54 episodes

Adventure for your earbuds. California outdoors and travel: Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad Day and Holly Kulak discuss what's new in the world of travel in the West and where to get outdoors.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Adventure for your earbuds. California outdoors and travel: Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad Day and Holly Kulak discuss what's new in the world of travel in the West and where to get outdoors.

    54. Summit Dreams: Denali

    54. Summit Dreams: Denali

    Weekend Sherpa contributing writer Heather Werner joins Brad and Holly to share her recent experience climbing North America's highest mountain, Alaska's Denali. Hear just how challenging and intense the summit expedition was, and what it took to make it to the top. Plus hear about Brad and Holly's most memorable experiences from 2022.

    • 48 min
    53. Alone at Sea for 72 Days

    53. Alone at Sea for 72 Days

    In this special edition podcast, Brad and Holly talk with Carlo Facchino about his incredible solo rowing journey across the Pacific from San Francisco to the Big Island of Hawaii. Alone at sea for 72 days, Carlo encountered many challenges and obstacles in navigating the great wild open. He also found incredible peace and had extraordinary experiences, including in the pitch dark of night! You'll hear his stories and sentiments around the entire adventure: a most moving, inspirational, and candid account of what he went through and what he discovered about himself. Much of what he speaks about applies to our own experiences in life, and Carlo's wisdom shines through in sharing this epic adventure.

    Learn more about Carlo's journey and follow his plans for what's next https://www.facebook.com/SoloOceanRower

    • 1 hr 9 min
    52. Life Comes at You Fast!

    52. Life Comes at You Fast!

    When the going gets tough, it's nice to get outside for some respite. But what happens when your passion for the great outdoors is upended unexpectedly? In this episode, Brad and Holly discuss their brief hiatus from regularly scheduled podcasts after Brad broke his hip in a mountain bike crash. Six weeks later, Weekend Sherpa's beloved unofficial mascot, Hank the English Bulldog, died suddenly. Needless to say, sometimes we all need to take some time. But it's not all doom and gloom—they also discuss some fun adventures to do outdoors in California to round out summer... with a few extra surprises and pawsitive vibes!

    • 30 min
    51. Here Comes the Sun

    51. Here Comes the Sun

    Sunny days are ahead! In this episode, Holly and Brad, along with Weekend Sherpa team adventurers, Ellen and Scott, talk about a very recent trip to Sun Valley, Idaho. This is a place where nature is nurture, and wellness is found in everything from alpine peak hikes to sublime car-free bike rides, botanical gardens, and free outdoor yoga at Bald Mountain. There's also stellar sunsets, starry nights, terrific dining, and the vibrancy of community events like Ketch'em Alive, where everyone gathers for live music and food and drink trucks galore. Sun Valley is how to do summer right!

    See details of the trip https://www.weekendsherpa.com/issues/yoga-hiking-biking-outdoors-nature-nurture-sun-valley-idaho/

    • 36 min
    50. Great National Parks & Trying to Save One from Politics

    50. Great National Parks & Trying to Save One from Politics

    In celebration of National Park Week, Weekend Sherpa co-founders Brad Day and Holly Kulak discuss eight great national park adventures they shared via this week's email newsletter in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Then they have a conversation with podcast guest Daniel Dietrich, the filmmaker behind "Tule Elk: The Killing of a Native Species." It's a discussion about a controversial decision to kill Tule Elk in Point Reyes National Seashore to make more room for cattle ranchers to let their cows graze more land. This is a highly charged topic, with politics and money shrouding the controversy. Find out ways to help save the Tule Elk living in the park.

    See the Eight Great National Park adventures here https://www.weekendsherpa.com/issues/eight-great-national-parks-in-the-west/

    Learn more about Daniel's film here https://www.danieldietrich.com/video

    Get involved and comment to the national parks about Tule Elk here https://parkplanning.nps.gov/

    • 52 min
    49. WTF Point Reyes?

    49. WTF Point Reyes?

    A few years ago, legislation passed to allow the killing of native Tule Elk in Point Reyes National Seashore amid pressure from the ranching community, who want room for their cattle to graze and roam. Cows outnumber Tule Elk by a factor of 10 to 1 in Point Reyes. Brought back from the edge of extinction, today the Tule Elk are again threatened … in a national seashore where commercial private gain is winning out against what national parks are supposed to do: protect and preserve the natural environment. The controversy surrounding Bill HR6687, sponsored by Democratic member of Congress Jared Huffman, has intensified since—and now a short and excellent film by Daniel Dietrich (danieldietrich.com) is making the rounds at film festivals, sharing important and vital information about this situation. Brad and Holly discuss this film and the Tule Elk that are a natural part of Point Reyes. They also share details and tips on some beautiful short hikes in wine country, filled with wildflowers and wondrous views, along with how to stay cool in SoCal when you want to get outdoors for an adventure and the weather is unseasonably hot.

    Watch “Tule Elk: The Killing of a Native Species”
    https://www.danieldietrich.com/video

    More information and Take Action
    https://www.rri.org

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

DaDixkolas ,

Hank needs a Fitbit!

Since 2013 Weekend Sherpa has been my place to find cool adventures in the Bay Area! During this pandemic it’s been helpful to have Weekend Sherpa reach out to us in this very real and personal way via the new podcast! I totally recommend checking it out and hope they continue the dialogue. Cheers

kim tagtmeyer albrecht ,

Amazing Outdoor Resource!

Weekend Sherpa has been my go to for outdoor California for several years. They seem to know all the hidden nooks and crannies of the state. In addition to titled content, each episode is filled with hidden gems that they just casually mention in passing. I often find myself wanting to pause the episode and jot a few notes before continuing. Great work, Weekend Sherpa! Thanks for all of your hard work! Please keep it coming.

Edward Blake the 1st ,

Must Listen

I have been a fan of Weekend Sherpa for years and when they cashed out with a podcast I was really looking forward to it. During these crazy times it's a breath of fresh air taking you outside to appreciate the wilderness. Brad and Holly have such great banter it seems like they're close friends. Take a listen to brighten up your day!

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