• S6 Summit- Wildlife

    In the third of the four Summit episodes of Season 6, Mike and Dusty look at the Wildlife and ecosystems of the six parks of season 6 including Mammoth Cave National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs National Park, Gateway Arch National Park, Big Bend National Park, and Shenandoah National Park.

    For more of our episodes on hikes in this and other National Parks, click here

    To browse through our entire Library of hiking trail episodes, Trail Mix episodes, interviews, and more, visit our Episode Finder.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 26m - Jul 22, 2024
  • S6 Summit- Histories

    In the second of the four Summit episodes of Season 6, Mike and Dusty look at the various histories of the six parks of season 6 including Mammoth Cave National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs National Park, Gateway Arch National Park, Big Bend National Park, and Shenandoah National Park.

    For more of our episodes on hikes in this and other National Parks, click here

    To browse through our entire Library of hiking trail episodes, Trail Mix episodes, interviews, and more, visit our Episode Finder.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 31m - Jul 15, 2024
  • S6 Summit- Visitorship

    In the first of the four Summit episodes of Season 6, Mike and Dusty look at the Visitorship numbers and and ways to access the six parks of season 6 including Mammoth Cave National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs National Park, Gateway Arch National Park, Big Bend National Park, and Shenandoah National Park.

    For more of our episodes on hikes in this and other National Parks, click here

    To browse through our entire Library of hiking trail episodes, Trail Mix episodes, interviews, and more, visit our Episode Finder.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 36m - Jul 8, 2024
  • 121- Dark Hallow Falls: Shenandoah National Park

    On their final hike in Shenandoah National Park, Mike and Dusty descend into the valley to hike Dark Hallow Falls.


    For more of our episodes on hikes in this and other National Parks, click here

    To browse through our entire Library of hiking trail episodes, Trail Mix episodes, interviews, and more, visit our Episode Finder.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks



    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 51m - Jul 1, 2024
  • Pride Mix: Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center with Diana Rodriguez

    Leading up to the official opening of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, Mike and Dusty talk with Diana Rodriguez, the CEO and one of the cofounders of Pride Live, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating awareness and support for the LGBTQIA+ community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality.

    Through her extensive career of advocacy, Diana has done some incredible work, including spearheading the effort to establish the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, which will open on June 28, 2004 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 41m - Jun 24, 2024
  • 120- Hawksbill Mountain: Shenandoah National Park

    Mike and Dusty make a triangle trail out of hiking Hawksbill Mountain just off Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 40m - Jun 17, 2024
  • Pride Mix: Te'Ana Boone and the Queer Inclusion Conservation Crew

    In the first Pride Mix of Season 6, Mike and Dusty sit down with Te'Ana Boone to hear about her work in Saguaro National Park and beyond with the Queer Inclusion Conservation Crew. They chat everything from trail maintenance to work with invasive species to tarantulas and rare birds.

    This program was made possible by the National Park Foundation. To learn more about the programs from the National Park Foundation, visit natiionalparks.org.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 35m - Jun 10, 2024
  • 119- Big Rock Falls: Shenandoah National Park

    From Skyline Drive, Mike and Dusty cross Big Meadow to hike the Big Rock Falls Trail to see waterfalls, moss, and even some of the Appalachian Trail.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 49m - Jun 3, 2024
  • Trail Mix: Northern California Hiking with Felicia Leo Kemp

    Dusty and Mike sit down with Felicia Leo Kemp to discuss the trails, parks, and terrain of hiking in Northern California.

    Felicia Leo Kemp is the author of Northern California Hiking along with Anne Marie Brown published by Moon Travel Guides and available on Moon.com.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 40m - May 27, 2024
  • 118- Mary's Rock: Shenandoah National Park

    After years of seeing it as a top hiking recommendation, Mike and Dusty hike Mary's Rock via the Pinnacles Picnic Area, just off Skyline Drive, in Shenandoah National Park.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 48m - May 20, 2024
  • Trail Mix: Colorado Hiking with Josh Berman

    Mike and Dusty sit down with Josh Berman, author of the Moon Travel Guides to Colorado Hiking and Colorado Camping, to discuss hiking in Colorado in the National Parks and beyond.


    To purchase the Moon Travel Guides to Colorado Hiking or Colorado Camping, visit Moon.com.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 40m - May 13, 2024
  • 117- West Side Trails: Hot Springs National Park

    Mike and Dusty hike the West Side Trails and make the journey to Tiny Town Depot in Hot Springs National Park.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang




    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 41m - May 6, 2024
  • Trail Mix: Science of Hot Springs NP

    Mike and Dusty break down the Goldilocks circumstance that creates the geothermal features of Hot Springs National Park.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang






    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 16m - Apr 29, 2024
  • 116- Buckstaff Bathhouse: Hot Springs National Park

    Mike and Dusty get the full bathhouse experience at the Buckstaff Bathhouse in Hot Springs National Park.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 44m - Apr 22, 2024
  • Trail Mix: National Park Foundation with Lise Aangeenbrug

    Mike and Dusty sit down and chat with Lise Aangenbrug of the National Park Foundation and here about their work with the National Park Service and the intersectional programming they create for community groups.

    To find our more about their work, visit NationalParks.org


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 40m - Apr 15, 2024
  • 115- Hot Springs Mountain Trails: Hot Springs National Park

    Mike and Dusty travel to Arkansas and hike the Hot Spring Mountain trails on the east side of Hot Springs National Park.

    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 43m - Apr 8, 2024
  • Trail Mix: Manifest Destiny Bullsh*t

    In connection with Gateway Arch National Park and the various moments in history that the Gateway Arch represents, Mike and Dusty look at the history of European colonialism through the lens of Manifest Destiny and how it contributed to the bullsh*t that is American Exceptionalism.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 19m - Apr 1, 2024
  • 114- Gateway Arch National Park: Part 2

    Mike and Dusty explore the grounds of Gateway Arch National Park and venture on the River Boat and head up the Mississippi River.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 37m - Mar 25, 2024
  • Trail Mix: Corps of Discovery

    Mike and Dusty look at the expedition led by Lewis and Clark and the many indigenous tribes that provided them help on their exploration of the West and how it is connected to Gateway Arch National Park.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 14m - Mar 18, 2024
  • 113- Gateway Arch National Park: Part 1

    Dusty and Mike hike across St. Louis, Missouri to the Gateway Arch National Park. In this episode, they explore the museum and go to the top of the Arch.


    Instagram: @GazeAtTheNationalParks

    Facebook: Gaze at the National Parks

    #gazeatthenationalparks

    #hikeearlyhikeoften

    #adventureisoutthere

    Hosted by Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan

    Episode Editing by Dustin Ballard

    Original Artwork by Michael Ryan

    Original Music by Dave Seamon and Mariella Klinger

    Music Producer: Skyler Fortgang



    Our listeners can get 20% off ANY Moon Travel Guide at Moon.com. Use offer Code GAZE24 at checkout.

    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Outdoor Electronics: www.google.com


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/gaze-at-the-national-parks/donations

    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
    S6 - 55m - Mar 11, 2024
Audio Player Image
Gaze At the National Parks
Loading...