National Park After Dark

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Subscribers: 470
Reviews: 6


 Jun 29, 2022

t4rish
 May 10, 2022
I love this podcast. I enjoy the description of the parks and trails. I very much enjoy the hosts banter and the stories they choose.

commander x
 May 5, 2022
Does not touch missing 411 with a ten foot pole. please do an episode on missing 411


 Jan 4, 2022

Mal
 Dec 27, 2021
These two ladies talk about morbid, exciting, and interesting topics while also conveying their absolute love and respect for animals and nature. I am usually not big on true crime, but I've binged every single episode of NPAD.

Description

Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, National Park After Dark is a podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast. Tales of death, dark history and tragic events is what NPAD is about, but through the darkness - is light. National Parks have storied histories including epic survivals, inspiring humans and serve as physical reminders of the importance for protecting the planet. Time to lace up those hiking boots and take a walk into the wild. Welcome, to National Park After Dark.

Episode Date
82 - Frozen Alive in the Scandinavian Mountains.
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We head into the beautiful mountain ranges of Norway and follow a survival story that seems impossible. When a woman has a ski accident, her body temperature plummets to a degree never recorded in a living person before. Medical professionals investigate how she could survive and in the process make huge advancements in medicine.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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Sources: https://honey.nine.com.au/latest/anna-bagenholm-swedish-radiologist-trapped-freezing-water-what-happened-where-is-she-now-explainer/4357261c-5ef8-4f16-8c5c-93a2b11b4e4a
https://explorersweb.com/great-survival-stories-anna-bagenholm/
https://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/10/12/cheating.death.bagenholm/
https://medium.com/short-history/anna-bagenholm-73c6f5a566e5
Sep 26, 2022
Trail Tales 14
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Today’s tales include new perspectives on old favorites, tears of joy, unlikely friendships and a man in the shadows. Two bonus stories for Outsiders over on Patreon! All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

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Sep 22, 2022
81 – Unfinished Business. Crater Lake National Park.
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Alice Simms always knew her grandfather Albert was murdered. For most of her life, she didn’t know much about him, his life or death. Her mother never talked much about him, and Alice never wanted to ask – afraid she may open a painful wound. But after her mother died, Alice believes she came back to her from beyond the veil – and encouraged her to finish what she had begun, to find who killed Albert Jones. Today we visit Crater Lake National Park, the location of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the Pacific Northwest – the murders of Albert Jones and Charles Culhane.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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 Sources: Alta, Crater Lake Institute, NPS, Herald and News, The Atlantic , KTEC
Sep 19, 2022
80 - Histories and Hauntings of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
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This week we're taking you on a haunted historic tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and its gateway town, Medora. We visit several buildings that will make you feel like you are still in the 1800s. Learn about Theodore Roosevelt, historic families, sword duels, almost mass extinctions of species, and all the [paranormal] activities that take place inside the badlands of North Dakota.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

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Sources: NPS (1), NPS (2), NPS (3), Spooky Creepy North Dakota by Lori L. Oser
Sep 12, 2022
Trail Tales 13
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Today’s tales include uninvited house guests, strange sights, and sounds & backpacking baptisms! All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Sep 08, 2022
79 – Murder and Mystery with Special Guest Morbid Podcast!
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On today’s special episode of NPAD we speak with Ash and Alaina from Morbid! They bring us to the Appalachian Trail and The Grand Canyon where they share stories of murder, and a mysterious disappearance.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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Sep 05, 2022
From Wondery, Blood Ties: Season 3
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Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is a bloody business. From Wondery, the makers of “The Shrink Next Door” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Christian Navarro (13 Reasons Why), and Peter Stormare.

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Aug 30, 2022
78 - Liquid Avalanche. Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Monument.
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Water – we live and die by it! Today, we head to southern California and visit the ruins of the Saint Francis Dam to learn about the worst civil engineering failure of the 20th century and the second greatest loss of life in California state history.

Make a donation: Kentucky Relief Fund

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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Sources: Floodpath by Jon Wilkman, Smithsonian, USDA, The OutBound, Wikipedia, St. Francis Dam Memorial, Water and Power, A Brief History of: The St. Francis Dam Disaster, The Massive LA Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of, SCV History
Aug 29, 2022
Trail Tales 12
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Today's stories include sitting bears, family reunions, yellow bugs, and lost history. All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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Aug 25, 2022
People of the Parks - Rhino Man with John Jurko II
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In today's episode, we speak with John Jurko II, the lead producer of an upcoming documentary film, Rhino Man. We discuss the poaching crisis in places like Kruger National Park and the Rangers who risk their lives to protect the wildlife. We also take the time to honor the legacy of Anton Mzimba, a lead ranger and protagonist of the film, who recently had his life taken because of the work he did in wildlife conservation.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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Sources:
rhinomanthemovie.org | Movie Website 
rhinomanthemovie.org/podcast/ | Podcast Website 
antonmzimba.com | Anton Mzimba Education Trust 
globalconservationcorps.org | Global Conservation Corps Website 

Instagram: 
@rhinomanthemovie 
@theglobalconservationcorps 
@johnjurko 

Facebook: 
@rhinomanthemovie 
@rhinomanrangers | GCC's facebook 

Twitter: 
@rhinomanmovie 
@corps_global 
@johnjurko
Aug 22, 2022
77 - Surviving the Jungle. Lorentz National Park.
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In 1945 a sightseeing tour plane carrying American military personnel crashed into the western New Guinea jungle. The survivors spent the next several weeks trying to survive the harsh elements in a land that they knew very little about. They weren't alone though, they had landed right in the middle of indigenous tribal territory, people who they knew to be cannibalistic and violent. In this struggle for survival, they'll  have to open their hearts and minds to people who are foreign to them if they want to make it out alive. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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sources:  
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zukoff , History Net, Pacific Wrecks, YouTube 

Aug 15, 2022
76 - Murders on the Mountain. Volcanoes National Park. (Part 2)
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 In part two of the story of Dian Fossey we discuss Dian’s murder, who could be responsible, her unethical practices, and who paid the ultimate price during the messy, questionable and confusing process of uncovering the truth. 

Lean more about and contribute to the Fossey Fund HERE.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Sources Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Wikipedia , Vanity Fair, National Geographic , YouTube , World Wildlife Fund , Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Aug 11, 2022
75 – Murders on the Mountain. Volcanoes National Park. (Part 1)
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Today we are headed to the mountains of Rwanda for part one of our two-part series on the story of Dian Fossey. Her unorthodox and sometimes volatile “active conservation” methods undoubtedly saved the mountain gorillas, but ultimately may have led to her demise. Her love for the animals and passion for conservation changed the tides for the future of the species – never underestimate the change one person can enact.

