Episode Summary

What happens when we take risks when we’re spending time outside? How does it pay off and when does it backfire? These are your stories of taking risks in the outdoors.

Episode Notes

What happens when we take risks when we’re spending time outside? How does it pay off and when does it backfire? These are your stories of taking risks in the outdoors.

Women Featured in this Episode:

Hosted and produced by Gale Straub.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • How listener Rebecca went from self-identifying as "not a risk-taker" to going on her first backpacking trip
  • How trying something new can help change the expectations you have of yourself
  • About the clarity you can find by hiking solo
  • The way risks you take in the outdoors can mirror your everyday life
  • The challenges of plein air painting
  • When not getting a job turns into an opportunity
  • Climbing Mount Whitney for sunrise
  • Surviving a big storm on your first solo hike
  • The importance of differentiating between risk and unneccessary risk

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Original Music is by Liam McNally. Find him on Instagram. Music for this episode is by Chris Zabriskie via freemusicarchive.org with a CC by A license.

About the Show

Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.