EPISODE 3 – you gotta be kili me! how rebecca echols spent christmas on mount kilimanjaro.
Rebecca Echols is a commercial manager for ceramic medical devices and is a hiking and running fanatic. It’s a good thing Becca knows “a guy” or gal in orthopedics because she’s done enough marathons, Ragnars , Spartans, mountains, and everything in between. She continues to challenge her body with new races and adventures. In this episode, she shares her adventure up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. Be prepared to chuckle and visualize this epic hike as Becca retells her story. You may also get some excellent pieces of advice and hike inspo from this spunky lady.
In this episode, Rebecca mentions:
- The guide service, Ultimate Kilimanjaro
- A medication for high altitude called Diamox
- Na Pali Coast as her favorite hike in Hawaii
- Garth Brooks music
EPISODE 3 – DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP OVER 14ERS. 5 REASONS I’M NOT A FAN OF COLORADO’S 58 AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T STRESS OVER HIKING THEM.
It’s been a tough year and who doesn’t need a little pep talk?! That’s why I’m here to encourage and tell you to stop beating yourself up. You don’t have to hike to a top of a mountain every time or even most of the time. Spoiler alert: I don’t really enjoy hiking 14ers! In case you don’t know what that means, Colorado has 58 mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet of elevation.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- 5 reasons for why I’m not a fan of hiking 14ers. You can read the list in the blog of this site.
- References to Netflix’ The Social Dilemma
- Updates to where I’ve been/up to
You can also see some pics of the remnants of the porcupine Cici found on a recent hike on my blog.
Song credit: DNZ’s Wanderlust available on SoundCloud by Hear We Go.
EPISODE 2 – GLOWING EYES ON THE TRAIL AND SHE WILL PREVAIL…FROM COVID-19.
Haaaaaaave you met Jami? Meet Jami Elyse! Jami is a well-seasoned hiker and Colorado native. She has a passion for nature and her dogs.
In this conversation we discuss Jami’s background as an emergency dispatcher. She reveals some tough calls and how a career as stressful as emergency telecommunications has impacted and led her to the outdoors.
Jami also shares her experience with COVID-19 and it’s impact on her life both personally and professionally. She talks about how the virus started in her “2-inch torso” and took her out for nearly 8 weeks. She was told that her trail running regimen is what most likely saved her and gave her an advantage over the virus.
On top of overcoming COVID-19, Jami has a history of a variety of medical issues. She shared her recovery journey following a hip reconstruction surgery.
Did I mention Jami made friends with a porcupine and mountain lion in one day?! You’ll have to hear that story from Jami herself…in this episode.
In case you missed it:
Jami’s Dog mom hack is a leash splitter with a bungee cord and running belt.
The outdoor product she loves is the Patagonia Houdini jacket that fits into a small pouch. I found one here: https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-houdini-windbreaker-jacket/
EPISODE 1 – LET’S HIKE, DANCE AND BE FRIENDS!
What’s better than hiking alone? Hiking with your dog of course! And bringing me along for your hike.
Let’s cut the crap and stop letting companies take over the podcast world. Let’s build a community of like-minded people who simply enjoy the wilderness and don’t need a ton of gear to get out there!
This podcast is less about hiking “tips” and more about casual conversations about hiking, camping, dogs, and the outdoors.