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National Park After Dark

English, Social, 1 season, 220 episodes, 2 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes
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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.
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218: Trail Tales 46

Today’s stories include hooting in the wrong places, being at the right place at the right time, being Bigfoot, seeing Bigfoot, hot springs horror, ghost relatives and honestly, probably too much poop talk. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Claritin: Head to claritin.com right now for a discount. Hatch: Use our link to get $20 off and free shipping. Athena Club: Use code NPAD to get 20% off your purchase.  Skylight Frames: Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame.
4/11/202453 minutes, 7 seconds
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217: The Value of Bones. Dinosaur National Monument.

Today we talk all things dinosaurs! First we dive into an ongoing case of poaching over 1 million dollars worth of dinosaur fossils from Utah. After, we talk about why some are so valuable, the celebrities with private collections, their history, and the National Parks that preserve 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Mad Rabbit:  For 25% off your order, head to MadRabbit.com/NPAD25 and use code NPAD25. Alo Moves: Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day subscription. Liquid IV: Use code NPAD at checkout to get 20% off you first order. Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code NPAD at LumeDeodorant.com! #lumepod Resources: https://www.dinosaurhome.com/dinosaur-poachers-are-stealing-fossils-and-its-hurting-science-24522.html#google_vignette https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna8847187 https://www.britannica.com/topic/Sue https://interactive.wttw.com/prehistoric-road-trip/detours/the-two-paleontologists-who-had-a-bone-to-pick-with-each-other#:~:text=Cope%20had%20been%20working%20on,It%20didn't%20go%20well.
4/8/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 32 seconds
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216: Beyond the Bear. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site.

Hugh Glass is best known for his incredible survival story. After being mauled by a grizzly, being left for dead and dragging himself nearly 250 miles across the country - his story, or at least a version of it, has been immortalized in the film The Revenant. But Hugh’s life goes beyond his encounter with the bear - what came before and after are just as wild as a ride, and are worth movies of their own. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Naked Wines: Follow our link and use code and password NPAD to get 6 bottles of wine for $39.99 plus free shipping. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Sources NPS, Museum of the Mountain Man, NPS (2), Moore Memorial Public Library, Texas State Historical Association, University of Nebraska, Legends of America, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, History Colorado, Wyoming Historical Society, Oregon Encyclopedia, Nebraska Examiner Book - The Saga of Hugh Glass: Pirate, Pawnee and Mountain Man
4/1/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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215: Trail Tales 45

Today’s stories include an Oregon disappearance, tuck and rolling, tiger eyes, solo cougars, mystery lights, accidental bear selfies, haunted castles and being at the right place at the right time. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order.
3/28/202450 minutes, 34 seconds
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214: Queen of the Skies. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

Bessie Coleman was the first woman to get her International Pilots License. She was also the first African American woman to become a stunt pilot and perform around the country. When her rising stardom and unyielding attitude towards racism and segregation leads to her questionable death, outrage sparks around the country. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Factor: Use our link and code npad50 to get 50% off Taylor Farm Hemp Co: Use code NPAD for 15% off your first order plus free shipping. Resources: Documentary: The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story. https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/bessie-coleman https://www.newspapers.com/article/california-eagle-bessie-coleman-memorial/117107183/ https://blog.museumofflight.org/bessie-coleman-daredevil-pioneer-advocate https://home.nps.gov/tuai/index.htm https://www.tuskegee.edu/support-tu/tuskegee-airmen
3/25/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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213: The Book Women of Appalachia. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

In the midst of the worst economic disaster in US History, hope was being carried through the rural communities tucked amongst the rugged mountains of eastern Kentucky. The Pack Horse Library Project sent women on horseback through the most remote regions of the Cumberland Mountains to deliver reading materials to isolated homes and communities. The project gave hundreds of women their first taste of independence and purpose, and provided thousands of Appalachians their first glimpses into the world beyond Kentucky through the pages of books. Grief retreat: the-giving-ground.com Adopt A Gato NPS San Juan Historical Site Environmental Assessment 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Quince: Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Naked Wines: Follow our link and use code and password NPAD to get 6 bottles of wine for $39.99 plus free shipping. Sources Book: Down Cut Shin Creek, The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky by Kathi Appelt and Jeanna Cannella Schmitzer Documentary: The Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia (PBS) Articles: History, Living New Deal, Digital Public Library of America, Smithsonian Magazine, American Library Association, VCU Libraries Social Welfare History Project, History (2), National Park History
3/18/20241 hour, 45 seconds
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212: Trail Tales 44

Today’s episode is a very special one - all about signs, synchronicities and loved ones showing their love no matter how far away they seem. Learn more about Danielle’s grief retreat 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Rocket Money: Use our link to get started saving. Taylor Farm Hemp Co: Use code NPAD for 15% off your first order plus free shipping. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Alo Moves: Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day subscription.
3/14/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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211: A Lightning Strike Rescue. Yosemite National Park.

On July 27, 1985 a group of 5 people climbed Half Dome, one of the most prominent and known rock-faces inside the park. A summer storm formed over the summit, but despite the dangers, they continued on. By the end of the day, 2 people were dead and three were critically injured after being struck by lightning, sparking an intense nighttime helicopter rescue. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Reel: Use our link or code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. Hatch: Use our link to get $20 off and free shipping. Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code NPAD at LumeDeodorant.com! #lumepod Resources: Book: Shattered Air by Bob Madgic https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/lightning/index.html https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-07-29-me-5124-story.html https://www.upi.com/Archives/1985/07/28/A-lightning-bolt-killed-two-rock-climbers-at-the/1260491371200/ https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/halfdome.htm
3/11/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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210: The Lost Boy. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

In July 1939 12-year-old Donn Fendler was separated from his group while hiking Mount Katahdin. What ensued is one of the largest search operations in Maine state history and the incredible story of one little boy’s will to survive. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription order. Sources: Book - Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler as told to Joseph B. Egan Documentary – Finding Donn Fendler Websites & Articles – New York Times, The University of Maine, Millinocket Historical Society, Deadline, Washington Post, NPS, Baxter State Park, Friends of KWW, Appalachian Mountain Club
3/4/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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209: The Comeback Kids. Ft. Rob Edward and Dr. Joanna Lambert of The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project.

Today we are joined by Rob Edward and Dr. Joanna Lambert of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project to discuss the recent wolf re-introduction in Colorado. They give us insight into the project’s beginnings, triumphs and its future goals. We have insightful discussions about the challenges wolves face throughout the American West, their ecological role and why they belong. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Taylor Farm Hemp Co: Use code NPAD for 15% off your first order plus free shipping. Factor: Use our link and code npad50 to get 50% off
2/29/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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208: Talk Wolf-y To Me. Ft. Maeve Rodgers Wolf Predation & Research Technician. Voyagers National Park.

Today we are joined by Maeve Rodgers, Wolf Predation and Research Technician, to answer your questions about wolves! Maeve is a wolf researcher who has had experience working with wolves in both Yellowstone and Voyageurs National Park and was the perfect person to discuss everything Canis lupus. Enjoy! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Naked Wines: Follow our link and use code and password NPAD to get 6 bottles of wine for $39.99 plus free shipping. OneSkin: Get 15% off with code NPAD. Additional Resources: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/general/downloads/cattle-death-loss-1990-2015-info.pdf https://liv.mt.gov/Attached-Agency-Boards/Livestock-Loss-Board/Livestock-Loss-Statistics-2023 https://wildearthguardians.org/historical-archive/livestock-losses/ The Working Wild U Podcast - https://workingwild.us/ https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/550/ https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4vg5p9hs https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cag.12808 https://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3284&context=etd https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320719316003 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0189729 https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6x91j4mc https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989419306225 https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1450 https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciadv.abc5439#sec-4 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2023.1377 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1377 https://y86aca.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WolfAttacksUpdate.pdf
2/26/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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207: The Crash of Air Florida Flight 90. National Mall and Memorial Parks.