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We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Sources
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Wikipedia , Vanity Fair, National Geographic , YouTube , World Wildlife Fund , Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Aug 08, 2022
Trail Tales 11
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Today’s stories include misleading boy scouts, guiding hands, clap backs, near death experiences and cautionary tales. All tales shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Aug 01, 2022
74 - A Murderer on the Loose. Wrangell St. Elias National Park.
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Louis Hastings wanted to get away from the fast life of California and into a place where he felt more at peace in nature. He decided the best place to venture to would be the tiny remote town of McCarthy Alaska, a place with limited resources and only accessible by plane during the long winter months. When Louis begins to disagree with the way the state of Alaska is handling the lands though, he goes on a murder spree.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Jul 25, 2022
73 - Outlaws of the West (Part 2). Capitol Reef National Park.
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After feeling betrayed by his lawyer and the Union Pacific Railroad, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid flee Utah to start a new life in South America. Their lavish lifestyles and gambling habits cause them to make a quick stop and they make a terrible mistake that leads to a manhunt to find them. Their life of crime catches up to them and sparks a mystery that to this day, has yet to be solved.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Jul 21, 2022
72 - Outlaws of the West (Part 1). Capitol Reef National Park.
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This week we head back to the 1800s in the wild wild west. We follow Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch gang – the most prolific bank and train robbers in outlaw history. Butch Cassidy created an extremely organized group of outlaws who spent their time fleeing authorities on horseback into the most remote areas of Utah, taking sums of money that would be worth millions today. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  
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Sources: NPS, The Last Outlaws by Thom Hatch, History.com, Britannica, History Vault 

Jul 18, 2022
71 - The Last Tourist with Bruce Poon Tip
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Today we sit down with Bruce Poon Tip, the Executive Producer of the 2022 documentary, The Last Tourist. This episode will inspire you to see the world and discusses how to be a more responsible and compassionate traveler.

Source: https://thelasttouristfilm.com/about/

Watch The Last Tourist on Apple TV, Hulu, and more.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  
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Jul 11, 2022
Trail Tales 10
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Today’s stories include following your gut, “coincidences” and close calls on the AT.  All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Jul 04, 2022
70 - She Speaks for the Trees. Headwaters Forest Reserve.
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Grab your climbing gear and protest signs because this week we are heading to Humboldt County California to fight to save the redwood forest. We are following the journey of Julia Butterfly Hill as she tree-sits in one of the tallest and oldest redwood trees that has been marked to be clearcut, along with the redwood forest surrounding it. She is harassed, threatened, and almost loses her life more than once, but she's in this fight for the long haul. 

Book Recommendation : The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  
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Sources: 
The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill 
Jun 27, 2022
69 - An Ode to Ian
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Today we remember and honor the life of Danielle’s partner Ian along with all the smiles, laughs and immense love he left behind. We also discuss grief, in its many forms, and what life after death for the living can be like. Make sure you have your tissues for this one. We love you Ian. 

Ian’s GoFundMe

Grief Support Recs: Terrible, Thanks for Asking. Good Mourning. Hey Spirit (Podcasts). Hot Young Widows Club (Book). TED Talk.

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We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Jun 23, 2022
Trail Tales 9
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Today’s stories include guardian spirits, trail stalkers, and the elusive Washington pineapple. All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  
Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD
Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
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Jun 20, 2022
People of the Parks - Kathryn Miles
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In May of 1996, Lollie Winans and Julie Williams headed to Shenandoah National Park on a backpacking trip. They were two avid outdoor women who were in love and celebrating their relationship, new jobs, and moving in together. Several days into their trip they went missing and eventually park rangers found that they had been brutally murdered. To this day the case has still not been solved and investigations have slowed down, until now. 
In this episode we speak to investigative journalist Kathryn Miles. Kathryn recently published her newest book, Trailed: One Woman's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders. She spent the past several years personally investigating this case discovering police cover ups, negligence in their investigations, lost records, and evidence that was never properly investigated. Today, she tells us about the evidence she has found, the likelihood of this cold case being solved, and how this horrific event has rocked the outdoor community. 

Book Recommendation : Trailed. One Women's Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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Jun 13, 2022
67 - Premonition. Olympic National Park.
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This month we take a trip back to Olympic National Park and get to know Jane Constantino – a young women who lived life to the fullest. Her adventures and subsequent brushes with death led her to Washington state, all in the hopes of checking off an item on her list. Perhaps driven by an ominous premonition, Jane explored the world and experienced life while she still had time. Time, that was cut short – just as she thought it would be.

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Jun 06, 2022
People of the Parks - Rolf Peterson
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For this People of the Park's Segment, we sit down with Dr. Rolf Peterson. Dr. Rolf Peterson is celebrated as a world authority on wolves and as an internationally recognized wildlife ecologist. We discuss his extensive and impressive career, conducting wolf and moose research in places like Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Yellowstone National Park, and Isle Royale National Park. 
If you haven't listened to episode 61 - Caught in the Crosshairs yet, you're going to want to for this one. Rolf Peterson gives us invaluable insight into the role wolves play in the ecological health and balance of the landscape. He discusses his scientific findings from the longest predator prey study in the United States and gives us an inside look on what it is like to live and research inside Isle Royale National Park. 


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May 23, 2022
66 - Buried Alive in the Australian Outback.
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Join us this week as we head into the Australian Outback. In 2006 Ricky Megee was offered a job on the opposite side of the country. He accepted and packed his bags for a 55 hour road trip to begin his new adventures. When he comes across a group of men broken down on the side of the road, inside Australia's most desolate countryside, he stops to help them. These men aren't broken down though and shortly after, he wakes up buried alive hundreds of miles from any civilization, in one of the most unrelenting deserts on the planet.

GoFundMe: For Ian

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May 16, 2022
65 – The Bone Collector. Effigy Mounds National Monument.
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National Parks, as most places do, have rules. And for good reason. It is expected as visitors that we abide by them, and it is also expected that Park Rangers not only uphold them themselves, but enforce them.  But what happens when they don’t? What happens when those whose objective is to preserve, protect and enhance - turn their back on those very commitments? Today we venture to Iowa, to Effigy Mounds National Monument – a place rich with cultural history. This monument is famous for its hundreds of burial mounds and notorious for a scandal that disrupted those who were laid to rest within them.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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May 09, 2022
Trail Tales 8
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Today’s stories include feisty goats, spooky skeptics, haunted trails, guardian angels and surviving a serial killer. (Outsiders – two bonus stories can be found on Patreon!) All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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May 05, 2022
64 - An Adventure Worth Dying For. Murchison Falls National Park.
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Grab your lifejacket, a paddle, and your best dry-bag because this week we're heading to different countries throughout Africa to explore some of the best whitewater rapids in the world. We follow the extraordinary life of Hendrik Coetzee, an avid outdoorsman who finds his true love and passion on the white waters. Not only are these some of the best rapids in the world, they're also some of the most dangerous, and are filled with aggressive hippos and man-eating crocodiles. During his journey he experiences extreme challenges, faces cannibalistic tribes, has huge adrenaline rushes, parties hard, and falls in love. Someone who lives life on the edge like this though - can't sustain it forever. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

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May 02, 2022
63 - A Martyr and a Murder. Everglades National Park.
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In the late 1800's feathers were a huge fashion craze, to have them on your clothing was a signal of wealth and importance. To obtain these feathers, plume hunters decimated the fragile ecosystem and wading birds of the Everglades. The devastation caused an uproar and a call for conservation efforts to be put into place. Guy Bradley happily accepted the position as Game Warden and wildlife protector of the Everglades. He believed in the cause, and was willing to give his life for it. After his murder, the world finally took notice on what he was fighting so hard to protect.

