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Announcing our 2020 Photography calendars, with stunning photos telling of these incredible precious and fragile places we call the wilderness of the West.
Seeing Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park is one of the quintessential moments in America’s National Parks. For generations, experiencing this iconic event has dazzled the crowds who visit all year long. While each eruption is special and unique, there are a few things that happen nearly every time Old Faithful goes off. In this post, we look at a dozen things you will hear while at Old Faithful if you watch it erupt from the boardwalk.
As cold air returns to the region, bringing with it a fall snow event in the higher elevations, some good news was announced by Olympic National Park. On Friday, September 27th, the road to Graves Creek in the Quinault region of the park reopened to vehicles. The press release reads as follows:
Before the first big snow of the season, your faithful hosts each squeeze in one more adventure. Doug heads to Lake Solitude at Grand Teton National Park and Mathias finally fulfills his dream of running the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness above Leavenworth, Washington.
You guessed it, those runs were as awesome and rewarding.
You can’t turn your head in the outdoor space without someone talking about COROS. Sure, it might be influencers on Instagram, I mean pro athletes, but the company is clearly on a roll.
On the heel of an announcement of a new partnership with the American Alpine Club, California-based newcomer to the outdoor premium watch space, COROS, is announcing today a brand new product to their GPS Multisport watch lineup. Building off of their breakout product, the APEX, the new APEX Pro is a step up, taking its place in the lineup between APEX and the recently launched VERTIX. Clocking at $499 the watch has a ton of interesting new features and I can’t wait take it for a spin.
Fall is here, and with that come cooler runs in unpredictable weather. Mathias announces plans for a possible new race in Capitol Forest and Doug gives us the insight scoop on the history of the mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula. So long, goats, you’ve been fun but have overstayed your welcome. Also, a review of HANAH Herbal Superfoods.
Goodbye, Mount Ellinor Mountain Goats. You will be missed.
There are now a lot less mountain goats wandering the rocky summits of the Olympic Mountains. For the second straight year, the Mountain Goat Removal process has been hailed a success by the agencies carrying it out. A total of 22 mountain goats were removed from Olympic National Forest in August. Sixteen mountain goats were removed from the Mount Ellinor and Mount Washington area and six from The Brothers Wilderness. During the month of August, 79 were taken from within Olympic National Park boundaries.
He did it! Douglas got the monkey off his back. Last weekend he finished The Rut 50k in Big Sky, Montana. A brutal and beautiful mountain trail race that captured his heart, stole his soul, and almost broke his leg. This is Doug’s story. A tale of endurance, desperation, and joy. Oh, and how much do we love those Kaiser hills now?
If we would’ve packed anymore topics into this week’s episode our mics would’ve melted… and your headphones exploded. We talk about friendly neighborhood cats. New adventuress beyond the neighborhood and upcoming races and other ultra news.
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Your favorite hosts haven’t always been professional trail running podcasters. This episode takes a look at the early days of friendship, wilderness and adventures and crazy business ideas, that included Sasquatch Tours, picnic tables on downtown streets and braised pork knuckles in Leavenworth.
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