Welcome to Hiking Bob



Hiking Bob has joined with Studio 809 to do podcasts for all things related to hiking and outdoors activities in the Pikes Peak region and beyond.  You can listen to or download the podcasts directly from the links below, or download or subscribe to them from iTunes by clicking here or by searching for "Outdoors with Hiking Bob".


1.   Interview with Trails and Open Space Coalition Executive Director Susan Davies (8/3/16)

2.  Interview with Sarah Simon from All Breed Dog Rescue (8/8/16)

3.  Interview with Lynette Reagan from Colorado Springs Walking Club (8/10/16)

4.  Interview with boating and water safety instructor Mike Badger (8/24/16)

5.  Interview with cycling advocate Allen Beauchamp (8/31/16)

6.  Interview with Rocky Mountain Field Institute Executive Director Jennifer Peterson (9/7/16)

7.   Bob talks about drones, dogs, fall colors and more... (9/14/16)

8.  Interview with Steve Bremner from the Friends of the Peak (9/21/16)

9.  Co-host Kevin joins the podcast and they discuss climbing Pikes Peak, the Grand Canyon and more (9/28/16)

10.  Bob talks with Gisele Miyamoto, who solo hiked the entire Colorado Trail in 2016 (10/5/16)

11.   Bob and Kevin talk about cell phone use on trails and in parks, trail ethics and more  (10/12/16)

12.  Bob & Kevin talk about cell phone apps for hiking; winter hiking prep; wildland fires; rescued bunnies (10/19/16)

13.  Bob talks with the Incline Friends about many topics regarding the Manitou Incline (10/25/16)

14.  Bob and Kevin talk about millennials and the outdoors (11/2/16)

15.  Bob and Kevin talk about hiking the Grand Canyon, a new map for Palmer Park, and hiking the Crags (11/9/16)

16.  Bob talks with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates about their history, mission and a new trail (11/16/16)

17.  Bob & Kevin discuss Thanksgiving & all the people & groups they thank for making outdoor rec possible (11/24/16)

18.  Holiday gift-giving suggestions from Bob and Kevin (11/30/16)

19.  The Manitou Incline re-opens and winter hiking tips with Bob and Kevin (12/7/16)

20.  Bob talks with Friends of Ute Valley Park president Dan Woods (12/14/16)

21.   Bob interviews El Paso County Parks director Tim Wolken (12/21/16)

22.   Interview with Colorado Springs Parks director Karen Palus (12/28/16)

23.   Bob and Kevin look back at 2016 and forward to 2017 (1/4/17)

24.   Bob and Kevin talk about what to do and where to go for winter fun (1/11/17)

25.   Bob and Kevin discuss the economic impact of outdoor recreation (1/18/17)

26.   An interview with John Hawk from the Guardians of Palmer Park (1/24/17)

27.  "Secret" trails and hiking bucket lists (2/1/17)

