., Missing Hiker in the Dry River, Flume Slide Rescue

    Episode 152 - Andrew Drummond From White Mountain Ski Co., Missing Hiker in the Dry River, Flume Slide Rescue

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     This week we are joined by Andrew Drummond of White Mountain Ski Co. Andrew is the man when it comes to backcountry skiing in the white mountains. He was kind enough to join us to talk about backcountry skiing, his hiking activities in New Hampshire and more. Plus an update on the missing hiker from Massachusetts, road updates, Stomp is setting speed records on Welch Dicky and a rescue on the Flume Slide trail.
     
    About Andrew Drummond
    Andrew Drummond Instagram
    Ski The Whites Podcast
    White Mountain Ski Co
    About White Mountain Ski Co
     
    This weeks Higher Summit Forecast



    Topics
    Forest Roads continue to open up
    Update on Missing Hiker from Massachusetts - found deceased in the Dry River 
    Man Found dead in the Grand Canyon, attempting to travel via the Colorado River in makeshift raft
    Future topics for the show 
    Recent hikes - Welch Dicky and Dry River 
    Welcome Andrew Drummond, our guest of the week (Starts at 37 Minutes) 
    Recent Search and Rescue News 
     
    Show Notes
    Apple Podcast link for 5 star reviews
    SLASR Merchandise
    SLASR LinkTree
    Road update
    Body recovered from Grand Canyon after man entering the Colorado River 2 weeks ago.
    Hiker killed by falling rock at Mt. Whitney. 3rd fatality in a week.
    23 y/o hiker missing after texting he had reached summit
    Juvenile lost in the woods
    Unprepared hikers rescued Flume Slide Trail 
     
    Sponsors, Friends  and Partners
    Welcome Back to Fieldstone Kumbucha
    CS Instant Coffee
    2024 Longest Day - 48 Peaks
    Mount Washington Higher Summits Forecast
    Hiking Buddies 
    Vaucluse - Sweat less. Explore more. – Vaucluse Gear

    • 2 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Noblewit ,

Excellent podcast!

The show is even better the more you hike in New Hampshire... lots of good info, fun facts and great guests. Makes me want to go hiking! It also does a good job of reminding me of past hikes and inspiring me with cool new areas to check out. Mike and Stomp have great chemistry on the show. I really enjoy their dynamic and the way they rib on each other and enjoy themselves. It is clear they are having a great time and I have a great time when I listen too.

swnhmwm ,

Dave $ Hits

Loved this episode! Face would make an amazing periodic guest host. Fits in well!

Love this podcast. Never miss an episode. There is a perfect mix of humor and education.

NH Flamingo ,

Happy hiker and podcast listener :)

As requested here is a five star review and well deserved. Keep the episodes coming! Love the varied topics, guests and even current events that pop up each week before you go live ! The NH hiking committee is small and have even have hiked with some of your past guests!

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