58. Virginia’s Adventure Towns: Urbanna's River Life - Fishing, Crabbing, Boating, Camping & Paddling with Rivah Sistah
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
2w ago
“For us to get to Grey’s Point campground, we had to pass through Urbanna. So one day I made a left just to explore and I was like, 'Wow! It’s so beautiful!' The boats and the waterfront, dining and nice houses. It’s this vibe that you just have to experience for yourself.” – Rivah Sistah Patricia Clement Welcome to the charming port town of Urbanna, in the heart of Virginia’s river realm.    Step aboard as we navigate Urbanna’s river lifestyle with Rivah Sistah Patricia Clement.    From fishing and boating, to paddling and crabbing, Patricia shares her journey from her fi ..read more
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57. Walk Ride Paddle: A Life Outside with Senator Tim Kaine
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
1M ago
“There’s a unifying nature to Virginia's natural beauty. We live in a divided time politically, but whether someone is Democrat, Republican, Independent, or could care less about politics, everybody has a favorite place in Virginia like a trail, a sunset, a beach, a lake, or a river. Everyone has a place that's special to them and everyone is invested in trying to make sure that it's there for their kids and their grandkids. And that's such a unifier. When you're on the trail with people, you're not talking about politics, you're talking about the joy that you're taking in from the surrounding ..read more
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55. Appalachia’s Greatest Conservation Story: Elk Restoration in Southwest Virginia with Jackie Rosenberger, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, and Avery Rose, Breaks Interstate Park
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
2M ago
“For almost 200 years we didn't have this native animal. It was because of volunteers and people like Jackie with Virginia DWR and their combined efforts with Breaks Park who worked together to restore the area that elk have returned. Visitors are amazed at how big and how majestic the animal is. It's like an entire rainbow of emotions - excitement, joy, I've even had people cry.” – Avery Rose, Breaks Interstate Park The mountains of Virginia’s Appalachian Plateau echo with a sound not heard in over a century - the bugle of bull elk. In this episode, Jackie Rosenberger, Elk Project Leader for ..read more
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53. Virginia’s Adventure Towns: Farmville with Mayor Brian Vincent
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
3M ago
“There's a real excitement about Farmville, a steady progression, where we sit on this cusp of what we all think is an opportunistic moment for Farmville to shine. It's a great place to live, work, and recreate. That is our new tag for the town and I think it fits us well.” – Mayor Brian Vincent   Welcome to Farmville in the heart of central Virginia. Our guest, Mayor Brian Vincent, takes us on a journey through Farmville, where college town vibe meets small town charm.   From our dynamic conversation, one can't help but feel the town's heartbeat through its myriad of outdoor adventu ..read more
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52. Dragon’s Tooth, Cascade Falls, and other gems of the Eastern Divide Ranger District with Ranger Beth Christensen, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
4M ago
“I couldn't be more proud. My staff and I have a lot of pride in taking care of these areas and this landscape, because there are so many things to love and there is so much uniqueness. But part of management is balancing the use that some of these areas receive and trying to figure out ways to work with the public, or work with the partners, or work with a volunteer group to help support the sustainability of these areas over the long term.” -Ranger Beth Christensen, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests   Embark on an intimate trek through Virginia's Appalachian Mountains w ..read more
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51. Trail of Transformation: Discovering Nature’s Path to Inner Strength and Resiliency with Kevin Conley, Wildland Firefighter and Author of Above the Ashes
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
4M ago
“The best way to describe how I got into this journey is that in the past, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, and I've done bike tours from Mexico to Canada, and those journeys always gave me faith and they renewed my spirit, and they breathed new life into me. Those challenges always put me in a very positive and happy place.” - Kevin Conley, Wildland Firefighter and Author of Above the Ashes When darkness looms, is it possible for nature's light to guide us back? Kevin Conley, author and wildland firefighter, joins us to answer just that. In an episode that's as ..read more
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50. Virginia's Adventure Towns: St. Paul with Maddie Gordon, Clinch Life Outfitters
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
5M ago
“My husband and I traveled out west and saw wonderful, amazing sights. My favorite thing was coming back into Southwest Virginia, seeing our mountains and knowing that I was home. It was so beautiful. There's nothing like it being here in the coalfields and the small towns. You know, it's gorgeous out there. But being back here, it's a comfort. I just love it.” – Maddie Gordon, Clinch Life Outfitters  Welcome to the Town of St. Paul in the heart of Appalachia. Our guest, Maddie Gordon, owner of Clinch Life Outfitters, unravels the hidden gems of this charming town.     Whether y ..read more
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49. Hiking Virginia’s Summits with Erin Gifford, Go Hike Virginia
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
6M ago
“One of my favorite things about Virginia summits is I love going up there and being able to stare out, getting lost in the views. Virginia has so many beautiful views - Appalachian Mountain, Shenandoah Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains - we've got them all and being able to look out at the mountains, out at the farmlands, it's just amazing.” – Erin Gifford, Go Hike Virginia   Every hiker knows the thrill and sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching a mountain’s peak. Epic views and stunning scenery are often what motivates hikers to lace up their boots and head for the top.  ..read more
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Hiking the Shenandoahs, "Jester" Section Hiker Podcast (Episode Swap)
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
7M ago
Today I have a special episode I am sharing with you from another fantastic podcast that I think you’ll enjoy.   Julie “Jester” Gayheart is the host of “Jester” Section Hiker, the Premier Podcast With The Spotlight On Section Hikers! If you’re a regular listener of Virginia Outdoor Adventures, then you already know from Episode 43, Virginia’s Lost Appalachian Trail, that less than one half of one percent of hikers on the AT are thru-hikers. Instead, most trail users are day hikers or section hikers. The focus of Julie’s podcast is on section hikers, meaning those hikers who are tackling l ..read more
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Season 4 Update
Virginia Outdoor Adventures
by Virginia Outdoor Adventures Podcast
8M ago
What's new with VAOA Podcast?  Season 4 Coming Soon!Receive a gift from River Rock Outfitter - Complete the Listener Survey. Receive special offers, discounts, and updates - Sign up for the email newsletter. Get your adventure featured in the email newsletter! Email: Jessica@virginiaoutdooradventures.com Come see me at the State Fair of Virginia this weekend! Look for the Virginia State Parks tent. Many thanks to River Rock Outfitter for supporting the show and providing gifts to everyone who completes the Listener Survey. Support the show Follow VAOA Podcast: Website I Instagram I Faceb ..read more
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