Adventure Bound

Rob Roy

For those believing that getting outside, breathing fresh air and taking risks along the way are crucial components to living a happy and fulfilled life.

Host Rob Roy fields in-depth interviews with professional athletes, thrill seekers, entrepreneurs and everyday people who continually make conscious decisions to spend more time outdoors, while doing what they love, so you can too.

All Episodes

Lindsey Nubern is probably one of the nicest and most adventurous souls you'll ever meet.  Together with her husband Adam, she has traveled to multiple countries all over the world backpacking and campervanning and they have a very popular blog that’s full of awesome travel tips and gear recommendations.  Lindsey also recently wrote a book called 501 Questions: A Travel Game, which is full of funny and thought-provoking questions designed to help you and your family connect during those long journeys.   Links from the Episode: Nuventure Travels Instagram Nuventure Travels Website 501 Questions: A Travel Game Book Our Experience Buying and Selling a Campervan in New Zealand Book Putih the Traveling Pelican Book Marco Polo App National Park Buffs   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support Rob on Patreon  

Feb 23

1 hr 6 min

Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park was described by John Muir as “one of nature’s rarest and most precious mountain temples" and was once considered one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world.  However, in 1913 the city of San Francisco won Congressional approval to dam and flood Hetch Hetchy, thus burying this extraordinary valley under 300 feet of water.  Spreck Rosekrans is the Executive Director at Restore Hetch Hetchy and is leading the fight to bring back what was once lost.    Links from the Episode: Restore Hetch Hetchy Restore Hetch Hetchy’s Instagram Restore Hetch Hetchy’s Plan for Restoration Sierra Club Raker Act President Theodore Roosevelt in Yosemite National Park The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Series Calaveras Reservoir DamNation Film Glines Canyon Dam Removal in Olympic National Park National Parks - The Great Disaster   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support Rob on Patreon

Feb 2

1 hr 2 min

Quick episode where I tell you my plans for incorporating YouTube live videos into the podcast ;)   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support Rob on Patreon

Jan 26

6 min 30 sec

Ryan Bunting (trail name, Constantine) is a professional thru-hiker who has hiked over a dozen long-distance trails from start to finish, including the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the Continental Divide Trail… just to name a few.  Ryan shares why he's made thru-hiking such a big part of his life and goes into great detail about the friendships formed within the thru-hiking community, how he’s able to afford spending months away from home and the hardest moment he’s overcome ‘on trail.’   Links from the Episode: Ryan’s Instagram Ryan’s Website Ryan’s YouTube Channel Ryan’s Facebook Page Ryan on the Appalachian Trail Ryan on the Continental Divide Trail Ryan on the Pacific Crest Trail Ryan on the Oregon Coast Trail Ryan on the Pacific Northwest Trail Ryan on the Arizona Trail Ryan on the Ice Age Trail Ryan on the Pinhoti Trail Ryan on the Sea to Sky Trail Ryan on the Great Divide Trail Ryan on the Vancouver Island Trail Ryan on the Natchez Trace Trail National Scenic Trails Darn Tough Socks   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support Rob on Patreon  

Jan 20

1 hr 14 min

Dan Zehner is the host of the Anthem of the Adventurer podcast and is also an advocate for helping men discover more adventure in their lives.  On today’s episode, we chat about what led him to create his own podcast, how men were specifically created for adventure and why both men and women need adventure in their lives.  He touches on what whole-hearted masculinity and femininity are and also shares his best advice for husbands and fathers yearning to summon their own inner warrior. *LINK TO THE VIDEO OF THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE*     Links from the Episode: Anthem of the Adventurer Podcast Anthem of the Adventurer Website Anthem of the Adventurer Instagram SEAL Team Leaders GORUCK.com GORUCK GR1 Trans-Wisconsin Adventure Trail Wild at Heart Book Wild at Heart Boot Camp   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Jan 12

57 min 9 sec

On this episode, I sit down with my beautiful bride Elly to talk about what 2020 looked like for our family, the top 5 most-listened to episodes of the Adventure Bound Podcast for 2020, my newly launched YouTube channel where a few videos went viral and the exciting new podcast that I’m launching in 2021. *LINK TO THE VIDEO OF THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE*   Links from the Host: Rob’s Viral Carrier Landing Video on YouTube Rob’s YouTube Channel Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jan 5