On January 13, 1982 the world watched for the first time, an airplane rescue that was broadcasted live on national television. The US Park Police responded to a plane that crashed into the Potomac river, leaving survivors struggling in the icy cold waters. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. StellarSleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to StellarSleep.com/NPAD. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Resources: https://admiralcloudberg.medium.com/the-cold-laws-of-winter-the-crash-of-air-florida-flight-90-cdcba7847e0a Book: Air Crash Ivestigations: Death in the Potomac The Crash of Air Florida Flight 90. By George Cramoisi, Editor Nat Geo Documentary: Seconds From Disaster: Flight 90. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiZ08nFhsLY https://www.communitybankingconnections.org/articles/2022/i2/forty-years-later https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/01/13/decade-later-pain-lingers-for-air-florida-survivors/11c2e520-c607-4dcb-9a32-fe261f26c218/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/tv/1984/04/01/nikki-felchtonights-flight-90-depicts-the-snowy-day-she-nearly-died-in-the-river/a5a387df-470d-408f-9c0e-2c373a34de8c/ https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2003/jan/12/features.magazine27
2/19/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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206: Trail Tales 43

Today’s stories include the sisterhood of the frothing pants, powerful manifestors, surprise allergies, stubborn guide dogs, hiking back in time, tooth & claw induced fear, Grand Canyon gaslighting and raccoon terror.. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. Quince: Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Earth Breeze: Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe.
2/14/202450 minutes, 43 seconds
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205: Tales from the Crypt. Waterton Lakes National Park.

On a crisp September day, Trevor Janz and Patricia Van Tighem’s lives are changed forever when they encounter a grizzly on their weekend hike. Patricia writes of their journey of healing, both physical and emotional, with refreshing candor and an open heart. Help is out there: Call 988 or text 741741 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Hatch: Use our link to get $20 off and free shipping. Rocket Money: Use our link to get started saving. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Naked Wines: Follow our link and use code and password NPAD to get 6 bottles of wine for $39.99 plus free shipping. Sources The Bear’s Embrace by Patricia Van Tighem, LA Times, Legacy, BC Care Providers, Waterton Lakes National Park, Parks Canada
2/12/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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204: Two Thousand Miles to Freedom. California National Historic Trail.

Bridget Biddy Mason was forced to walk from Mississippi to California when her enslaver followed Mormon leader, Brigham Young to the west. While others road in wagons or on horseback, she walked the entire way, while caring for her new born baby. Her story is one of survival, courage, and strength that leads her to become one of the most successful and wealthiest black women of her time. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Alo Moves: Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day subscription. Sources: NPS, LA Conservancy, NPS (2), NPS (3), NPS (4) Book: Biddy Mason: A Place of her Own by Camille Gavin
2/5/20241 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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203: Trail Tales 42

oday’s stories include naked rescues, unfortunate events, dumb Americans, magical moments, eerie encounters and signs of encouragement. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! StellarSleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to StellarSleep.com/NPAD.
2/1/202453 minutes, 55 seconds
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202: Sometimes the Wrong Decision, Is the Right One. Gates of the Arctic National Park.

When a rafting trip goes wrong deep in the remote wilderness of Alaska, a father and son fight for their lives. With limited supplies, the pair have to battle the elements, wildlife and themselves in order to survive. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your first visit for only $5. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Factor: Use our link and code npad50 to get 50% off Sources I Shouldn’t Be Alive Season 2 Episode 3, WV Emergency Management , NPS, NPS History, Travel Alaska, National Geographic, The Oklahoman, Business Insider, LA Times, Fly Coyote
1/29/20241 hour, 1 second
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201: The Lava Lake Murders. Deschutes National Forest.

When three murders occur in the remote wilderness of Deschutes National Forest, a full man hunt is initiated. Investigators would soon realize that it would be much more difficult to capture the perpetrator than they could have ever imagined. Danielle is on Cameo! Head over there for personalized messages, recommendations, 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Heart Starts Pounding:  check out Heart Starts Pounding wherever you get your podcasts. Rocket Money: Use our link to get started saving. Resources: https://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/community_paid/offbeat-oregon-lava-lake-murders-are-still-officially-unsolved-but/article_0802b80c-6b5d-11e9-b828-9f89bd102737.html https://www.historicmysteries.com/lava-lake-murders/ https://morethanjustparks.com/deschutes-national-forest/ https://truecrimedetective.co.uk/unsolved-mysteries-slaughter-in-the-wilderness-the-lava-lake-murders-736ad407dc54
1/22/202456 minutes, 19 seconds
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200: I Escaped: A Sit Down With a Wilderness Therapy Program Participant

As a follow up to last episode, we sit down for a chat with one of Danielle’s oldest friends - Tyler, who has first hand experience with a wilderness therapy program in Utah. He was blindfolded and taken out into the desert, where he became the first to “escape” the program. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Embrace Pet Insurance: For more info head to EmbracePetInsurance.com/NPAD Earth Breeze: Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off.
1/18/202458 minutes, 53 seconds
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199: When Good Intentions Go Bad. Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Wilderness Therapy – some praise it, others shame it. In the 1980’s Steve Cartisano created the Challenger Foundation, the wilderness therapy camp that promised to reform wayward teens. It seemed like a perfect solution for concerned parents until kids claimed abuse, and others died while in camp care. Today we venture to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to understand how Hell Camp earned its name. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. Acorns: Use our link to sign up for Acorns to start saving and investing for your future. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Quince: Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Sources: Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare, Rolling Stone , Desert News, Variety Magazine, Outside Magazine, BLM, JSTOR Daily, Daily Mail
1/15/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 48 seconds
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198: You Can't Grow Weed in a National Park.

Illegal marijuana operations are popping up around National Parks in West, and they're worth millions of dollars. We examine the impact of these operations and stories that have lead to arrests and fatalities. Resources:  NPS, Seoklaw (1), (Seoklaw (2), Whitehouse, NPS (2) Book:  Death, Daring, & Disaster - Search and Rescue in the National Parks by Charles R. "Butch" Farabee Jr.  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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Stellar Sleep: Use our link to get a free 7-day trial, then just $99 per year. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life.
1/8/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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197: Trail Tales 40

Today’s stories include haunted school houses, questionable disappearances, LSD UFO sightings, bear dances, keeping traditions and no gear - just vibes. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Alo Moves: Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day subscription. Athena Club: Use code NPAD to get 20% off your purchase.  MasterClass: Use our link to get 15% off your annual membership.
1/4/202448 minutes, 3 seconds
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196: The Slenderman Stabbing. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

In May of 2014 two 12-year-old girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their friend Payton Leutner into the woods and stabbed her 19 times - all in an attempt to appease a fictional horror character. This case has a lot to consider and its fair share of few twists and turns, follow along as we discuss what the media dubbed “The Slenderman Stabbing”. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at LumeDeodorant.com! #lumepod Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Sources “The Wicked” 20/20 Special, The Guardian, Milwaukee Magazine , The Washington Post, Spooky Geology, BBC, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Change.org
1/1/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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195: A Christmas Massacre. Keweenaw National Historical Park.

The Copper Mining Strike of 1913 became one of the most violent in United States History. When strikers throw a Christmas Eve Party for their families and children, 73 people end up dead when someone falsely yells, "fire!" 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Quince: Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at LumeDeodorant.com! #lumepod Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life.
12/25/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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194: Trail Tales 40

Today’s stories include horsey adversaries, near death experiences, best burro friends, ghostly smells, unseen predators, suddenly appearing underwear and playing dead. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Earth Breeze: Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. CoPilot: Use our link mycopilot.com/NPAD to get a 14-day FREE trial AND 20% off your first month of personalized fitness if you sign up before February 1st! MasterClass: Use our link to gift a membership and get one free.
12/21/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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193: A Daughter of Adventure. Molly Brown House National Historic Building.

It’s here, it’s happening - Danielle finally gets to talk about the Titanic .. kind of. Today’s episode will introduce you to the real woman behind The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a self proclaimed “daughter of adventure”. For this episode Danielle visited the Molly Brown house in Denver’s Capitol Hill for guided tours (three times in one week) to get you the full scoop on her extraordinary life and the ghostly happenings in her home following her death. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at LumeDeodorant.com! #lumepod Sources NPS, Medium, Molly Brown House, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Eagle Valley Library, Denver Post, The New Yorker
12/18/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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192: The Last of His People. Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Today we tell the story of Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people. The Gold Rush of California brought on the mass murder of Ishi's people and indigenous groups throughout the state. After years of surviving alone in the foothills of Lassen Volcanic, he came out of hiding, certain he would be killed just as his family had been. Interactive native land map: native-land.ca 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Aeropress: Use our link to save up to 20%. Skylight Frames: Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Resources: Ishi in Two Worlds by Theodora Kroeber. https://history.library.ucsf.edu/ishi.html https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/tribes.htm https://www.notesfromthefrontier.com/post/ishi-the-last-wild-indian
12/11/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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191: Outside For All. How Ranger the Dog Made National Park History.

Today we are bringing you the inspiring story of Brad, Halie, and Ranger’s adventure - to visit all 63 US National Parks, with a twist. After Brad was diagnosed with late onset epilepsy, he and his epilepsy alert service dog Ranger decided to set off on a journey across the US National Park system to prove that living with a disability shouldn't stand as a barrier to accessibility. Because the outdoors are for everyone. You can follow Brad and Ranger’s journeys on Instagram @‌rangerlovestravel Learn about the NPS America the Beautiful Interagency Access Pass 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your first visit for only $5. Skylight Frames: Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free.
12/7/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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190: The Devil’s in the Details. Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark. Part 3.

