20 episodes

Welcome to the Yosemite Can O Peaches, a Radio Podcast by John P. DeGrazio. Join me as I explore the trails of Yosemite with local experts as we share our can o peaches and the sweet rewards of Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Can O Peaches John P. DeGrazio

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to the Yosemite Can O Peaches, a Radio Podcast by John P. DeGrazio. Join me as I explore the trails of Yosemite with local experts as we share our can o peaches and the sweet rewards of Yosemite National Park.

    Tunnel View Peaches with Shawn Reeder

    Tunnel View Peaches with Shawn Reeder

    Shawn Reeder is a video artist, a professional photographer, and a professional adventure wedding planner. He is a man whose passion for visual art in a natural setting has clearly paved the way for his life of adventure. 
    Shawn's talents led him to Yosemite from Maryland early in his adult life. His evolution continues as he finds multiple outlets to display his talents. Join us on a perch above Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park to hear more of Shawn's amazing story.

    • 36 min
    Leidig Meadow Peaches with Bruce Getty

    Leidig Meadow Peaches with Bruce Getty

    Bruce Getty is a professional photographer with an inspirational story of recovery. His recovery began when he bought his first camera. Follow his journey through all its ups and downs with his love of photography being the constant along the way.
    Join us as Bruce shares his amazing recollections of his first trip to Yosemite and how that has impacted his life in such a positive way. Bruce now has a large presence on social media and is known for his amazingly dramatic images of San Francisco, New York, and Yosemite National Park. Learn about his process for making photos while also hearing his advice for others who made need help in their own recoveries. 

    • 29 min
    Yosemite Valley Peaches with Jay Sousa

    Yosemite Valley Peaches with Jay Sousa

    Jay Sousa has been a professional photographer in Yosemite National Park for decades. He has been on numerous adventures into the Yosemite backcountry, but none was more gratifying than a trip he shared with his son, Jared. 
    Jay is also a photography instructor at Merced Junior College. He was also a photojournalist who had the privilege to meet and interview his idol, Ansel Adams in the Adams home. Join us as we walked through El Capitan Meadow discussing several topics including what makes a compelling landscape photo.

    • 29 min
    El Capitan Meadow Peaches with Ken Yager

    El Capitan Meadow Peaches with Ken Yager

    Ken Yager knew two things from an early age. He wanted to climb El Capitan and live in Yosemite. Having accomplished both his goals at such an early age, he now dedicates his time to fulfilling other lifelong dreams like establishing a Yosemite climbing museum and organizing the biggest yearly cleanup project in all the national parks.
    Ken's Yosemite Facelift project has grown in popularity over the years, and is being recognized by receiving the David R. Brower Conservation Award in 2015. His love for Yosemite is evident and Ken is credited for bringing together many different user groups for this project. He is even regarded by the climbing community as the bridge builder who established significant breakthroughs in relationships between climbers and rangers. This is no small feat considering the rocky relationship that dated back to the early climbing days in the 1950s.

    • 35 min
    Cook's Meadow Peaches with Shelton Johnson

    Cook's Meadow Peaches with Shelton Johnson

    Shelton Johnson relishes his role as one of Yosemite's preeminent ambassadors. He welcomes visitors to the park on a daily basis and treats each one with kindness and warmth. Best known for his role in "National Parks: America's Best Idea", a documentary film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Shelton invites visitors of public lands to connect fully with nature and wilderness. His mission is to encourage more people of color to claim their cultural inheritance in national parks.
    Shelton is an interpreter of living history, and he shares stories of the fascinating lives of Buffalo Soldiers along with their role in the early years of Yosemite National Park. Join us as we discuss Shelton's influence on visitors to Yosemite, including inspiring a very famous first time camper, Oprah Winfrey. There's so much more he shares as we also received a visit from a black bear in Cook's Meadow.

    • 47 min
    El Capitan Peaches with George Whitmore

    El Capitan Peaches with George Whitmore

    On November 12, 1958, after working all through the previous night, Warren Harding and two "good steady fellows" named Wayne Merry and George Whitmore reached the summit at sunrise as the first group to ever climb El Capitan. Today, sixty year later, George shares stories of that first ascent. Join us as Mr. Whitmore recounts all the detailed planning necessary to make the impossible possible on that incredible day. 
    El Capitan was not George Whitmore's most cherished accomplishments. George dedicated himself to conservation efforts and was instrumental in the protection of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and parts of Sequoia National Park. Hear George's incredible story in this episode.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Dude12352 ,

Beautiful podcast

This is one of my all time favorite podcasts to listen to. The host captures the beauty of Yosemite and the passion of all of his guests. I love many aspects of this podcast but the two that stick out are 1) the variety of the guests that are interviewed. You can have an orchestra leader that wrote a song about Yosemite in one episode and a well known rock climber in the next. 2) the different areas each guests visits. He is a great interviewer and I love the peaches at the end.

BreanaAshleyRiddle ,

Best podcast EVER

This is by far my favorite podcast. I’m so incredibly inspired. I’m shocked this doesn’t have more 5 star reviews! From now on I’ll have a can o peaches on every trail and I am DYING to get into YOsemite!! Thank you so much for this podcast please keep putting out content!!!

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