30 min 22 sec

Jacquie Whitt and Vidal Jaquehua are the dynamic duo behind Adios Adventure Travel.  On this episode,  Jacquie tells us the story of how she was inspired to start taking students down to South America and ultimately met Vidal, who quickly became the missing link to her newfound adventure business.  Today, their company specializes in taking tourists to Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Galapagos Islands and also some incredible places in Peru, such as Machu Picchu.   Links from the Episode: Adios Adventure Travel Website Adios Adventure Travel on YouTube Arches National Park Zion National Park Elephant Hill Trail Ohio State Highway Patrol She Explores Colorado Outward Bound School Inca Trail Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes, Peru Lake Titicaca   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Dec 2020

1 hr 27 min

Danny Gross is a passionate outdoor enthusiast, who also happens to be the man behind the massive National Park Geek Instagram account.  On this episode, we chat about why he started the National Park Geek brand, how it’s changed his perspective on public lands and some of his insider secrets into the workings of the National Park system.  We also discuss what the biggest hurdle is facing America's remaining wild places and what we can all do to help protect these national treasures.   Links from the Episode: National Park Geek Instagram National Park Geek Website National Park Service SubPar Parks Instagram   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Dec 2020

1 hr 11 min

Courtney Condy is the founder of Occupation Wild, which is an online job board for the outdoor, adventure and travel industry and she's also the host of the Occupation Wild Podcast. On this episode, we chat about a life-changing experience she had on a trek to Everest Base Camp a few years back, why the outdoors are so special to her and how she was inspired to launch her website. And for those looking to find a job in the outdoor industry, she explains how you can use occupationwild.com to do just that.   Links from the Episode: Occupation Wild Occupation Wild’s Instagram Courtney’s Instagram Backroads Adventure Travel Rustic Pathways Chris Burkard on the Occupation Wild Podcast LifeStraw Water Filter Bing Surfboards   Links from the Host: robroyoutdoors.com Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

Natasha Buffo is a former Silicon Valley business analyst turned solo world traveler, snowboarder and backpacker. She loves to travel abroad and thru-hike epic trails, but these days she can be found skiing around Lake Tahoe with a smile on her face. We chat all about how she escaped the corporate world to then travel to New Zealand several times and later talk about about the importance of incorporating nature into our lives and what we can all do to improve mental health for ourselves and those around us.   Links from the Episode: Natasha’s Website Natasha’s Instagram Dirt and Tears Book Natasha’s Published Articles Not Alone, Just Solo Article Thousand Island Lake Kirkwood Ski Resort Tahoe Rim Trail John Muir Quote on Lake Tahoe Mental Health First Aid Course SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Bruné Brown - The Power of Vulnerability One Wave Fluro Friday   Links from the Host: robroyoutdoors.com Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Dec 2020

1 hr 33 min

Jordan & Logan Lefler are two brothers who grew up in the heart of the Mission Mountains in Northwest Montana.  On this episode, we talk about their favorite photography gear, some of their best tips for both aspiring photographers and fishermen and why they continually make the outdoors a big part of their lives.  Listening to the Lefler brothers will leave you inspired to get outside and breath in some fresh air and you’ll also learn about why Montanans call their home state “The Last Best Place.”   Links from the Episode: Jordan’s Instagram Logan’s Instagram Sony a7 III Camera Sony Alpha a6300 Camera Sony Alpha a6500 Camera Orvis Clearwater 6-Weight 9’ Fly Rod   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Dec 2020

50 min 49 sec

Ali Carr and Jenna Celmer are the hosts of the Outdoor Dream Jobs Podcast as well as the creators of the very popular and resourceful Facebook Group, Basecamp Outdoors. On our chat today, we talk about their personal backgrounds and how they were drawn to a life outdoors.  We also discuss how they came to be the founders of Basecamp Outdoors, how it’s grown and what the best way to utilize it is for people looking for work outside the typical 9 to 5.   Links from the Episode: Basecamp Outdoors Facebook Group Outdoor Dream Jobs Podcast Ali’s Website Ali’s Instagram Jenna’s Instagram Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Nov 2020

50 min 39 sec

Paul Barach has done some pretty incredible things in his life, to include backpacking across Europe, backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail, teaching English in South Korea, running marathons, biking across the United States and he’s also a black belt in karate.  He's also one of the few people to have completed the 750 mile Shikoku pilgrimage trail in Japan, which he wrote about in his book Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains and is the story he vividly recounts on today's episode.   Links from the Episode: Paul’s Instagram Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains Book Shikoku Pilgrimage Paul’s Favorite Mid-Weight Jacket   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