*Warning: This episode involves graphic discussion of violent acts and sexual assault* We wrap up our series on the Starved Rock murders by discussing Chester’s confession, physical evidence reports, explore additional possible suspects, hear from an original juror and get up to speed with where Chester Weger’s case stands now. Be sure to listen to part 1 & 2 before diving in. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Quince: Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. StoryWorth: Use our link to save $10 on your first purchase. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Sources The Murders at Starved Rock (HBO Documentary Series), Chicago Sun Times, WSPY News, The Andy Hale Podcast, Rolling Stone, Daily Journal, Starved Rock Lodge, Iowa Cold Cases, Medium
12/4/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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189: The Devil’s in the Details. Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark. Part 2.

*Warning: This episode involves graphic discussion of violent acts and sexual assault* In today’s episode, part 2 of the Starved Rock murders we dive further into the questions posed as the investigation continued including eyewitness statements, the physical evidence involved and other possible suspects. Be sure to listen to part 1 before diving in. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! SkyLight Frames: Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame. Aeropress: Use our link to save up to 20%. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. MasterClass: Use our link to gift a membership and get one free. Sources The Murders at Starved Rock (HBO Documentary Series), Chicago Sun Times, WSPY News, The Andy Hale Podcast, Rolling Stone, Daily Journal, Starved Rock Lodge, Iowa Cold Cases, Medium
11/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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188: Trail Tales 39

Today’s stories include evil raccoons, love for law enforcement, UFOs over Phoenix shi***ing on a perfect day and vibrating packs. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. StoryWorth: Use our link to save $10 on your first purchase.
11/23/202358 minutes, 27 seconds
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187: The Devil’s in the Details. Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark. Part 1.

*Warning: This episode involves graphic discussion of violent acts and sexual assault* In March of 1960, three friends set out for a girls trip to Starved Rock State Park. When they were discovered brutally murdered inside the park – the pressure was on to find who was responsible. After months of investigation, a state park employee confesses to the crimes and is sent to prison. Despite his initial confession, Chester Weger maintains his innocence over six decades later, and he isn’t the only one. This case has it all - twists, turns and question marks, and in part 1, we are just getting started. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Athena Club: Use code NPAD at checkout to get a free Gentle Body Scrub with the purchase of a Razor Kit. Or get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide. Embrace Pet Insurance: Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources The Murders at Starved Rock (HBO Documentary Series), The Andy Hale Podcast, Chicago Magazine, Rolling Stone, Daily Journal, Starved Rock Lodge, Iowa Cold Cases, Medium
11/20/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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186: Trail Tales 37

Today’s stories include circling hawks, dumb ways to die, trail angels, Maya Rudolph-ing on Mount Washington, dispatching mamas, shark scares, hallucinating on the dunes and butterscotch smelling pines. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. Athena Club: Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life. CoPilot: Use our link to get a 14 day free trial with a personal trainer.
11/9/202355 minutes, 14 seconds
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185: Behind the Scenes of Rhino Man with Director John Jurko II

Today we are joined again by John Jurko, director and producer of Rhino Man, a film that follows the courageous field rangers who risk their lives every day to protect South Africa's rhinos from being poached to extinction. A lot has happened since our first discussion with John last year, and he catches us up with all the developments regarding the film, his life and the legacy work he and his team continue to dedicate in memory of Anton Mzimba. Please visit the following links for more information, further listening and to lend your support. Website: rhinomanthemovie.org Podcast: rhinomanthemovie.org/podcast Anton Mzimba Education Fund: antonmzimba.com Justice for Anton Petition: justiceforanton.org Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 50% off.   Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your first visit for only $5.
11/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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184: National Park Ghosts, Monsters, and Cryptids.

Join us in South Dakota to witness the screams of the Banshee of the Badlands. Venture to Alaska where a cryptid lurks that disguises themselves as our favorite... otters?  Do you believe in the Lizard Man of South Carolina? Because the police sure do, and one sighting led to manhunts with bounties for his capture. Today we're taking you to several different parks to explore the creatures that lurk there. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Quince: Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Beam: Use our link and code CYBER for up to 40% off.   Resources: https://geologyscience.com/gallery/geological-wonders/the-badlands-national-park-usa/?amp https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/cave/blogs/the-mystery-of-the-sloth.htm https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/texas/big-bend-national-park/experiences/news/photos/why-big-bend-is-americas-creepiest-national-park https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alaska/kushtaka-land-otter-legend-ak/ https://www.nationalparks.org/explore/parks/congaree-national-park
10/30/202357 minutes, 58 seconds
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183: Death Markers in the Live Free or Die State with Marianne O'Connor. White Mountains National Forest.

What an exciting episode! Today we are joined by author of “Haunted Hikes of New England” Marianne O’Connor to talk all things trail death in the White Mountains. A self proclaimed collector of ghost stories, NH native Marianne is an avid hiker and historian. Today she shares with us the stories behind some of the most notable death markers in the White’s and what we can learn from the tragedies. You can find more information on hiker safety cards here and find her book 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Uncommon Goods: Use our link and get 15% off your next gift. Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Lume Deodorant: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at lumepodcast.com! #lumepod Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.  
10/26/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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182: A Good Ol' Fashioned Séance. Presidents Park.

Victorians, they’re just like us! Er, well, kinda. It’s easy to judge a group of people who strapped raw meat to their faces for beauty or fastened taxidermy cats on their hats for fashion, but their obsessions went far beyond beauty and style. They were fanatic about death, and speaking to the deceased. Today we dive into the history of Spiritualism and get familiar with one of its most famous and loyal followers, Mary Todd Lincoln. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Badlands: Listen Badlands wherever you listen to podcasts. Embrace Pet Insurance: Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! Sources NPS, White House History, Daily Beast, The New Yorker, History, Smithsonian, Pearce Museum, Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism in the 19th Century, Mental Floss, Abraham Lincoln Online, History of American Women, History Book Recs: Occult America, The Psychic Life of Abraham Lincoln
10/23/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 40 seconds
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181: Trail Tales 37

Today’s stories include killers in the forest, charging cougars, invisible drums, papa bears, death in the White’s and aliens stalkers. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your subscription. Athena Club: Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off.
10/16/202349 minutes, 23 seconds
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180: On the Trail of the Lost with Andrea Lankford

Andrea Lankford returns! We last spoke with the author of Ranger Confidential last year, but today she is back to discuss her new book Trail of the Lost: The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail. The book outlines the stories of missing hikers Chris Sylvia, David O'Sullivan and Kris Fowler, their families and the lengths they (and complete strangers) have gone to find 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! CoPilot: Use our link to get a 14 day free trial with a personal trainer. Earth Breeze: Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. MasterClass: Use our link to get an additional 15% off an annual membership. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping.
10/12/20231 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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179: Death in Acadia National Park.

Kathy was just looking for love, but after she found it, she died under suspicious circumstances inside of Acadia National Park. Her new husband was the prime suspect. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code 50npad for 50% off plus free 15% off the next 2 months. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Resources: https://downeastacadia.com/story/otter-cliffs https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/5914c021add7b049347b1fee https://www.newspapers.com/article/68662973/police-checking-suspicious-aspects-of/ https://www.newspapers.com/article/68674778/victims-mother-takes-stand-by-a-jay/ https://www.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/news/from-the-bdn-archives-bones-found-in-montana-may-have-link-to-87-maine-murder/ https://www.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/news/from-the-bdn-archives-inmate-who-pushed-3rd-wife-off-otter-cliffs-in-87-leaps-to-his-death/
10/9/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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178: Two for One Special. Banff & Jasper National Park.

Do you really think we could visit Banff and Jasper and NOT come back with some stories to share? Today we are switching it up to bring you two tales we were introduced to on our travels to the park. Get to know Grizzly 122 aka The Boss and learn about Operation Habbakuk an idea so crazy, it may just have worked - a prototype aircraft carrier for use against German U-boats … made out of ice(?). 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Care/Of: Use code npad50 to get 50% off your first order.   BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your subscription. Sources Parks Canada, Parks Canada (2), Whyte Museum , National Geographic , CBC, CBC (2), National Wildlife Federation, Code Name Habbakuk
10/2/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 13 seconds
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177: Trail Tales 36

Today’s stories include volcanic adventures, a VAN down by the RIVER, ghostly side hugs, hairbrush shivs in the Badlands and bears, butterflies and birds from beyond. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your subscription, plus $20 off your first subscription order.
9/28/20231 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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176: “He’s Okay – We Just Can’t Find Him”. The Disappearance of Jaryd Atadero. Roosevelt National Forest.