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Apr 25, 2022
Trail Tales 7
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Today’s stories include gut instincts, haunted happenings, park magic, more signs from the universe and respectful run ins with predators. Patreon bonus stories involve bears, dogs and staying safe in bear country. All tales shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Apr 21, 2022
62 - The Trailside Killer. Point Reyes National Seashore.
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We turn to nature for so many reasons. To find peace, seek answers, to heal and more. It’s amazing what a simple walk in the woods can do for the soul and thus, why so many of us trek out into the wild in search of our own slice of magic. But not every person found in the forest is searching for the same. Some turn to nature not for magic, but to search for victims. Today we discuss the crimes of The Trailside Killer, who terrorized the trails and claimed the lives of at least 10 people in National and State Parks of northern California.

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Apr 18, 2022
61 - Caught in the Crosshairs. Yellowstone National Park.
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The relationship humans have with animals stretches back thousands of years. Animals provide us joy and companionship, can be the source of sadness or elicit fear. They can be our closest friends or our fiercest enemies, but out of all the species we share our planet with, there is one that evokes a greater range of human emotion than any other. An animal who has divided us and also unified us. Join us on another journey to Danielle’s favorite park, Yellowstone, where she shares the story of the American Wolf.

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Apr 11, 2022
Trail Tales 6
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Today’s stories include stumbling across a body, cries for help, a ghostly encounter, camping in a graveyard, Icelandic lore, and a scary encounter … with a chicken? All tales shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Apr 07, 2022
60 - Great Smoky Mountains Murder.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in America. When park rangers discover a jeep that has crashed off the side of the road, they investigate. When they find a man inside who is deceased, they immediately suspect foul play. Their investigation brings them down a long family line of money, drugs, and death. In this twisted tale of a horrible fate, greed is the motive.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Apr 04, 2022
59 - In Dog We Trust. Iditarod National Historic Trail.
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Bundle up it your warmest gear, because today we head to Alaska to discover the roots of the Iditarod National Historic Trail. Currently most infamous for “The Last Great Race on Earth” this trail was blazed by courageous people and our most loyal companions. The Iditarod is synonymous with sled dogs, but you may be surprised to learn the origin story you remember – isn’t entirely accurate. Come along as we uncover the true story of the Iditarod and celebrate its underdogs – both human and animal.  

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Mar 28, 2022
What is Buried Beneath the Sea? Biscayne National Park. (February Patreon Release)
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Originally posted last month to Patreon for February’s bonus episode, in honor of Black History Month, we dive (literally) into an important and heartbreaking story which has been largely lost to time. This week we bring it to the surface, have difficult conversations and discuss the efforts the NPS, independent diving groups and historians have taken to rediscover what was lost to history and to the elements in order to honor its story in the present.

Videos discussed in this episode: The Guerrero Project, The Hunt for the Slave Ship Guerrero

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Mar 24, 2022
58 - Britain's Worst Caving Disaster. Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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In June of 1967 10 people headed into the Mossdale Caverns, a cave system known for being dangerous and unexplored. These caver's mission was to explore unmapped passages and reveal new caving systems. When thunderstorms and torrential down pours suddenly flood the tunnels, the largest rescue mission in Britain's history ensues.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Sources:
Micheal Melvin, Independent, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Youtube
Mar 21, 2022
57 - Where Was Walton? Sitgreaves National Forest.
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As humans, we have spent millennia advancing to this very moment. We have more collective knowledge and advancements in technology today than we ever have before. We have a lot of things figured out. We are comfortable, and for the most part, we are in control. But what if that all changed? What if something came along that flipped your world and the understanding of it, upside down? Today we head to Sitgreaves National Forest, to the location of the most documented alleged alien abduction in history to discuss the story of Travis Walton. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Mar 14, 2022
56 - Abandon. National Park Ghost Towns.
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Join us this week as we venture around the US to different National Parks.
First stop is Cuyahoga National Park. A park that holds a lot of history and is a staple for conservation and restoration of it's resources. Here lies an abandon ghost town, where people were forced to vacate. Now all that is left are their homes and businesses, boarded up and abandon. Next we head to Wrangell St. Elias National Park in Alaska. The place of a once upon of time booming mining town. Today, it sits in the beautiful mountain sides abandon and filled with paranormal stories. Lastly, we go to Lake Mead, the deadliest National Park in the U.S. When the Hoover Damn was built, it submerged one of its towns underwater.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

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Sources: NPS, NPS (2), NPS (3), Atlas Obscura
Mar 07, 2022
Trail Tales 5
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Today’s stories include bones in the desert, how mountain biking solved a cold case, witnessing a volcanic eruption, a run in with a serial killers long lost friend, disembodied chants, an unwelcome nightly visitor and signs from the universe. All tales shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Mar 03, 2022
People of the Parks – Andrea Lankford
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For our second installment of People of the Parks segment, we sit down with Andrea Lankford. We discuss her career in the NPS in units including The Grand Canyon and Yosemite, her celebrated literary works such as Ranger Confidential and her astonishing outdoor accomplishments. We talk about what it is like being a woman in the outdoors, how to be safe, and encourage all women to get outside. An avid believer in outdoor exploration, Andrea is an advocate of solo ventures for all. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Feb 28, 2022
55 – Legend Has It. Nahanni National Park Reserve.
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Who doesn’t love a good legend? Stories of vanished civilizations, ancient beasts and long-lost gold sink their hooks into us and leaving us wanting more. Legends that allude to things that are lost are exciting because they suggest at one point, they must have been discovered … and could quite possibly be found once again.

This week we are back in Canada, in one of the most beautiful and least visited National Parks in North America to discuss some of the many legends it holds. Is there any truth to them? And who has died trying to find out?

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Feb 21, 2022
54 - The Graveyard of the Pacific. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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Have you ever wondered why some trails are created? In Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the coast of Vancouver Island, is the West Coast Trail. A beautiful trail that attracts backpackers from all over the world every single year. It is full of lush greenery, beaches, and exciting wildlife. It's the perfect place to escape to for an adventure. 

But this trail wasn't created for backpackers. It was created for a different reason, to rescue survivors of shipwrecks off the coast. Here lives some of the most dangerous waters in the Pacific Ocean. In 1906 one of the most devastating shipwrecks happened. Due to bad weather conditions and mistakes in navigation, it crashed onto a reef, just out of reach of land. Passengers and crew members did everything they could to try to get to safety but the violent waves fought them every step of the way. Onlookers had no way to reach them to help, and stood by helplessly as people died. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Feb 14, 2022
Trail Tales 4
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Today's stories include glitches in the matrix, near misses with cougars, disembodied screams in an archeological site and potential Bigfoot encounters.  All stories shared with consent.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Feb 10, 2022
53 - Dying for the Cause. Yosemite National Park
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In today’s episode we head back to Yosemite to have a debate. National Parks were created “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people”, but what happens when that enjoyment is restricted? BASE jumping is the most dangerous sport in the world, but that doesn’t stop people from wanting to pursue it. National Parks are some of the best (and safest) places to enjoy the sport, but it’s illegal. Today we talk about the history of the sport, the reasons the NPS have prohibited it and those who have such a passion for it - they'll fight to the death for the right to participate in it.