Alexandra Lev loves to travel, ski volcanoes and is also a big advocate for some important, yet often overlooked aspects to getting outdoors: mental health, privilege, race, inclusion and gender equality.  On this episode, Alexandra talks about her experiences relating to some of these topics and shares how we can all do better to make the great outdoors more accessible to all.     Links from the Episode: Alexandra’s Instagram Alexandra’s Website Race and Privilege in the Outdoors Article To Father From Daughter Article AndrewSkurka.com - For Women Exum Mountain Guides Alta Ski Area Snowbird Ski Area   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

Alex Haraus is a full-time outdoor photographer, who initially grew up finding adventure in Chicago.  After discovering “roof topping” and urban exploration, he eventually traveled west and worked with organizations such as Americorps to take part in backcountry trail building.  But Alex’s real passion is ‘Rugged Conservation,’ which is basically using adventure photography as a hook to teach others about climate change and conservation by encouraging them to develop their own relationship with nature.   Links from the Episode: Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattspencer94/ Alex’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/alexharaus AmeriCorps: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps Texas A&M Job Board: https://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/ American Bear Association: https://www.americanbear.org Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary: https://goo.gl/maps/Qr3K7Ztdgm3wsXs46 Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Mark-Digital-Camera-Body/dp/B072MZCJKN   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Nov 2020

59 min 15 sec

Matt Spencer is living a life full of adventure.  On this episode we chat about how he got into river guiding, first in Colorado and then in Africa on the Zambezi River (even though he was initially scared of water) and then talk about his other adventures in the developing world, working for Americorps and moving to New Zealand.  We also have a conversation on dams and whether or not they belong on certain rivers that once ran wild and discuss how people can overcome imposter syndrome in the outdoors.   Links from the Episode: Matt’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattspencer94/ Down River, A Novel: https://www.amazon.com/Down-River-Novel-John-Hart/dp/0312677383 Cadillac Desert: https://www.amazon.com/Cadillac-Desert-American-Disappearing-Revised/dp/0140178244 Zambezi River: https://www.zambiatourism.com/destinations/rivers/zambezi/ Victoria Falls: https://www.zambiatourism.com/destinations/waterfalls/victoria-falls/ Batoka Gorge Dam Project: https://www.zambezi.com/blog/2017/batoka-dam-update/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Oct 2020

1 hr 30 min

Laura Krantz is the creator and host of Wild Thing, a podcast about the relationship between science and society and all the strange and unusual happenings that capture our imaginations. On this episode, Laura talks about the behind the scenes of producing her podcast and we dive deep into why she decided to research Bigfoot and extraterrestrial life in the first place. We also talk about her craziest moment from recording Wild Thing and what searching for Sasquatch and aliens has taught her about herself.   Links from the Episode: Laura’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krantzlm/ Laura’s Website: https://www.laura-krantz.com Wild Thing Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wild-thing/id1434465245 FOXTOPUSink: https://www.foxtopus.ink   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Oct 2020

41 min 5 sec

Justin Pane is currently the Director of the Multi-Mission Operations Center at NASA Ames and in his free time, lives a life synonymous with adventure. On this episode, we talk about how a court-mandated outdoor retreat at 18 ultimately changed Justin's life for the better - one that includes his love of adventure, mountain biking, being a new father and discovering things bigger than ourselves from the outdoors. Justin also shares some NASA insight and his thoughts about life on other planets.   Links from the Episode: Justin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redbeardpane/?hl=en School of Urban & Wilderness Survival (Carolinas): https://www.suwscarolinas.com Santa Cruz Bicycles: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US Stealth Mode 4x4 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gzQWcw4Olk Stealth Mode - Storyteller Overland: https://storytelleroverland.com/stealth-mode-4x4-2/ Cape-Epic: https://www.cape-epic.com Keplar Mission Overview: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/overview/index.html NASA Finds Another Habitable-Zone World: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/nasa-planet-hunter-finds-its-1st-earth-size-habitable-zone-world   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

Jody MacDonald is a world-renowned professional photographer and an incredible advocate for the outdoors.  On this episode, we talk about some of her crazy adventures, from swimming with sharks to sailing around the world for 10 years, but really this episode is all about adventure photography and conquering your fears.  Fear to live outside your comfort zone, fear to go on extreme adventures and fear of being a freelance creator in a society that pre-dominantly encourages you to work a nine to five.   Links from the Episode: Jody’s Website: https://jodymacdonaldprints.com Jody’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jodymacdonaldphoto The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jordan-b-peterson-podcast/id1184022695   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Oct 2020

