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The Hiker Podcast | Day Hiking, Backpacking, Thru Hiking

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Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you on a journey to demystify hiking. Andy sits down with voices in the outdoor and hiking community, getting to know the hikers behind the trekking poles. Hikers tell stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the environment, getting pa… read more

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Oregon Wildfires: A Conversation w/ Kristen Babbs of the Oregon Department of Forestry's "Keep Oregon Green" Program | The Hiker Podcast Episode 11

In light of the tragic wildfires that have been plaguing Oregon and the Western United States this week, Andy tells you what’s been happening with the tragic wildfires in Southern Oregon that have devastated much of the Rogue Valley, especially the towns Phoenix and Talent Oregon. Andy has a conversation with the president of the the Oregon Department of Forestry’s ”Keep Oregon Green” program Kristen Babbs.
Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster-
Go to to give directly to the Phoenix-Talent Families Fire Relief Fund administered by Phoenix-Talent Schools. It is estimated that approximately 50% of the families in the school district have lost their homes. Over 2,300 homes in Southern Oregon were destroyed in these wildfires.
Also this week in our  “Sawyer Segment” we talk with “Peanut” about what Sawyer Products is doing to bring clean water around the world.
This weeks episode is brought to you by Sawyer Products, makers of the Sawyer Squeeze water filter.
Go to for where to buy all of their amazing products that help keep us safe on the trail!
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Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail, reviewing gear, exploring hiking trends and most importantly talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!
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