Outdoor Gear and Gifts We Love

Outdoor Gear and Gifts We Love

Camping gear and hiking gear make perfect gifts for those who adventure. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of things we use and love; to help you find just the right item for everyone on your list. And hopefully for you as well.

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Also, listen to our companion episode of The Dear Bob and Sue Podcast where we discuss many of the items in this guide.

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Top Ten Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

What could be more magical than watching new land being formed as lava flows from the mouth of a volcano? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park protects and celebrates this beautiful site as its boundary extends from the Pacific Ocean to nearly the 13,677-foot summit of Mauna Loa. Tucked along the southeast edge of the Big Island, this lava-belching landscape has been a national park for over 100 years. In this article, we talk about the ten things you’ll want to be sure to do when visiting the park.

You can also listen to our podcast episode about the park right here.

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#55: The Ghosts of Mammoth Cave National Park

Did you know that Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the longest known cave system in the world? Here’s another fact you might not know: many people think the cave is haunted. Join us for this episode as we give an overview of Mammoth Cave National Park, and Karen regales Matt with frightening and sometimes ghoulish stories from the past about the caverns below south-central Kentucky.

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#54: Mailbag!

In our mailbag episodes, we answer questions from listeners about traveling, hiking, public lands, outdoor gear, and whatever else is on their minds. In this episode, we’re talking about the America the Beautiful Pass, how to get started backpacking, and our thoughts on how to balance work and travel. If you have a question you’d like us to answer on a future episode, email us at mattandkarensmith@gmail.com.

Links we discus in the episode:

·     Where to purchase an America the Beautiful Pass online.

·     A description of all six types of passes.

·     More info about the Annual Pass

·     More info about the Military Pass

·     More info about the 4th Grade Pass

·     More info about the Senior Pass

·     More info about the Access Pass

·     More info about the Volunteer Pass

·     Resource for renting backpacking equipment

·     Great site for renting backpacking equipment in the Pacific Northwest

·     Backpacking checklist from REI

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#53: Zion’s Epic Subway Hike

The trail to The Subway is one of the least traveled yet most spectacular in Zion National Park. Over countless years, water has carved a unique, tube-like slot canyon along the Left Fork of North Creek. If you’re lucky enough to win the permit lottery to hike this trail, you have two options for getting there: top-down and bottom-up. In this episode, we talk about our experience hiking the bottom-up route and tips about having a safe and enjoyable hike.

 

Link to Zion NP’s webpage where you can find more about how to get a permit to hike to The Subway.

 

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