1 hr

Kyle Frost is naturally an adventurous guy, who also happens to be the Creative Director for The Outbound Collective - one of the best online resources for discovering activities in the great outdoors.  On this episode, we sit down with Kyle to hear his personal story of how he discovered his love for mother nature at a young age, then how he joined the team at The Outbound Collective and how to best utilize this platform to plan your next adventure.   Links from the Episode: The Outbound Collective: https://www.theoutbound.com Kyle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kylefrost/?hl=en Kyle’s Website: http://www.kylefrost.com Northover Ridge Loop: https://www.theoutbound.com/canada/hiking/backpack-the-northover-ridge-loop Hipcamp: https://www.hipcamp.com Hike South Araphaho Peak: https://www.theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/hike-south-araphaho-peak Hike the Araphaho Traverse: https://www.theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/hike-the-arapaho-traverse Crosscut Pizzeria & Taphouse: https://www.crosscutpizza.com Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody: https://www.amazon.com/Arcteryx-Atom-LT-Hoody-Mens/dp/B01NB27TIM Wanaka, New Zealand: https://www.newzealand.com/us/lake-wanaka/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Sep 2020

59 min 38 sec

Nikko Mamallo is the kind of guy who jumps out of perfectly good airplanes... for fun.  And he's not just a skydiver, but a fully certified wingsuit coach and AFF instructor.  On this episode we talk about how one can get involved in the sport, what the process looks like to go through AFF and get your license and even how to advance to wingsuit flying.  As you'll hear from Nikko's story, skydiving and the thrill of adventure have forever changed his life.   Links from the Episode: Nikko’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkomamallo/ Red Bull Athlete Andy Farrington: https://www.redbull.com/us-en/athlete/andy-farrington Skydive Kapowsin: https://skydivekapowsin.com Cutaway Movie: https://www.amazon.com/Cutaway-Tom-Berenger/dp/B00005OW05 Squirrel Suits: https://squirrel.ws   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Taylor Glenn is a world-class adventure and outdoor photographer based in the American West. On this episode, we dive deep on landscape and wildlife photography and talk about some of his favorite memories he’s had on the job, including a personal request from Jimmy Chin for a very special opportunity. Taylor also discusses his biggest challenge for getting that perfect shot in the outdoors and his best advice for those who want to pursue their dreams, even if it means leaving everything behind to do so.   Links from the Episode: Taylor’s Website: https://www.taylorglenn.photography Taylor’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorglenn/ Aperture West: https://aperturewest.com Jimmy Chin’s Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com/classes/jimmy-chin-teaches-adventure-photography Nikon Cameras: https://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/index.htm   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Sep 2020

1 hr 14 min

Richard Bowles is an adventure badass. On this episode, we talk all about his extreme adventures (including running around an exploding volcano) and also living on the streets of India on only $3/day. He even tells the story of “that time a guy put a shotgun in my face while on a trail run…” Rich then uses these experiences to professionally speak on stage to major corporations around the world and relates his adventures in the outdoors to everyday fears. This is certainly an episode you don't want to miss!   Links from the Episode: Richard’s Website: https://www.richardbowles.com.au Richard’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventure.alchemy/ Living on $3 a day in India as a Rickshaw Wallah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUUM66Zak4Q The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei in Japan: https://trailrunnermag.com/people/culture/the-marathon-monks-of-mount-hiei.html Running Around an Exploding Volcano: https://sourcetacticalgear.com/richard-bowles-escapes-sumatran-volcano-eruption/ Australia’s Bicentennial National Trail: https://www.bicentennialnationaltrail.com.au   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Sep 2020

1 hr 51 min

On this episode, Rob and his beautiful bride Elly sit down to discuss their recent move across the United States in their Sportsmobile Camper Van.  They discuss some of the National Parks they visited and include their favorite locations discovered along the way.   Links from the Episode: Elly's Favorite Hiking Boots: https://www.amazon.com/Sportiva-Mens-Nucleo-High-Hiking/dp/B07BVYG66L?th=1 Rob's Favorite Camping Chairs: https://www.amazon.com/GCI-Roadtrip-Rocking-Outdoor-Mercury/dp/B07QCHJJ3C/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=gci%2Broadtrip%2Brocker&qid=1598934237&sr=8-3&th=1   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Sep 2020

