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Outdoors with Hiking Bob

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Bob Falcone shares tips and news about outdoor recreation in the Pikes Peak region. Bob covers trails, clothing, equipment, volunteerism, tourism, politics, photography, destinations and preparedness. (new episode every Wednesday)

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279 An Update on Fishers Peak State Park

December 1st, 2021

29:43

On this week's podcast, we go on an audio of tour of Fishers Peak State Park, with park manager Crystal Dreiling. As we stopped at a few different locations in the park, Dreiling describes each site, and what amenities …

278 Who we're thankful for; elitism and entitlement from some trail users

November 24th, 2021

41:16

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin talk about who they're thankful for this Thanksgiving and how they affect their love of the outdoors.

277 2021 IndyGive Participant Catamount Institute

November 17th, 2021

27:56

This week's guest is Christopher Aaby, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute, one of the participating non-profits in the 2021 IndyGive campaign.

Bob and Chris discuss the mission and goal of the Catamount …

276 Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, part of the 2021 IndyGive campaign

November 10th, 2021

26:42

On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Diane Stine, the Development Director for the Colorado Springs Pioneer's Museum, which is part of the 2021 …

275 Colorado Springs City Forester Dennis Will is the guest

November 3rd, 2021

54:23

Colorado Springs City Forester Dennis Will is the guest on this weeks podcast. What does the city forester do? How long has the city had it's own …

274 What happened to the family in California?

October 27th, 2021

37:24

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of a family who were hiking in California, and what lessons can be learned and applied from the tragedy. Also, why are signs …

273 Trails and Open Space Coalition Exec Director Susan Davies

October 20th, 2021

39:38

On this week's podcast, Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) Executive Director Susan Davies is the guest.  Topics discussed are Colorado Springs' …

272 Pay for Search and Rescue? Also, trail etiquette

October 13th, 2021

45:48

This week Bob and co-host Kevin discuss why some agencies in charge a fee for search and rescue missions, and why agencies in Colorado don't. Should …

271 Fall colors; lake hike; new YouTube channel; Garden of the Gods, more

October 6th, 2021

35:23

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin update fall colors conditions in Colorado (it's a hot topic this time of the year); Kevin talks about …

270 How could a hiker death been avoided; Fall Colors; La Nina Winter?

September 29th, 2021

49:39

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a hiker death in the Arizona desert and lessons that can be learned that affect hiking in …

269 Bob and Kevin call out the sociopaths vandalizing parks

September 22nd, 2021

40:14

On this week's podcast Bob and co-host Kevin discuss extensive vandalism at a Colorado Springs city park, and deliver some harsh words to those …

268 Another 14er closed; poles or no poles; Tarantulas?

September 15th, 2021

48:22

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the closure of a 14,000' peak by the private land-owner and the reasons why it was closed. 

267 Should Pikes Peak be a National Park?

September 8th, 2021

53:03

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a proposal to make Pikes Peak into a national park; new trails being built in North Cheyenne …

266 Mountain lake hikes, a 5 year-old does the AT, animal encounters, more

September 1st, 2021

53:45

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hikes they did to mountain lakes; talk about news reports of encounters with moose and a …

265 Successful Search and Rescues; Homelessness in Forests, Bob asks for listener support

August 25th, 2021

42:27

On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss  why some recent backcountry rescues went well due to hikers being prepared. Also, they discuss people taking up residence in our forests, including a discussion about a …

264 Bob and Kevin catch-up on recent events. Bob asks for listener support

August 18th, 2021

48:00

On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin catch up on recent events: Kevin climbs another 14'er, and to an alpine lake, and Bob and Kevin hike on Pikes Peak.

Bob asks listeners to vote for his photography:

263 Rocky Mountain Field Institute Exec Director Jennifer Peterson

August 11th, 2021

1:15:50

Bob's guest this week is Jennifer Peterson, the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI).  They discuss this years 40th anniversary of the founding of RMFI, their current work on the Devils …

262 Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus is the guest

August 4th, 2021

1:10:32

Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Karen Palus is Bob's guest on this week's podcast. A semi-annual guest, she talks …

261 Recent Hikes, Quandary Peak reservations, planning ahead, COS150, more

July 28th, 2021

41:18

On this week's podcast, co-host Kevin joins Bob for a lively show. They discuss Kevin's recent trip to Capitol Reef National Park, and a caving …

260 Leave No Trace with Park Ranger Gillian Rossi

July 21st, 2021

59:05

On this 5th Anniversary episode, Bob's guest is Colorado Springs TOPS Park Ranger Supervisor Gillian Rossi.  They talk about Leave No Trace …

259 Mandy Horvath talks about her climb on Mt. Kilimanjaro

July 14th, 2021

1:20:45

On this week's podcast, Mandy Horvath returns to tell the story of her history-making ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She talks about the physical and emotional affects of her visit to Tanzania and of her climb to the summit …

258 Get to know the Bureau of Land Management

July 7th, 2021

31:34

On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Kate Miyamoto from the Colorado state office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  They discuss the role of …

257 Wildfire recovery, Recent hikes, product reviews, lightning safety

June 30th, 2021

51:40

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's recent hikes in the Roosevelt National Forest, and wonder why trails that were destroyed by fire at the same time as the Waldo Canyon Fire have been rebuilt, …

256 Avery from the Crispy Soul Podcast is the guest

June 23rd, 2021

55:11

On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Avery, the host of the "Crispy Soul Podcast". Avery explains what a "crispy soul" is, and then she and Bob …

255 More hiking in New Mexico, Pikes Peak Summit House Preview, Hiking Prep

June 16th, 2021

39:50

On this week's podcast, co-host Kevin finishes reviewing the hiking he did in National Parks in New Mexico. Bob talks about visiting the soon-to-be completed Pikes Peak Summit House; they also discuss pre-planning …

254 Hiking in New Mexico; Recreate Responsibly; Listener Question; more

June 9th, 2021

55:58

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Kevin's recent trip to a few National Parks in New Mexico; the "Recreate Responsibly" campaign, …

253 American Hiking Society and National Trails Day

June 3rd, 2021

39:41

On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Wesley Trimble, the Communications and Creative Director for the American Hiking Society.

He and Bob discuss the origins of AHS, it's mission, membership and National Trails Day.  …

252 Physical Therapist Alicia Filley and Post-COVID Health and Fitness

May 26th, 2021

57:25

On this week's podcast, the guest is physical therapist and "The Healthy Hiker", Alicia Filley.  A frequent guest on the podcast, and Bob's resident expert on fitness, she talks about how to get rid of the extra "COVID …

251 Mandy Horvath plans to climb Mt Kilimanjaro

May 19th, 2021

51:31

On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Mandy Horvath, the "Lifeproof Bionic Woman".  Mandy recounts the traumatic event that permanently changed her …

250 153 Person hike; More land access restrictions; Gold Camp Road closure

May 11th, 2021

49:22

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss an illegal hiking group of 153 people in the Grand Canyon; more land access restrictions …

249 Fatal Bear Attack; 14'ers closed; maps

May 5th, 2021

36:15

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a very rare fatal bear attack in Colorado; a couple of 14er's that have been closed by their …

248 Keep Colorado Wild Pass; Discounted CPW park passes; SAR study

April 28th, 2021

43:58

On this week's podcast, there's a lot of outdoor recreation politics for Colorado.

First, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the "Keep Colorado Wild Pass" …

247 Leave Wildlife Alone; Bear Attack, What went wrong in Death Valley

April 21st, 2021

45:19

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Colorado Parks and Wildlife's campaign to remind people to leave wildlife alone; a bear attack …

246 Get to Know the Colorado Mountain Club

April 14th, 2021

53:36

On this episode of the podcast, Bob chats with Keegan Young, the Executive Director of the Colorado Mountain Club. They discuss the history of the …

245 A visit with the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course

April 7th, 2021

18:18

On this week's podcast, Bob talks with Debbie Bibb from the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course. They discuss the training opportunities they provide for equestrians, and how they work to improve interactions with …

244 Finding trails when traveling; Hiker stabs biker!?; more

March 31st, 2021

47:35

This week Bob and co-host Kevin talk about how they find hiking trails while traveling, and an incident in Washington State where a hiker and cyclist …

243 An update on the Ring the Peak Trail

March 24th, 2021

49:20

On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Mike Rigney, Ring the Peak project manager for the Trails and Open Space Coalition about the status of the trail network around Pikes Peak, and the progress towards getting the …

242 Blizzard; Parks Dept head retiring; e-bikes on trails? and more

March 17th, 2021

39:45

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the recent blizzard to hit Colorado and what it means for recreation and the environment. Also, …

241 Colorado Wilderness Act and Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act explained

March 10th, 2021

39:58

On this week's podcast, Bob talks with Jim Lockhart and John Stansfield who both represent local outdoor advocacy group Wild Connections, and also the Pikes Peak region's chapter of the Sierra Club. They discuss the …

240 No REI dividends?, Russian mystery solved, Maps vs GPS

March 3rd, 2021

45:16

On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss retail giant REI's decision to not give out dividends to members this year, and the reaction they're …

239 A local trails legend passes away; National Parks app, and more

February 24th, 2021

34:13

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin reflect on the untimely death of a local trails and park legend; review a new app for National Parks; discuss if the recent snow will make for a good wildflower season, and …

238 El Paso County Search and Rescue

February 17th, 2021

1:00:01

On this week's episode, Bob talks with Brian Kinsey, the Deputy Operations Director for El Paso County (CO) Search and Rescue.  They discuss the history of the organization, what kind of missions it responds to, and the …

237 Avalanche safety; CPW Wildlife Area Pass; Pay-to-play; EPC parks hiring

February 10th, 2021

45:19

In this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss the high number of avalanche incidents recently in the western US, including Colorado, and how to be …

236 Muddy Trails, Answering a listener request, shooting ranges in forests?

February 3rd, 2021

37:15

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the etiquette of hiking on muddy trails (it is a thing), we answer a listener question, and discuss the U.S. Forest Services plans for shooting ranges in the …

235 Snowshoer rescue; Listener question; Parks Dept 50th anniversary, more

January 27th, 2021

43:32

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss an incident of a snowshoer having to be rescued on Berthoud Pass. They discuss why it happened, …

234 Physical Therapist Alicia Filley talks nutrition and staying active in the winter

January 20th, 2021

1:07:34

On this episode, Bob chats with Alicia Filley, "The Healthy Hiker" about nutrition and weight management during the winter months, and especially during COVID-19.  Alicia offers tips on how to maintain a good diet in …

233 New Years Resolutions; What do listeners want to hear; winter hiking; Pikes Peak; more

January 13th, 2021

59:49

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss New Years resolutions; ask the listeners who and what they want to hear on future podcasts; …

232 Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus with year-end update

January 6th, 2021

1:14:00

To start off the new year (and aren't we glad it's finally 2021?), Bob's guest is Karen Palus, the director of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and …

231 El Paso County Parks Director Tim Wolken end-of-year update

December 30th, 2020

45:21

On this week's podcast, Bob sits down for a chat with Tim Wolken, the head of El Paso County (CO) Community Services Department, which includes the …

230 CSPD Crime Prevention Officers Chris Ausec and Wes Wilkerson

December 23rd, 2020

54:47

On this week's podcast, Bob talks with Colorado Springs Police Department Crime Prevention Officers Chris Ausec and Wes Wilkerson. They discuss crime …

229 2020 IndyGive participant Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

December 16th, 2020

53:13

This week's podcast is features Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates, a  group participating in the 2020 IndyGive! campaign.  In this podcast I speak with MWTA Executive Director Cory Sutela and  Board of Directors member …

228 Hiking in Death Valley; Backcountry Winter Safety; the Monolith; more

December 9th, 2020

50:57

On this week's podcast, Kevin returns and catches up with Bob. They discuss hiking in Death Valley, Valley of Fire and also in Arizona. They also …

227.2 2020 Indy Give Participant Rocky Mtn Field Institute

December 2nd, 2020

51:39

On one of two podcasts this week featuring groups that are participating in the 2020 IndyGive! campaign, Bob talks with Rocky Mountain Field Institute Executive Director Jennifer Peterson. They discuss the work that …

227.1 2020 Indy Give participant Palmer Land Conservancy

December 2nd, 2020

41:41

On one of two podcasts this week featuring groups that are participating in the 2020 IndyGive! campaign, Bob talks with Palmer Land Conservancy President and CEO Rebecca Jewett. They discuss the organizations recent …

226.2 2020 Indy Give participating group Trails and Open Space Coalition

November 25th, 2020

40:16

On one of two episodes this week dedicated to groups participating in the 2020 Indy Give campaign, Bob talks with Trails and Open Spaces Coalition executive director Susan Davies.  A frequent guest on the podcast, Susan …

226.1 2020 Indy Give participating group Wild Connections

November 25th, 2020

36:54

On one of two episodes this week dedicated to groups participating in the 2020 Indy Give campaign, Bob talks with Jim Lockhart and John Stansfield from "Wild Connections". They discuss what the group does to preserve …

225.2 2020 Indy Give Campaign participants Friends of Monument Valley Park

November 18th, 2020

33:04

On one of two episodes this week dedicated to groups participating in the 2020 Indy Give campaign, Bob talks with Doyle Lyons and Teri Peisner from the Friends of Monument Valley Park.  They talk about the work the …

225.1 2020 Indy Give participant Catamount Institute

November 18th, 2020

33:05

On one of two podcasts this week dedicated to the 2020 IndyGive campaign, Bob talks with Christopher Aaby, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute. They discuss the work they do with getting kids of all ages …

224 Hiking on Pikes Peak; Being prepared for hard hikes; e-bikes

November 11th, 2020

1:00:04

On this week's podcast Bob and co-host Kevin discuss their recent hike on Pikes Peak, and the logistics and planning behind it. Also, the unprepared hikers they ran into on the hike, and hikers who had to be rescued …

223 Fishers Peak opens; Indy Give; which GPS works best; misbehavior

November 4th, 2020

58:39

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the limited opening of Fishers Peak State Park; a plea for non-profits to recognize their …

222 Missing hiker in Zion NP-What really happened? Crime prevention, and more

October 28th, 2020

39:41

On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss some questions surrounding the disappearance - and rescue - of a hiker who went missing in Zion National Park, and also a missing hiker near Mt. Rainier. Also, winter hiking …

221 Mountain lion encounter, missing hikers, winter weather prediction

October 21st, 2020

54:30

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a mountain lion encounter in Utah;  a couple of incidents involving missing hikers and how they …

220 Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers is the guest

October 14th, 2020

48:10

On this week's podcast, Bob's guest is Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. They discuss two issues on the 2020 ballot; General William Palmer's …

219 Fall colors update; is Colorado Springs a safe place?; City budget has increases for parks;, more

October 7th, 2020

42:57

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin update on where to find fall colors, recent hikes in Great Sand Dunes National Park and on Cheyenne …

218 Fall colors update, winter camping, news about Fishers Peak, more

September 30th, 2020

36:36

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin give a fall colors update; talk about winter camping;  Bob's frustrations with GoPro and more.