On October 2nd, 1999, 3 year-old Jaryd Atadero vanished on a group hike in the Roosevelt National Forest of Colorado, and his father Allyn has been searching for answers to who (or what) what was responsible ever since. The search for Jaryd set off one of the largest search and rescue missions in the state’s history and has remained one of Colorado’s greatest unsolved mysteries. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Athena Club: Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   Sources Missing: The Jaryd Atadero Story by Allyn and Arlyn Atadero, US Forest Service , All Trails , New York Times, USFS, Coloradoan, Denver Post
9/25/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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175: Bear Rodeo & Brotherly Love ft. Tooth & Claw. Bryce Canyon National Park.

Today we welcome back Wes and Jeff from Tooth & Claw Podcast! There’s a reason we keep teaming up with them - get ready for a fun episode full of stories from their time working with black bears in Bryce and find out why the hell Jeff would want to be Gateway Arch National Park and mushrooms on a cheeseburger. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Lume Deodorant:  New customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code NPAD. IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Liquid IV: Use code NPAD to get 20% off. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
9/18/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 52 seconds
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174: Around the Campfire with Dave and Ilysa Kyu

Today we welcome Dave and Ilyssa Kyu, the masterminds behind the books you’ve probably seen at your local outdoor shop - Campfire Stories! Volume II is out now and is full of amazing stories from parks around the country. Dave and Ilyssa speak to us about the inspiration behind the books and share some of their personal favorites! You can find Campfire Stories Volume I and II at your local bookstore, outdoor outfitter or online. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your subscription, plus $20 off your first subscription order. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code 50npad for 50% off plus free 15% off the next 2 months.
9/14/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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173: 9/11 Heroes. Flight 93 National Memorial.

Today we visit the Flight 93 National Memorial. We remember 9/11 and how 40 heroic individuals saved the lives of thousands onboard United Flight 93. Take care while listening. Learn more about the passengers of Flight 93 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Acorns: Use our link to download Acorns and start saving and investing for your future today. Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Embrace Pet Insurance: Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Resources: NPS, Millercenter, 9/11 Documentary,  Book: Among the Heroes, United Flight 93 & the Passengers & Crew Who Fought Back. By Jere Longman.
9/11/20231 hour, 49 seconds
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172: Death by Misadventure. Glenveagh National Park and Castle.

Take a hop across the pond to Ireland’s Glenveagh National Park and Castle as we discuss one of its greatest mysteries. For as long as there has been economic inequality, there has been jealousy. From the outside looking in, it’s hard to pity someone who seemingly has it all – like a castle for a summer home. Arthur Kingsley Porter aka “The Indiana Jones of Architecture” seemed to have it all, and although it can be easy to judge the Gatsby’s of the world, appearances can be deceiving – they can prove that sometimes having it all just isn’t enough. What would you do if you had the world, but desperately wanted to leave it all behind?   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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! CareOf: Use code npad50 for 50% off your first order Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your subscription, plus $20 off your first subscription order. Sources Glenveagh Mystery: The Life, Work and Disappearance of Arthur Kingsley Porter by Lucy Costigan, Arthur Kingsley Porter Disappearance – Documentary, The Irish History, Donegal Diaspora, Irish Central, NationalParks.ie, Emerald Isle, Wikipedia, Ecotourism Ireland, Inishbofin – Island of the White Cow, Highland Radio, The Derryveagh Evictions
9/4/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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171: Trail Tales 35

Today’s stories include a near miss with a serial killer, ghost children, feathered signs and finding out what meta means. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.  
8/31/202350 minutes, 35 seconds
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170: Beast-Man of Olympic National Park

John Tornow left the societal world to live a reclusive life within the forests of what today is Olympic National Park. When he is accused of murder, he flees into the thick brush of the PNW, evading capture for months. But is he a villain? or a victim? Antarctica Link: https://www.trovatrip.com/trip/south-america/antarctica/antarctica-with-danielle-and-cassie-mar-2025 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! IQBAR: Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   What Makes A Killer: New episodes for Season 5 drop every Thursday. Listen wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Resources: Beast-Man A historical Account of John Torn accused murderer of six men. By Michael Fredson.
8/28/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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169: Not Finished Yet. Hwange National Park.

When conservationist Dr. Greg Rasmussen is flying the skies alone above Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, his ultralight plane experiences a malfunction, causing him to crash land in the open African bush. Severely injured, unable to walk and without any food, water or emergency kits he must survive his injuries, the elements – and the predators. Just when he is about to give up, the thought of saving the very animals who could end his life, gave him the will to live. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Embrace Pet Insurance: Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Sources: I Shouldn’t Be Alive, Painted Dog Research Trust, Hwange National Park, World Wildlife Fund
8/21/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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168: Trail Tales 34

Today’s stories include mushy moments, thin veils, searching for friends and getting haunted. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Liquid IV: Use code NPAD to get 20% off your order. True Crime Obsessed: Follow and listen to True Crime Obsessed wherever you listen to podcasts. Earth Breeze: Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe.
8/17/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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167: The Devastating Yellowstone Earthquake.

Today we follow the stories of three families as they struggle to survive the largest earthquake ever recorded in the Yellowstone area. The quake killed 29 people and changed the landscape 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code 50npad for 50% off plus free shipping. Lume Deodorant:  New customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code NPAD. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Resources: https://www.sms-tsunami-warning.com/pages/richter-scale#:~:text=The%20Richter%20scale%20is%20a,increase%20is%20in%20wave%20amplitude. Book: The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake by Larry Morris https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/lake/quake-lake
8/14/202358 minutes, 24 seconds
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166: History, Horror & Haunts ft. Two Girls One Ghost Podcast! Gettysburg National Military Park.

Today we return to Gettysburg - that’s right, we just can’t stay away! We covered Gettysburg before, but not like this! Today we are teaming up with Corinne and Sabrina from Two Girls One Ghost to investigate just what makes Gettysburg one of the most haunted locations in America. Check out part 1 of our chat on Gettysburg HERE to catch up on the stories we shared about the badass women soldiers who fought in disguise and learn how the civil war changed the way death was viewed and handled in the US. This episode is all about the supernatural side of Gettysburg! We talk free range ghosts, afterlife matchmaking and paranormal activity galore. Enjoy! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Athena Club: Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Gametime: Download Gametime and use code NPAD for $20 of your first purchase.
8/7/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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165: Trail Tales 33

Today’s stories include calling 911 on raccoons, aliens in Oregon, swans faking their own deaths, first hand third man encounters and almost but not really murder stories. Cassie also sprinkles in some Flash Trivia to embarrass Danielle! Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!
8/3/202344 minutes, 1 second
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164: The Spark Ranger. Shenandoah National Park.

It’s been a long time but we are back in Shenandoah National Park! The story of NPS Ranger Roy Sullivan and his repeated run-ins with one of nature’s deadliest forces will have you thinking of lightning every time you hear the phrase – what are the odds? 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Sources NPS, Washington Post, CDC, Guinness World Records, National Weather Service, Prevention, Find A Grave, National Geographic, National Geographic (2), How Stuff Works, Lightning Occurrence and Casualties in U.S.
7/31/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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163: Forager. Field Notes for Surviving A Cult with Michelle Dowd

Today we speak with Michelle Dowd, the author of the newly released book, Forager. Field Notes for Surviving a Cult. Michelle was raised within the boundaries of Angeles National Forest inside of a religious cult her grandfather created. She was raised to believe that the end of the world was near and in turn, was taught to forage off the land, navigate by the stars, and survive. After enduring years of abuse, she finally escaped. Now, after years of healing and moving forward with her life, she has put out a book detailing her story. In this episode, we all get the chance to know Michelle as we discuss her book, her past, and where she is at in her life today. You can buy Michelle's book here or at your local bookstore. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Embrace Pet Insurance: Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels.
7/24/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 23 seconds
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162: Park Predators After Dark