Nolan Smythe’s GoFundMe can be found here

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  

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Feb 07, 2022
52 - She Who Shapes the Sacred Land. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
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Grab your sunscreen, cameras and hiking shoes, this week we are heading to the incredibly diverse and magical landscapes of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. As we walk into these rainforests and barren volcanic landscapes, you can feel the mana, spiritual power, that lives here. 
Pele, the most revered goddess of Hawaiian Mythology, is to thank for the creation of these little islands. She has the power to destroy them and to create life. She is the spirit behind the two most active volcanoes in the entire world. 
Rumors have spread saying that to steal from the island is to steal from Pele and will make you cursed for many years. When people start experiencing bad luck, thousands of letters of apologies returning stolen rocks make their way to the park service. Is this curse real? Or is it actually more harmful than helpful? 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD!

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Jan 31, 2022
51 - Murder, Mystery and Medicine. Holyrood Royal Park.
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In 1836 a discovery of 17 miniature coffins in Holyrood Royal Park in Scotland sparked a heated debate. Who created them, and what did the represent? Theories abound, but today we go back in time to explore one of the most widely accepted theories out there - that they represent the victims of the famed serial killers William Burke and William Hare.

Youtube Video discussed about the coffins can be found here

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Sources: University of Aberdeen, National Museum of Scotland , Historic UK, Wikipedia, Civitatis Edinburgh
Jan 24, 2022
50 - The Daring Escape of Ellen and William Craft. Boston African American National Historic Site.
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This week we are traveling back in time to the 1800s. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and we are taking a deep dive into one story in black history. We follow Freedom Seekers Ellen and William Craft on their 1,000 mile journey to the north. After being enslaved their entire lives, they decide to risk everything to find freedom and create a life they always wanted. 

It's not an easy journey, as Ellen disguises herself as a white male and William's enslaver. They face many challenges and people who would go to extreme lengths to make sure they never escape. 

The National Park Service not only preserves our wild landscapes and wildlife, but it also preserves history. The Boston African American National Historic Site preserves an important part of theirs. 

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Jan 17, 2022
49 - The Man-Made Man-Eater. Jim Corbett National Park.
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This week we cover the story of the Champawat tiger, the most deadly animal on record. In this week's episode Danielle tells us the tragic tale of this tiger, the lives she claimed and how it all began. A morbid story no doubt, but there is so much more to it than that. Underneath its terrifying outer skin, this story has layers of discussion regarding the repercussions of irresponsible wild land management, a sobering history of hunting in India and consequences of our collective actions - but with a twist. Jim Corbett was the Champawat's deadliest adversary, but eventually, he stood as her fiercest protector. Learn how Jim Corbett National Park came to be, and what we can do to be better stewards of our planet and those who share it with us through one of the most tragic stories in history.

(Highly recommended) Book for this episode: No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History. For a deeper dive into Jim Corbett and the Tigers of Asia, Jim Corbett National Park and their conservation efforts as well as what you can do to help wild tigers, please visit Jim Corbett National Park and WWF 

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Jan 10, 2022
48 - Surviving the Worst Weather on the Planet. White Mountain National Forest.
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This week we are heading back to our home state of New Hampshire. This little state is full of big surprises as it is known for the worst weather on the entire planet. 
We dive into our knowledge of New Hampshire and the White Mountains (and add in some local tips for your visit) as we head to the slopes of Mount Washington. 
In January of 1982 two teenage climbers headed out to ice climb and summit but a horrible storm rolled in bringing snow, 140 mph winds and negative temperatures. 
When the Mountain Rescue Service goes out to help them, they find themselves in their own mission for survival. This is a story of extreme loss and tragedy and then redemption and strength. 

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Sources: Morning Journal, American Alpine Club, Union Leader, NY Times, YouTube

Jan 03, 2022
47 - Exile Island. Kalaupapa National Historic Site.
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For the last episode of 2021, we are headed to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, home to one of the most remote peninsulas in the world. For over a century, thousands of people suffering from ma'i ho'oka'awale, or the “separating sickness” were ripped from their families and forced to the Kalaupapa peninsula, doomed to spend their lives in exile. The dark history of this National Park Historic Site is lightened by the resilience of the native Hawaiian people, their enduring spirit and their efforts to protect and preserve this sacred place. 

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If you'd like to learn more about the Ka'Ohana O Kalaupapa organization and what they are doing to preserve and honor the legacy of those forcibly moved to Kalaupapa, visit here.

Sources: History Channel, Youtube, NPS, CDC, NPR

Dec 27, 2021
46 - Island of Death. New River Gorge National Park.
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In this week's episode we head to New River Gorge National Park, the newest National Park in America. At face value, this new and beautiful park is full of fun activities and beautiful landscapes. But, if you dive deeper and really take a look at the smaller, less known areas, there are very dark stories that reside here. 
On an island called Red Ash Island, a place many visitors just pass right by without a second thought, lies a graveyard of over 200 people and their stories. 
This week we're taking a bigger look at old forgotten ruins and traveling way back in history to learn about what they once were.

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Sources: NPS, Hellraisers Journal
Dec 20, 2021
45 - Lost And (Almost Never) Found. Madidi National Park.
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As a young man in the early 1980’s, Yossi Ghinsberg, was drawn to South America with dreams and desires of exploring and experiencing lands untouched by the hand of the developed world. His adventure filled trip took a turn as he struggled alone, clinging to life in the depths of the Amazon. His amazing story of survival is brimming with inspiration, heartbreak, loss and mystery. Come along with us to Bolivia’s Madidi National Park, and learn how Yossi survived the jungle and was forever changed by his near-death experience. 

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Sources: Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing true Story of Adventure and Survival by Yosseph Ghinsberg, Bolivian Life, Jungle – 2017 film

Dec 13, 2021
Trail Tales 3
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Our mix of stories today include a spirit on the trail, amazing animal rescues and a tragic death by animal, stumbling across skulls on the trail and surviving a glacial fall.
All stories shared with the permission of submitting parties

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Dec 06, 2021
44 - Missing in Death Valley National Park
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When a family of 4 travel all the way from Germany to the United States for a National Park trip, they head into Death Valley National Park during some of their hottest days. While on a mission to look for illegal drug activity in the park, a ranger discovers their vehicle in an extremely remote area. A massive search ensues, but some believe they may have vanished on purpose.

Check out Andrew Tate's podcast Let's Not Meet at https://letsnotmeetpodcast.com or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Nov 29, 2021
43 - The Dingo Did It. Ulru Kata-Tjuta National Park
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“A dingoes got my baby!”. You may have heard this phrase in a parody in pop culture over the years. But do you know the tragic true story behind it?

!Warning! This story contains content relating to the death of an infant.

Forty-one years ago, the Chamberlain family went on Holiday to the Australian outback. But on their second night, their idyllic getaway turned to tragedy when their young child was taken in the night from their tent. What ensued was a modern-day Australian witch hunt, one in which a mother was vilified – and painted by the media as a monster who was desperate to cover up a horrendous crime. For thirty years Lindy Chamberlain and her family stood firmly in their account of what happened on August 17th, 1980, maintaining their innocence for thirty years – maintaining that their hands were clean … because the dingo did it.