Websites …

217 Nimby-ism, Pikes Peak Apex, Fall Colors, a new park, and more

September 23rd, 2020

1:02:38

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about how Bob decides what trails to write about, and the push-back he gets from readers who don't want others hiking on …

216 Photographing Colorado's fall colors

September 16th, 2020

57:39

This week's topic is Colorado's fall colors season with Bob and photographer Jim VanHoy talking about where and when to find the best colors and the …

215 Prepping for cooler weather; fall colors; Paint Mines; Manitou Incline trails, more

September 9th, 2020

1:00:50

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the recent unseasonable weather, and use it as an opportunity to talk about prepping for cooler …

214 Care for Colorado, Fishers Peak, Wildfires, Paint Mines, Tip and Trail of the week and more

September 2nd, 2020

37:49

On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin talk about Colorado's #CareForColorado campaign, Cheyenne Mountain State Parks Trail Ambassador program, and

213 RMFI's Exec Director Jennifer Peterson

August 26th, 2020

1:09:33

On this week's podcast, Bob talks with Jennifer Peterson, the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute.  Topics covered include progress on the Devils Playground Trail on Pikes Peak, their work on the …

212 Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates Exec Director Cory Sutela is the guest

August 19th, 2020

1:09:03

On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Cory Sutela from Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. They discuss recent changes in the organizations structure, …

211 Hiking and camping near San Isabel; schedule your hikes?; Wildfires

August 12th, 2020

45:26

On this week's podcast, Bob and Kevin discuss hiking and camping opportunities in southern Colorado; scheduling hikes; wildfires in Colorado; bears …

210 Summer weather awareness, Manitou Incline Update, Green Mtn Falls, more

August 5th, 2020

44:41

On this week's podcast Bob and Kevin discuss being weather aware during the monsoon season; the status of the Manitou Incline closure; Green Mountain Falls' possibly adopting a Trails Ambassador program in an effort to …

209 Colorado Springs Cultural Services Manager Matt Mayberry is the guest

July 29th, 2020

1:02:51

Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department's Cultural Services Manager Matt Mayberry is the guest on this episode.

We …

208 Wild Westendorf is back, Manitou Incline closure, will GMF close it's trails?

July 22nd, 2020

47:40

On this week's podcast, Kevin "Wild" Westendorf returns to the show and catches up with Bob on his recent hikes and future plans.  They discuss the on-going closure of the Manitou Incline, and Green Mountain Falls …

207 Physical Therapist Alicia Filley talks about hiking in the summer heat

July 15th, 2020

50:03

On this week's podcast, physical therapist Alicia Filley visits to talk about hiking in the summer heat. She and Bob discuss the differences between …

206 Manitou Springs City Council person Steven Bremner discusses the Incline

July 8th, 2020

50:53

On this week's podcast, the guest is Manitou Springs City Council member Steve Bremner. Besides being the newest member of city council, he is active in the outdoor recreation community in the Pikes Peak region.  During …

205 Bob talks about needing SAR on a hike

July 1st, 2020

38:53

On this week's podcast, it's just Bob as he talks about a situation on a recent hike that necessitated the need for a SAR team. Find out all the …

204 Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus is the guest

June 24th, 2020

1:09:20

On this week's show, Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Karen Palus stops in for an interview.  Bob and Karen discuss …

203 Trails and Open Space Coalitions Susan Davies is the guest

June 17th, 2020

1:06:35

This week's guest is Susan Davies, the Executive Director of the Colorado Springs based Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC).  She discusses with …

202 TV Meteorologist Matt Meister talks about weather in Colorado

June 10th, 2020

1:06:46

This week's guest is Fox 21 News meteorologist Matt Meister, and he and Bob discuss the uniqueness of the weather in Colorado and the Pikes Peak …

201 Physical Therapist Alicia Filley with advice for mature hikers

June 3rd, 2020

1:04:03

Physical therapist and "Healthy Hiker" Alicia Filley returns, and gives tips on how the older hiker can stay healthy and remain active.

Visit Alicia …

200 200th Episode! Recovering from COVID 19 shutdowns, Tip, trail of the week

May 27th, 2020

46:52

On this show, Bob and co-host Kevin celebrate 200 episodes of the podcast (200 straight weeks!). They also discuss whether a legit hiking trail can …

199 Hiking on Pikes Peak, Hankins Pass, Wildlife Encounters, More

May 20th, 2020

51:06

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hiking in the Lost Creek Wilderness, wildlife encounters, Barr Trail detour at the Pikes Peak summit, Tip and Trail of the week, and more.

Visit our new sponsor American Back Country …

198 State Park campgrounds opening, which maps to use, tip and trail of the week

May 13th, 2020

38:02

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the phased re-opening of campgrounds in Colorado State Parks, Kevin's 14 mile hike around …

197 Fishing license required to go hiking? And more

May 6th, 2020

41:03

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a new rule that requires hikers to have a hunting and fishing license to hike on certain state …

196 Desert Hiking, planning for summer, coping with COVID-19

April 29th, 2020

44:56

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a wide variety of topics, including hiking in 100 degree weather, whether we're having a …

195 Physical Therapist and Healthy Hiker Alicia Filley returns

April 22nd, 2020

53:17

On this week's podcast, physical therapist Alicia Filley makes a return visit.  This week's topic covers what people can do to stay active when they may not be able to go outdoors during the COVID-19 crisis, or anytime.

194 Mental health counselor talks about mental health and COVID-19

April 15th, 2020

43:11

On this week's episode, Bob talks with Nora Cielo, a licensed professional counselor with over 35 years experience, and the director of Behavioral Health at the Mind Body Health Center in New Providence, New Jersey. …

193 Bob and Kevin Catch-up during COVID-19

April 8th, 2020

23:50

Bob and Kevin are back on the podcast (remotely connected) and compare notes and catch up on how COVID-19 has been affecting them and outdoor …

192 Physical Therapist Alicia Filley

April 1st, 2020

48:43

This week's guest is physical therapist Alicia Filley. She talks with Bob about how hikers can hike and enjoy the outdoors while minimizing the risk of injury. There are a lot of good pointers in this episode.

This …

191 Colorado State Parks' Darcy Mount

March 25th, 2020

45:16

This week on the podcast, Bob welcomes back Darcy Mount, from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. On her previous visit (episode #113), Darcy was the Senior …

190 Colorado Springs Parks Departments' Scott Abbott

March 18th, 2020

58:23

On this episode, Bob talks with Scott Abbott, the Colorado Springs Parks Department's Parks, Trails and Open Space Manager.  They discuss the impact …

189 Daylight Saving Time, Lesser Known Places, Fitness

March 11th, 2020

37:40

On this week's episode, Bob and Kevin discuss hiking in lesser known places such as Pueblo Mountain Park and Aiken Canyon, look for an answer to the …

188 Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates Cory Sutela and Harry Hamill

March 4th, 2020

50:52

Bob talks with Cory Sutela and Harry Hamill from local mountain biking group Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates. They discuss e-bikes on trails, their work with land managers and other outdoor recreation groups and their …

187 Fox 21's Lauren McDonald

February 26th, 2020

39:57

On this week's show, Bob chats with Lauren McDonald from Fox 21's morning news show in Colorado Springs. She talks about her history in broadcasting, …

186 Mike Bristol, owner of Bristol Brewing

February 19th, 2020

1:06:05

This week's guest is Mike Bristol, who along with his wife Amanda, owns the iconic Bristol Brewing in Colorado Springs.  Bob and Mike discuss the …

185 E-bikes on trails? President's day hikes, new websites

February 12th, 2020

41:45

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the use of e-bikes on trails and their concerns over users "hacking" the bikes; President's Day hikes; winter is back and where to go snowshoeing; Bob's new photography website.

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184 Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Brett Ackerman

February 5th, 2020

57:47

On this week's podcast, Bob interviews Brett Ackerman, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Regional Manager.  They discuss his background and …

183 Waldo Canyon, Where's the snow?, Which backpack, more

January 29th, 2020

42:54

This week, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the latest in the Waldo Canyon rebuilding, what kind of backpacks they use while hiking, where is the snow?, a special offer for new patrons, and more.

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182 Bob's trip to Yellowstone, recent park controversy

January 22nd, 2020

50:42

This week, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's recent photography trip to Yellowstone National Park with National Geographic, Kevin's recent hikes, …

181 Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance Exec.Director Becky Leinweber

January 15th, 2020

54:54

Becky Leinweber, the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) is Bob's guest on this week's episode. They discuss the mission of the PPORA, the unique partnerships it has helped develop, …

180 Is a popular outdoor newsletter just click-bait?

January 8th, 2020

44:47

On this week's show, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss whether a popular outdoor recreation newsletter is "click-bait" or is it just "out there"?

