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First published in 1894, this wonderful travelogue by a famed naturalist and conservationist still remains a book that delights and informs its readers. The Mountains of California by John Muir recounts the author's exploration of the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests and King's Canyon among other places of immense natural beauty. Written in his characteristic zestful style, with a deep understanding and respect for nature, the book is a treasure trove of geography, g ...
 
A collection of Muir's previously unpublished essays, released shortly after his death. "This volume will meet, in every way, the high expectations of Muir's readers. The recital of his experiences during a stormy night on the summit of Mount Shasta will take rank among the most thrilling of his records of adventure. His observations on the dead towns of Nevada, and on the Indians gathering their harvest of pine nuts, recall a phase of Western life that has left few traces in American litera ...
 
Blisters, post-holing, spam and ramen, helicopter evacs, and hiker midnight. A not-so-expert romp through trails long and short by those who barely survived. Trail talk about prep, gear, food, legends, and misadventure with host Doc, with additional interviews with world travelers and adventure athletes. Amplifying the outdoor experience for those hooked on adventure! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnfreakinmuir/support
 
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Left wondering if she could do it on her own after her relationship soured, Kamrin "Pinecone" Peterson dug in, did her research, and continued to hike, mountaineer, and live a life of outdoor adventure. She is now spreading the word and empowering other females through her social media and guided hikes in the Pacific Northwest. Listen in as she sit…
 
Authorities in Michigan launching a search for the parents of Ethan Crumbley, the 15-year-old accused of a deadly school shooting, after both parents were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. New data suggests the Omicron COVID variant may be spreading at twice the rate of the Delta variant in South Africa, as new cases are reporte…
 
New cases of the Omicron variant discovered in at least three more states in the U.S., including five cases in New York. This, as President Biden unveils his new plan to combat the spread of this new variant, including the at-home test kits that can be covered by insurance. An exclusive look inside the Moderna facility where they are working on a v…
 
The first case of the new Omicron variant detected in the United States in California. This, as the demand for COVID booster shots soar. A fourth student has now died following a deadly school shooting in Michigan as new details come in on the suspected shooter. The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Mississippi's restrictive abortion law. A wif…
 
At least three students killed and eight people wounded in a deadly school shooting in Michigan. Police have arrested a 15-year-old student in connection with the shooting. The Omicron variant now spreading to 20 countries. The first accuser testifies in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein. Jury selection begin…
 
What we know on the Omicron variant after the World Health Organization labeled it a COVID "variant of concern." The latest on the new confirmed cases, including some in Canada. The New York State Attorney General's office releases over nine hours of testimony in the investigation of sexual harassment allegations against the state's former governor…
 
Mountaineer and thru hiker Melany "Sonic Boom" Boivin joins Doc from Quebec to discuss a variety of important topics, including thru hiking luxury items, poutine, stress fractures, flip flopping, the impact of the trail on anxiety and depression, and re-writing the book. Tune in for all the deets. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnfre…
 
Fresh off the CDT to complete his Triple Crown, Elliot "Beats" Pacheco sits down for some serious discussion with Doc. Topics include diversity on the trail, pet peeves, shaking hands with the Devil, family and societal expectations, post trail depression, and the dangers of setting up your tent under widow-makers. --- Support this podcast: https:/…
 
Grant "Detour" Breidenbach sits down with Doc to detail one of the most epic weather-filled JMT thru hikes you will ever hear about. Detour, the son of a meteorologist, shares some stormy tales, as well as the importance of food storage on the trail, some serious uh-oh moments, and how the Thru Hiking Syndicate roped him in. --- Support this podcas…
 
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