There are many people out there who can’t get enough of the outdoors. Whether it be camping, hiking, biking, climbing and a whole host of activities, being outside and in nature has often been said to be refreshing for the soul and an opportunity to break up your normal routine. Here are some outdoors podcasts that can accompany you while you’re on a hike or help you retreat while you are at your desk.
The Dirtbag Diaries: For those that do it all — climbing, skiing, hiking, biking, traveling — The Dirtbag Diaries podcast provides outdoor-minded stories from other like-minded adventurers. Host and outdoor writer Fitz Cahall present stories about dreamers, athletes and wanderers. Some episodes include “Widge” and “The Shorts — Exit Strategy.” Find it: http://dirtbagdiaries.com/.
The First 40 Miles: For the hiking and backpacking enthusiasts, The First 40 Miles podcast discusses the essential basics for anyone looking to join in on the fun. Hosts Heather and Josh Legler talk about how to lighten your load and how to make the most of your time on the trail. Some episodes include “WILD: The Bear Episode” and “The Fear is Real.” Find it: http://www.thefirst40miles.com/.
Wintry Mix: If you like your outdoor adventures to be on the snowier and chillier side, the Wintry Mix podcast covers all things snow. Snow industry insider Alex Kaufman talks to ski- and snowboard-makers, resort owners and the National Weather Service. Wintry Mix is produced in Vermont, but covers regional, national and international items. Some episodes include “I Quit: With an Asterisk” and “Wheels of Winter: Fat Biking Shifts into High Gear.” Find it: http://www.wintrymixcast.com/.
Enormocast: The Enormocast podcast is for those who seek their thrills from scaling near vertical pieces of rock. Host Chris Kalous is a climber and only talks about climbing. Kalous chats with some of today’s biggest climbers and the toughest climbs they’ve seen. Some episodes include “Ethan Pringle — Don’t Call it a Comeback” and “Steve Swenson — Almost an Astronaut.” Find it: http://enormocast.com/.