Your stories of spending time solo in the outdoors. Including a bikepacker, a so-called fat hiker, an aspiring astronaut, an extrovert, two med students, and a backcountry paddler, in short - you and me.
It's been almost 2 years since we last asked you about how you adventure solo in Episode 8 of She Explores, Alone on the Trail. Gale asked for new submissions and she received more than she could squeeze into this episode, which is a great thing! It means you're getting out there.
Please keep in mind when you listen - there are inherent risks to recreating in the backcountry, whether you're with a friend or by yourself. It's always a good idea to take inventory of your limits.
In this episode, you'll hear:
- How solo time in nature opens up your headspace
- Why the listeners who submitted take time for themselves solo
- How Beth Bradley and Jessie Johnson used solo hiking to help quiet the negative body talk that went on in their heads
- Why getting outside solo isn't always a choice
- The ways in which you might be physically solo, but not quite alone while you're out there
- Why an extrovert says it's ok to find other people to adventure with
- The value of a long thru hike
- How going it solo can be empowering
- Some motivation to take the next step
Women featured in this episode:
Hosted by Gale Straub
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Music is by Lee Rosevere, Jason Shaw, and Smaller Tide via Free Music Archive (CC by A license)
Music is also by Fort Vine.