To learn more about how the dingo cull and fence are affecting the Australian landscape, learn more here

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Sources: ABC, EOS, Science News, Parks Australia, Episode 136 of Casefile 
Nov 22, 2021
42 - Escaping the Flames. Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
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In the summer of 1910, the United States saw the worst fire in history. It burned over 3 million acres of the Rocky Mountain ranges and it killed over 80 people. Join us as we uncover how these days unfolded and the chaos that ensued before organizations like smokejumpers and hotshot crews were created. 

In this episode we follow Ed Pulaski, an assistant ranger for the U.S forest service, as he tries to save his fellow firefighters when they get caught in the midst of the flames. He will go to any means necessary to get them out alive, even if that meant turning a gun on his own crew. 

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Nov 15, 2021
41 - Reclaiming The Rock. Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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Alcatraz Island is synonymous with prison. Almost every book, TV show and movie portrays this rocky island in San Francisco Bay as a place where big name gangsters like Al Capone or Alvin Karpis were locked away.  But what you may not know is that this same location renowned for violence and incarceration also served as a beacon of peace and symbol of regaining freedom. After hundreds of years of people avoiding it and risking bullets in their backs to escape it, there was time that people risked it all to gain access to the island, and who repeatedly returned despite being forcibly removed. This week we welcome Native Heritage Month by learning about The Occupation of Alcatraz. 

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Sources: National Congress of American Indians, Legends of America, NPS,Wikipedia, Alcatraz History, History, Mashable
Nov 08, 2021
40 - Witches, Curses, and Underground Tunnels. Salem Maritime National Historic Site
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Happy Halloween!

It is officially the spookiest day of the year, but it is also the end of spooky season. We could not finish off Spooky season without traveling to the iconic town of Salem Massachusetts. Salem is famously home to the witch hysteria of the late 1600's but there is a lot more history to this New England town. Join us as we dive into the history of how Halloween started, the witch trials, and the lengthy history of the Maritime Salem Historic Site.  A site that now preserves over 600 years of global trading and a history of underground tunnels that still lie beneath the town today. We dive deep into the illegal activities that took place here, the old brothels, and haunted souls that never left them. This is Salem Massachusetts being looked at in a way you just may have never seen before.

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Oct 31, 2021
39 - Three Points of No Return. Bermuda Triangles of North America
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It’s safe to say you have heard of the Bermuda Triangle. That terrifying slice of sea that swallows ships whole and plucks planes out of the air. But did you know this isn’t the only place where strange phenomena occurs? There are other triangles to be feared. Places in our world that you can unknowingly walk straight into, and never return from.

This week we visit Yosemite National Park’s Tenaya Canyon, where an alleged curse is to blame for deaths and mishaps, Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest where a string of disappearances left locals dumb founded, and to Alaska’s final frontier – to the triangle responsible for over 16,000 lost souls.

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Sources: NY Times,  Legends of America, Legends of America (2), All That's Interesting, Strange Outdoors, Wikipedia, LA Times, Britannica, Off The Wall: Death in Yosemite by Michael Ghiglieri and Charles Farabee 

Oct 25, 2021
People of the Parks - Kevin Grange
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In this segment, we will be having conversations with people who are involved with the NPS. Rangers, paramedics, historians, those who work in conservation, etc. As we have gotten deeper into research for the show, our love and appreciation for those who dedicate their time, expertise and passion to the park system as grown deeper as well. 

For our first guest, we spoke with Kevin Grange. He is a wilderness first responder who has spent seasons in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Yosemite. His newest book Wild Rescues gives an in depth and intimate look into some of the calls he has responded to within the parks, and does an amazing job of underlining his love and appreciation of these wild places.

You can find Kevin’s book at your local bookstore or follow this link https://amzn.to/2ZmDsle

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Oct 25, 2021
38- Día de los Muertos. Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatepetl
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The fall is the spookiest time of year. People from around the world have traditions for this season.  Death, lore, and hauntings seem to be at the forefront of everyone's minds. Join us this week as we head into Mexico and join one of the most famous celebration in the world, Dia de los Muertos, Day of the dead. Many people believe that this is Mexico's version of Halloween, although there are some parallels, this could not be farther from the truth. We discuss the ancient love story that created the volcanoes of Parque Nactional Iztaccihuatl. Come talk about burial practices and bone washing with us. We will visit the elaborate and colorful celebrations that surround these days along with ancient beliefs of what will happen to you when you die. Today we will not mourn the dead, but celebrate and honor them.

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Oct 18, 2021
37 - The Woman, The Myth, The Legend. Six Rivers National Forest.
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When someone mentions “Bigfoot”, a mental image pops into your mind, and we can take a pretty good guess on which one it is. A large, dark ape walking on two legs, head turned and arms swinging mid stride. You think of this particular snapshot because it’s everywhere. This iconic image is donned on apparel, signs, magazine covers and more. But do you know where it came from? 

This week we travel to northern California and into Six Rivers National Forest to learn how this immortalized image was captured, what happened in the aftermath, and how it changed the world of cryptozoology. Listen along as we debate the likelihood of this infamous creature existing, or not. Is it hiding out in the wildest corners of the world? Or does it exist only in the imagination of believers? We will give you the information from both sides of the Bigfoot fence, but it’s up to you to decide … do you believe?

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Sources: Idaho State University, National Geographic, BBC, Outside Online, Wikipedia, Canadian Encyclopedia, Cowboys & Indians, BFRO, South China Morning Post, Sasquatch History, Discover Magazine, The Experimenters


Oct 11, 2021
36 - Lore and Lingering Spirits. Haunted National Park Trails
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Happy October, spooky season has started!

Bring all of your hiking gear, plenty of water, and a ghost meter. We are kicking off the season by traveling all over the country to different National Parks and hiking along their most haunted trails. Join us as we travel to Channel Islands NP and visit a ghost who claimed the island as his own and cursed the island as he died there.  Wear you best hiking shoes as we head onto the trails of Rocky Mountain NP where spirits and deadly legends reside. Feel the lake shore breeze in your hair as we travel in the same footsteps as Diana of the Dunes, a feminist and conservationist, that never left the place she fought to protect. Come with us as we head down a trail in the Grand Canyon with no water sources, 1000 foot cliff drops and over 100 ghosts that walk the area. Keep your family and children close as we discover the darkest native lore that live within the deep forests of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Sources: Haunted Hikes by Maren Horjus. Piddlin. Weird California. Historical Society of Ogeden Dunes. Sangre De Cristo.

Oct 04, 2021
35 - An Island Murder Mystery. Galapagos National Park.
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This week we travel overseas and back in time to visit Galapagos National Park. Floreana, a small island in the archipelago has acted as a siren, lulling people from all over the world to her shores. Although her call was heard by many - some wanted her all to themselves. Come along as we learn about the history of the island, and discuss a real life Clue story, where we ponder 'who dunnit?' in what has gone down in history as the Galapagos Affair.

