This mountain babe was born in the moist jungle of Louisiana, but fled to the parched landscape of California in his twenties. While struggling to survive in its urban deserts he rediscovered the outdoors and was introduced to the veritable opiates of climbing and canyoneering. A lifelong storyteller, he sustains himself creating animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for clients while also helping manage the production company he cofounded, Butcher Bird Studios. He has been involved in entertainment in other capacities including puppetry, acting, comic-books, television news, and even ballet. Jason is the creator behind the G.O. Get Outside video web-series and audio podcast. He lives as close to the mountains as he can, while still being inside Los Angeles city limits, with his long-suffering fiancee who deserves to be a wife. He really likes spaghetti.
Named for the beloved naturalist, the John Muir Trail (JMT) traces 213ish miles through California’s spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. Jason spent 26 days on the JMT in 2019. These are his daily musings and listener’s stories of joy, awe, hardship, frigid lakes, never-ending passes, thunderstorms, food, animals, friendships, trail culture, and the beautiful side of humanity.    LINKS:   Call us and leave a message (up to 3 minutes): 1-818-925-0106
Sean Kamp sought a life of business suits and politics. As his career began to flourish, he was faced with a decision: a promotion or the Appalachian Trail. Thru-hiking would lead Sean to reassess what he wanted from life and his place in society. Sean and Jason spoke one night about the intricacies of thru-hiking, traversing the outdoor industry, and the nitty gritty of living on the trail.     LINKS:   Call us and leave a message (up to 3 minutes): 1-818-925-0106
Emily McCarthy grew up on the beaches and sandlots of Florida where running became a lifelong passion. Adulthood would carry her across the globe working with volunteer groups and the CIA. Now, she and her husband run GORUCK, a group rooted in special forces principles where veterans and civilians come together to build active communities. Emily and Jason spoke over Skype one day about the mission of GORUCK, her experiences with other cultures, her history with the CIA, and the finer qualities of Red Rover. LINKS:   Call us and leave a message (up to 3 minutes):1-818-925-0106
North Carolina native John Gage grew up exploring the woods and his mechanical predilections. His drive to understand things lead him into the manufacturing industry. An experience with hypothermia while backpacking shifted his perspective on gear culminating in the founding of Appalachian Gear Company. He and Jason sat in a windy AT shelter one afternoon discussing John’s history with the outdoors, his career in textiles, and the path to 100% alpaca clothing.   LINKS:   Call us and leave a message (up to 3 minutes): 1-818-925-0106
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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4 days, 7 hours
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