Here to share hikers' stories and provide brainfood for outdoor enthusiasts.
Take A Hike with Alexander Smirnoff
Alexander Smirnoff is a SoCal native who gravitated to the snowy mountains...and then climbed them all. He got his start by adventuring with experienced outdoor athletes. Once he built up his skill set, strength, and confidence in his abilities, he went on to climb Whitney, Rainier, Orizaba and Denali. Alexander shares his Denali journey from his first missed opportunity to the moment he made it to the summit.
Take A Hike with Jamie Siebold, Founder of Wander Woman Gear
Take a hike with Jamie Siebold, the owner and founder of Wander Woman Gear, a company that specializes in sustainable, reusable wipes. Jamie created Wander Wipes so that the perfect pee rag could exist. Her criteria? Hygienic, eco-friendly, absorbent, and scent-free.
Jamie turns a sensitive topic into a fun conversation by sharing her enthusiasm for improving the female outdoor "bathroom" experience.
Take A Hike with Heather "Anish" Anderson
Take a hike with Heather "Anish" Anderson, a record-setting hiker who documents her tight relationship with nature through her online posts and latest book, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home. Heather takes hiking to the extreme as an endurance athlete by continuing to shatter previous hiking records and challenging herself in the outdoor playground.
Take A Hike with Shannon through the Southern Sierra Pt. 1
Take a hike with Shannon as she relives her weekend hiking trip through the Southern Sierra. With a 28 lb pack on her back, she headed out from Kennedy Meadows Campground on the PCT, along the South Fork Kern River, through a burnt pass to the glorious Beck Meadows. This episode is Part One of her Sierra Club trip recap.
Take A Hike with Natalie Brechtel
Take a hike with Natalie Brechtel, who is a mountaineer, wilderness medicine instructor, nutritional therapy practitioner, and so much more. Her entire life has been devoted to the outdoors, and in this episode she walks us through the growth of her career while sharing information about what it takes to become confident in one's outdoor abilities.
Take A Hike with Patrick McKusky Pt. 2
Host Shannon McCormick is back on the mic with a big ole hello and stories from her hiatus.
Sierra Club leader Pat McKusky also returns to the show in Part II of the interview featured in Episode 27. Pat breaks down the need-to-know rules of trail etiquette while explaining when and why they make sense. Pat and Shannon also discuss what's next after the Wilderness Travel Course, including skills, experience trips, programs, and keeping close with fellow classmates.
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From gear to beer and back again
From gear to beer and back again
As more of a pedestrian than a hiker, before listening to the Take a Hike podcast, I didn’t really appreciate the wide variety of hikers, motivated by interests in nature, fitness, history, and/or the search for either solitude or sociability. Each guest brings a unique take on the outdoors, and Shannon gives them the chance to shine. It's also interesting to hear about all of the preparations that can go into each journey. One thing that all episodes have in common is that they provide motivation to get outside and put one foot in front of the other.
I absolutely love hiking and I love listening to individual stories that give insights on their own hikes/experiences. This is an incredible podcast that keeps you on the edge of your seat and also makes you want to get out there and hike for yourself ! MUST LISTEN