Today we are joined by Delia D’Ambra of the Park Predators podcast as she walks us through what chilling cases season 4 has in store and shares her process investigating some of the most horrific true crime cases in the wilderness. Delia is an investigative journalist from North Carolina who started her career in journalism in 2014. She specializes in re-investigating cold case homicides and unsolved crimes. Like all of us, she is an outdoors enthusiast and is currently on a mission to check off every national park in North America from her list. You can learn more about Delia and catch up with Park Predators episodes 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!
7/20/202345 minutes, 9 seconds
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161: Over the Edge. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the nation’s best “hidden” jewels. People venture here to paddle, hike and camp along its rugged, colorful coastline. It’s the perfect destination, until it isn’t. The lakeshore has seen its fair share of recorded deaths since its NPS designation in 1966. The park can be a risky place to be with notoriously rough coastal waters when weather turns, but it wasn’t until 2006 when it saw its first fatal fall. Since then, what truly happened surrounding Juanita Richardson’s death among the cliffs of Pictured rocks has been of fierce speculation. The event tore a family apart, and this story proves the most dangerous risk of all could be sitting right next to you all along. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Lume Deodorant:  New customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code NPAD. Sources NPS, NBC News, Fox2Detroit, NPS Incident Report, US Court of Appeals, Record Eagle, The Oakland Press, Ortman Funeral Home, Nelson Funeral Home, Upper Michigan Source, Thayer-Rock Funeral Home
7/17/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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160: The California Hoax. Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Today we visit the Giant Sequoias of California and tell the stories of their exploitation to gain recognition at the World's Fair in the United States, but not everyone was convinced they were real. Come see us live! Laugh Boston Live Show Stanley Live Show Yosemite Lakes RV Resort: https://thousandtrails.com/california/yosemite-lakes-rv-resort/ 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Liquid IV: Use code NPAD to get 20% off your order. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Athena Club: Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Sources:Smithsonian, History, History (2), All That Mathers, Save the Redwoods, Guinness World Records
7/10/202356 minutes, 20 seconds
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159: Trail Tales 32

Today’s stories include disembodied voices, justice from beyond, haunted happenings, high adventures and the bestest bark ranger. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad50 for 50% off plus free shipping.
7/6/202358 minutes, 3 seconds
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158: Get Rich or Die Trying. Adak Army Base and Adak Naval Operating Base National Historic Landmark.

Today we travel to one of the most remote national historic units in the world to solve a mystery, and maybe get rich in the process. When a notorious pirate named Captain Gregory Dwargstof sought out the distant Aleutian Island of Adak to stash his stolen gold, he didn’t count on dying before he could get back to it. Now, over 130 years later, a team is put together to uncover the millions of dollars’ worth of gold not to hoard for themselves, but to pay forward to a community in need. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Sources Pirate Gold of Adak Island (Netflix), National Endowment for the Humanities, NPS, Travel Alaska, NPS (2), Wikipedia, Dr. M Jackson, Bristol Bay Times, National Library of Medicine
7/3/202358 minutes, 41 seconds
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157: The Community ft. LGBT Outdoors. Muir Woods National Monument.

Today we trek into Muir Woods National Monument to explore the decaying community of Druid Heights, once a thriving hub for artists, philosophers and those who felt they couldn’t find acceptance in the world. We look back on what it once was and discuss the controversy surrounding its current preservation, or lack of. But we aren’t alone! We are joined by Justin Yoder, founder of LGBT Outdoors. After our tour of Druid Heights, Justin tells us more about his organization, what inspired him to create a space where the LGBTQ+ community could connect with the outdoors and one another and all of their fun events that are taking place around the country. Love and compassion should extend beyond care and concern for wild spaces - it should be granted to everyone we share it with. Happy Pride Month!    You can find more information on and get involved with LGBTQ Outdoors through their website or instagram. If you would like to make a donation, please visit lgbtoutdoors.com/donate or Venmo @LGBTOutdoors. If you want to attend LGBT Outdoorfest, use code NPAD at sign up for a discount. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Gametime: Download Gametime and use code NPAD for $20 of your first purchase. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Sources Vice , New York Times, Save Druid Heights, Pacific Sun
6/26/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Listen Now: Suspect "Five Shots in the Dark"

Leon Benson spent more than half of his life, a total of 24 years, in an Indiana state prison for a murder he didn't commit. Despite the lack of physical evidence and a questionable eyewitness identification, he was convicted. But new realities start to come to light when attorney Lara Bazelon takes up his case and is determined to secure Benson's release.  Season three of Suspect, co-produced by Campside Media and Wondery, delves into the flaws in the criminal justice system that led to Benson's wrongful conviction for the 1998 shooting of Kasey Schoen in Indianapolis. The investigation aims to uncover the truth about who really committed the crime and why the eyewitness testimony that led to Benson's conviction was so shaky. Host Matthew Shaer joins co-producer and writer Bazelon to take a deep dive into the nature of memory and how it can be fallible and result in an innocent man's life being wasted, while the real perpetrator remains unpunished. As the investigation unfolds, will Bazelon and her team gather enough evidence to free Benson? And what will happen to Schoen’s real killer?  Listen to Suspect: Five Shots in the Dark early and ad-free on Wondery Plus. Find Wondery Plus in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts: https://wondery.app.link/SuspectS3_NPAD
6/26/20235 minutes, 55 seconds
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156: Trail Tales 31

Today’s stories include encountering the unexplained, unexpected finds, killer squirrels, coincidence cats and stepping out of your comfort zone. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Astonishing Legends: Subscribe and listen to Astonishing Legends wherever you listen to podcasts. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off.
6/22/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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155: Smokey Bear Origin Story. Lincoln National Forest.

Smokey Bear has been an iconic symbol from the National Forest Service that we can all recognize. He has served as a staple in fire prevention safety education for generations. However, not only is Smokey’s origin story dark, but he was also once a living, breathing, American Black Bear.  Stick around for the end of the episode as Cassie's partner Al, a long time wildland firefighter, shares his experiences in the field and tips on fire prevention. 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  or Apple Subscriptions 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose Gummies: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   Lume Deodorant:  New customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code NPAD. Resources: USDA, Smokey Bear, Smokey Bear (2),  Smithsonian, History, 
6/19/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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154: The Short Man of Sumatra. Kerinci Seblat National Park.

Stories that make up the world’s collective rich history of legends and folklore are riddled with mysterious creatures. But what if one of these made-up beings jumped right off the page right into our very real world. And what if we looked into the face of that creature, only to discover it is more like us than we could have ever imagined? Today we venture to the island of Sumatra to discuss the Orang Pendek and its alleged last holdout deep within the forests of Kerinci Seblat National Park. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Athena Club: Use our code NPAD for 20% off your first order. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Sources Natural History Museum The Guardian National Geographic Fauna & Flora International Wild Sumatra Wikipedia Lonely Planet Vice The Jakarta Post Occult World Exemplore Science Focus
6/12/202355 minutes, 3 seconds
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153: Trail Tales 30

Today’s stories include wildin coyotes, trips from hell, riding the struggle bus, caffeinating bears, surviving storms and train stalkers. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Trammel Evans, please reach out to Joshua Tree Search and Rescue at (909) 383-5652 or email [email protected] Follow, find additional details and spread the word @findtram on all social accounts.  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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Earth Breeze: Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. Honey: Use our link to get PayPal Honey for free.
6/8/202352 minutes, 16 seconds
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152: The Unlikely Survivors of White Sands.

Wild horses for generations have lived within the fences of White Sands Missile Range, surviving an atomic bomb and other military testing. When the nation finally takes notice of the unlivable conditions they have been struggling in, an experienced veterinarian is brought in to lead their rescue mission. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Storyworth: Use our link and get $10 off your first purchase Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Resources: Nobody's Horses: The Dramatic Rescue of the Wild Herd of White Sands by Don Hoglund, NPS (1), NPS (2)
6/5/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 53 seconds
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151: Crime or Cryptids ft. Sinisterhood Podcast. Mark Twain National Forest.