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Sources for this episode: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden the 2011 Documentary directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller. The Galapagos Conservancy, The Smithsonian , National Geographic , Wikipedia , The Culture Trip , Encyclopedia Britannica

Sep 27, 2021
Trail Tales 2
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We asked, you delivered. Welcome to our second Trail Tale episode where we share stories from you – to you! Our mix of stories today include personal tragedies, animal attacks and otherworldly experiences. Thank you to everyone who submitted a story – keep them coming! All stories shared with the permission of submitting parties

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Sep 20, 2021
34 - Amazing Animals - Rescue Stories from Parks Around the World
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Bring a passport because this week we're not only going to more than one park, but we are traveling around the world to get to them. In this episode we will explore a series of short amazing stories from around the globe. We are exploring almost unbelievable incidents of animals who rescue people, other species than their own, and even the environment.

Join us as we head to Serengeti National Park for the Great Migration and an unlikely hero who resides there. Keep your toddler close as we head to the National forests of Montana where a grizzly bear is acused of abducting a child. Pack a life vest as we head into the most dangerous waters in the world, located in a New Zealand National Park, where being consumed by a shark is a real threat. Meet Lady, the only survivor of her kind after poachers demolished her pride. Join us for these stories, and so much more.  These stories will make you really begin to think - Do animals have emotions and feelings? Can they sympathize with others? Are animals people too?

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Sources:  When Animals Rescue: Amazing True Stories about Heroic and Helpful Creatures by Belinda Recio.  National Geographic. Huffington Post. Serengeti National Park
Sep 13, 2021
33 - Presumed Dead. Kings Canyon National Park.
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Have you ever wondered what it was like to witness your own death? Your friends, siblings, parents – even your wife – have moved on. Accepted you as dead. There may have not been a body – but you went missing, deep in the Sierra Nevadas. But what if you survived? After weeks on end, alone and on the brink of starvation – you make it, returning home as a hero. Only to find the world you left behind is much different. Then, the same arms that welcomed you home as a hero push you away, and question your entire story. This nightmare was very real for Lieutenant David Steeves, who went missing in Kings Canyon National Park, returned from the grave and had his miraculous story of survival doubted – for the rest of his life.

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Sources: Red Book Magazine. The Big Carnival. Wikipedia. Sequoia Parks Conservancy
Sep 06, 2021
32- A Desolate Prison. Dry Tortugas National Park
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Join us this week as we head to Dry Tortugas National Park, but before we can go there we need to take a deep dive into some U.S history. Were going all the way back to the 1860's into the Civil War and following along with John Wilkes Booth as he assassinates Abraham Lincoln. Brush up on your horseback riding skills because we are going to be joining him as he flees on horseback into rural Virginia. 

John Wilkes Booth wasn't alone though. He had accomplices and they are going to have to pay the price for conspiring with him. When a friend Dr. Samuel Mudd gets convicted after helping John when he is injured fleeing, he is sent to the most desolate prison in the United States. Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas. The conditions here are horrid and being imprisoned in a place surrounded by ocean, there is no escape.... Or is there? 

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Aug 30, 2021
31 - Swallowed by the Jungle. Corcovado National Park.
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This week we are abroad... again! With so many National Parks around the world, we can’t help but venture to far off lands. Someone else who had that urge, was Cody Roman Dial. The son of a National Geographic explorer and field biologist, Cody (who preferred to go by his middle name, Roman) followed right in his father’s footsteps. His own travels brought him all over the world, on extraordinary adventures most of us could only dream of. His final adventure brought him to Costa Rica, where he walked into the jungle for the last time. Come along with us as we learn about Roman’s life, disappearance, and the lengths his family went to find out what happened to their son.

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Sources: The Adventurers’ Son by Roman Dial. Wikipedia. NY Times. Mens Journal. Environmental Justice Atlas. The Tico Times.


Aug 23, 2021
30 - Room 873 - Hauntings of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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Join us this week as we head to one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada, Banff National Park. In the 1800's settlers realized that with the beauty of this area, money and tourism was a huge opportunity. They decided to build a beautiful hotel in the heart of Banff National Park. What they weren't expecting when it was built, was all the spirits that would never leave and the mystery that lives in room 873.

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Sources: Connection Canada. Haunted Placed.Paranorms. The Line Up.
Aug 16, 2021
29 - Death By Lion. Tsavo National Park
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Man eaters. Two words that send shivers down your spine, that spark a deep, primal fear. Words that elicit dread, make your eyes widen, heart pump and legs tingle. Come along with us as we spend this week in Africa discussing the famous Tsavo man eating lions – with a twist. The grisly tale of what happened here in 1898 is undoubtedly among the most notorious tragedies in Kenya, but what can we learn from it? What drives lions to hunt humans, and will they ever stop?

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Learn more about the lions of Africa here.

Sources: The Lions of Tsavo - Exploring the Legacy of Africa’s Most Notorious Man Eaters. Smithsonian. Carnige Museum of Natural History. Washington Post. African Wildlife Foundation. Live Science. Free Range American.


Aug 09, 2021
28 - A Broken Neck and Endless Crevasses - Surviving Denali National Park
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This week we are heading deep into Denali National Park to summit Mount Foraker, the third tallest summit in the United States. Bring your ice picks and crampons because we are going to be climbing for this one.

When Colby Coombs, Tom Walter, and Ritt Kellog head out on a mountaineering expedition together the weather created a huge obstacle. With inches of snow falling everyday, huge crevasses, and avalanche conditions, this was no easy trek.
When an avalanche hits, trajedy stikes and leaves one climber with a broken neck. Making it back alive is going to be nearly impossible.

Based from the book and true story: In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World by Peter Potterfield

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Sources: Epic Stories from the Mountaineering World by Peter Potterfield. Backpacker. AMS.
Aug 02, 2021
27 - The Man Who Went Down With His Mountain. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
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This week we trek to our first National Monument! The 1980 Mount St. Helen’s eruption was the largest in US history, and claimed over 50 lives. Listen along as we meet one of the victims, Harry Truman, who left his mark on the mountain and who’s legacy lives on in the PNW.

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Sources:  Truman of St. Helens by Shirley Rosen. Wikipedia. USGS. US National Archives. Smithsonian
Jul 26, 2021
26 - The Widower - Rocky Mountain National Park
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This week we are taking you into Rocky Mountain National Park, make sure you bring your hiking shoes and poles, because we are going to be heading off trail for this one. For this episode we are going to be diving deep into the lives of Harold and Toni Henthorn. When the couple first got married and fell in love, things seemed wonderful. Slowly overtime though, red flags begin to emerge in this not so perfect marriage. When they head into the park for their wedding anniversary and Toni mysteriously dies, Harold is the first suspect. But no one could have ever guessed the lies he had told and what his previous life entailed.

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Sources: 48 hours: The Accidental Husband (s. 30 e. 46) Daily Mail. People.com. Rolling Stone. Frommers.
Jul 19, 2021
25 - Shifting Sands. Big Bend National Park.
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This week we take a journey through twists and turns to el despoblado – “the uninhabited land.” Big Bend National Park is a place on the far reaches of civilization that stands impartial as the troubles and toils of existence play out Most of the beings here are in a fight for their lives, struggling every single day just to ensure they see another. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if, despite all efforts, all wants and desires, you wanted to die ... but couldn’t?

