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Riley Jensen (Twitter: @rileyjensen) has been playing or coaching high school and collegiate football for more than 27 years. Over the past (7) years he has been part owner and co-founder of the Mountain West Elite sports camps which operate in several states. He started as a quarterback at an NCAA D1 school (USU), was named 1st team junior college All-American QB (Snow College), coached football at a Division 1 program (NC State), and has coached several successful Salt Lake City area high ...
 
Western Life Radio is Utah’s premiere outdoor radio program, airing on 11 stations statewide. 97.1 FM KCYN in Moab 97.5 FM KZNS in SLC 630 AM KTKK in SLC 700 AM KALL in SLC 750 AM KOAL in Price 860 AM KKAT in SLC 960 AM KOVO in Provo 1280 AM KZNS in SLC 1340 AM KTMP in Heber 1370 AM KSOP in SLC 1490 AM KCPX in Spanish Valley Segments cover a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, Off Highway Vehicles, Boating, etc.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
Sharon Starika is a Guild Feldenkrais Practitioner with over 25 years of experience with thousands of individuals ranging from Children with special needs as young as 7 months old, to adults who have all types of challenges ranging from surgeries to strokes, that bring on movement restrictions, pain, and or daily life limitations making one's life less fulfilled and enjoyable. Her involvement with the Certified Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education began in 1984 when she had a debilitatin ...
 
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Explore what Canada has to offer! Newfoundland's Alan Doyle recommends sights to enjoy the rugged beauty of his Atlantic island home. Comedian and author Rick Mercer shares some of his favorite places to enjoy across Canada. Plus, raise a glass to New Orleans as Elizabeth Pearce unveils how to appreciate the history of America's most "spirited city…
 
Avery is only 22, but he's undergoing ACL surgery so he can "shred" next ski season. He shares a little about his journey and advice about dealing with his injury. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipment at https://www.gearthirty…
 
Our resident fly-fishing enthusiast, Dallin Ruffell, joins us to chat about his set-up, fave summer spots, and more. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipment at https://www.gearthirty.com Check out gear reviews and watch other gre…
 
Hear how the characters of Nordic mythology can help you better understand the past, and how they influence the epic tales that entertain us today. Discover Dutch towns to explore beyond Amsterdam where you can view technological marvels as well as medieval charm. Also, find out how tourism in Nicaragua is trying to rebound from multiple setbacks, …
 
Get tips from an American-Japanese author for experiencing the rugged allure of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. Then hear from a nature photographer what it's like to spend a summer boating up Hudson Bay in search of polar bears. And learn all about how Dubliners celebrate Bloomsday — good fun even if you still haven't finished Ulysses. For mo…
 
Two English tour guides discuss a time-honored way to enjoy the British countryside: "rambling" along Britain's well-marked system of hiking trails. Then author Peter Fiennes describes his cross-country journeys in the footsteps of great British writers, and what his travels revealed about how much the UK has changed in recent years. And Rick learn…
 
Where and when does a situation go bad? It's easy to think that an accident is the result of a single bad decision. But as Laura Maguire tells it, to understand an accident, which can be read as a failure of decision making, you really need to examine the systemic influences and the progression of choices that led up to that pivotal moment, because…
 
Get in a festive mood as Rick invites a few of his friends to compare the beer styles of Europe, and the cultures that go with them. Also, writer David Farley tells us about an eccentric hill town not far from Rome. It's home to a generation of bohemian residents, and one of the strangest mysteries in Italy — a centuries-old relic the Vatican would…
 
Author Graham Robb describes a few of the extraordinary historical characters of Paris. Then vintner and tour guide Cecilia Bottai shares tips for planning a getaway to the relaxed "green heart" of central Italy. And author Celia Lyttelton tells us how she traveled the world to find the ingredients for making her very own custom perfume. For more i…
 
We found an internet article about the best places to camp in Utah, so we run through the list and see if we agree. Plus a couple "secret" spots we love. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipment at https://www.gearthirty.com Check…
 
Greg bought a mini-bus on an online auction with the intent to convert it into a family RV. He flew to California to pick it up and drive it back to Utah. And, it made it. Here's the update. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipmen…
 
Journalist Euny Hong explains how South Korea has made itself not only an economic powerhouse but a pop-culture superpower. And tour guides from Portugal join Rick to share recommendations for planning a week's getaway to Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, and the colorful, historic towns in between. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - inclu…
 
Totem cams have quickly become our best selling cams in the shop. We cover what they are and why people love them! - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipment at https://www.gearthirty.com Check out gear reviews and watch other great…
 
Libby joins us to go over beginner climbing mistakes. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipment at https://www.gearthirty.com Check out gear reviews and watch other great videos from GEAR:30 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8…
 
Greg bought a mini-bus on an online auction with the intent to convert it into a family RV. The bus is in California. Let's hope it's actually there and it runs. Here's the story... - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Premier Mountain Equipment at http…
 
British travel writer Will Hide recounts his journeys along the back roads of Appalachia, where country music first arose from the melodies and instruments of immigrants from the British Isles. Then tour guides from France share tips on exploring the Loire Valley's many magnificent châteaux. And author Sara Zaske reveals what she learned from the G…
 
