59 minutes | Nov 17, 2020

Episode 25: The Art of Journaling & Adventure with Kolby Kirk

On this episode, billy-goating, smudges, Mai Tais, and labra-do, or labra-don’t? We’re talking with Kolby “Condor” Kirk, adventurer, naturalist and renown journaler. Plus, we conduct our second canned cocktail taste test.Show Notes01:10 – How Kolby came to create graphics for ‘MILE…MILE & A HALF’06:36 – Kolby’s experience hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)09:00 – Journaling on the PCT18:24 – What is about distance that makes travel special?22:58 – Next big adventures25:46 – Becoming a naturalist32:13 – Different terms for hikers, and the joy of “Billy-goating”34:24 – How Kolby got started hiking35:40 – Encountering a bear at night38:52 – Kolby’s advice for getting into journaling49:17 – Canned cocktail taste test #2: Cutwater Gin & Tonic, Margarita and Mai TaiMentioned in this EpisodeMILE…MILE & A HALFCondor’s PCT Adventure in 3 MinutesPhotos from Kolby’s PCT journalsBehind the scenes of MMAAH with KolbyThe Hike Guy (Kolby’s website) and InstagramCutwater SpiritsThanks to Looney Bean Coffee for hosting us in their backyard in BendConnect 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.
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