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Outdoors with Hiking Bob: State parks funding; safety on 14er's; is tech reliable for hiking

Bob and co-host Kevin discuss Colorado State Parks funding; bike event at Cheyenne Mt. State Park; efforts to reduce deaths on Colorado's 14,000' peaks; and dissect a Washington Post article about using technology while hiking

Duration: 00:40:09

Reality Check: Ep49 News round-up September 15 2017

More stuff going on in the world as discussed by Lyn, Dee, and Gary. Hyperloop transit. Ever hear of it? Give a listen. Amazon's new 2nd corporate office in Denver. Will it happen? Not everybody is on board with this subject. Trump's $1M donation to Harvey relief. Will he finally step up to the line and write the personal check or will he con some of his minions into footing the bill? Wait and see. Robert Reich offers his insight into what needs to be done for the Democratic party. Thought...

Duration: 01:00:28

Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast: Backpacking to Ice Lake, hiking in Black Canyon, and more

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about backpacking to Colorado's Ice Lake, hiking to the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a ballot initiative to provide extra money to El Paso County Parks, trail maps, allowing dogs in Cheyenne Mountain State Park (, and a personal appeal from Bob

Duration: 00:41:08

Reality Check: Ep48 News Round-up September 08 2017

Do we have a load of news for you. Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, Equifax, Taxes, Bill Gates, robots working 3 shifts a day, upcoming changes in automobile propulsion systems. You name it (DACA?), and it might be here. Give a listen!

Duration: 01:01:32

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Black Forest Trails Association

Bob talks with Larry Fariss, president of the Black Forest Trails Association about their history and mission.

Duration: 00:30:26

Reality Check: Ep47 News Summary August 25 2017

This segment includes snippets of stories you won't find in the usual places. Every hear of Chokwe Antar Lumumba Jr.? Sounds foreign doesn't it? But, listen to see what he's done to the political establishment. It will shock you where. Is there a slow rumbling revolution happening? Other people are speaking out against things happening. Support your local schools. The students need your help. Also, help fund a Nazi (no kidding). Join the Readjustor party. 2017 08 25

Duration: 00:58:09

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Bob and Kevin talk about Kevin's trip, Capital Peak accidents and more

Bob and Kevin discuss Kevin's trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Red Rocks Canyon Recreation Area near Las Vegas and hiking in Sedona, Arizona. Also the eclipse, tragedies on Capital Peak and Bob's online photography store

Duration: 00:39:27

Council Matters Ep45 Civility August 28 2017

Council members at large Bill Murray and Tom Strand want to get back to civility. But things happening like Charlottesville, VA, Barcelona, Homelessness, the issue of Marijuana, and Pundits pontification all over the place, how can these two get their bearings on concentrate on civility. Listen to see if they accomplish the task even with the "compression of time.". You be the judge and jury on these topics. 2017 08 18

Duration: 00:29:20

Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast: Bob talks about his experiences seeing the 2017 eclipse

It's just Bob this week, and he talks about his chasing and eventually photographing the 2017solar eclipse

Duration: 00:36:23

Reality Check: Ep46 Charlottesville, VA August 18 2017

It's funny how upset white supremacists get when they get DNA testing and find out that they are not "all white." Finding that out may put a few of the supremacists over the edge especially if they have "northern African" DNA. Opps! Constipation is causing deaths in this country. Listen and find out why. A lifestyle change may just the thing you need especially if you fall into one of the groups mention for "plugged up" feeling. 2017 08 18

Duration: 01:00:53

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Kevin's trip to Utah and Nevada, upcoming eclipse, recent hikes

Bob and co-host Kevin talk about Kevin's trip to Utah and Nevada, the upcoming solar eclipse, Bob's experiences hiking in New Jersey, and more. Link to topic discussed:

Duration: 00:43:16

Council Matters: Ep43 August 11 2017

Bill Murray and Tom Strand discuss Storm Water and what a Popourri it is. Taxes, fees, the mayor, ballot issues, public meetings, and the list goes on. 2017 08 11

Duration: 00:34:59

Reality Check Ep46 Teachers Pt2 August 10 2017

The continuing story of teachers in this country and around the world. Listen to see how different they are treated in Europe and South America. See how one for-profit college was rescued by it's connection to the current administration.

Duration: 00:53:13

Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast: Bob talks with "Base Camp Las Vegas" author Deborah Wall

Bob talks with Deborah Wall, the author of "Base Camp Las Vegas", a comprehensive guide to hiking in Nevada, Utah and northern Arizona

Duration: 00:21:56

Reality Check: Teachers Pt1 August 04 2017

Dee and Gary discuss the dilemmas that teachers face including pay, working conditions, education requirements, throughout the education hierarchy of elementary, middle, high school, and college/university. Of course, they couldn't let a week go by without Cory Gardner receiving an honorable mention. In addition, Martin Shkreli is convicted and will be going to the Graybar motel or Club Fed for a considerable time. Pharma Bro had his wings clipped. 2017 08 04

Duration: 01:03:25

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Celebrate one year of podcasts, offline outdoors apps, Ring the Peak Trail

It's the one year anniversary of the Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast! Bob and co-host Kevin talk about their favorite episodes over the past year. Also, cell phone apps that work off-line, a new project on the Ring the Peak Trail and more. Website mentioned in this podcast:

Duration: 00:35:22

Reality Chelck: Candidates & Politicians July 28 2017

One political season ends and another begins as discussed by Gary Casimir and Dee LaRock. It's never ending, but lots of good stuff for commentary. Discussions start with local congress critter candidates and works around to state legislative offices. There's a little religious stuff thrown in.

Duration: 01:00:15

Outdoors with Hiking Bob: Hiking Barr Trail, the incline, What it takes to buy a new backpack & more

Bob and Kevin talk about hiking to Barr Trail, doing the Manitou Incline, Hammock Camping, what it takes to buy the proper backpack, and more. Links for some topics discussed on this podcast: Hammocking: Heizer Trail info:

Duration: 00:48:16

Reality Check: Rank Choice voting w/ Joe Barrera July 21 2017

Dee and Gary with special guest, Joe Barrera, discuss Rank Choice Voting. Other countries, states, and municipalities are already doing RCV. It's about time that the rest of the cities and states get on board. Give a listen and send your opinions to

Duration: 00:56:44

Soapbox: Stop Saying Donald Trump Is A Christian July 04 2017

John Pavlovitz, a pastor at the North Raleigh community church in Raleigh, North Carolina, really questions Donald Trump Christian belief system. Does he really have one? Does The Donald follow the teachings of Christ? Hardly. Listen and learn. 2017 07 04

Duration: 00:09:49

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