Guidebook co-author Pat O'Connor delves into the details of driving in Ireland, where renting a car can be worth the extra expense when it gives you the flexibility to explore the countryside on your own schedule. Then author Mary Morris explains why she prefers to go solo to connect with other people in her travels, and how she ensures her safety.…
 
Listed as one of the 50 Classic Ski Descents in North America, Terminal Cancer resides in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada just off the highway and spring is a great time to send it. A small crew from our shop made the trek and here's how it went. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instag…
 
We recently brought in Tiny Tenkara to GEAR:30. Greg explains why out of all the Tenkara rods on the market why he chose Tiny Tenkara for our shop. And, Avery is already catching fish on the thing... - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en Shop Tiny Tenkara at …
 
So does Greg now hold the official, unofficial ski descent record at Powder Mountain? He gave it a hell of a go! His recap, how many laps it took, and his advice for all those who wish to challenge the record next season. Great job, Greg on the effort and "record." Sounds boring, tho. Haha! - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30…
 
Travel writer Julian Sancton tells us how a trip to Antarctica helped him see that continent through the eyes of the early polar explorers. Then science reporter Zach St. George explains how some North American tree species are migrating to survive a warming climate. And two Italy-based tour guides take us to the resort lakes of northern Italy, whe…
 
When first backpacking you may have questions, like what clothes to bring, how big of a pack should I consider, down or synthetic sleeping bag, etc. We cover a bevy of "basic backpacking questions" based on our collective experience. Did we get it right? What did we miss. Let us know! - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Foll…
 
What's your favorite trail food? We discuss our go-to trail eats and drinks along with some pro-tips of sorts for not bonking, and what to have in your cooler when returning to your car. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en For the best deals on amazing outd…
 
Get acquainted with some of the most popular French and Italian saints, and learn why they remain important to their countrymen. Plus, actor David Suchet shares what he discovered while making a documentary about the life and times of St. Peter, and the first-century world he inhabited in Galilee. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - i…
 
It happens every year, those on the mountain who do silly things. We recap some of our witnessed Jerry's this season, and don't worry we've all been there ourselves at some point. Ha! - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en For the best deals on amazing outdoor…
 
GEAR:30 Buyer, Greg Bean plans on establishing a new Powder Mountain ski decent record. Apparently he's been scheming this for a while. Here's his plan. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en For the best deals on amazing outdoor gear, check out our deals of t…
 
When Utah nurse Melody Forsyth learned her baby-to-be had Down syndrome, she and her family thought it would change their lives. And it did - for the better. Ruby, now six, has led the Forsyth family into a world of outdoor recreation, including skiing. Watching Ruby ride the Chickadee lift at Snowbird and ski down with her Wasatch Adaptive Sports …
 
We discuss upcoming Spring and Summer trips including fitness levels required, logistics and planning. Upcoming trip destinations include City of Rocks, ID; Kings Peak, Utah; Lovers Leap, Lake Tahoe area California; and Beartooth Basin, Montana. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.inst…
 
Kayaker Dave Ellingson tells us how he learned to savor the unexpected on a paddling adventure in Minnesota. Then German comedian Hape Kerkeling relives his hike on the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain, where he learned something new every day. And adventurer Christina Nealson recommends places in New Mexico to get in touch with both the indigenou…
 
GEAR:30 salesfloor employee Libby, interned with Ogden Avalanche this last season so we get her thoughts on what it's like working events and clinics for one of our local non-profits. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en For the best deals on amazing outdoor…
 
Some may say it's always climbing season, but with the snow melted off our boulders and crags here in the Ogden valley, the transition from skiing to climbing is underway! We also have fresh gear arriving in the shop nearly on the daily, so we also chat about some of our new arrivals. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Foll…
 
Regaining strength and endurance after a bout with COVID, a trail update and a microspikes shout out all on this episode of the GEAR:30 Podcast! - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en For the best deals on amazing outdoor gear, check out our deals of the week …
 
Get an expert's tips for enjoying the best of the Louvre's gigantic trove of treasures on a short visit. Then hear about what you can expect from US embassy and consulate staff, should you need their assistance while traveling, from the President of the American Foreign Service Association. And listen in as Rick recalls his first unchaperoned backp…
 
Visit any western resort town and you’ll find a robust LatinX community, sometimes making up 30% of the population. It’s a robust part of community culture. But oftentimes, it’s a segment that doesn’t ski. SOS Outreach, a nonprofit serving 15 resort and urban communities nationwide including Utah, is seeking to change that. Today, Last Chair will v…
 
Greg Bean charges hard, but what makes it impressive is that it's nearly always with his kids. This episode we chat about a couple outdoor adventure events Greg took his kids to including a Jr. Freeride competition at Snowbasin and a ladies only snowboard event at Powder Mountain. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow G…
 
Spring trail conditions are always variable and can change by the hour. We've been getting out and have some trail conditions info that may be helpful for those who live and recreate locally. Update on Malans, the Shoreline and Antelope Island. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.insta…
 
Spring is one of the best times to ski tour. We run through some tips, tricks and gear for Spring Touring in this episode of the GEAR:30 Podcast. - Like GEAR:30 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GEAR30/ Follow GEAR:30 on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gear_30/?hl=en For the best deals on amazing outdoor gear, check out our deals of the week…
 
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