Also, …

179 El Paso County Parks Director Tim Wolken

January 1st, 2020

58:08

On this New Year's Day episode, Bob talks with El Paso County (CO) Community Services Department Director Tim Wolken about the accomplishments of the …

178 Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus

December 25th, 2019

1:23:58

On this week's show, Bob sits down with Karen Palus, the director of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services for a wide ranging …

177 Winter hiking, last minute gift ideas, First Day Hikes, more

December 18th, 2019

42:53

On this week's show, Bob and co-host Kevin talk about responsible winter hiking, last minute holiday gift ideas, "First Day" hikes, a record setting …

176 Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course

December 11th, 2019

35:40

On this week's show, the guests are from the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course.  A one-of-a-kind facility built entirely with donated labor and funds, it readies equestrians and their riders for riding in the …

175 Friends of Monument Valley Park

December 4th, 2019

32:42

On this week's show, guests from the Friends of Monument Valley Park discuss their organization, and their role in preserving one of the oldest parks …

174 A conversation with Wild Connections

November 27th, 2019

42:09

This week, Bob chats with Jim and John from the outdoors group Wild Connections. Part of the IndyGive! they discuss what the group does, it's …

173 Secret Gems, Thanksgiving, Baseball, IndyGive

November 20th, 2019

43:48

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about "hidden gems", parks or trails that fly under most people's radar, or that are unmarked or unmapped. Also, …

172 Commercialization of National Parks?

November 13th, 2019

41:06

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a report that recommended that the National Park Service privatize campgrounds, bring in food trucks, Amazon deliveries and wifi to National Parks. Find out what Bob …

171 Manitou Incline Friends

November 6th, 2019

53:15

Bob talks with Bill Beagle, president of the Incline Friends about a variety of topics surrounding the Manitou Incline, including trail development, …

170 Winter arrives early, best places to snowshoe

October 30th, 2019

31:30

On this week's episode Bob and co-host Kevin talk about how early winter seems to have arrived in Colorado and their favorite local places to go …

169 Colorado Springs Ballot issue 2B

October 23rd, 2019

23:36

Bob talks with Trails and Open Space Coalition Executive Director Susan Davies about Colorado Springs ballot issue 2B, and the impact it could have …

168 Record numbers of people climbing 14er's

October 16th, 2019

44:38

This week, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a report that shows that a record number of people climbed Colorado's 14,000' peaks in 2018. Also discussed …

167 Winter approaching, Great Smoky Mountains, more

October 9th, 2019

38:29

On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the approaching winter weather; Kevin's recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains and the Appalachian Trail; the challenges with hiking in  different terrain than …

166 Focus on the Forest

October 2nd, 2019

40:03

Bob talks with Shawn Nielsen from Focus on the Forest, a volunteer group that is working hard to clean up the Pike National Forest. Hear what they do …

165 Elk in RMNP; Huron Peak; getting ready for cool weather, more

September 25th, 2019

49:01

On this week's show, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's observations of how people behaved near elk in Rocky Mountain National Park; the lack of …

164 Fall colors, hiking during hunting season, more

September 18th, 2019

39:09

On this week's show, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hiking in Colorado's state parks and national forests, the advantages of checking multiple sources …

163 Online reviews of national parks, Kevin visits RMNP, more

September 11th, 2019

39:54

On this week's show, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss negative on-line reviews of National Parks, and explore some possible reasons why people are dissatisfied. Also, Kevin's recent first time visit to Rocky Mountain …

162 Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

September 4th, 2019

47:13

Bob gets an update from Cory Sutela and Dave Adair with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates on the groups recent activity, future plans and changes in the organization.

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161 Grand Tetons, CO Parks ranger assaulted, 44 hikers rescued

August 28th, 2019

54:17

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about Kevin's hikes in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and Bob's hike in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. They …

160 Rocky Mountain Vibes GM Chris Phillips

August 21st, 2019

49:29

This week, Bob talks with Chris Phillips, the General Manager of the Rocky Mountain Vibes baseball team.  The team, the Rookie League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, replaced the AAA level Sky Sox after they moved …

159 Hanging Lake, Crowded trails, Aggressive bear and more

August 14th, 2019

49:22

On this week's show, Bob and Kevin discuss the new permit system for visitors to Hanging Lake, and what can be done to manage visitors to local parks and trails. Also, recent hikes, upcoming plans, and an update on an …

158 Mandy Horvath talks about overcoming substance abuse

August 7th, 2019

46:18

In an inspiring visit, Mandy Horvath, the "Life Proof Bionic Woman" stops back in to talk about overcoming not only her disability, but also substance abuse and PTSD.  She also talks about her plans to race up the …

157 What happens when you get ill on a hike?

July 31st, 2019

32:41

On this week's podcast, Bob talks about his recent hiking road trips, and Kevin talks about how he dealt with getting sick on a recent hike. Also, …

156 Book author Heather Anderson

July 24th, 2019

32:48

Bob interviews Heather "Anish" Anderson, author of "Thirst - 2600 Miles to Home" about her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail that led to the writing of the book. Also, they discuss her other through hikes, including doing …

155 Apollo 11 anniversary, tech from the space program, BLM relocation

July 17th, 2019

43:34

On this week's podcast, Bob talks about his memories of watching the first moon landing, and other space events as a kid and then as an adult. Kevin …

154 El Paso County Park Planner Ross Williams

July 10th, 2019

1:03:15

Bob talks with El Paso County (CO) Park Planner Ross Williams about land becomes a park, the difference between a park and an open space and how parks are developed.

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153 TOSC Exec Director Susan Davies

July 3rd, 2019

57:57

Trails and Open Spaces Coalition Executive Director Susan Davies provides updates on the Waldo Canyon planning process, the Ring the Peak Trail and much more.

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152 Water safety, wildflowers, hikes, more

June 26th, 2019

47:58

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about some recent hikes, water safety concerns due to the runoff from this winter's large snowfall amounts, wildflowers are in bloom and more.

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151 Colorado Springs Parks Dept Director Karen Palus

June 19th, 2019

1:00:56

Bob gets a mid-year update on the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department from Director Karen Palus. They discuss the new …

150 Should BLM increase daily permits to The Wave from 20 to 96?

June 12th, 2019

55:25

Bob talks with this week's guests Jim VanHoy and Joe Kovarik, landscape photographers who recently visited "The Wave", on the Utah/Arizona border. They discuss the procedure used to get the limited number of daily …

149 2019 National Trails Day, lost hiker in Hawaii, COTREX app

June 5th, 2019

40:11

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss National Trails Day and Bob's NTD group hike to the summit of Cheyenne Mountain. Also, what went right and wrong with the hiker was missing in Hawaii; hiking in the Lost Creek Wilderness; …

148 Recent hikes in CO and UT, a Bear attack

May 29th, 2019

48:56

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the places they visited and hikes they did before and during Memorial Day weekend. Also, a bear attack in Aspen, wildflowers starting to appear, the latest box from sponsor The Nomadik, and …

147 Plant and survival expert Cattail Bob

May 22nd, 2019

1:03:32

Hiking Bob talks with plant and survival expert Cattail Bob Seebeck, in another listener suggested interview. Cattail teaches survival and educates people throughout the west about the very diverse plant life in the …

146 How do we choose our hikes

May 15th, 2019

46:46

Bob and co-host Kevin tackle a listener requested topic:  How do you choose where to go hiking?  Also, Mother's Day, and an incident on the Appalachian Trail.

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145 Part 2 of "What's in your pack?"

May 8th, 2019

57:23

In this podcast, we continue with listener suggested topics, with co-host Kevin discussing what is in his pack, and also his choice of boots.

