Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
Alaska Public Media
You're invited to step outside into Alaska. Follow us to a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go, and most importantly, how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the backcountry or on the bike trails.
Outdoor Explorer: Burning Man 2023
On this episode of Outdoor Explorer host Adam Varrier explores Burning Man. He speaks with Cherie Yanek. She’s the race director for the annual Burning Man Ultramarathon, which takes place in the middle of the week at 5 o’clock in the morning, to beat the mid-day desert heat. In the second half of the show, we hear from the artist Miguel Guzman about the art piece he created along with his partner, Iyvone Khoo, using recycled and biodegradable materials including Mycelium. The sculpture is presented in an area of Burning Man called “Deep Playa," which is open desert, some distance from the tent city that holds the occupants of Black Rock City. The art piece represents the Mayan Rain God, Chaac, and our conversation took place at around 3:00am under a full moon and the stars of the Milky Way galaxy stretching from horizon to horizon across the night sky. HOST: Adam Varrier GUESTS: Cherie Yanek, race director for the annual Burning Man Ultramarathon Miguel Guzman and Iyvone Khoo, artists LINKS: Burning Man website Burning Man Ultramarathon 50k Miguel Guzman's Instagram page Iyvone Khoo's website BROADCAST: Thursday, September 28th, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, September 28th, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT]]
Sep 28, 2023
58 min
Outdoor Explorer: What makes an outdoor trip successful?
HOST: Paul Twardock GUESTS: Daryl Miller, retired Denali Mountaineering ranger Tucker Chenoweth, South District Ranger for Denali National Park LINKS: Leave No Trace.org: Plan Ahead and Prepare National Park Service: Climbing Denali REI: Food Planning The Hall of the Mountain King]]
Sep 22, 2023
59 min
Outdoor Explorer: Author Don Rearden on writing about Alaska
HOST: Paul Twardock GUEST: Don Rearden, author LINK: Don Rearden's website]]
Sep 7, 2023
58 min
Outdoor Explorer: Mountain biking Eagle River and the Mat-Su, the Alaska Mountain Bike Summit
Twardock welcomes Will Taygan with the Chugach Mountain Bike Riders and Rene Dervaes with the Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers to discuss what is happening in Mat-Su Valley and Chugiak/Eagle River and the upcoming Alaska Mountain Bike Summit. HOST: Paul Twardock GUESTS: Will Taygan, Chugach Mountain Bike Riders Rene Dervaes, Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers LINKS: Chugach Mountain Bike Riders Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers Alaska Trails Single Track Advocates]]
Aug 25, 2023
58 min
Outdoor Explorer: A field geologist's life with Joe Kurtak
HOST: Paul Twardock GUEST: Joe Kurtak LINKS: "Mine in the Sky : The History of California's Pine Creek Tungsten Mine and the People Who Were Part of It" "Of Rock and Ice: An Explorer's Guide to the Geology of Prince William Sound, Alaska" Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol]]
Aug 17, 2023
58 min
Outdoor Explorer: Petra the Adventure Cat
HOST: Lisa Keller GUESTS: Petra the Adventure Cat, meowtaineer Nicole Chamberlain, meowtaineer guide LINKS: Petra and Nicole’s Instagram Petra and Nicole’s TikTok Petra and Nicole’s Website Sheldon Chalet Website BROADCAST: Thursday, August 10th, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, August 10th, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT]]
Aug 10, 2023
58 min
Wheels on Ice: Cycling in Alaska 1898-2021
HOST: Paul Twardock GUESTS: Jessica Cherry, editor of "Wheels on Ice" Andromeda Romano-Lax, author, contributor to "Wheels on Ice" LINKS: "Wheels on Ice" More than a century of tales from the trails in ‘Wheels on Ice: Stories of Cycling in Alaska’ BROADCAST: Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT]]
Aug 7, 2023
58 min
Outdoor Explorer: "Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn't Built for Us"
HOST: Lisa Keller GUEST: Alison Mariella Dèsir LINKS: Alison Mariella Dèsir website Harlem Run Run4AllWomen The Running Industry Diversity Coalition Run Alaska Trails POC Trail Running and Adventure Retreat Skinny Raven Book Signing Out & Back with Alison Mariella Dèsir]]
Jul 27, 2023
58 min
Movers and Shakers: Peg Tileston
HOST: Paul Twardock GUEST: Peg Tileston LINKS: Alaska Women's Hall of Fame Alaska Center Alaska Common Ground Alaska Conservation Foundation Trustees for Alaska BROADCAST: Thursday, July 20th, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, July 20th, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT]]
Jul 20, 2023
58 min
Fireweed bike race returns this weekend
HOST: Martha Rosenstein GUESTS: Sara Wendling, President, Fireweed Board of Directors 1wheel1ders, unicycle team LINKS: Fireweed race website Facebook Instagram BROADCAST: Thursday, July 13th, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, July 13th, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT]]
Jul 13, 2023
58 min
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