57 min 35 sec

Short and sweet episode where Rob talks about the current state of the podcast and the content to be released over the coming weeks. Regular production of full-length episodes featuring more awesome guests will resume August 2020.   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Jun 2020

13 min 19 sec

Amy David is a world-class mountain athlete, outdoor producer, professional skier and backpacking guide. On this episode, we talk all about her impressive skiing career (and one scary accident), her general passion for the mountains and talk all about the science of how humans experience wild places. And when the snow melts, she loves to help women get outside by working as a professional backpacking guide. Amy is an incredible ambassador for the outdoors and is the real deal when it comes to big adventure.   Links from the Episode: Amy’s Instagram In Memory of Matt Heffernman Action Inspired Adventure Youtube Sawtooth Guides Icelantic: Return to Nature Freeride World Tour And She’s Dope Too Mycelial Minds: Coming Soon Ski Utah: The Wild Women of the Wasatch Filson Journal Article Teton Gravity Research Article Pitchfork Fondue   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jun 2020

2 hr 6 min

Emily Stifler Wolfe is an award-winning freelance writer specializing in outdoor adventure and conservation.  Her writings have been featured multiple times in Outside, Sierra, Esquire, Mountain Outlaw, Big Sky Journal, Powder and Backpacker magazines and REI’s Co-Op Journal.  She’s also interviewed a former CEO of Patagonia, Kristine Tompkins and the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard.  We talk all about her writing career, why she lives in a mountain town and how she continually gets her family outside.   Links from the episode: Her Website Outward Bound Chimneys of Treasure Mountain West Elk Wilderness Kimmy Fasani Kristine Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard, Higher Ground   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jun 2020

54 min 8 sec

Joseph Fowler is on a mission to be a great dad and raise his kids to respect and appreciate the outdoors.  Growing up, he wasn’t really exposed to adventure and the outdoors, but that all quickly changed one summer when he went on to work for the National Park Service one summer after college, on the other side of the country.  He recently launched a personal blog called “Chasing Everyday Adventures,” with the hope that you’ll find some insight and discover inspiration to take some adventures of your own.   Links from the episode: Chasing Everyday Adventures Oregon Caves National Monument Cape Hatteras Fort De Soto Country Park Dry Tortugas - Fort Jefferson Brown County Stat Park, Indiana   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

May 2020

1 hr 14 min

On this episode I sit down with the CEO of Storyteller Overland, Jeffry Hunter. What’s unique about their brand is that they don’t make custom vans, but they have one unique layout for their vans and they make it EXTREMELY well. We start off with Jeffrey’s story and how he started the company and then talk all about their flagship van, the Mode 4x4. You'll discover that it's the people that make it such an incredible company and learn why their motto is to “Live Free, Explore Endlessly and Tell Better Stories.”   Links from the episode: Storyteller Overland Instagram Facebook Group Youtube   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

May 2020

1 hr 28 min

Have you ever wanted to put your entire life on pause, so you could start really living?  Well that’s exactly what Ben Carpenter did when he spent five months of his life thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.  On this episode, we talk all about hiking the AT, from going over the basics and essential gear, to how he did it, what his favorite and least favorite parts were and what a typical day looks like. He even shared some awesome thru-hiking lingo, such as what “vitamin I’ is, what a “tramly” is, the “hiker hobble” and of course, “trail magic.”  After we finished the episode, he started to tell me an incredible bear story from a time when he was in Yosemite National Park.  I’m so glad I hit record to capture it and add it to this episode; you’re not going to want to miss it!   Links from the episode: Appalachian Trail Appalachian Trail Conservancy Bonus: 21 Appalachian Trail Statistics That Will Surprise, Entertain and Inform You   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

May 2020

1 hr 6 min

Deirdre Denali lives in the San Juan mountains of southwest Colorado and is a professional photographer of anything that is wild. On this episode, she goes into detail about her extensive animal tracking experience and the scary encounter she recently had with a mountain lion. We also talked about some of her extensive backpacking trips, landscape photography and conservation and her overall adventure lifestyle that she experiences by living very close to the backcountry of the American Southwest.   Links from the episode: Deirdre’s Website: https://www.deirdredenaliphotography.com Deirdre’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Deirdredenaliphotography Leave No Trace: https://lnt.org www.backpackers.com   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