Also, …

144 A listener suggested topic, and a new sponsor

May 1st, 2019

29:45

This week, the topic is a listener suggested topic.  Also, a new sponsor, TheNomadik.com with a great offer for listeners of this podcast!

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143 Colorado Springs TOPS Park Rangers

April 24th, 2019

38:38

In this episode, Bob talks with John Stark, TOPS Park Ranger Supervisor for the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department …

142 Spring has sprung!

April 17th, 2019

40:07

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin talk about the rapidly changing and variable spring weather in Colorado; getting ready for summer …

141 Catching up after spring break, desert hiking, whats coming

April 10th, 2019

39:33

On this week's episode, Bob and Kevin catch up on hikes they did while Bob was away, and discuss the difference between hiking in Colorado's …

140 Colorado Wildlife Manager Corey Adler

April 3rd, 2019

1:01:35

Bob talks with Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager (Game warden...) Corey Adler. We discuss what he does, how he got here, what he …

139 Britt Haley from Colorado Springs Parks Dept

March 27th, 2019

48:53

Bob talks with Britt Haley from the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department about the Trails and Open Spaces program she …

138 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

March 20th, 2019

56:24

This week, Bob talks with Jeff Wolin, the Lead Interpretive Ranger at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The closest National Park Service …

137 Colorado Springs 2019 election

March 13th, 2019

27:25

On this episode, Trails and Open Spaces Coalition Executive Director Susan Davies talks with Bob about Colorado Springs' 2019 city council and …

136 Devils Playground trail project

March 6th, 2019

44:21

On this week's podcast, Joe Lavorini from the Rocky Mountain Field Institute talks about the upcoming project to re-route and re-build the Devils Playground trail on the west side of Pikes Peak. Also, their work on …

135 National Parks Anniversaries

February 27th, 2019

39:30

On this week's show, Bob and Kevin discuss the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, the upcoming 50th anniversary of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, a new national park in Indiana, and much more.

134 Mountain Lion update and more

February 20th, 2019

44:02

On this week's podcast we discuss an update on the recent mountain lion attack and why you shouldn't wear noise cancelling ear buds, putting together …

133 Mountain Lion attack - do you need to worry?

February 13th, 2019

38:08

On this week's episode: mountain lion attack, videoing hikes, recent hikes, current winter recreation conditions, skin cancer and prevention

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132 Hike It Baby

February 6th, 2019

36:13

Bob talks with Sarah DiPasquale and Janet Rennie from the Colorado Springs chapter of Hike It Baby, a group that helps parents and their kids go …

131 Who survives?

January 30th, 2019

44:24

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss snowshoeing conditions in Colorado, tracking your hikes on Google Earth, and what determines …

130 Who's tracking you?

January 23rd, 2019

50:24

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about new and revised maps from Pocket Pals Trail Maps, how a popular hiking and running tracking app help capture a …

129 Social media and oversharing

January 16th, 2019

43:59

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss how a social media post killed an event, and how to be a good steward of our open lands. Also, how do you define a trail? Waldo Canyon open house, lunar eclipse, Bob teaching a winter …

128 Bob visits southern California

January 11th, 2019

25:39

On this episode, it's just Bob as he talks about visiting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. He also discusses the effect of the government shutdown on Joshua Tree.

127 A look back at 2018 and forward to 2019

January 2nd, 2019

48:12

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about what they accomplished during 2018 and what they plan to do in 2019 and what resolutions they made for the coming …

126 RMFI Executive Director Jennifer Peterson

December 26th, 2018

54:39

Bob talks with Rocky Mountain Field Institute's executive director Jennifer Peterson about the history, accomplishments and future goals and plans of the organization. 

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125 GOCO Exec Director Chris Castilian

December 19th, 2018

54:28

Bob talks with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Executive Director Chris Castilian about the history of GOCO and how it contributes to outdoor …

124 Galapagos Islands

December 12th, 2018

58:09

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Bob's recent trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. They discuss the preservation of the islands, the recreation opportunities, photography, and …

123 Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus

December 5th, 2018

1:18:11

Bob and Colorado Springs Parks Department Director Karen Palus have a lively discussion about what the department did in 2018, and what is in store …

122 El Paso County Parks Director Tim Wolken

November 28th, 2018

54:51

Bob talks with Tim Wolken the director of the El Paso County Community Services Division, which also includes the parks department. They discuss the …

121 Trails and Open Space Coalition's Susan Davies

November 21st, 2018

36:52

Recorded live at Trails End Taproom in Colorado Springs, Bob interviews Trails and Open Space Coalition executive director Susan Davies. They discuss …

120 Colorado Wildlife Area Manager Frank McGee

November 14th, 2018

1:00:52

Bob talks with Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Frank McGee. They discuss the various duties of a Wildlife Manager, how McGee became …

119 The Grand Canyon Hike

November 7th, 2018

1:16:23

On this week's episode, co-host Kevin Westendorf tells the story of his hike going from rim-to-rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon. Bob and Kevin also take listener questions.

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118 World traveling hiker and blogger Cass D'Alessandro

October 31st, 2018

54:40

Bob met with Cass D'Alessandro, who travels around the world hiking, touring and blogging, while she was in Colorado Springs recently. The lively …

117 Grand Canyon; Health Study; Equipment, more

October 24th, 2018

31:57

On this week's episode, Bob and co-host Kevin talk about the final days before Kevin's Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim hike; a landmark, long term study of the effects of aerobic exercise on health; how the proper …

116 Mueller State Park Ranger Parrish Watson

October 17th, 2018

59:32

Bob interviews Parrish Watson, the senior Park Ranger at Colorado's Mueller State Park.  They discuss the job duties of a park ranger, what makes …

115 More on the 45 mile hike, Winter hiking prep, more

October 10th, 2018

40:48

Bob and co-host Kevin talk a little bit more about Kevin's 45 mile hike; other podcasts they listen to; what the "Motorless Morning" in the Garden of the Gods was like; getting ready for hiking in winter weather.

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114 45 mile hike?

October 3rd, 2018

53:47

Topics this week include how a 28 mile 2-day hike backpacking trip turned into a 45 mile 2-day trip; fall colors update for the Pikes Peak region; …

113 Park Ranger Darcy Mount

September 26th, 2018

59:47

In this week's podcast, Bob talks with Darcy Mount, the senior ranger at Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Cheyenne Mountain State Park. They discuss …

112 How lucky are we? Waldo Canyon recovery

September 19th, 2018

37:55

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about fall colors viewing; how lucky we are to live here; what visitors think of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak …

111Dixon Trail, Learning to backpack

September 12th, 2018

46:42

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss their preview hike of the new Dixon Trail in Cheyenne Mountain State Park; discuss the difference between day hiking and backpacking and some bad advice they've heard; Bob asks listeners …

110 Extreme day hikes, moose encounters

September 5th, 2018

57:58

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about a couple of "extreme" day hikes they've recently done, encounters with moose and other wildlife on trails, having …

109 Bob and co-host Kevin discuss various topics

August 29th, 2018

47:12

Bob's co-host talks about a recent experience while training for his Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim hike. Also discussed: recent incidents where hikers got lost or worse while going off trail; a recent bear encounter …

108 Update on the Ring the Peak Trail with Chris Lieber

August 22nd, 2018

1:00:00

Bob talks with Chris Lieber of NES about the efforts to close the gaps in the Ring the Peak Trail system. They discuss what the Ring the Peak trail system is, the challenges on completing the loop, the progress made so …

107 Bob and co-host Kevin catch up, Recent hikes; weather disasters; future plans

August 15th, 2018

38:58

Bob and co-host Kevin catch up on some recent hikes they've done; Kevin's training for the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim hike in October; Colorado's …

106 The tables get turned when Carrie Simison interviews Bob

August 8th, 2018

33:53

On this week’s podcast, the tables are turned on Bob and he gets interviewed by Carrie Simison, the publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent. …