28.  More about hiking bucket lists, listener e-mail, and getting ready for the summer camping season (2/8/17)

29.  Bob talks with Pat Cooper from the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park (2/15/17)

30.  Bob and Kevin talk about President's Day, the Antiquities Act and Colorado's National Monuments (2/22/17)

31.   An interview with Christopher Aaby from the Catamount Institute (3/1/17)

32.  Bob and Kevin talk about the history behind some of Colorado Springs' parks (3/8/17)

33.  Bob and Kevin catch up on some recent hikes that they've done outside of the immediate area (3/15/17)

34.  Bob and Kevin talk about the "State of the Outdoors" event, and hiking on Barr Trail (3/22/17)

35.  A new interview with Trails and Open Space Exec. Director Susan Davies (3/29/17)

36.  Bob talks again with Jennifer Peterson, Exec. Director of RMFI (4/5/17)

37.  Bob talk with Friends of Cheyenne Cañon President Chris Beyer (4/12/17)

38.  Bob discusses a range of topics, including Hanging Lake, National Park Week, Earth Day and more (4/19/17)

39. Bob and Kevin talk about spring break hiking, compare the hiking experience in Colorado to other states (4/26/17)

40. Bob talks with the Colorado Springs Parks Department about the TOPS tax anniversary and more (5/3/17)

41. Bob and Kevin talk about hiking guide books and unique hikes (5/10/17)

42.  It's just Bob this week with a short podcast while spending time hiking in Moab (5/17/17)

43.  Bob and Kevin talk about Memorial Day and National Trails Day (5/24/17) 

44.  Bob talks with Allen Beauchamp about progress in the Legacy Loop project (5/31/17)

45.  Bob and Kevin talk about Kevin's backpacking trip, Bob's trip to Yosemite and new maps (6/7/17)

46.  Bob & Kevin answer the age-old question:  Are you lost, or just don't know where you're at? (6/14/17)

47.  Bob talks with adventurer Jerry Rhodes, Part 1 (6/21/17)

48.  Bob and Jerry Rhodes, Part 2 (6/28/17)

49.  It's just Bob this week: hiking trails along Cottonwood Pass, the Manitou Incline, Stove Mt and more (7/5/17)

50.  Bob and Kevin talk about doing another 14er, alpine lakes, hammock camping and more (7/12/17)

51.  Bob talks with the people behind Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Kids on Bikes and the Pedal Station (7/19/17)

52.  Bob and Kevin discuss hiking Barr Trail, the Incline, getting a new backpack and much more (7/26/17)

53.  One year of podcasts, offline outdoor phone apps, Ring the Peak Trail system (8/2/17)

54.  Interview with Deborah Hall, author of "Base Camp Las Vegas" (8/9/17)

55.  Bob & Kevin talk about Kevin's trip through Utah, Nevada and Arizona, the solar eclipse and recent hikes (8/16/17)

56.  Bob talks about his trek to chase and shoot the solar eclipse (8/23/17)

57.  Kevin's recent trip through Utah, Nevada and Arizona, the eclipse, accidents on Capital Peak (8/30/17)

58.  Bob talks with the Black Forest Trails Association (9/6/17)

59. Bob & Kevin talk about backpacking to Ice Lake, hiking in Black Canyon National Park, maps and more (9/13/17)

60. Bob & Kevin talk about funding Colorado's State Parks, efforts to reduce deaths on 14er's & hiking safety (9/20/17) 

61. Bob talks with the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (9/27/17)

62.  Bob hiking in Great Sand Dunes; the work done in Bear Creek; re-opening of Waldo Canyon (10/4/17)

63.  Bob and Kevin discuss hiking in the newly re-opened Waldo Canyon (10/11/17)

64.  El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller talks about 2017 ballot issue 1A (10/18/17)

65.  Photographers and year round campers David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick (10/25/17)

66.  Bob and Kevin discuss proposed fee increases to National Parks, the 2017 IndyGive, and more (11/1/17)

67. Bob and Kevin talk about hiking in Utah and Green Mountain Falls; new Keen boots; gift ideas (11/8/17)

68.  Bob talks with "A Walk for Sunshine" author/hiker Jeff Alt about hiking the Appalachian Trail (11/15/17)

69.  Bob & Kevin discuss Thanksgiving; re-opening of the Manitou Incline; Palmer Land Trust; Indy Give (11/23/17)

70.  Bob & Kevin re-visit proposed increased fees at National Parks; Forest Service jobs; Indy Give and more (11/29/17)

71.  Bob talks about his experiences hiking and as a tourist in Kauai, Hawaii (12/6/17)

72.   Bob & TOSC's Susan Davies recap what 2017 meant for outdoor rec, and what may be in store for 2018 (12/13/17)

73.  The "Blue Frame" controversy; recent hikes; Aiken Canyon new schedule; last minute gift ideas (12/20/17)

74.  Colorado Springs Parks Director Karen Palus discusses 2017 accomplishments and goals for 2018​ (12/27/17)

75.  El Paso County Parks Director Tim Wolken talks about 2017 and goals for 2018 (1/3/18)

76.  Bob and Kevin talk about 2017's accomplishments, goals for 2018. Where's the snow? Being prepared (1/10/18)

77.  Bob and Kevin discuss hiking totals, recent hikes, park master plans, and more. (1/17/18)

78.  Bob talks with the Friends of Monument Preserve (1/24/18)

79.  Bob talks with Mikah Meyer about his trek to visit all 417 Nat Park Svc sites and his message of inclusion (1/31/18)

80.  North Cheyenne Canon Park Master Plan; recent hikes & planned hikes; book signing and more (2/7/18)

​81. Colorado Parks and Wildlife funding; did Colorado "lose" a 14er? More...  (2/14/18)

