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National Park After Dark

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Grab your climbing gear and protest signs because this week we are heading to Humboldt County California to fight to save the redwood forest. We are following the journey of Julia Butterfly Hill as she tree-sits in one of the tallest and oldest
Today we remember and honor the life of Danielle’s partner Ian along with all the smiles, laughs and immense love he left behind. We also discuss grief, in its many forms, and what life after death for the living can be like. Make sure you have
Today’s stories include guardian spirits, trail stalkers, and the elusive Washington pineapple. All stories shared with consent. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch
In May of 1996, Lollie Winans and Julie Williams headed to Shenandoah National Park on a backpacking trip. They were two avid outdoor women who were in love and celebrating their relationship, new jobs, and moving in together. Several days into
This month we take a trip back to Olympic National Park and get to know Jane Constantino – a young women who lived life to the fullest. Her adventures and subsequent brushes with death led her to Washington state, all in the hopes of checking o
For this People of the Park's Segment, we sit down with Dr. Rolf Peterson. Dr. Rolf Peterson is celebrated as a world authority on wolves and as an internationally recognized wildlife ecologist. We discuss his extensive and impressive career, c
Join us this week as we head into the Australian Outback. In 2006 Ricky Megee was offered a job on the opposite side of the country. He accepted and packed his bags for a 55 hour road trip to begin his new adventures. When he comes across a gro
National Parks, as most places do, have rules. And for good reason. It is expected as visitors that we abide by them, and it is also expected that Park Rangers not only uphold them themselves, but enforce them.  But what happens when they don’t
Today’s stories include feisty goats, spooky skeptics, haunted trails, guardian angels and surviving a serial killer. (Outsiders – two bonus stories can be found on Patreon!) All stories shared with consent. We love our National Parks and we
Grab your lifejacket, a paddle, and your best dry-bag because this week we're heading to different countries throughout Africa to explore some of the best whitewater rapids in the world. We follow the extraordinary life of Hendrik Coetzee, an a
In the late 1800's feathers were a huge fashion craze, to have them on your clothing was a signal of wealth and importance. To obtain these feathers, plume hunters decimated the fragile ecosystem and wading birds of the Everglades. The devastat
Today’s stories include gut instincts, haunted happenings, park magic, more signs from the universe and respectful run ins with predators. Patreon bonus stories involve bears, dogs and staying safe in bear country. All tales shared with consent
We turn to nature for so many reasons. To find peace, seek answers, to heal and more. It’s amazing what a simple walk in the woods can do for the soul and thus, why so many of us trek out into the wild in search of our own slice of magic. But n
The relationship humans have with animals stretches back thousands of years. Animals provide us joy and companionship, can be the source of sadness or elicit fear. They can be our closest friends or our fiercest enemies, but out of all the spec
Today’s stories include stumbling across a body, cries for help, a ghostly encounter, camping in a graveyard, Icelandic lore, and a scary encounter … with a chicken? All tales shared with consent. We love our National Parks and we know you do
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in America. When park rangers discover a jeep that has crashed off the side of the road, they investigate. When they find a man inside who is deceased, they immediately suspe
Bundle up it your warmest gear, because today we head to Alaska to discover the roots of the Iditarod National Historic Trail. Currently most infamous for “The Last Great Race on Earth” this trail was blazed by courageous people and our most lo
Originally posted last month to Patreon for February’s bonus episode, in honor of Black History Month, we dive (literally) into an important and heartbreaking story which has been largely lost to time. This week we bring it to the surface, have
In June of 1967 10 people headed into the Mossdale Caverns, a cave system known for being dangerous and unexplored. These caver's mission was to explore unmapped passages and reveal new caving systems. When thunderstorms and torrential down pou
Tickets to Spirited Stays: The Crescent Hotel HERE! As humans, we have spent millennia advancing to this very moment. We have more collective knowledge and advancements in technology today than we ever have before. We have a lot of things figu
Join us this week as we venture around the US to different National Parks. First stop is Cuyahoga National Park. A park that holds a lot of history and is a staple for conservation and restoration of it's resources. Here lies an abandon ghost t
Today’s stories include bones in the desert, how mountain biking solved a cold case, witnessing a volcanic eruption, a run in with a serial killers long lost friend, disembodied chants, an unwelcome nightly visitor and signs from the universe.
For our second installment of People of the Parks segment, we sit down with Andrea Lankford. We discuss her career in the NPS in units including The Grand Canyon and Yosemite, her celebrated literary works such as Ranger Confidential and her as
Who doesn’t love a good legend? Stories of vanished civilizations, ancient beasts and long-lost gold sink their hooks into us and leaving us wanting more. Legends that allude to things that are lost are exciting because they suggest at one poin
Have you ever wondered why some trails are created? In Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the coast of Vancouver Island, is the West Coast Trail. A beautiful trail that attracts backpackers from all over the world every single year. It is ful
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