105 Mandy Horvath, the Life Proof Bionic Woman stops in for an update

August 1st, 2018

29:12

Mandy Horvath, the LifeProof Bionic Woman stops back in for an update on what she has done since her last visit, including being part of a movie in …

104 Weather, rim-to-rim-to-rim, medication, Bob gets requests for info, Bob’s birthday hike and more

July 25th, 2018

49:45

Bob and co-host Kevin hit on a variety of topics including safety during the summer monsoon season; Kevin continues to prep for the Grand Canyon; things to carry other than the “10 Essentials”; Bob discusses getting …

103 Carrie Simison, publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent

July 18th, 2018

53:34

Bob interviews Carrie Simison, publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent. They discuss outdoor recreation, being a Colorado transplant, cycling, …

102 Guest Jolie NeSmith, Pike Ride bike share

July 11th, 2018

31:23

Bob talks with Jolie NeSmith, Executive Director of Pike Ride bike share program. Check it out at PikeRide.org

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100 100th Podcast and guest Susan Davies from TOSC

June 27th, 2018

54:41

Susan Davies, Executive Director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition joins Bob for the 100th episode of the Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast. They discuss a wide range of topics concerning outdoor recreation in …

099 Luis Benitez, Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

June 20th, 2018

43:13

Bob visits Luis Benitez, the Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, where they discuss his history in outdoor recreation, his …

098 Preferred footwear; fire danger; summer hiking; meeting listeners

June 13th, 2018

41:32

Bob and co-host Kevin hit on a variety of topics this week!

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097 Pike National Forest District Ranger Oscar Martinez

June 6th, 2018

Bob talks with Oscar Martinez, Pike National Forest District Ranger. They discuss his career with the U.S. Forest Service, the duties of a district ranger, the challenges of managing a national forest in close …

096 Climbing a 14er; hiking in Mesa Verde NP; National Trails Day

May 30th, 2018

39:14

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about Kevin’s recent climb up Colorado’s Mt Elbert; Bob’s recent trip to Mesa Verde National Park and Colorado’s Mancos …

095 “LifeProof Bionic Woman” Mandy Horvath overcomes serious challenges

May 23rd, 2018

40:07

Bob speaks with Mandy Horvath, who overcame a life changing accident to climb the Manitou Incline and now plans to summit Pikes Peak. This amazing womans story is a “must listen” for everyone.

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094 Hikes; wolves; wildflowers; bear attack; urban wildlife; Hanging Lake

May 16th, 2018

40:18

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about a potpourri of topics this week, including recent hikes; re-introduction of wolves into Colorado; wildflower …

093 Rattlesnakes and your dog; 10 hard hikes; Duluth Trading comes to COS

May 9th, 2018

34:07

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about a recent surge in rattlesnake bites; a rattlesnake venom vaccine for dogs; recent hikes; Bob’s list of 10 hard …

092 Penn State outdoor rec; is technology bad?; most difficult hikes?

May 2nd, 2018

42:44

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Penn State University’s decision to cease outdoor activities of it’s outdoor recreation groups. Also, is using …

091 Mitch Martin, Manager of Cheyenne Mountain State Park

April 25th, 2018

41:19

Bob talks with Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain State Park manager Mitch Martin. They discuss the hiking, camping, cycling, archery and equestrian …

090 Friends of Garden of the Gods President Hank Scarangella

April 18th, 2018

1:17:38

Bob talks with Friends of the Garden of the Gods President Hank Scarangella. The history of the group, parking and traffic, the popularity of the …

089 Park Service reconsiders fee increases; Barr Trail & Incline; recent hikes

April 11th, 2018

43:10

Bob and co-host Kevin catch up on recent hikes; National Park Service reconsidering proposed entry fee increases; Barr Trail and Manitou Incline and more

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088 Trails End Taproom owner Kevin Weese

April 4th, 2018

35:34

Bob talks with Kevin Weese, owner of Trails End Tap Room in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They discuss what makes Trails End different from other tap …

087 Palmer Land Trust’s Darcie Hannigan

March 28th, 2018

35:24

Bob talks with Darcie Hannigan from the Palmer Land Trust and discuss what the Trust does to ensure that land remains open for public recreation use and also for farming and ranching.

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086 Cog railway closure; more on Pikes Peak Hwy; fire danger and restrictions

March 21st, 2018

31:22

Bob and co-host Kevin explore the effects of the Cog Railway closure; re-visit expanded hours on the Pikes Peak Highway; dry winter and fire restrictions

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085 Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates

March 14th, 2018

38:55

Bob chats with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates President Cory Sutela about what’s in store for them in 2018, including many trail projects and cycling advocacy.

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084 Secret Trails; Longer hours on Pikes Peak?; N. Cheyenne Cañon Master Plan

March 7th, 2018

39:20

This week’s topics include new, hidden trails; a hike in a remote area; a proposition to extend the hours on the Pikes Peak Highway, North Cheyenne Cañon Park master plan and more.

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083 Recent Hikes; hikers in trouble; lost hiker survival; N. Cheyenne Canon Park

February 28th, 2018

41:11

Bob and Kevin talk about recent hikes; inexperienced hikers on the Manitou Incline; rescue of a lost hiker in Yosemite National Park; North Cheyenne Canon Park Master Plan and more

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082 Parks Funding; Colorado Lottery; Trail Apps; Barr Trail; Bad behavior

February 21st, 2018

43:35

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss the progress of funding bill for Colorado Parks and Wildlife; making the Colorado Lottery permanent; Great Outdoors …

081 Colorado Parks and Wildlife funding; did Colorado lose a 14er?

February 14th, 2018

35:49

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a legislative measure intended to increase funding for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Also, did Colorado “lose” a 14er …

080 Bob and co-host Kevin talk recent hikes, future plans and more

February 7th, 2018

48:16

On this week’s podcast, Bob and Kevin hit on a variety of topics: recent hikes, future planned hikes, meeting fans, review recent podcasts, North Cheyenne Canon Park master plan process and more.

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079 Interview with Mikah Meyer about his travels and mission

January 31st, 2018

40:38

Bob interviews Mikah Meyer, who is not only visiting all 417 sites owned by the National Park Service, but also doing it in one long road trip, and will also be the youngest person to do it. But, that’s not all. Listen …

078 Interview with Bill Normile, President, Friends of Monument Preserve

January 24th, 2018

43:03

Bob talks with Friends of Monument Preserve president Bill Normile about the volunteer groups rich history, mission and accomplishments.  You can …

077 Coal’s 2017 hiking mileage; recent hikes; Park master plans; “at risk” trails; more

January 17th, 2018

39:41

Bob and Kevin discuss Coal’s (Bob’s dog) hiking miles for 2017; recent hikes; trails at risk of being lost; North Cheyenne Canon Park Master Plan process and more

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076 2017 accomplishments and goals for 2018; no snow?; being prepared

January 10th, 2018

47:12

Bob and Kevin are back for the new year, and discuss their accomplishments from 2017 and their goals for 2018. Also, where’s the snow?, being prepared for winter weather, and more.

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075 El Paso County Parks director Tim Wolken recaps 2017

January 3rd, 2018

47:50

Bob talks with El Paso County (Colorado) Community Services Director Tim Wolken and they discuss what 2017 was like for county parks and what’s ahead …

074 Karen Palus from Colorado Springs Parks Department 2017 retrospective

December 27th, 2017

1:08:46

Bob talks with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services director Karen Palus about what the department accomplished in 2017 and what …

073 “Blue Frame”, recent hikes, Aiken Canyon, last minute gifts

December 20th, 2017

47:15

On this week’s show, Bob and co-host Kevin talk (briefly) about the “Blue Frame” in the Garden of the Gods controversy, then move on to some recent …

072 Bob talks with Susan Davies from the Trails and Open Space Coalition

December 13th, 2017

51:35

Bob sits down with Susan Davies, Executive Director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition to recap 2017 and what it meant for outdoor recreation and advocacy in the Pikes Peak region.