82.  Update on funding for CPW; making the Colorado Lottery permanent; Barr Trail parking; and more (2/21/18)

83.  Hikers in trouble and a hiker rescued; recent hikes; North Cheyenne Canon Park Master Plan and more (2/28/19)

84.  Hiking on secret and remote trails; extended hours on Pikes Peak Highway; and more (3/7/18)

85.  Interview with Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates president Cory Sutela (3/14/18)

86.  Affects of the Cog Railway closure; more on extended hours on the Pikes Peak Highway; Fire danger (3/21/28)

87.  Bob talks with Darcie Hannigan from the Palmer Land Trust (3/28/18

88.  Bob interviews Trails End Tap Room owner Kevin Weese (4/4/18)

89.  National Park Service re-considers entry fee hikes; recent hikes; Barr Trail and Manitou Incline and more (4/11/18)

90.  Friends of the Garden of the Gods President Hank Scarangella (4/18/18)

91.  Cheyenne Mountain State Park Manager Mitch Martin (4/25/18)

92.   Penn State's outdoor rec groups; is technology while hiking bad; the most difficult trails in the region. (5/2/18)

93. ​ Rattlesnakes and your dog; 10 difficult hikes; Duluth Trading comes to Colorado Springs (5/9/18)

94.  Recent hikes; re-introducing wolves; wildflower sightings; bear attack; urban wildlife; Hanging Lake (5/16/18)

95.  Mandy Horvath, and her determination to overcome challenges after a life changing accident (5/23/18)

96.  Climbing a 14er; hiking in Mesa Verde Nat'l Park and Mancos State Park; National Trails Day and more (5/30/18)

97.  Bob interviews Pike National Forest's Pike Ranger District Ranger Oscar Martinez (6/6/18)

98.  Bob and co-host Kevin discuss hiking footwear; Colorado's fire danger; summer hiking prep; meeting listeners (6/13/18)

99.  Bob talks with Luis Benitez, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (6/20/18)

100.  It's the 100th episode, with guest Susan Davies from the Trails and Open Space Coalition (6/27/18)

101.  Bob and Kevin discuss Kevin's prep for the Grand Canyon; outdated maps; fire danger and more (7/4/18)

102.  Bob's guest is Jolie NeSmith from Pike Ride bike share service.  (7/11/18)

103.  Bob interviews Carrie Simison, publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent (7/18/18)

104.  Hiking in monsoon season; what to bring in besides the 10 essentials; where should Bob hike on his birthday? (7/25/18)

105.   Bob and Mandy Horvath catch up on the incredible feats she's done, and the exciting things coming. (8/1/18)

106.  The tables get turned when Bob gets interviewed by the Colorado Springs Independent's Carrie Simison (8/8/18)

107.  Bob and Kevin catch up on recent hikes, future trips, etc. (8/15/18)

​108.  Update on closing the "missing link" on the Ring the Peak Trail with Chris LIeber from NES Associates (8/22/18)

109.  Bob and Kevin discuss Kevin's recent experience on a hike; hiking survival; new trails opening (8/29/18)

110.  "Extreme" day hikes; encounters with moose and other animals; Bob gets an old hiking guide book (9/5/18)

111.   Preview hike of the Dixon Trail in Cheyenne Mt SP; Day hiking vs Backpacking; Bob asks for a favor (9/12/18)

112.  How lucky are we to live here, what visitors think of our home, Waldo Canyon fire recovery, more (9/19/18)

113.  Interview with Cheyenne Mountain State Park Senior Ranger Darcy Mount (9/26/18)

114.  28 mile hike becomes a 45 miler; Colorado's outdoor rec plan; more funding for city parks; more (10/3/18)

​115.  More on Kevin's 45 mile hike, preparing for winter hiking; "Motorless Morning", more (10/10/18)

116.  Interview with Mueller State Park Senior Ranger Parrish Watson (10/17/18)

117.  Final days before Grand Canyon trip; Cleveland Clinic health study; proper equipment saves life; more (10/24/18)

118.  Lively conversation with world-traveling hiker and blogger Cass D'Allesandro (10/31/18)

119.  Co-Host Kevin recaps how his Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim hike went  (11/7/18)

120.  Bob interviews Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Frank McGee (11/14/18)

121.  Susan Davies from Trails and Open Space Coalition is the guest. Recorded live at Trails End Taproom (11/21/18)

122.  El Paso County Parks Department Director Tim Wolken is the guest. (11/28/18)

​123.  Colorado Springs Parks Department Director Karen Palus is this week's guest (12/5/18)

124.   Bob talks about his recent expedition to the Galapagos Islands (12/12/18)