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Sources:  Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil, Death Wish. Death in Big Bend - True Stories of Death & Rescue in Big Bend National Park by Laurence Parent. Medium.com. NPS.
Jul 12, 2021
24- Forrest Fenn's Treasure, Death and Crime. Yellowstone and Beyond.
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Forrest Fenn was dying when he decided to come up with a treasure hunt. He had plans to give 2 million dollars worth of his gold and treasures to anyone that could find where he hid it. He wrote a poem with 9 clues that would lead one lucky person somewhere into the Rocky Mountains. What he wasn't counting on was all the people that would die, the destruction it would cause, and the crimes that he himself would become a victim of.

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Sources:Chasing the Thrill - Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi. Medium.com. Jackson Hole News. CBS News.

Jul 05, 2021
23 - Lights in the Sky. Great Sand Dunes National Park
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For this week’s adventure, we are heading to somewhere that prides itself on exploration of the Park after dark. Bring those night vision goggles and an open mind as we travel to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park where we discuss one of the state’s longest running unsolved mystery - the case of Snippy the horse, lights in the sky above Colorado, and contemplate the age-old question – are we alone?

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Sources: Wikipedia. Dark Sky Association. Colorado National Park Trips. UFO Watchtower. NPS.
Jun 28, 2021
22 - The Strange Disappearance of Glen and Bessie Hyde. Grand Canyon National Park
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Bring your life preserves, lots of food and water, and a camera! We are taking you down an epic trip in the Grand Canyon down the Colorado River in a sweep scow boat. When newly wed couple, Glen and Bessie Hyde set out to the Grand Canyon to set records as the fastest river runners and the first woman to ever run the canyon, they had high hopes but just after a month on their journey they disappear. Their disappearance is anything but normal and they seem to just vanish into thin air. This sparks lots of rumors and theories of what could have happened to them and brings us on a long journey of possibilities. It even makes us question the motives and who people are even years later.

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Sources: Wikipedia. Strange Outdoors. Listverse. NAU.
Jun 21, 2021
21 - Little Islands. The Dark History of America’s National Parks
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To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, we take a step back in history as Danielle flips back the pages of time and brings us to a dark chapter in US history. National Parks, some of our favorite places in the world, were once home to thousands of Native Peoples. Today we are familiar with why National Parks were created – to protect land and resources from development, and "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people", but do we really know how they were created? The lands we benefit from and enjoy today came at the expense of others, others who lived and worshiped on those same lands for millennia. Lands that were stolen.

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Sources: The Atlantic. NPS. Phys. Scientific American. Parks.ca. NCSL. Smithsonian. The Conversation. NPS. Outside. Wikipedia. Grand Canyon Guru
Jun 14, 2021
20 - The World's Highest Graveyard. Sagarmatha National Park
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Pack all of your cold weather gear, trash bags, and oxygen tanks. We are heading to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest in Sagarmatha National Park. In the past 80 years over 300 people have died on this mountain and many of their bodies have never been recovered.

While tourism to summit Mount Everest has brought money to the country of Nepal it has also brought a huge problem, litter. In a climate where survival is more important than being respectful to our planet, over 100,000 pounds of trash have been left ontop of Mount Everest, cantaminating their water resources. Today we will join a group of Nepali Sherpas who head out to summit Mount Everest to rid it's peaks of garbage but to also recover bodies, something that has never before been done. We will join them on this crueling 29 day adventure where each one of their lives is at risk every single day. With avalanches, freezing temperatures, and oxygen levels not compatible with survival, this team has a lot of obstacles to overcome if they are to make it out alive.

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Sources: Documentary - Death Zone. CMM. Sky News. NBC News.The Guardian
Jun 07, 2021
19 - Panthers and Crocodiles and Death, Oh My! Everglades National Park.
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Fasten your seat belts folks, we are in for a wild ride. Come along if you dare as we wade through Everglades National Park. Walking the line between elegant and eerie, dynamic and deadly this is a Park with danger around every murky corner. The largest wilderness East of the Mississippi has larger than life stories, and we have just barley skimmed the surface.

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Sources for this episode: DOI. Muderpedia. Wikipedia. Mysterious Universe. Naples Daily News. Fire Rescue 1. News Press. Ozy. AP News. BAAA.
May 31, 2021
18 - Night of the Grizzles - Part 2 - Glacier National Park
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Welcome back Night of the Grizzlies - Part 2.

Bring your medical supplies, this is a rescue mission to find and save these two missing girls who just suffered horrific bear attacks. And bring a pencil and a pad of paper because at the end of this story were going to have a lesson in bear safety and what you will need to do if you ever encounter one.

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Source for this episode: Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olson
May 24, 2021
17- Night of the Grizzlies - Part 1 - Glacier National Park
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This week we are taking you deep into the backcountry where the world is still wild and unpredictable. The views may be beautiful but this is no time to get distracted because you never know what might be lurking in the thick brush of Glacier National Park. On this trip you’re going to need to stay alert, bring all of your gear, and bring plenty of protection.

For this episode we will be retelling the story of Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olson, A true story that took place in Glacier National Park during the summer of 1967. The events that took place this summer built up to TWO catastrophic incidents that would change the way we look at Grizzly bears forever. And this is just the beginning....

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Source: Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olson

May 17, 2021
16 - Mistake or Malice? Zion National Park
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Set aside your fear of heights and keep an open mind as we embark on the Observation Point Trail in Zion National Park – the same trail where Patricia Bottarini lost her life. Today, 24 years later, whether her death was a result of an ill intentioned husband or a tragic accident is not clear. In this week’s episode listen as Danielle walks us through the events leading up to her death, and the controversy that followed.

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Sources: Dispatch Argus. NWI Times. Desert News. US Department of Interior. Alpinist. Death in Zion National Park: Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in Utah's Grand Circle.
May 10, 2021
15- Stranded in Isle Royale National Park with Windigo
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Pack your bags and bring plenty of supplies, who knows how long you will be joining us in Isle Royale National Park. In this episode we are taking you back to the 1800s during the Copper Rush around Lake Superior. When an indigenous woman and her French-Canadian voyageur husband are asked to head to Isle Royale to scope out copper they agree to stay there for three months during the summer, but when no one comes back for them they need to figure out how to survive the harsh winter of northern Michigan. With starvation and the spirit of Windigo lurking, surviving this winter is going to be extremely difficult.

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Sources: Mikel B. Classen On The Road. Canadian Connections. Encyclopedia.com
May 03, 2021
14 - Spirits of the Stanley. Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Pack your overnight back and don’t forget to sign the guest book, this week we are headed to one of the most famous - and haunted - hotels in America. Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, for over 100 years the walls of this building have been filled with laughter, music and joy, but those same walls have also trapped spirits - spirits who have no problem making their presence known. Today, we are checking into the Stanley Hotel.

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Sources: It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park by Phyllis J Perry. Legends of America. Coloradoan. Visit Estes Park. Stanley Hotel. Wikipedia. Colorado National Park Trips
Apr 26, 2021
13- A Fatal Lightning Strike and the Jenny Lake Rangers - Grand Teton National Park
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Check the weather before you head out on this adventure and leave any metal objects at home. In this episode we head to Grand Teton National Park and follow the journey of a group of climbers from Idaho who head out to summit the Grand Teton. When a lightning bolt hits 6 climbers at once, their only chance of survival are the Jenny Lake Rangers, the most elite group of rescue climbers in the entire United States National Park system. Come follow along with their journey, based from the book and true story, A Bolt from the Blue by Jennifer Woodlief.