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071 Bob talks about hiking and visiting in Kauai, Hawaii

December 6th, 2017

34:12

Bob discusses his visit to Kauai: what it was like to hike and take photos there; local food; Spam; Chickens; and more.

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070 Increased fees at Nat’l Parks, Indy Give, US Forest Service seasonal jobs and more

November 29th, 2017

37:11

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss recent hikes; more information regarding proposed entry fee increases to some National Parks; temporary jobs with the US Forest Service (https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r2/jobs) ; gift ideas; …

069 Thanksgiving Day, Incline re-opening, gift ideas, Indy Give, and more

November 23rd, 2017

39:57

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about what they’re thankful for on Thanksgiving; the re-opening of the Manitou Incline after it’s latest repair work; the …

068 “A Walk for Sunshine” author Jeff Alt

November 15th, 2017

36:51

Bob talks with hiker/author Jeff Alt about his book “A Walk for Sunshine”, which details his hike on the Appalachian Trail for charity. This episode sponsored by Pocket Pals Trail Maps (pptrailmaps.com)

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067 Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a wide range of topics on this episode

November 8th, 2017

34:53

Bob and Kevin hit all kinds of topics on this episode: Hiking in Canyonlands National Park; Green Mountain Falls; IndyGive; New Keen boots; and ask listeners to send in gift ideas. 
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066 Recent hikes, proposed fee increases to Nat’l Parks, IndyGive

November 1st, 2017

36:15

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about their recent hikes and trips, including Arches and Zion National Parks and Monument Valley. Also proposed fee increases for many National Parks, and the annual Indy Give (www.indygive.com

065 Photographers David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick

October 25th, 2017

32:00

On this week’s show, Bob talks with photographers David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick, who travel around the western United States in a camper all year, taking photographs and conducting photography workshops. 

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064 El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller discusses ballot issue 1A

October 18th, 2017

34:22

Bob and El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller discuss TABOR ballot issue 1A, and what it means to the county parks and outdoor recreation in general.

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063 Bob and Kevin talk about the opening of Waldo Canyon to recreation

October 11th, 2017

37:18

A week after Waldo Canyon re-opened after the devastating fire 5 years ago, Bob and co-host Kevin have already hiked into the area, and talk about what they’ve seen. 

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062 Hiking in Great Sand Dunes and Bear Creek; Hanging Lake; Waldo Canyon opening?

October 4th, 2017

36:41

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about recent hikes in Great Sand Dunes National Park and also the new and re-routed trails in the Bear Creek Watershed. Also, changes coming to Hanging Lake and  rumors about Waldo Canyon …

061Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance

September 27th, 2017

51:22

Bob talks with David Leinweber, owner of Anglers Covey in Colorado Springs, and president of the non-profit Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (

060 State parks funding; safety on 14er’s; is tech reliable for hiking?

September 20th, 2017

40:10

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Colorado State Parks funding; bike event at Cheyenne Mt. State Park; efforts to reduce deaths on Colorado’s 14,000′ …

059 Backpacking to Ice Lake, hiking in Black Canyon, and more

September 13th, 2017

41:09

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about backpacking to Colorado’s Ice Lake, hiking to the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a ballot …

058 Black Forest Trails Association

September 6th, 2017

30:27

Bob talks with Larry Fariss, president of the Black Forest Trails Association, about their history and mission.

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057 Bob and Kevin talk about Kevin’s trip, Capital Peak accidents and more

August 30th, 2017

39:28

Bob and Kevin discuss Kevin’s trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Red Rocks Canyon Recreation Area near Las Vegas and hiking in Sedona, Arizona. Also the eclipse, tragedies on Capital Peak and Bob’s online …

056 Bob talks about his experiences seeing the 2017 eclipse

August 23rd, 2017

36:24

It’s just Bob this week, and he talks about his chasing and eventually photographing the 2017 solar eclipse

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055 Kevin’s trip to Utah and Nevada, upcoming eclipse, recent hikes

August 16th, 2017

43:17

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about Kevin’s current trip to Utah and Nevada, the upcoming solar eclipse, Bob’s experiences hiking in New Jersey, …

054 Bob talks with “Base Camp Las Vegas” author Deborah Wall

August 9th, 2017

21:58

Bob talks with Deborah Wall, the author of “Base Camp Las Vegas”, a comprehensive guide to hiking in Nevada, Utah and northern Arizona

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053 Celebrate one year of podcasts, offline outdoors apps, Ring the Peak Trail

August 2nd, 2017

35:24

It’s the one year anniversary of the Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast! Bob and co-host Kevin talk about their favorite episodes over the past year. Also, cell phone apps that work off-line, a new project on the Ring the …

052 Hiking Barr Trail, the Manitou Incline, what it takes to buy a new backpack & more

July 26th, 2017

48:18

Bob and Kevin talk about hiking to Barr Trail, doing the Manitou Incline, Hammock Camping, what it takes to buy the proper backpack, and more.
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051 Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Kids on Bikes, Pedal Station

July 19th, 2017

36:30

Bob talks with Mike Mazzola, Daniel Byrd and Jake Eyermann from Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Kids on Bikes and the Pedal Station about the work they …

050 Alpine Lakes, a new city park, La Plata Peak, hammock camping and more

July 12th, 2017

39:26

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about Kevin’s latest 14er, Bob’s hikes to alpine lakes, the newest city park in Colorado Springs, hammock camping, …

049 Hiking on Cottonwood Pass, hiking Stove Mtn, Wildflowers, the Manitou Incline and more

July 5th, 2017

27:01

It’s just Bob this week! Topics include several hikes along Cottonwood Pass near Buena Vista, also hiking to Stove Mountain, being prepared to do the Manitou Incline, where to find wildflowers this week, and the …

048 Jerry Rhodes, Part 2. Being on Mt Everest during an earthquake

June 28th, 2017

59:50

In part 2 of our interview, Jerry talks about planning his hike to the base camp of Mt Everest, and being on the trail during a devastating earthquake

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047 Bob talks with adventurer Jerry Rhodes, Part 1

June 21st, 2017

51:52

Bob talks with local hiker and adventurer Jerry Rhodes about world adventures, how to prepare, hiring a guide company and more.

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046 Crags re-opening; are you lost or just don’t know where you are, and more

June 14th, 2017

24:12

Bob and Kevin talk about some recent adventures on the trail, knowing your limits, the re-opening of the Crags trail, and the difference between being lost or just not knowing where you are.

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045 Backpacking trip, Yosemite National Park, new maps, and a giveaway

June 7th, 2017

48:46

Bob and Kevin talk about Kevin’s backpacking trip into the Elk Creek Wilderness, Bob’s trip to Yosemite National Park, an updated map from Pocket Pals, and a GIVE AWAY for some lucky listeners.

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044 Bob talks again with Allen Beauchamp about the progress on the Legacy Loop

May 31st, 2017

38:05

Bob sits again with cycling expert Allen Beauchamp and they discuss the progress on the Legacy Loop project.

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043 Memorial Day, National Trails Day, Starlight Spectacular and more events

May 24th, 2017

43:46

Bob and Kevin talk about the Memorial Day weekend, the upcoming National Trails Day, the recent first annual Colorado Public Lands Day, the upcoming …

042 It’s just Bob this week with a short podcast from Moab, Utah

May 17th, 2017

13:13

It’s just Bob this week with a short podcast from Moab, Utah. Topics discussed are visiting the National Parks Utah, roadwork being done in Arches …

Bob and Kevin talk about hiking guide books, unique hikes and more

May 10th, 2017

36:05

Bob and Kevin talk about hiking guide books, and unique places to hike. Also, wildflower photography seminar at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

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040 TOPS tax 20th Anniversary Events and more

May 3rd, 2017

43:43

Bob talks with Sarah Bryarly and Tilah Larson from the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department about the 20th Anniversary …

039 Bob and Kevin talk about spring break hiking and more

April 26th, 2017

41:46

Bob and Kevin discuss trails they hiked while on their vacations in Arizona and Arkansas, and also more about plans for summer hikes and backpacking trips, including the Lost Creek Wilderness, Bison Peak and Moab, Utah.