May 2020

41 min 16 sec

Rob Suminsby quite literally grew up in Acadia National Park. On this episode, we hear all about Acadia and Rob shares some of his favorite spots on the island, the history of the park and insider information that only locals know. We then switch gears and go into some of his recent adventures that he’s taken in his 50s and talk all about outdoor mindset. Rob lives by the motto that your age is just a number and not a limiting factor for getting outside and taking more adventures.   Links from the episode: Acadia National Park: https://www.nps.gov/acad Suminsby Park: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suminsby-Park/137152383125221 Cadillac Mountain: https://acadiamagic.com/CadillacMountain.html Hunter’s Beach: https://acadiamagic.com/little-hunters-beach.html Bald Peak Trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/bald-peak-trail Bar Harbor, ME: https://www.visitbarharbor.com   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon  

Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

Jenny Kotlyar is the creator of the Campsite Vibes Blog and her mission is to serve as hiking guide for those looking to get more involved in the outdoors.  On this episode we talk all about her story with discovering the outdoors, hiking Mount Whitney, what ultimately led her to create the blog and what Campsite Vibes has meant for those its impacted.  She is also a self-made expert on obtaining outdoor permits and shares several lessons learned and pro tips from her experiences in the backcountry.    Links from the episode: Campsite Vibes: https://www.campsitevibes.com Jenny’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jen.outdoors/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Apr 2020

56 min 12 sec

Kate Kimball is the Director of Branding and Communication for Explore Van X.  Van X is the internet's best resource for any van building, van living or van life question you may have.  They have a team of adventurous people who are dedicated to scouring the internet to compile all the best van resources and bring everything together on their website, for YOU.  This is a great episode for any one that is interested in learning more about Van Life.   Links from the episode: Explore Van X Website: https://explorevanx.com Explore Van X Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorevanx/?hl=en Winnebago: https://winnebago.com Storyteller Overland: https://storytelleroverland.com Sporstmobile: https://sportsmobile.com Outside Van: https://www.outsidevan.com Aluminess: https://www.aluminess.com   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Apr 2020

1 hr 5 min

Matt and Karen weren’t always associated with National Parks.  It wasn’t until they experienced a series of sudden and tragic events in their lives that they decided that it was now or never to go on the adventure of a lifetime.  So they set out to visit all 59 National Parks in two years, something that very few have ever done.  Since then, they have been to the additional three that have been added to the National Park system.  Their lives have been forever impacted by the beauty of our nation’s public lands and they have become stewards for the protection and preservation of these magnificent spaces, authoring the “Dear Bob and Sue” book series on their adventures through the National Parks system.  If you love National Parks and a few good laughs, then you’ll absolutely love this episode!   Links from the episode: Elwha River Restoration - Olympic National Park: https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/elwha-ecosystem-restoration.htm Brooks Falls Bearcam - Katmai National Park: https://www.nps.gov/katm/learn/photosmultimedia/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls.htm Bumpass Hell Trail - Lassen Volcano National Park: https://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/hiking_bumpass_hell.htm Chilkoot Trail - Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska: https://www.nps.gov/klgo/planyourvisit/chilkoottrail.htm Dear Bob & Sue: https://www.dearbobandsue.com Dear Bob & Sue Podcast: https://thedearbobandsuepodcast.com Dear Bob & Sue Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0985358157/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dbs1-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0985358157&linkId=73c9337710e7915a5d9804fd8f8d8be3 Dorries, Ho! Book: https://www.amazon.com/Dories-Ho-Matt-Smith-ebook/dp/B076GVW1X7/ref=pd_sbsd_14_3/131-8066770-2903453?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B076GVW1X7&pd_rd_r=ec717804-ba52-4d3c-9dcb-c46951c4572b&pd_rd_w=RkqyI&pd_rd_wg=2WFwe&pf_rd_p=165a2065-d6ae-4925-85bd-dec8c4f375a9&pf_rd_r=D253F7Y8E34WA39Z4HS8&psc=1&refRID=D253F7Y8E34WA39Z4HS8   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Apr 2020

1 hr 24 min

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Joy always dreamed of becoming a park ranger.  She currently works at one of Washington’s busiest state parks and always has a smiling face when answering visitor's questions. Throughout the year, she leads guided hikes, coordinates special events and develops several park-run programs.  On this episode, we talk about her love for the outdoors, how others can help protect our natural spaces and the typical career path to becoming a full-time park ranger. Links from the episode:  Washington Trails Association:  https://www.wta.org Student Conservation Association: https://www.thesca.org/# Mountains to Sound Greenway: https://mtsgreenway.org Washington State Parks: https://www.parks.wa.gov Zion National Park: https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Mar 2020