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Sources: A Bolt From the Blue by Jennifer Woodleif 
Apr 19, 2021
12 - How Not To Die. Yellowstone Edition
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Grab your notebooks and sharpen those pencils, it’s time to take notes on how to not die in Yellowstone. Designated as the world’s first national park, Yellowstone is unique in so many ways. From its distinct thermal features, various species of iconic wildlife and picturesque landscapes this park draws in millions of visitors annually. 149 years of people flooding the gates, roadways and trails has left Yellowstone with its fair share of tragedy. So much in fact, that hundreds of stories have filled thousands of pages in our history books. As with every historical event, there is always a lesson to be found. Usually, a lesson of what not to do. Sadly, humans have a way of ignoring those messages and are doomed to repeat history again and again. Come along as Danielle and Cassie discuss disastrous tales of death in Yellowstone, and if you listen closely and are open to learning something new, you may just survive your next visit.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park. NPS. Washington Post. NPS Suffragettes
Apr 12, 2021
11 - Mercy or Murder? Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Grab your camping gear and make sure you bring plenty of water. This might be a good time to leave your best friend at home. This week we are taking you to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. When two friends from Boston head out on a cross-country road trip to California, they stop at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico to camp for the night. What was supposed to be a one night camping trip ends up being longer than either of them expected and only one of them makes it out alive. Join us this week as we take you down this journey of twists and turns that will make you question your own morals and what you might be capable of doing in dire situations.

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Sources for the episode: NY Times. South Coast Today. LA Times.
Apr 05, 2021
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Mar 30, 2021
10 - Bodies in Water. Olympic National Park.
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Keep your eyes on the road and be aware of your surroundings. Come along with us as we wade through Olympic National Park’s Lake Crescent - beautiful waters that harbor some truly dark stories. This lake has drawn in people from around the world with its beauty, calling out like a siren. But just like the storied mermaids who use their enchanting calls to lure in sailors, the waters of this lake have drawn in many unfortunate souls that eventually meet a watery demise.

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Sources for the episode: Olympic National Park Trips. The Seattle Times. Peninsula Daily News. Seattle PI.
Mar 29, 2021
9- Patagonia. The Death of a Conservation Legend
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Grab your passports and your life jackets. In our very first episode completely dedicated to a National Park abroad, we head to Patagonia. In this episode we explore the iconic lives of Kris and Doug Tompkins and all the strides they've made in the world of conservation. Unfortunately, in the midst of these accomplishments, Doug passed away in a tragic kayaking accident. We discuss exactly what happened the day of his death and the extreme conditions that led to his demise. This power couple, even amongst tragedy, inspires the world to do better and to take action to save the environment.

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Sources: National Geographic. Gear Junkie. Tompkins Conservation
Mar 22, 2021
8 - Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women of Our National Parks
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Throughout history, women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicity have made monumental impacts on National Parks here in the US and throughout the world. But why don't we learn about them? Men like John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt make frequent appearances in our history books when it comes to National Park history, but as the old saying goes - behind every great man is an even greater woman. So in that spirit - ladies, let's get in formation. In honor of Women's History Month we want to share stories a sampling of stories from the great women of the past and present.

Women in Parks Program: The National Park Foundation has launched a fund to support the NPS share a more comprehensive and inclusive American narrative that amplifies the voices of women.

The Thin Green Line: An organization dedicated to protecting nature’s protectors by providing vital support to Park Rangers and their communities who are the front-line of conservation.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources for this episode: NPCA. NPS. Mental Floss. National Geographic. Switch Back Kids. Mongabay News. IUCN.
Mar 15, 2021
7 - Cannibals in the Great Smoky Mountains?
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Bring your hiking boots and pack all your summer camping gear. We are taking you to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This episode is inspired by a viral Tik Tok video that surfaced with the claims of cannibals living inside the park and specifically, these cannibals are the reason for the long time debated disappearance of 6 year old, Dennis Martin. We're diving deep into this entire investigation of his disappearance, day by day, and debunking the mystery of what could have happened to him. Is it possible that he was abducted by cannibalistic people inside the park? Tune in and find out.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources for the episode: NPS. Knox News.
Mar 08, 2021
6 - The Greatest Tragedy. Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mt. Rainier has been the site of more than 400 recorded deaths since it was established as a National Park in 1899. Tragedy is no stranger of the glaciated peak with causes of death including climbing accidents, falls, avalanches, murder and suicide. However this 75 year old accident still holds the solemn title for the single greatest tragedy in the history of the park. Strap in and hold on tight as Danielle talks us through the Curtis Commando R5C crash of 1946.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources: The Spokesman Review. Medium. Seattle PI. History Link. The Mountaineers
Mar 01, 2021
Trail Tales 1
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Gather round as we share stories from you, to you in our first ever listener episode! From UFOs to the paranormal, spooky findings and search and rescue missions, you really nailed it! All stories shared with the permission of submitting parties

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.  
Feb 22, 2021
4 - A Serial Killer in Yosemite
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Pack all your things, bring your camera and make sure to have a friend with you at all times. And whatever you do, make sure you do NOT open the door for strangers. This week we are heading to Yosemite to discuss the gruesome murders that happened there in 1999 which left the park a ghost town for months. 

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources: History.com. ABC News. CBS News.
Feb 14, 2021
3 - Death in Denali. Carnivores of Katmai.
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Pack all your gear and don’t forget the bear spray as we head out to Alaska. In this week’s episode, Cassie starts us off in Denali National Park and recounts the tragic tale of the deadliest climbing accident in the Park’s history. Then, Danielle takes us to Katmai National Park where she shares with us the tragic demise of grizzly bear researcher and advocate Timothy Treadwell.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website


Sources: 5280 Magazine. Only In Your State. Grizzly Man (Documentary). Yellowstone by Bearman. Wikipedia.
Feb 08, 2021
2 - Mammoth Mysteries. Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Grab your flashlight and stick with the group as we enter Mammoth Cave National Park. With hundreds of miles of caves and thousands of years of history, it's easy to get lost in here. Come listen as Danielle guides us through the Park's colorful and at times, dark, past. Hear the stories of those who have explored, lived and died in these caves, and perhaps never left.   

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources: National Geographic. Oh Ranger. How Stuff Works. Smithsonian. National Parks Traveler
Feb 01, 2021
1 - Unsolved. Shenandoah and Acadia National Park.
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Lace up those hiking boots and get ready to enter Shenandoah and Acadia National Park. In the first episode of National Park After Dark, listen along as Cassie and Danielle tell the tragic tales of Julianne Williams, Lollie Winans and Leslie Spellman – three women who came to explore these parks, but never left.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episode, bonus content and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook , and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website

Sources for this episode:  Death in Acadia: And Other Misadventures in Maine's National Park. Fox Bangor. Savage Watch. Appalachian Trail Mysteries. NBC Washington. Blue Ridge Outdoors. Strange Outdoors
Jan 25, 2021