Join us on a very special episode as we trek to Missouri! This time around, we get to sit back and learn as we are guided through Mark Twain National Forest by Christie and Heather from Sinisterhood podcast. We talk all about cryptids, mysteries, missing persons and more with amazing company. Be sure to check out Sinisterhood HERE to catch their latest episodes and grab a ticket to one of their upcoming live shows! Make sure to listen to their most recent Freaky Friday episode (dropped 5/19) to hear us share our own personal freaky but true tales. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping.
5/29/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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150: Everything Left to Remember with Author Steph Jagger

Today we welcome Steph Jagger, author of Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories and a Journey Through the Rocky Mountains for a conversation about adventure, loss, gain, forgetting and remembering. Following her mother's Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the duo embarked on a grand adventure through three of our nation’s most beautiful national parks and her book is one of grief, celebration, surrender and acceptance. Steph can be found on Instagram HERE and through her website HERE. While she encourages supporting your local bookstore, her book can be found online 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order.
5/25/202355 minutes, 49 seconds
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149: Missing, Murdered, Massacred. Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

When a family of four vanishes from their campsite in Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, what ensues is one of Oregon state’s largest search and rescue efforts. The discovery of the family leaves more questions than answers and remains one of the Pacific Northwest's longest standing cold cases. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Lume Deodorant:  new customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code NPAD. MILL: Use our link to secure your MILL membership Sources The Bulletin, Strange Outdoors, Newspapers.com US Forest Service, KOBI5, Wikipedia, Odd Murders and Mysteries, Murderpedia, Park Predators, The Capital Journal
5/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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148: An Incredible Rescue. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Join us this week in the Alaskan Wilderness to the site of a plane crash on Redoubt Volcano. Four military men find themself stranded for weeks in a place where no rescue team has ventured to before. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Lumi Labs: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources: https://www.nps.gov/lacl/learn/nature/sockeye_salmon.htm https://redoubtreporter.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/almanac-mounting-a-redoubt-rescue-effort/ https://redoubtreporter.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/almanac-rescuers-risk-ravages-of-redoubt-—-fritz-recounts-chilling-backcountry-tale/ https://www.summitpost.org/aleutian-range/817246
5/15/202348 minutes, 9 seconds
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147: Trail Tales 29

Today’s stories include finding ritual sites, trail advice, flash floods, lack of Plan B’s and snail tales. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Gerberlife Insurance Co: See website to find out more about applying for life insurance. Thrive Market: Use our link to get 30% off your first order plus a free $60 gift. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5.
5/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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146: Spirit or Science? The Third Man Factor.

We’ve all experienced it – the feeling of someone watching us, or in the room with us when we are by all accounts seemingly alone. A shift in the air or a tingle down your spine usually sets off these spider senses. Traditionally, when we think of this feeling, we are afraid. But what happens when this unseen force is helpful? And provides companionship in times of desperation and need, in circumstances of life or death? Today we travel the globe and through time to visit stories of survivors from all walks of life to discuss “The Third Man” and ponder where exactly he comes from. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad16 for 16 free meals plus free shipping. Earth Breeze: Use our code to get 40% off. ZocDoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Sources: The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible by John Geiger, The Guardian, The Atlantic
5/8/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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145: The Loose Buckle in the Bible Belt. Hot Springs National Park.

Hot Springs National Park was nicknamed the loose buckle in the Bible Belt for its long history of criminal operations, speakeasies, and mob lore. This episode we conduct a historic tour of the park, visiting the favorite spots of infamous gangsters like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Honey: Use our link to get PayPal Honey for free. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Skylight Frame: Get 10% off, up to $30 off at SkylightFrame.com/PARK. Gametime: Download Gametime and use code NPAD for $20 of your first purchase. Resources: FBI, Britannica, Arkansas, NPS, Book: Images of America - Hot Springs From Capone to Costello 
5/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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144: Trail Tales 28

Today’s stories include voices on the wind, universal confirmation, memorable engagements, San Luis Valley weirdness and overstaying your welcome. Outsiders Only bonus stories available on Patreon for Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Skylight Frame: Get 10% off, up to $30 off at SkylightFrame.com/PARK. Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off.
4/27/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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143: The Chosen Ones. Llullaillaco National Park.

Earth’s history is marked with the rise and fall of many great civilizations. All of whom had their own ways of living and thoughts on dying. Today we travel to South America to learn about the Ancient Inca Capacocha ritual and uncover what lies within the world’s highest tombs, and what they can tell us about people of the past. Grab some merch! 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. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! MILL: Use our link to secure your MILL membership Alo Moves: Use code NPAD for a free 30-day trial and 50% off an annual membership. Storyworth: Use out link to save $10 on your first purchase. Monsters Among Us: Check out Monsters Among Us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Sources National Geographic, National Geographic (2), National Library of Medicine,  Penn Museum, Rolex, Go Chile, Wikipedia, Nat Geo, History, PBS, Britannica, Global Press
4/24/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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142: Tooth and Claw: Bears in Yellowstone ft. National Park After Dark

Surprise! We may be on vacation this week, but that doesn't mean we can't bring you a new episode. Please enjoy our recent guest appearance on Tooth and Claw.  Tooth and Claw description: Cassie and Danielle from National Park After Dark joined us recently for the first (and hopefully not last) Tooth and Claw Interview Series to talk a little bit about the history of feeding bears in Yellowstone, and then answer a slew of mostly ridiculous questions about themselves, including who between them would win in a fight and whether cake and ice cream counts as one desert, or two. Make sure to check out Tooth and Claw wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts! 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.
4/17/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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141: Trail Tales 27

In honor of Ian's birthday, today's stories are all about signs, synchronicities and "coincidences". Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! Happy (Heavenly) Birthday Ian, we love you so much! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to get 30% off your first order plus free shipping. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad50 for 50% off plus free shipping. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
4/13/202345 minutes, 18 seconds
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140: Underwater Grave. Death Valley National Park.

When four young men learn about a mysterious underwater cave in Death Valley, they sneak in to explore it in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, not everyone makes 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Skylight Frame: Get 10% off, up to $30 off at SkylightFrame.com/PARK. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Lume Deodorant:  new customers GET $5 OFF a Lume Starter Pack with code NPAD. Resources: SF Gate, NPS,  BOOK: Death, Daring, and Disaster by Charles R Butch Farabee Jr.
4/10/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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139: What’s In A Name? White Mountains National Forest.

Our Merch store has reopened with all new designs! https://nationalparkafterdark.shop/ Who are you? One of the most basic questions at face value, but amongst the deepest and most thought-provoking, soul-searching prompts there is. Most commonly when asked this – you respond simply with your name. Our names are an incredibly important piece of our identity. We take pride in them and pass them on to future generations to honor the ones we love that came before. Today we visit our home state of New Hampshire to visit the White Mountains National Forest to investigate some of the darker tales that led to the naming of some of its most celebrated features. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Earth Breeze: Use our link to subscribe and save 40%. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Gametime: Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code NPAD for $20 off your first purchase. Sources Lost New England, Atlas Obscura, Outdoors, Plymouth University, Bartlett History, National Forest Foundation, Boston Globe, Federal Highway Administration, Wikipedia, Chocorua Lake Conservancy
4/3/20231 hour, 5 seconds
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138: Trail Tales 26

Today’s stories include brotherly love, body discoveries, drunken heroes, and signs from feathered friends. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Alo Moves: Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day trial plus 50% off an annual membership.
3/30/202334 minutes, 24 seconds
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137: Grandma Gatewood. The Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.

Emma Gatewood at 67 years old became the first woman to ever solo hike the Appalachian Trail, but not without struggles. In this episode we detail the history of the AT, her journey, and the ever lasting impact she has had on thru-hikers. Book Recommendation: Grandma Gatewood's Walk. By Ben Montgomery 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! MILL: Use our link to secure your MILL membership BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. 2024 Trips! Canada  Acadia Borneo Resources: NY Times, Advnture,  Book: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery
3/27/202359 minutes, 18 seconds
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136: Mauled with Jeremy Evans

Today we had the opportunity to sit down with Jeremy Evans. He is an avid outdoorsman, family man and author. Growing up in Alberta he fell in love with the outdoors and dedicated most of his life to being in it - often times alone - deep in the backcountry. It was on one of those solo adventures in August of 2017 when he had what he describes as an “oh shit” moment when he witnessed a terrifying sight - a lone grizzly cub. Instinctually he knew mama was nearby, and he was right. Mauled Lessons Learned from A Grizzly Bear Attack details what happened next that forever changed Jeremy, but didn’t stop him. Get in touch with Jeremy HERE and find his book 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Athena Club: Go to athenaclub.com and use promo code NPAD today and you’ll get 25% off your first order! Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to get 30% off your first order plus free shipping.
3/20/202356 minutes, 25 seconds
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135: Trail Tales 25

Today’s stories include polite robbers, stumbling upon baby bears, foaming pants, nature being metal, chaotic urination and grand misadventures. Outsiders Only bonus stories available on Patreon for Apple Subscribers! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Made: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD to get up to 40% off at checkout.
3/16/202348 minutes, 57 seconds
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134: Dirtbags of Dope Lake. Yosemite National Park.

There’s something special about a good old fashioned treasure hunt that never grows old, no matter when the story took place or who was involved. From finding veins of gold in Alaska to buried loot in the desert, striking it rich in this way is a fantasy. But sometimes, fantasy becomes reality, and it changes everything. When treasure in the form of 6,000 pounds of high-grade Mexican marijuana fell from the California sky during a plane crash in the winter of 1976, lives were changed and lives were lost – and legend was carved into the soul of Yosemite National Park. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Gametime: Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code NPAD for $20 off your first purchase. Zocdoc: Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad60 for 60% off plus free shipping. Sources Climbing Gold Podcast, Climbing, Men’s Journal, Valley Uprising, Vice, Wikipedia, LA Times
3/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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133: The Terrible Fate of Tiger T-24. Ranthambore National Park.

