394: Bob tries out Cross-Country skiing
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
6d ago
This week's podcast goes back out into the field, as Bob tries out cross-country skiing for the first time. Michael Brothers from the Woodmoor Nordic Cross-Country skiing center gives Bob a quick lesson on how to ski and afterwards, they talk about how well Bob did - or didn't - do. They also discuss the history of the skiing center, and what is available there. Woodmoor Nordic Cross-Country skiing: https://www.woodmoornordicnonprofit.org/ Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.c ..read more
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393 Winter hiking etiquette, avalanches, mountain lions, and more
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by Bob Falcone
2w ago
Co-host Kevin returns for this week's podcast, and he and Bob catch up on recent events. They also discuss winter hiking etiquette, and avalanche danger, mountain lion management, a new El Paso County nature center, movie suggestions and more. CPW SE Region Mountain Lion Management meetings: http://tinyurl.com/mr3wbfpc CAIC: https://avalanche.state.co.us/ Fox Run Nature Center Public Meetings: https://www.tdg-frnc.com/events/ Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westen ..read more
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392 El Paso County Parks 2023 Review, a look at 2024
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
3w ago
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with El Paso County Parks Department Director Todd Marts. They discuss the accomplishments of the department in 2023, and what's ahead for 2024 and beyond.  Items discussed include the success of the departments "Trailability" program,  Paint Mines Park, the proposed Fox Run Park Nature Center, how the parks are recovering from last years bad weather, and also funding, to include whether a special county-wide program, similar to Colorado Springs' TOPS Program, is a possibility. El Paso County Trailability Program podcast: http://tinyurl.com/yck8kxkk ..read more
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391 Colorado Springs Parks 2023 Recap & What's Ahead in 2024
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by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
1M ago
On this week's podcast, Bob chats with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department Director Britt Haley. They discuss the signifcant accomplishments of the department in 2023, and what's ahead for 2024, including e-bikes, Blodgett and Fishers Canyon master plans, and more. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westendorf website: https://wildwestendorf.wordpress.com/ Where to listen, download and subscribe to this podcast: https://pod.link/outdoo ..read more
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389 Can You Violate Air Space While Hiking?
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
1M ago
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin talk about why it was more than 20 degrees warmer 4,000' higher in elevation; new trail map for the Town of Green Mountain Falls; and how is it possible to violate someone's "air space" while hiking (someone is literally making a Federal case out of it).  "air space" amicus brief:  https://bitly.ws/39U3J Green Mountain Falls trail map: https://bitly.ws/39U6c Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westendorf website ..read more
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388 Winter Hiking
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
1M ago
On this week's podcast, Bob and co-host Kevin discuss winter hiking, including how to prepare and where to go. Also, why now is the time to buy gear for next winter, the podcast's return to the Studio 809 group, why a road in a popular local park is closed, how many miles Bob hikes in 2023 and much more. Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westendorf website: https://wildwestendorf.wordpress.com/ Where to listen, download and subscribe to this podcast: https://pod.lin ..read more
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387 Welcome to 2024
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by Bob Falcone
2M ago
It's the New Year, and Bob and Kevin look back at 2023 and forward to 2024.  What did they do (or didn't do) last year, and what is ahead for them this year? Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hiking Bob website: https://www.HikingBob.com Wild Westendorf website: https://wildwestendorf.wordpress.com/ Where to listen, download and subscribe to this podcast: https://pod.link/outdoorswithhikingbob ..read more
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386 Bob and Kevin catch up
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
2M ago
After a long break while Bob was doing interviews, Kevin returns to the podcast.  He and Bob discuss the holidays, winter gear and when is the best time to buy, donating to the Give Campaign and other organizations, how to recycle your Christmas tree, first day hikes, and more. Give campaign:  https://givepikespeak.org/ Care and Share: https://careandshare.org/ Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park: https://friendsofcmsp.org/ First Day hikes: https://bitly.ws/37mQY Please consider becoming a patron of this podcast! Visit: https://www.patreon.com/hikingbob for more information Hikin ..read more
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385 Give Pikes Peak Participant Catamount Institute
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by "Hiking Bob" Falcone
2M ago
In the last of a series with groups particpating in the 2023 Give Pikes Peak campaign, Bob talks with Heather Graves, the Executive Director of the Catamount Institute They discuss the work the Catamount Institute does to introduce school age children to the outdoors, and how the can also prepare them for outdoor-related careers. They discuss how the institute works with schools, social organizations and home schooled children and parents, from kindergarten through to high school, and why donations through the Give campaign are so important. Give campaign:  https://givepikespeak.org/ Cata ..read more
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384 Give Pikes Peak Participant Friends of Monument Valley Park
Outdoors with Hiking Bob
by Bob Falcone
2M ago
It's time for the annual Give Pikes Peak campaign, and on this week's episode, Bob talks with Teri Peisner from the Friends of Monument Valley Park They discuss the work the group has done over the years to protect and restore the many old stone structures in Monument Valley Park, many of which go back to Colorado Springs' founder, General Palmer. They also discuss what projects are still ahead, and how support from Give donors will help them match grants and extend their resources.  Give campaign:  https://givepikespeak.org/ Friends of Monument Valley Park: https://www.fmvp.net/ Ple ..read more
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