Episode 23: Adam Salinger, Outdoor Education, and the Adventurous Life
In this episode, the Ruby Crest Trail, outdoor education, van art, and Eddie Van Halen. We talk with Adam Salinger — educator, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, and all-around hiking badass.Show Notes00:54 – What is the Atlas Learning Academy?06:09 – How they deal with a broad range of outdoor experience among students09:09 – Integrating subjects during outdoor expeditions10:50 – The Ruby Crest Trail12:14 – The value of self-sufficiency in the backcountry18:09 – Adam’s trip on the Noatak in the Gates of the Arctic National Park22:55 – How Adam got into the outdoors25:00 – Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail29:10 – Getting your children outdoors30:10 – Kids these days…33:10 – Outdoor education challenges in the time of a global pandemic37:11 – Remembering Eddie Van Halen37:38 – Supporting the Atlas Learning Academy38:40 – Looking into the crystal ball41:14 – How does someone get a similar program started in their area?52:45 – Adam’s favorite part about taking kids out to the wildernessMentioned in this EpisodeAtlas Learning AcademyRuby Crest TrailGates of the Arctic National ParkAppalachian TrailAdam’s TreksConnect with us!Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThereOur Co-hostsJason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirprojectSaveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen web: AdventurUsWomen.comJeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker web: SoCalHiker.netTheme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.