55 min 24 sec

On this episode, I sit down with my wife Elly to talk about what Coronavirus means for our family and how we’re still trying to responsibly get outside.  We discuss some recent adventures we’ve been on in our local area and talk about tips from the outdoor industry to help everyone remain healthy and happy during these unprecedented times.   Links from the Episode: “Leave No Trace” Recommendations for Getting Outside During Covid-19: https://lnt.org/the-leave-no-trace-recommendations-for-getting-outside-amidst-covid-19/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Mar 2020

16 min 53 sec

Courtney Reardon made history when she became one of the few women in history who has climbed Mount Everest and survived.  In parts 1 & 2 of her story, we discuss climbing Mount Everest from beginning to end, including: The physical preparation she did in advance Her mindset going in Beginning the climb Her Sherpa partner and teammates Her favorite memories and some scary stories (including passing by a dead body) The Ted X talk she gave after becoming the 68th American woman to summit Mount Everest It’s an awesome interview that you don’t want to miss!   Links from the Episode: Ted X Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6CIitNxjA Courtney’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtreardon/?hl=en   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Mar 2020

53 min 41 sec

Courtney Reardon made history when she became one of the few women in history who has climbed Mount Everest and survived.  In parts 1 & 2 of her story, we discuss climbing Mount Everest from beginning to end, including: The physical preparation she did in advance Her mindset going in Beginning the climb Her Sherpa partner and teammates Her favorite memories and some scary stories (including passing by a dead body) The Ted X talk she gave after becoming the 68th American woman to summit Mount Everest It’s an awesome interview that you don’t want to miss!   Links from the Episode: Ted X Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6CIitNxjA Courtney’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtreardon/?hl=en   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Mar 2020

1 hr 7 min

After active duty, Michael Matthews hit the road for what became a 30,000 mile back and forth trip across the U.S. and into Mexico, out of his beloved camper van called “The Mystery Machine.”  Today, he is a seasoned rock climber and has climbed all over the world, including a multi-day climb that involved sleeping on a portaledge on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.  On this episode, we talk about his typical preparation for a climb, some of his hardest climbs and his scariest moment on a wall.   Links from the Episode: Michael’s Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/theofficialmysterymachine/?hl=en Climbers for Bat Conservation Website: https://www.climbersforbats.colostate.edu Climbers for Bat Conservation Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClimbersForBatConservation/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Mar 2020

59 min 22 sec

Jenn Dellwo is a writer, podcaster and storyteller, but is also a huge lover of nature and is always yearning to take on her next adventure, sometimes even at a moment’s notice.  She has great insight on why it’s so important to get outside and experience everything that mother nature has to offer NOW, before it’s too late and the time has passed you by. On this episode, Jenn talks about her recent travels around Iceland in a camper van, exploring the mountains of northern Italy and her love for the American Southwest landscape and our National Parks.  We also discuss where she discovered the “Disney World of Nature” and also where she experienced the proudest moment of her life, which not surprisingly happened in a National Park.   Links from the Episode: Jenn Dellwo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dellatheghost/?hl=en And The Winner Is Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/and-the-winner-is/id1419732318   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Feb 2020

48 min 1 sec

Harmony McCoy is a former Army Officer, turned outdoor enthusiast, mountaineer and nature lover.  After active duty, she moved to Colorado and became obsessed with the outdoors and surrounded herself with like-minded people adventurous people.  She was later introduced to “Veterans Expeditions” or VetEx; this incredible organization helps veterans overcome challenges associated with military service, through outdoor leadership and community.  Harmony was then specially selected to attempt to climb Mt. Denali in Alaska.  At just over 20,000 feet, it’s the highest mountain in North America. On this episode, we focus on her entire story of getting to Denali, climbing it and coming back down.  From the preparation hikes, workouts and climbs she did months in advance, flying to base camp, climbing up and then back down, it was really an awesome opportunity to learn all about Denali 101. You’ll hear from Harmony directly as she talks about her experiences, favorite memories and lessons learned with climbing a mountain that some say, is harder than climbing Mount Everest…   Links from the Episode: Veterans Expeditions Website: https://www.vetexpeditions.com Veterans Expeditions Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veterans_expeditions/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Feb 2020

