FMLT the Podcast

Can’t get enough Fat Man Little Trail? Well now you can hear him on a podcast, for better or worse.

Winter Hikes and Winter Gear Fat Man Little Trail

I recently took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and saw so many visitors ill prepared for hiking in the winter weather.  People were slipping on the snow and ice of the trails and didn't seem to be dressed properly for the blustery conditions.  I wanted to do a quick podcast of some of the tips I have learned in my year of hiking in the mountains of Colorado in the winter.  Plus a hike of the week that really had my legs shaking. #hiking #nature #outdoors #weather #winter #hikinggear #hikes #colorado #winterhiking #adventure #explore — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fatmanlittletrail/support
  1. Winter Hikes and Winter Gear
  2. Adventure on Us with John and Erica
  3. National Park Capable
  4. First Moose Sightings Other Wildlife Musings
  5. The first Night Hike and Fall Colors

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Episode 22 – Winter Hikes and Winter Gear

I recently took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and saw so many visitors ill prepared for hiking in the winter weather. People were slipping on the snow and ice of the trails and didn’t seem to be dressed properly for the blustery conditions. I wanted to do a quick podcast of some of the tips I have learned in my year of hiking in the mountains of Colorado in the winter. Plus a hike of the week that really had my legs shaking.

Episode 21 – John and Erica with Adventure On Us

I have met John and Erica through Instagram and have always enjoyed following them. Well talking to them was like talking to old friends. We talked about their experience hiking the John Muir trail, how hiking has improved their mental health, and the company they founded, Adventure On Us and how they are giving back to the hiking community. #hiking #podcast #johnmuir #outdoors #leavenotrace #thruhiking #adventure #explore #nature

Episode 20 – Amanda with National Park Capable

If you are looking to be inspired look no further. I was able to speak with Amanda Powell of the upcoming website National Park Capable. Amanda, who has Cerebral Palsy, has a goal of hiking all of the countries National Parks and putting together a website of accessible hikes for those who might need a bit of assistance. She truly shows that the outdoors should be enjoyed by everyone!

Episode 19 – The First Moose and Other Wildlife Musings

Have you ever thought back to your excitement in seeing an animal in the wild for the first time? I took a trip with my Cousin and watched her react to seeing a moose for the first time and it was fun if not a little painful for me. That story and my favorite animal around plus another good fall hike for my Colorado friends in this weeks podcast.

Episode 18 – The First Night Hike and Fall Colors

I have done some morning hikes where the sun was coming up but I decided to give hiking at sun set a shot.  It gets dark quick!  I learned some very valuable lessons on my first hike in the dark but it ended up better than it started!  Also, in this weeks hike of the week I talk about an easy way to find some fall colors if you live in Colorado.

Episode 17 – Raising Hikers with Kristin Tillack

This week on the Podcast I jump into a topic that I know very little about, hiking with kids!  My guest Kristin runs the website, RaisingHikers.com and has some great advice and tips on hitting the trails with the younger ones in tow.  I certainly learned a lot and hope you do as well.

Episode 16 – 14ers and Recover with Physical Therapist Cristin McGetrick

I sat down with Physical Therapist Cristin McGetrick and we discussed the differences between working out at sea level and at altitude. She gives some advice, that she forgets to take, on hiking Colorado’s Iconic 14ers and how to prep and recover from strenuous exercise.

Episode 15 – Living the Best life after 40 with Damian Geleyns

This week in the Podcast I got to chat with Damian Geleyns who is the inspiring guy behind the website Legendlifeafter40.com.  Damian lives a life full of adventure and inspires many others as well! We talk about what motivated him to begin his active lifestyle, his goal and mission with Legend Life after 40, his new book, and his new project to help motivate other to live their best life, the 52 experiences challenge. I hope you join us for a bit of inspiration and good living vibes! 

Episode 14 – Change of Plans

It is important to be prepared when you go out on a hike or any outdoor adventure, but some times those plans have to change.  No matter the reason it is important to be prepared with a back up plan.  Sometimes that means not finishing a goal because it isn’t safe. Sometimes you try and you fail a goal and that’s OK.

Episode 13 – Rocky Mountain and Estimations

I took a trip up to Rocky Mountain National Park and saw some wildlife but I’m not sure if it actually counts.  Plus, I discuss estimations on hikes and why everything always seems to be a half mile away.  Finally, the hike of the week takes us to Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Episode 12 – How to Identify and Avoid Bad Weather on the trail.

I had the opportunity to talk to Meteorologist Matt Makens about how to plan for, spot, and react to weather situations while out in nature.  Matt has some great advice on how to make you safer in the outdoors.

Episode 11 Permit Systems and Hoodoos

With more and more parks moving towards a timed entry or reservation system I thought I would give you my opinions on that.  I also have a new hike of the week.  This time making our way to Bryce Canyon and some of the wonders there.

Episode 10 – The Return of the Podcast

After a bit of a hiatus I have returned to the podcast.  I talk briefly about my hiatus, my favorite hike of the week, The 52 Hike Challenge that is so special and motivating to me, and I have a suggestion for a blog that the east coasters might enjoy.