Tiger T-24 was the king of Ranthambore National Park until he was removed to live a life of captivity inside of a zoo. After being linked to 4 killings of people, he was labeled a man-eater who was too dangerous to exist in the park. This sparked nation wide protests and the conversation of the detrimental impacts of human-wildlife conflict. Listen ad free and get exclusive content when you join Apple Subscriptions . Documentary recommendation: Tiger T24 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Athena Club: Go to athenaclub.com and use promo code NPAD today and you’ll get 25% off your first order! Earth Breeze: Use our link to subscribe and save 40%. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. References: Natgeo, Ranthombore National Park, Ranthombore National Park (2), Ranthombore National Park (3), OCCRP, First Post DOCUMENTARY TIGER T-24
3/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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132: Trail Tales 24

Today’s stories include periphery points of view, type 2 fun, night hikes gone awry, assisting in a kidnapping and snoring wolves. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Miracle Brand: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels.
3/2/202343 minutes, 25 seconds
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131: Surgeons or Butchers? Medical Monstrosities of America’s Deadliest War. Gettysburg National Military Park.

These days the news is saturated with stories of tragedies from all corners of the world. Because of this, it’s sometimes difficult to have an optimistic attitude about the future. It's easy to forget the leaps and bounds we have already made. Centuries of progress and advancements in science and technology feel insignificant when faced with a mountain of modern day issues. But rest assured, we have made progress, especially when we reflect back on the horrific stories that unfolded within Gettysburg National Military Park. Book Recommendations:   Bullets & Bandages: The Aid Stations and Field Hospitals at Gettysburg by James Gindlespreger Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospital and the Battle of Gettysburg by Ronald Kirkwood Healing A Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Brand: Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. Alo Moves: Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day trial plus 50% off an annual membership. Mosh: Use our link and save 20% off plus FREE shipping on your first 6-count Trial Pack. Sources: National Library of Medicine, NPS, National Park Foundation, Bullets & Bandages by James Gindlespreger, History Tavern Podcast, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Wikipedia, American Battlefield Trust, YouTube
2/27/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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130: What Happened to Amy? Shoshone National Forest.

When a marathon runner training for the Olympics runs into Shoshone National Forest, she disappears without a trace. Police immediately pin her new husband as the main suspect, but through their investigation they discover new information, secrets, and a serial killer who was lurking nearby. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Cozy Earth: Use our link and code NPAD to get 35% off. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
2/20/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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129: Trail Tales 23

Today’s stories include narrow escapes, white water mishaps, wheeling past agoraphobia, near death experiences, desert ghosts and disappearing stairs. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad65 for 65% off plus free shipping. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD to get 40% off at checkout. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link.
2/16/202355 minutes, 51 seconds
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128: Bruno of Borneo. Gunung Mulu National Park. Part 2.

 Last week we got familiar with Bruno Manser, his early life and what brought him to the island of Borneo. In Part 2, we dive into just how far he was willing to go to advocate for the protection, the people and places he came to love. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to get 30% off your first order plus free shipping. Away: Use our link and start your 100-day trial. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5.  Sources: The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure, Wikipedia, Encyclopedia, Responsible Travel, The Asean Post, Borneo Futures , UN Environmental Program, NRDC
2/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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127: Bruno of Borneo. Gunung Mulu National Park. Part 1.

Home is where the heart is. This phrase that is scrawled across on wooden sign boards and hung in countless houses across the world may be cliche, but it’s true. Bruno Manser may have been born in Switzerland, but his heart was in Borneo. A place where he fell in love with the jungle and the people in it. It was paradise, but it was in peril. The home Bruno found was in serious danger. A home he was willing to fight for the death to protect. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Mosh: Use our link and save 20% off plus FREE shipping on your first 6-count Trial Pack. Earth Breeze: Use our link to subscribe and save 40%. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Sources: The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman,  Wikipedia, Encyclopedia, Responsible Travel
2/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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126: Trail Tales 22

Today’s stories include ghosty stuff, false alarms, vigilante pursuits, vibing in the badlands, healing in the Hoh and Maine madness. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Mosh: Use our link and save 20% off plus FREE shipping on your first 6-count Trial Pack.
1/30/202350 minutes, 39 seconds
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125: Diana of the Dunes. Indiana Dunes National Park.

Alice Mabel Gray was given the name, Diana of the Dunes, after she left society to live off the land on the shores of Lake Michigan. We covered her story partially in a prior episode - focusing on the haunted folklore around her afterlife. Today we are revisiting her story to delve deep into her life, including her mysterious partner, a gruesome murder they were accused of committing, and the truth behind Alice's tragic death. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Cozy Earth: Use our link and code NPAD to get 35% off. Resources: NPS, NPS (2), South Bend Tribune, Diana of the Dunes the True Story of Alice Gray by Janet Zenke Edwards
1/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 25 seconds
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124: Trail Tales 21

Today’s stories include prowling predators, surprise guests, a case of mistaken identity, monumental summits and rocky mountain highs. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon! 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Beam: Use our link and code NPAD to get 40% off at checkout. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order.
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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123: A Strand in the Web. Torngat Mountains National Park.

 “Whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.” Those words spoken by Chief Seattle centuries ago merely echoed what his people knew for a time immemorable, and what modern science is now proving – we are not separate from the environment, we are of it. Our actions, or inactions, have long lasting ripple effects on everything around us, and while we may not see the results in our lifetimes, they are becoming apparent in places like the Arctic, where the consequences of our actions are rearing their heads in a fight for survival. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Thrive Market: Use our link to get 30% off your first order, plus a free $60 gift. Reel: Use our link and code NPAD to get 30% off your first order plus free shipping.  Sources: Backpacker, Outside Online, Sierra Club, Sierra Club (2), Parks Canada, Smithsonian, Yale Environment, Wikipedia, Vice, Climate News, PBS, Arctic WWF, Washington Monthly
1/16/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 33 seconds
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122: Stranded on Devil's Tower National Monument.

George Hopkins was a thrill seeker, parachuting out of planes more times than anyone on record in 1941. He's after more record setting, but first he wants to do something no one else would ever do, Parachute onto Devil's Tower. His plan goes awry when he finds himself unable to get off the tower and he needs to be rescued. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Blinkist: Use our link to start your 7- day free trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership. Away: Use our link and start your 100-day trial. Sources: Vault, Wyoming History, NPS, Qrius
1/9/202355 minutes, 40 seconds
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121: Trail Tales 20

Today’s stories include hunting with wolves, lessons learned, good boys, heartwarming homecomings, fake moose and real cryptids. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Earth Breeze: Use our link to subscribe and save 40%.
1/5/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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120: End of Watch. Mount Rainier National Park.

*Please note, this episode includes descriptions of domestic violence and an active shooting*  I wish I had your job! If you’ve ever heard that and cringed – chances are people have a skewed idea of what you actually do. No one knows this to be more true that NPS LE Rangers. Yes, they are employed in some of the most beautiful places on Earth - but they also hold some of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and are often not recognized for it. When an active shooter enters Mount Rainier National Park on New Years day 2012, Margaret Anderson would pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep the people and the place she loved the most, safe.  If you or someone you know are experiencing PTSD or other trauma related symptoms and are in need of support, please visit National Center for PTSD . To find a community based counseling center near you, please visit Vet Centers. The VA Crisis Line can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence and are in need of support, please visit The Hotline . The National Domestic Violence Line can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233. You can check out Wild Lives 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad21 for 21 free meals plus free shipping. Sources: Seattle Times, Outside Online, Wikipedia, NPS, KIRO7, Mountain View Funeral Home,  NPR, PEER, The Mountain News
1/2/202359 minutes, 55 seconds
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119: Swimming the Colorado River. Grand Canyon National Park.

Join us this week as we follow two friends down the Colorado River. When they have limited funds to kayak or raft the river like most - Bill Beer and John Daggett decide to swim it instead. The guys are having the adventure of their lives - all while the Park Service has issued a massive rescue mission to find them. In their words, this is a cheap vacation that got a little out of hand. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Resources: Advantage Grand Cayon, NPS Book: We Swam the Grand Canyon by Bill Beer
12/26/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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118: Trail Tales 19

Today's stories include off trail adventures, rescues pups, ghostly encounters and the great bear mace incident. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon. 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! MasterClass: Use our link to gift one annual membership and get one free! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5.
12/22/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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117: Death Wish. Joshua Tree National Park.

