Outdoorsy Outdoorsy takes you to wild places in the middle of California and introduces you to the people that explore them. This part of the Golden State is home to some of the best outdoor places to explore. Think Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and so many more. Take a listen.
Outdoorsy

Outdoorsy

From Valley Public Radio

Outdoorsy takes you to wild places in the middle of California and introduces you to the people that explore them. This part of the Golden State is home to some of the best outdoor places to explore. Think Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and so many more. Take a listen.More from Outdoorsy »

Most Recent Episodes

Outdoorsy 10 - Mountain Biking, San Joaquin River Gorge

It's been a while since the last Outdoorsy episode. A lot has happened. Kerry got married, put together a big series of health stories, and Ezra has some big news of his own. This is his last episode with Outdoorsy. He's leaving Valley Public Radio for an environment reporter job with Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. He says he'll miss this area, but he's psyched to explore the outdoors in places like Lake Tahoe. We'll miss Ezra a lot, but we're excited for him. And before he goes, we had to

Outdoorsy 9: Whitewater Rafting The Kern, Kayaking The San Joaquin

This summer we've been on the river a lot. Floating, some kayaking and well a lot of sunbathing. R ivers in Central California have been amazing this summer. They've been really high the past few months because of the record snowfall in the Sierra this winter. That's generally a good thing, but it has made for some dangerous conditions. Earlier in the season, local authorities closed rivers like the Kings River to swimmers and boaters. A number of people in the Valley drowned because fast moving

Outdoorsy 8: Stargazing And Night Skies

Okay, you know it, we know it: Summer in Central California is hot. Really hot. So hot, we know that even if we had an awesome activity to talk about, most of you probably wouldn't do it. At least, not during the day. Instead, we've got an idea for something cool to do after the sun has retreated below the horizon: stargazing. In this episode we talk all about gazing into the heavens. We'll go to a star party at Millerton Lake and learn how some people are trying to protect the night sky for

Outdoorsy 7: Rock Climbing And Rattlesnakes

Spring is here and it's the perfect time to get outdoors. There are, of course, lots of fun things to do outside this time of year, but one sport is attracting locals specifically to rock faces everywhere. Today's episode focuses on that activity, and especially on safety. We're talking about rock climbing, which may sound intimidating, but when done right is actually very safe. In this episode we talk climbing basics, staying safe from one particular critter that could really ruin your climbing

Outdoorsy 6: Rocks, Fossils and Gold

For today's show, we're exploring the Valley's natural resources. Those can include lots of things, like water, historical artifacts, and animal species, but today we're focusing on rocks, minerals and ancient fossils. We'll tell you how to find neat resources like these in and around the Valley, and how you and your kids can learn more about them. The audio version even features a few bonus geology puns! GOLD IN THE REGION So we've had a really wet winter and spring this year. Reservoirs are

Outdoorsy 5: Playing In The Snow

Today, we're taking advantage of the season and venturing out into the snow. We've gotten a lot of it this winter, so it's the perfect opportunity for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Or at least snowball fights. A native New Englander, Kerry loves the winter—as long as she's bundled up and warm. Ezra: not so much. But as far as winter activities go, snowshoeing is his jam. And who doesn't love seeing their breath in the air and hearing ice crunching under their feet? In this episode, we'll

Outdoorsy 4: Exploring The Underground World Of Caves

In this episode, we're venturing to a different kind of destination. It's not exactly outdoors...but there's no heating or air conditioning. It's musty, damp and that's what some people love about it. Often the only light source is the light you bring. We're going underground. In this episode we're exploring the world of spelunking. But people who do this don't actually call it that. They refer to the activity as caving. We'll meander through a threatened cave system in the region, find out all

Outdoorsy 3: Take Fido The Next Time You Hit The Trail

In our last episode we brought you to Mono Hot Springs in Sierra National Forest. This time, we discuss hiking with dogs and we explore a not-so-visited grove of giant sequoias. In this episode we talk less about humans and more about our pets: specifically, dogs. N either of us (Kerry or Ezra) has dogs but hiking with them looks like a lot of fun. Our friends also talk about how tough it can be to find dog-friendly hiking spots and to keep them safe. So this episode is all about where to take

Outdoorsy 2: Mono Hot Springs, Dispersed Camping & Your Camp Recipes

In our last episode we took you to this mountain oasis called Mineral King in Sequoia National Park. This time, we go 100 miles north of there to a place called Mono Hot Springs. Mono (pronounced "MOE-no") Hot Springs is tucked away in the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes, and it's about halfway from the Valley to the East Side. The hot springs sit in a mountain valley next to a fork in the San Joaquin River. Like Mineral King , the springs are at the end of a long

Outdoorsy 1: - Mineral King, Sequoia National Park's Hidden Gem

Yay! You made it to Outdoorsy. This is Valley Public Radio's new podcast, in which we explore wild places in California and interview the people who enjoy them. We – reporters Ezra David Romero and Kerry Klein – are excited to share some of our favorite places and outdoor activities. We both consider ourselves pretty "Outdoorsy," though we're coming at this from two different backgrounds. Ezra's explored the Sierra Nevada his whole life. He grew up near Fresno and his love for the outdoors

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