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Switchbacks Episode #8: National Parks in Motion, ft. Glacier & Hawai’i Volcanoes

Well, it’s better late than never! Yes, we know it’s Wednesday. Night. Like 11 p.m. We have tried to get our new podcast episode out by Tuesday each week, but this week we have an excuse. We are so sick! Cole brought home something gross from his flight back from NYC last weekend, and since… Read more »

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Switchbacks Episode #7: National Parks: Are They For Everyone? Ft. Dry Tortugas and Lake Clark National Parks

It’s the first real holiday since Cole and I have been home, and we are big-time taking advantage of living close to people we love again. Last night, we hosted a Friendsgiving with my best friends from high school, tomorrow morning we leave to spend a few days with Cole’s family, Saturday will be with… Read more »

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Switchbacks Episode #6: Our Top Ten Day Hikes

How are we already 6 weeks into this podcast thang? We still don’t really know what we’re doing, but we’re glad to hear that at least a few people are listening! A big reason why we wanted to record weekly podcasts is similar to why we started our blog in the first place: to not… Read more »

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Switchbacks Episode #5: Interview with Don & Shelly

“Customarily, particularly in America, when you meet someone, the first question is ‘what do you do for a living?’ But people we would meet, we would say, ‘did you see this waterfall? What about that herd of bison, a few miles back?’ That’s what we were focused on. We could have a very long conversation… Read more »

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So, what do you do?

These days, it only takes five little words to make me straight-up panic. “So, what do you do?” I did not notice how often people ask this well-intended question two years ago when I had a simpler answer: “I’m a sixth grade teacher.” A teacher, respectable. A sixth grade teacher, easy conversation starter. Without saying much more,… Read more »

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Switchbacks Episode #4: People of the Parks

Even though they primarily feature very natural elements, the national parks would not be what they are without people. People advocate for the preservation of parks, people work to maintain these beautiful places, and people take time out of their lives to visit the parks. People.

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Our National Park Hall of Fame

I’m sitting here in my nice comfy bed in a house with electricity, having just eaten a dinner cooked in an oven and taken a long relaxing bath with soap and it’s hard to believe that just three months ago, Cole and I were living such a different life. For a year, we relaxed by lounging… Read more »

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Switchbacks Episode #3: Are We Loving Our National Parks to Death?

Episode #3, yo! We are settling into a nice routine with this whole podcasting thing now that we are 3 episodes deep. We are pretty basic with the music and editing, and we are doing it all ourselves, so of course there was a steep learning curve. BUT I think I’m getting better and better…. Read more »

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Parks that Aren’t “Parks” – Part I

Every time we talk to national parks people — rangers, travelers, and enthusiasts — we have to clarify that we visited all of the 59 “capitol-P” parks, not all of the 413 national park units. It’s necessary to be specific about these things, as certain people loved to remind us. It became an automatic disclosure we included… Read more »

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Switchbacks Episode #2: There’s No Wrong Way to Visit a National Park

There’s no wrong way to visit a national park. Do you agree with this? We certainly didn’t when we started our trip a year ago. We thought that the “right” way to visit the parks was to camp in a tent, hike a bunch of trails, and try to get off the beaten path as… Read more »

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  • img_5376.jpg

    Switchbacks Episode #8: National Parks in Motion, ft. Glacier & Hawai’i Volcanoes

    Well, it’s better late than never! Yes, we know it’s Wednesday. Night. Like 11 p.m. We have tried to get our new podcast episode out by Tuesday each week, but this week we have an excuse. We are so sick! Cole brought home something gross from his flight back from NYC last weekend, and since… Read more »

  • IMG_3046

    Switchbacks Episode #7: National Parks: Are They For Everyone? Ft. Dry Tortugas and Lake Clark National Parks

    It’s the first real holiday since Cole and I have been home, and we are big-time taking advantage of living close to people we love again. Last night, we hosted a Friendsgiving with my best friends from high school, tomorrow morning we leave to spend a few days with Cole’s family, Saturday will be with… Read more »

  • IMG_1203

    Switchbacks Episode #6: Our Top Ten Day Hikes

    How are we already 6 weeks into this podcast thang? We still don’t really know what we’re doing, but we’re glad to hear that at least a few people are listening! A big reason why we wanted to record weekly podcasts is similar to why we started our blog in the first place: to not… Read more »

  • don-shelly

    Switchbacks Episode #5: Interview with Don & Shelly

    “Customarily, particularly in America, when you meet someone, the first question is ‘what do you do for a living?’ But people we would meet, we would say, ‘did you see this waterfall? What about that herd of bison, a few miles back?’ That’s what we were focused on. We could have a very long conversation… Read more »

  • img_3301.jpeg

    So, what do you do?

    These days, it only takes five little words to make me straight-up panic. “So, what do you do?” I did not notice how often people ask this well-intended question two years ago when I had a simpler answer: “I’m a sixth grade teacher.” A teacher, respectable. A sixth grade teacher, easy conversation starter. Without saying much more,… Read more »

  • IMG_3858

    Switchbacks Episode #4: People of the Parks

    Even though they primarily feature very natural elements, the national parks would not be what they are without people. People advocate for the preservation of parks, people work to maintain these beautiful places, and people take time out of their lives to visit the parks. People.

  • img_2167

    Our National Park Hall of Fame

    I’m sitting here in my nice comfy bed in a house with electricity, having just eaten a dinner cooked in an oven and taken a long relaxing bath with soap and it’s hard to believe that just three months ago, Cole and I were living such a different life. For a year, we relaxed by lounging… Read more »

  • IMG_2530

    Switchbacks Episode #3: Are We Loving Our National Parks to Death?

    Episode #3, yo! We are settling into a nice routine with this whole podcasting thing now that we are 3 episodes deep. We are pretty basic with the music and editing, and we are doing it all ourselves, so of course there was a steep learning curve. BUT I think I’m getting better and better…. Read more »

  • img_1167

    Parks that Aren’t “Parks” – Part I

    Every time we talk to national parks people — rangers, travelers, and enthusiasts — we have to clarify that we visited all of the 59 “capitol-P” parks, not all of the 413 national park units. It’s necessary to be specific about these things, as certain people loved to remind us. It became an automatic disclosure we included… Read more »

  • IMG_4340

    Switchbacks Episode #2: There’s No Wrong Way to Visit a National Park

    There’s no wrong way to visit a national park. Do you agree with this? We certainly didn’t when we started our trip a year ago. We thought that the “right” way to visit the parks was to camp in a tent, hike a bunch of trails, and try to get off the beaten path as… Read more »