038 National Park Week, Earth Day, Red Rocks Canyon, Hanging Lake

April 19th, 2017

17:23

It’s just Bob this week! Things discussed include changes coming to Hanging Lake, trail work being done in Red Rocks Canyon Open Space, National Park Week, Earth Day. Get more information by signing up for Bob’s FREE …

037 Friends of Cheyenne Cañon president Chris Beyer

April 12th, 2017

41:12

Bob talks with Chris Beyer, president of the Friends of Cheyenne Canon. They talk about the 25th anniversary of the group, it’s history, it’s past, current and future work and more.

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036 A new interview with Jennifer Peterson from RMFI

April 5th, 2017

48:07

Bob sits down for another interview with Jennifer Peterson, the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Field Institute. They talk about what RMFI has done since the last interview and what’s ahead for 2017.

035 Bob sits down for another interview with Susan Davies from TOSC

March 29th, 2017

46:20

Bob chats with Susan Davies from the Trails and Open Space Coalition. She provides updates on TOSC’s activities since the previous interview and TOSC’s plans for 2017

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034 The State of the Outdoors event, hiking on Barr Trail

March 22nd, 2017

39:50

Bob and Kevin talk about the recent “State of the Outdoors Event” and a recent hike Kevin did on Pikes Peak.

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033 Bob and Kevin talk about some recent hikes

March 15th, 2017

28:41

Bob and Kevin talk about a couple of recent hikes they did outside of the immediate Colorado Springs area.

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032 The history behind some of Colorado Springs’ Parks

March 8th, 2017

43:17

Bob and Kevin talk about the history of some of Colorado Springs’ biggest and also oldest parks, including the Garden of the Gods, Palmer Park, Red …

031 Bob talks with the Catamount Institute

March 1st, 2017

31:20

Bob talks with Christopher Aaby, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute about their education outreach to thousands of Colorado school …

030 Presidents Day, the Antiquities Act and National Monuments in Colorado

February 22nd, 2017

35:17

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about Presidents Day, the Antiquities Act, and National Monuments in Colorado

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029 Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park

February 15th, 2017

31:11

Bob talks with Pat Cooper, president of Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park, about their mission, plans and about the features of the park

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028 Getting ready for camping season and more

February 8th, 2017

37:52

Bob and co-host Kevin update their bucket lists, talk about snowshoeing, read listener e-mails, and talk about getting ready for the summer camping season, and more.

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027 Secret trails and bucket list hikes

February 1st, 2017

39:34

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about secret trails and their bucket list hikes

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026 Bob talks with the Guardians of Palmer Park

January 25th, 2017

40:45

Bob talks with John Hawk, president of the Guardians of Palmer Park about the park and their organization

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025 Bob and Kevin discuss economic benefits of parks, additional parks funding

January 18th, 2017

44:33

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss a recent study regarding the economic benefit of city parks, attempts to raise more money for parks, stormwater issues, and Kevin’s big plans for 2018

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024 Bob and Kevin talk about where to go and what to do when it snows

January 11th, 2017

36:41

Bob and Kevin discuss snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, winter cycling,  and where to go in the Pikes Peak region to have fun when the snow flies.

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023 Bob and Kevin review 2016 and talk about plans for 2017

January 4th, 2017

34:02

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about their outdoor recreation highlights from 2016, plans and resolutions for 2017, and challenge listeners to make their …

022 Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus

December 28th, 2016

57:31

Bob talks with Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus about the departments accomplishments in 2016 and plans for 2017. Lots of great …

021 El Paso County Parks Director Tim Wolken

December 21st, 2016

31:11

Bob talks with El Paso County Parks director Tim Wolken about their accomplishments in 2016 and plans for 2017

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020 Friends of Ute Valley Park

December 14th, 2016

31:29

Bob talks with Dan Woods, president of the Friends of Ute Valley Park, about the organization, Ute Valley Park and current and future projects in the park.

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019 Bob and Kevin talk about the Incline and winter hiking

December 7th, 2016

32:21

Bob and Kevin discuss the recent re-opening of the Manitou incline, parking for Barr Trail users, and being ready for winter hiking

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018 Holiday gift giving suggestions

November 30th, 2016

40:43

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about ideal gifts in all price ranges for the outdoor enthusiasts on your holiday gift giving list.

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017 Bob and Kevin give thanks on Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2016

37:29

Bob and Kevin talk about the groups, people and businesses they are thankful for in providing outdoor recreation opportunities.  Also, Bob’s Black …

016 Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates president Cory Sutela

November 16th, 2016

36:50

Bob chats with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates president Cory Sutela about their mission, history and projects, including an exciting new trail.

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015 Hiking the Grand Canyon and more

November 9th, 2016

40:39

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about hiking into the Grand Canyon, a new trail map for Palmer Park and Kevin’s latest experience hiking the popular Crags …

014 Bob and Kevin talk about millennials and the outdoors

November 2nd, 2016

39:09

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about a recent survey about millennials and the outdoors, getting them involved in non-profit groups and expanding their …

013 Bob talks with the Incline Friends

October 26th, 2016

48:11

Bob talks with Incline Friends President Dave Adair and Board Member Bill Beagle about all things related to the Manitou Incline

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012 Bob & Kevin talk about cell phone apps, winter hiking & more

October 19th, 2016

37:36

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about hiking related cell-phone apps, getting ready for winter hiking, wildfires, and rescued bunnies.

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011 Bob and Kevin talk about cell phones, trail ethics and more

October 12th, 2016

32:38

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about the use of cell phones in National Parks and on trails, trail misuse and vandalism, trail and hiking ethics, and more

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010 One Woman’s Experience on the Colorado Trail

October 5th, 2016

47:07

Bob talks with Gisele Miyamoto, who did the entire Colorado Trail solo in 2016.

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009 Bob welcomes co-host Kevin Westendorf to the podcast

September 28th, 2016

28:31

Bob welcomes co-host Kevin Westendorf to the show and they talk about climbing up Pikes Peak, down into the Grand Canyon and more!

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008 Friends of the Peak VP Steven Bremner

September 21st, 2016

27:07

Bob talks with Friends of the Peak vice president Steven Bremner about their work with the Ring the Peak trail, the history of the group and more. The video mentioned in the podcast can be found at:

007 Drones, Loose Dogs and Fall Colors

September 14th, 2016

18:06

Bob talks about the use of drones in parks, loose dogs, the changing of seasons and more.

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006 RMFI Exec Director Jennifer Peterson

September 7th, 2016

49:28

Hiking Bob talks with Jennifer Peterson from Rocky Mountain Field Institute about their history, mission and work.

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005 Urban Cycling Advocate Allen Beauchamp

August 31st, 2016

48:03

Hiking Bob talks with Allen Beauchamp about urban cycling in Colorado Springs and the Legacy Loop project that originated with Colorado Springs …

004 Water and Boating Safety

August 24th, 2016

47:28

Hiking Bob talks with boating and water safety instructor Mike Badger

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003 Lynette Reagan with Colorado Springs Walking Club

August 10th, 2016

29:02

Lynette Reagan with Colorado Springs Walking Club talks with Bob about hiking, walking, Volksmarching and getting senior citizens onto the trails

002 Sarah Simon with All Breeds Rescue

August 8th, 2016

38:24

Hiking Bob Falcone talks to Sarah Simon from All Breeds Rescue about their work, about which dogs are good for hiking, obedience training, and leash laws.

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001 Susan Davies from the Trails and Open Space Coalition

August 3rd, 2016

31:51

“Hiking Bob” Falcone talks trails, open spaces, parks and more with Trails and Open Space Coalition executive director Susan Davies

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