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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
 
Kado Muir is a cultural protocol custodian under Ngalia Aboriginal cultural ways. In this podcast series he shares insights, knowledge and stories to help create understanding and awareness that leads to opportunities for sharing and understanding across cultural spaces. Content is free, but you can also become a Paid Subscriber: for exclusive cultural learning and language content (https://anchor.fm/kado-muir/subscribe).
 
A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cutting edge of the development of modern atomic theory ... and whose developing blind ends we can now see with the advantage of hind sight. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)
 
Anyone who's ever visited the Yosemite National Park will find this book a treasure trove of descriptions, information and evocations of the fabled beauty of this amazing piece of heaven on earth! The Yosemite by John Muir was published in 1912. Born in Scotland, England, this world-famous conservationist was a multi-talented genius. He was a geologist, naturalist, engineer, writer, botanist and a passionate and prolific writer on the preservation of the natural environment. His family migra ...
 
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 ...
 
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AT and CDT thru hiker (and VP of Sales and Marketing for Six Moon Designs) Whitney "Allgood" La Ruffa joins Doc in the studio to talk gear, tips, long trails, short trails, and first trails. Along the way, they hit the Gunks, a full shank, thru hikes for the working stiffs, and the gift of being able to talk a dog off a meat truck. Don't miss a min…
 
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pressed the FDA Commissioner on the baby formula shortage; The suspect in the Buffalo mass shooting in court today, with grieving families of the victims; CDC Panel recommending Pfizer booster shots for children five to eleven; President Biden welcomes new NATO bids, Finland and Sweden; The first case of Monkeyp…
 
New COVID concern, raising the risk levels in a third of the country; President Biden invoking the defense production act to restock infant formula in a nationwide shortage; More information in the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo; Stock market freefall on Wall Street today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
President Biden in Buffalo, New York today, paying respects to the victims of the deadly mass shooting; A fast moving investigation into the racist mass shooting in Buffalo; Authorities saying one of the pilots in a deadly plane crash in China, intentionally sent the plane into a fatal nosedive; Two children hospitalized amid the nationwide baby fo…
 
Triple Crowner Sam "Ramen King" Conley drops in to talk to Doc about his upcoming Coast to Coast hike, which he is undertaking for a very special cause. During the episode, Ramen talks about how he went from wanting leave the AT on day 1 to his subsequent successful thru hikes of each America's epic long trails. Along the way, Ramen and Doc explore…
 
Jason "Eternal" Cook drops in from his 16,000-mile hike of the Infinity Loop Trail, which incorporates all three American long trails, to talk trail with Doc and Chopper. Eternal calls in after Hiker Midnight from under a tarp on the trail as he's expecting snow, and boy, are we glad he did! This epic episode is worthy of its position as the kickof…
 
Doc sits down with adventure racer, Eco Challenge warrior, and Team Curl member Brett Gravlin to talk about the 417-mile race over land, river, and ocean. After a 17-year layoff, the Eco Challenge race returned and was featured on Amazon Prime in a 10-episode series titled, "The World's Toughest Race." Brett, the brains behind Team Curl, recounts t…
 
Triple Crowner and documentarian Chris "Rad" Carter joins Doc in the studio to share some stories from this year's CDT and AT hikes. Along the way, they cover a lot of ground, including what happens when you run out of things to think about, the Beta method of using your bear spray, his new friends Tim and Jim, and how to posthole when the snow rea…
 
Tune in this week as Sentry and Isabel share their classic, er . . . unique, love story. It started with strong interest at first sight on the way to a glacier, progressed to the two of them on a moped in Greece with giardia, escalated to a proposal on top of Mt. Shasta, and continues with vanlife and world travels. Along the way, we hear about som…
 
Kelsey and Jacob park the van and join Doc in studio for a romantic romp through waterfalls, trails, vanlife, and a Grand Canyon proposal. Along the way, the conversation follows all sorts of twists and turns, including some chat on band life, leveling up through ab exercises, slow courtships, friend zones, the Picnic, the inconvenience of being we…
 
Roger "All Day" Gross stops by the studio to share his unique historical perspective as it relates to the trails we hike. Along the journey, All Day talks about his time behind bars (not what you think!), adventurous girlfriends, a stuffed platypus, a slap story (again, not what you're thinking), and some of the many historical events and places al…
 
Triple Crowner and American Perimeter Trail designer Rue McKenrick drops by the JFM Pod studio to chat with Doc about his creation of a 12,000-mile trail that circumnavigates the contiguous United States. During this very unique interview, they discuss the art of backpacking, efficiency vs. effectiveness, unchecking a box, contributing to the great…
 
Coyote and Snake Eyes call into the studio from a sauna in Estonia to discuss their preparation for an obscure 1,000-kilometer trail in Tajikistan later this year. During the episode, they talk to Doc about swimming with crocodiles, the problems with National Park permits issued by a chieftainess in Africa, running angry, posing as experts on the K…
 
James "Magnet" Parsons stops by the studio on the cusp of his NOBO PCT thru hike to chat with Doc. A landscape photographer who initially didn't understand the appeal of hiking, Magnet talks about his transformation from reluctant hiker to section hiker to aspiring thru hiker. Along the way, they discuss gear, the definition of LASH, dogs, trail an…
 
