June 16, 2020

Episode 14: Casey Schreiner and the Joy of Local Hikes

In this episode, Griffith Park, mountain lions, blogs, Lyme disease, and the benefits of local hiking. We’re talking with Casey Schreiner, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Modern Hiker and author of LA Times bestseller ‘Discovering Griffith Park.’

Show Notes

  • 01:00 – What is Modern Hiker how did it get started?
  • 03:50 – First book: ‘Day Hiking Los Angeles’
  • 08:00 – What makes Griffith Park a special place
  • 14:50 – Mountain lions, rattlesnakes and other wildlife of Griffith Park
  • 16:50 – Personal highlights of Griffith Park
  • 20:10 – The “best” way to hike to the Hollywood Sign
  • 24:06 – Did you ever imagine that hiking would be a big part of your identity?
  • 26:00 – Advocacy for the outdoors vs social shaming
  • 34:39 – ‘Lost LA’ history show on KCET, and the “Untold History of Griffith Park”
  • 36:25 – Getting caught in the big earthquake in Nepal
  • 39:13 – Favorite international hike
  • 40:45 – The joy and benefits of local hikes and parks
  • 45:30 – The best ways to find local parks and trails

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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