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Avid hikers Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan share their adventures on the trails of America's National Parks and play all of the games along the way. Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks #hikeearlyhikeoften #adventureisoutthere #gazeatthenationalparks Original Artwork by Michael Ryan Original Music by Dave Seamon

Avid hikers Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan share their adventures on the trails of America's National Parks and play all of the games along the way. Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks #hikeearlyhikeoften #adventureisoutthere #gazeatthenationalparks Original Artwork by Michael Ryan Original Music by Dave Seamon
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Avid hikers Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan share their adventures on the trails of America's National Parks and play all of the games along the way. Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks Twitter: @GazeAtTheParks #hikeearlyhikeoften #adventureisoutthere #gazeatthenationalparks Original Artwork by Michael Ryan Original Music by Dave Seamon

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English


Episodes

10 - Angels Landing: Zion National Park

1/21/2019
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On their second day in Zion National Park, Mike and Dusty brave the chains of the Angels Landing Trail.

Duration:00:55:09

Trail Mix: The Joshua Tree Problem and Beyond

1/14/2019
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Dusty and Mike cover the unfortunate consequences of the government shutdown on the National Park Service, specifically the beautiful and fragile Joshua Trees.

Duration:00:32:34

9 - Hidden Canyon Trail: Zion National Park

1/7/2019
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On their first National Park adventure, Dusty and Mike journey up the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park.

Duration:01:00:19

Trail Mix: Government Shutdown Breakdown

12/31/2018
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Dusty and Mike break down exactly what the government shutdown means for the National Park Service and visiting our National Parks.

Duration:00:36:59

Trail Mix: Giving and Receiving

12/24/2018
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Dusty and Mike talk all about the holidays and the culture around gift giving, and they create the plot to a new Hallmark holiday film.

Duration:00:31:04

8 - Origin Story

12/17/2018
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Mike and Dusty take us all the way to their origin story, how they met, and what brought them to the National Parks.

Duration:00:58:22

Trail Mix: Hiking Gear

12/10/2018
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Dusty and Mike talk all things hiking gear: clothes, boots, poles, bags, stores, and more. And they address the controversial topic of men's breakaway trail pants.

Duration:00:29:48

7 - Mount Le Conte: Smoky Mountain National Park

12/3/2018
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Mike and Dusty adventure up to the top of Mount Le Conte in Smoky Mountain National Park of Tennessee. And Jeopardy gets cut throat.

Duration:00:58:13

Trail Mix - Trail Terms and Strenuous Hikes

11/26/2018
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If you ever had questions about terms used on a trail or in a park, Mike and Dusty cover them all, and introduce their new grading system for strenuous hikes: The Cairn Stone Scale.

Duration:00:30:26

6 - Best Laid Plans: Great Smoky Mountains NP

11/19/2018
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"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." On the second day of hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a number of obstacles diverge Mike and Dusty to explore the Smokemont Loop Trail.

Duration:01:04:09

Trail Mix: Asheville, NC

11/12/2018
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Mike and Dusty talk adventures in Asheville, North Carolina, the River Arts District, and go deep on Hallmark movies.

Duration:00:29:49

5 - LIVE! from the Smoky Mountains: Mount Cammerer

11/9/2018
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In the first LIVE episode, Mike and Dusty hike up the Mount Cammerer Trail in the Smoky Mountains, get caught up in the ghostly mist, and experience an unknown natural phenomenon.

Duration:00:51:32

Trail Mix: Smoky Mountains & Voting

11/5/2018
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Big Announcement! We're headed to Great Smoky Mountain National Park! Mike and Dusty share their upcoming Smoky Mountain adventures and talk exercising those civic duties.

Duration:00:26:05

4- Bryce Canyon Part 2: Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail

10/29/2018
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Mike and Dusty complete their journey through the alien landscape that is Bryce Canyon National Park all the way up to Bryce Point, down the Peak-A-Boo Trail and onto the Queens Garden Trail.

Duration:01:01:59

Trail Mix: Halloween

10/22/2018
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Mike and Dusty talk Halloween costumes of the past and present, tips for making your costume go the distance, and all the scary movies.

Duration:00:20:34

3 - Bryce Canyon Part 1: Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail

10/15/2018
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Dusty and Mike travel to Bryce Canyon National Park and journey through the alien landscape along the Peek-A-Boo Loop Trail.

Duration:00:58:01

Trail Mix: Car Etiquette

10/8/2018
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In this Trail Mix, Dusty and Mike cover all the bases on car etiquette, from music to bathroom breaks to snacks to farts.

Duration:00:17:46

2 - Vernal & Nevada Falls: Yosemite National Park

10/1/2018
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Dusty and Mike make their way up the steep 600 stone steps on the Mist Trail on the way to Vernal and Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park.

Duration:00:51:29

Trail Mix: Preview for Episode 2

9/24/2018
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A preview for Episode 2, the journey up Vernal and Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park.

Duration:00:06:14

1 - Yosemite Falls: Yosemite National Park

9/14/2018
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Dusty and Mike adventure up the treacherous and exhausting Yosemite Falls Trail in Yosemite National Park.

Duration:00:53:25