Sanna "First Row" Wandke drops in from Germany to talk trail with Doc. Along the journey, they cover adventures worth drawing, trail angels, more juicy forests, suffering from post trail depression on the first day of the PCT, the dangers of heat exhaustion with Mango, and the importance of experiencing the things in between the lines. --- Support …
 
Former section hiker and now PCT and AT thru hiker Mike "Snazzy" Stone spends some studio time with Doc to talk trail. Snazzy's van breaks down in the Sierras, and somehow ignites the hiking flame within him. Four short years later, he sets off from Campo heading to Canada on the PCT. Listen in as he shares his PCT experiences with past JFM Pod gue…
 
Krissy, Nicole, and Alysha, known collectively as their trail name "L.A. Moms," descend upon the John Freakin' Muir studio and unleash their special take on hiking. As they take Doc on a rollicking tour of Southern California hiking and adventure, Doc is occasionally able to get a word in edgewise. Listen in and hear about adventures on Whitney, Ba…
 
Fresh off the CDT, Chili Mac drops into the studio with Doc to share some stories from the long trails as well as some remote hikes that you will not believe, including the Great Yellowstone Traverse and a 500-mile loop that starts and ends in Gerlach, Nevada. Stories and situations abound throughout (imagine an Edward Abbey meets Hunter S. Thompso…
 
In this centennial episode of the John Freakin' Muir Pod, thru hiker Julia "Rocket" Sheehan sits down with Doc to talk trail and gear, as well as her 2019 AT hike, her 2021 AZT and CDT hikes, her upcoming book, and the importance of staying centered in the moment. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnfreakinmuir/support…
 
World Guide Award winner in 2013, Deana Zabaldo chats with Doc about joining the Peace Corps, being assigned to Nepal as an English teacher, and embarking upon a career of guiding clients into the Himalayas. Listen in as they explore Nepali culture, adventure, snow leopards, and what to do when one of your clients collapses into your arms. --- Supp…
 
New Zealander Elina "Tip Tap" Osborne hiked 2,600 miles on the PCT in 2019 and 1,800 miles on Te Araroa in 2020-21. Along the way, she gave her brother an 11-day head start, caught him 2,000 miles later, met Scout and Frodo, survived the Sierras, re-discovered her native country, dodged angry bulls, and listened to the John Freakin' Muir Pod in the…
 
Little Skittle sits down with Doc to discuss her 2019 thru hike of the PCT, rattlesnake angst, gear upgrades, the benefits of being a cold soaker, and that time she broke her fall with her face. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnfreakinmuir/support
 
Lael Wilcox competed in her first ultra endurance bike race in 2015. The next year, she won the 4,200-mile Trans Am Race, which stretched from Oregon to Virginia. Tune in as Lael shares how she got involved in this sport, her creation of new touring routes, getting more girls started in biking, and how she chased down and caught Steffen in the last…
 
Alfonso "Trout" López-Hernández drops in from Madrid to share some stories from the Appalachian Trail, the GR 11 in Spain, and the Long Trail. Along the way, he and Doc talk about pack shakedowns on the trail, peak bagging, hiker menus, getting lost, and an incredible bear story that does not actually involve a bear. Hilarity ensues. --- Support th…
 
Christine Reed, author of Alone in Wonderland, stops by the studio to discuss her book and her journeys. Along the way, she and Doc chat about societal expectations for women, the Seekers, Vanlife, keeping things in your back pocket, zipping it up, and the MSR Reactor. Oh, and there's bears. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnfreakinmu…
 
Equally comfortable on the trail or on a bike, Kevin Gong drops in for a discussion of the Lost Coast, the Mountaineers Route up to Mt. Whitney, bike touring, the ultimate bathroom view, the Holy Trinity of Snacks, BLM camping, and how far you can actually make it on a doughnut tire. Tune in to find out. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/…
 
Brigid "Scrambles" Scott, who lives and teaches in Jasper National Park, takes a break from her instructional duties to chat with Doc about the Great Divide Trail and her upcoming SOBO PCT thru hike. During this action-packed, hilarious episode, we get to hear about the Great Day of Booking, the totally sane and normal Canadian National Park reserv…
 
Kevin and Kathy from Trekking Sketches drop by the podcast studio and share some adventures with Doc, including their experiences peak-bagging in the American Northeast; stories from the Camino, the Long Trail, and the Trans Catalina Trail; and their preparation and expectations for their upcoming Appalachian Trail thru hike. Doc tries his best to …
 
Christopher "Canary" Blackwell stops by the studio on the cusp of his supported FKT attempt of the Calendar Year Triple Crown. Doc and Canary cover a lot of territory in this episode, including the dangers of falling through the ice, rhabdomyolysis, thunderstorms on the way up Grandfather Mountain, Apple Pie, Lebanese food, and how to complete 8,00…
 
Matt St. Arnaud from the Great White North stops in for a visit to discuss a whole wide variety of topics, including thru hiking at 30 below, narrow toe boxes, trekking pole hammocks, Wayne Gretzky, fatherhood, plumbing, and the Wildest Thru Hike. Also, you're not going to want to miss the definitive discussion on which is the deadlier animal: the …
 
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