1 hr 8 min

Amber Toner runs The Bug Parade, a successful blog and Instagram account, where her and her husband show the world how a family can raise two boys, yet still make time to get in the outdoors and go fly fishing. One of the awesome advantages to being a fly fisherman is that trout need cold, fast moving water to survive.  This type of environment is usually found in rivers and streams coming out of the mountains and is Amber’s bread and butter.  Hailing from Calgary, Alberta and being located only about 90 minutes from Banff, she has quick access to some of the most pristine and downright beautiful scenery in North America.  As a true master fisherman, she is also equally comfortable in saltwater and catching monster ocean fish on just a dry fly. Amber is committed to exposing her family to the outdoors and is eager to see more parents making that a priority in their lives.  This episode is a fun conversation between two outdoor enthusiasts and one that every parent should hear.   Links from the Episode: Bug Parade Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/thebugparade/ Bug Parade Blog: https://www.thebugparade.com   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Feb 2020

42 min 25 sec

Kristen Bor is a nomadic entrepreneur who created an adventure travel blog in 2014 called Bearfoot Theory. This extremely popular and professional blog is synonymous with all things adventure, outdoor gear recommendations and Van Life. Kristen is highly regarded in the outdoor community and her articles and videos are full of valuable lessons and pro tips. Kristen also created the Open Roads Fest; a #VanLife festival packed with outdoor adventure, workshops and social events for the road trippin’ community.   Links from the Episode: Blog: https://bearfoottheory.com Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCao1w-o4Z7NUMyUIAn2kjnw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bearfoottheory/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon Open Roads Fest: https://openroadsfest.com

Feb 2020

1 hr 17 min

From 2013-2015, Mike Mullen photographed every lake in the Desolation Wilderness, which is the congressionally protected land that borders Lake Tahoe. Afterwards, he set out to capture all 167 names lakes in Yosemite National Park, which encompasses over 748,000 acres and is arguably some of the most beautiful scenery on God’s green earth! His instagram handles @lakesofdesolation and @lakesofyosmeite beautifully showcases his efforts and this episode is sure to inspire you for your next adventurous project.   Links from the Episode: Lakes of Desolation Website: http://www.lakesofdesolation.com Lakes of Desolation Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/lakesofdesolation/ Lakes of Yosemite Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/lakesofyosemite/ Mike Mullen Photography - Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mikemullenphotography/posts/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jan 2020

49 min 14 sec

Jay Hart is the founder of Adventure For Vets, a non-profit whose mission is “Changing Lives One Adventure at a Time.” PTSD can be a real problem for many coming back from combat deployments overseas, so Jay founded Adventure For Vets with the primary focus of taking veterans on exciting adventures in the outdoors. From climbing the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park to riding motorcycles on mountain backroads, Adventure For Vets is changing lives one daring trip at a time.   Links from the Episode: Adventure For Vets Website: https://www.adventureforvets.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventure4vets/   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jan 2020

46 min 10 sec

Rob Marshall is a former Air Force Pilot and is no stranger to dangerous adventures.  From 2005-2013, he led a small team of active duty Air Force personnel to complete the “Seven Summits Challenge” and became the first all-American military team to summit Mount Everest.  We also talk about how he was held at gunpoint on his way to climb Mount Elbrus, some of his favorite places to travel and pro tips for others looking to get more involved with mountaineering.  This is one episode you don't want to miss!   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jan 2020

1 hr 20 min

On this episode, host Rob Roy reveals the top 5 most downloaded episodes of 2019 and also discusses the future of the Adventure Bound Podcast for 2020.   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Jan 2020

17 min 34 sec

From fly fishing, to snowboarding and hiking, Max McClaskie is always looking for his next chance to get outside. However, his real passion is adventure photography. Ever since he took a camera on a hike with him through the woods, he discovered that his love for the outdoors could be shared with others from the images he took. Listen in to learn all about why he finds the need to photograph natural landscapes, some of his favorite equipment and pro tips for others looking to do the same.   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Dec 2019

1 hr

Gregor Weeks is the epitome of a family man who makes no excuses for getting outdoors. With thousands of skydives to his name, several skydiving ratings under his belt and hundreds of base jumps, he is continually living a life full of adrenaline and adventure. Gregor has also completed several marathons, a triathlon, goes camping when he can with his family and plays ice hockey in his local men’s league. If you have a 9 to 5 and are looking to add more adventure in your life, then this episode is for you!   Links from the Host: Adventures in National Parks, Forests & Wild Places - Facebook Group Adventure Bound on Instagram Rob’s YouTube Channel Support the Podcast on Patreon

Dec 2019

53 min 8 sec