People put a big emphasis on living - how we spend our precious time before we face the music. But unfortunately, part of living – is dying, and that takes some thought too. Confronting our own mortality is difficult and unsettling but to the living left behind, knowing your final wishes can be a welcome sigh of relief. Today we venture into Joshua Tree National Park, and discuss the wild ride that was Gram Parson’s life, and untimely death. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad18 for 18 free meals plus free shipping. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources: WBR, YouTube, Wikipedia, NPS, NPCA
12/19/202258 minutes, 16 seconds
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116: Trail Tales 18

Today’s stories include spirited stays, adventure cats, grabbing a handful, mountain lion laser pointers, creatures of the jungle and near misses. Bonus stories included for Outsiders on Patreon. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Gerber Life: Follow the link to get a free quote. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Miracle Brand: Use our link and code NPAD to claim your free 3 piece towel set and save over 40%.
12/12/202248 minutes, 52 seconds
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115: Last One Standing. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Part 3

Ada is now alone and learning to survive on Wrangel Island by herself. Meanwhile Steffanson tries to secure a new ship to come to the island, but mysteriously disappears. All while tensions are rising between the countries, as Russia claims the island as their own and threatens to capture the expedition team. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Uncommon Goods: Use our link and get 15% off your next gift. StoryWorth: Use our link and save $10 on your first purchase. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD to get 40% off at checkout. Gerber Life: Follow the link to get a free quote. 
12/8/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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114: Last One Standing. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Part 2

Ada and the rest of the expedition team struggle to find food resources and they are all getting weak. Lorne develops a terrible case of scurvy and when the ship they are expecting doesn't show up, they become desperate for survival. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Reel: Use our link and code NPAD at checkout for 30% off your first order plus frere shipping. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Skylight Frame: Get $15 off a Skylight Frame with promo code PARK.
12/5/202254 minutes, 2 seconds
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113: Last One Standing. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Part 1

In this 3 part series - we tell the story of an arctic expedition and the survival story of Ada Blackjack. Ada, an Inuit woman, joins a team of 4 men to the remote Wrangel Island to prove that it is survivable. As a polar bear nesting ground and known for tumultuous weather conditions, no human has successfully survived here for long. Join us for a LIVE show in Denver! Tickets 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Skylight Frame: Get $15 off a Skylight Frame with promo code PARK. MasterClass: Use our link and give one annual membership to get one free. Uncommon Goods: Use our link and get 15% off your next gift. Resources: History, Britannica, UNESCO, NPS Ada BlackJack A true Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven
11/28/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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112: Trail Tales 17

Today’s stories include lights over Idaho, forest knocks, tornado camping and Colorado moms. All stories shared with consent. Join us for a LIVE show in Denver! Tickets 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. MasterClass: Use our link and give one annual membership to get one free. Uncommon Goods: Use our link and get 15% off your next gift. 
11/23/202245 minutes, 19 seconds
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111: Creatures of the Wild ft. Tooth & Claw Podcast. Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The collab you’ve been waiting for! Today we are joined by Wes, Jeff and Mike of Tooth & Claw Podcast. We head back to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to share the tragic tale of Glenda Ann Bradley, the first person to be killed by a black bear in US National Park History. The T&C crew share their extensive knowledge on how to enjoy recreating in bear country safely, dissect what likely happened that day in the park and underline how wild and wonderful these animals are. Join us for a LIVE show in Denver! Tickets HERE Check out Tooth and Claw on Apple , Spotify , or wherever you get your podcasts!  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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5. Skylight Frame: Get $15 off a Skylight Frame with promo code PARK. Burn Wild: Listen to all 8 episodes of Burn Wild wherever you listen to podcasts.
11/21/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 16 seconds
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110: Lone Survivor. Yosemite National Park.

We all hope to get through life unscathed. No one wants to experience a traumatic event, as they inevitably come hand in hand with suffering. It may be immediate, or, it may take a lifetime, but according to studies on PTSD and trauma – an overwhelming amount of people who will experience a traumatic event in their lifetimes, were changed in fundamental, positive, ways. Donnie Priest was just 10 years old when the plane carrying his family crashed just outside of Yosemite National Park, killing all on board except for him. His incredible story of survival was only the beginning - it was what he went on to do with his life that would up being the true inspiration.  Join us for a LIVE show in Denver! Tickets 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Miracle Brand: Use our link and code NPAD to claim your free 3 piece towel set and save over 40%. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Skylight Frame: Get $15 off a Skylight Frame with promo code PARK. StoryWorth: Use our link and save $10 on your first purchase. Sources: NPCA, The Porterville Reporter, SF Gate, World Wildlife, The Reporter, Time
11/14/202243 minutes, 8 seconds
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109: Trail Tales 16

Today’s stories include making the papers, plane crashes, magical moments, keeping connected, cougar encounters and wrestling in the swamps. Two bonus stories for Outsiders available on Patreon. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Beam: Get 50% off when you follow the link and use code CYBER at checkout. Lomi: Use our link and code NPAD to get $50 off your Lomi. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Apostrophe: Use our link and code NPAD to get for first visit for only $5.
11/10/202249 minutes, 41 seconds
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108: The Night of Terror. Women's Rights National Historic Park.

For this episode we follow the 72 year battle for women to have the right to vote. Women are beaten, tortured, spit on, and imprisoned. But one night in history was especially brutal. Today The Night of Terror serves as a reminder of female solidarity and resistance. It is a reminder of how strong and powerful women are and just how much they are willing to fight and sacrifice for their rights. For more information on the history of the Women's Movement, check out these videos! Women's Suffrage - FilmArchivesNYC Women's Suffrage - PBS 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Skylight Frame: Get $15 off a Skylight Frame with promo code PARK. Reel: Use our link and promo code NPAD to sign up for a subscription and get 30% off your first order plus free shipping. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Hello Fresh: Use our link and code npad65 for 65% off plus free shipping. Sources: History, Wikipedia, A Mighty Girl, History (2), National Archive , Declaration of Sentiments, Jailed for Freedom by Doris Stevens
11/7/202257 minutes, 11 seconds
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107: Origin Story. Death Valley National Park.

Rumors. We’ve all heard one, spread one or have been directly involved in one. More often than not, by the time these tall tales reach your ears – whatever story your hearing is muddled. Murky and questionable details lie in layers, coating whatever grain of truth there may be at the center, and finding that grain can be difficult. Today we return to Death Valley National Park to investigate legends and tall tales in a search for that grain of truth, because more often than not, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Join us for a LIVE show in Denver! Tickets 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Blissy: Use our link and code NPAD to get an additional 30% off. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Stamps:  Sign up with promo code NPAD for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, plus free postage, and a free digital scale. Away: Use our link and start your 100-day trial. Sources: History,NPS,Weird Tales, Wikipedia, History Daily, Discover Magazine , Only In Your State, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know Podcast, Wikipedia (2)
10/31/202257 minutes, 15 seconds
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106: The Legend of Hermit Island. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

In the mid 1800's a mysterious man deemed one of the Apostle Islands as his own, and left society to be a hermit. He was known to not approve of visitors and would remove them by force. When he turns up murdered, rumors spread that there is a buried treasure on the island. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Lomi: Use our link and code NPAD to get $50 off your Lomi. Blissy: Use our link and code NPAD to get an additional 30% off. Sources: https://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/Attraction/Details/303?region=ByAttractionType https://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/the-ghost-of-hermit-island/ https://www.nps.gov/apis/learn/historyculture/on-the-trail-of-the-island-hermit.htm https://boingboing.net/2011/08/10/preserving-human-history-in-a-national-park.html
10/24/202248 minutes, 56 seconds
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105: People of the Parks - Dr. Rae Wynn Grant.

Today we sit down with National Geographic Explorer and Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Rae Wynn Grant. She dives deep into how she became a Wildlife Ecologist and how she was able to start working with National Geographic. She has spent her career exploring some of the wildest places on the planet, conducting research on animals like Lions, Tigers, Bears, oh and Lemurs.  In this episode Dr. Rae Wynn Grant inspires us and educates us on how we can all contribute to conservation. Don't forget to check out her podcast, Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn Grant, where she tells stories of what working in wild places entails. You can listen on all podcasting platforms. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! HelloFresh: Use our link and code NPAD65 for 65% off plus free shipping. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
10/20/202253 minutes, 45 seconds
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104: Resurrection. Pleistocene Park & Beyond.

Jurassic Park. The Lazrus Effect. Frankenstein. All of these stories emulate our fascination with turning back the clock, to revive those which we have lost. In a time where technological advances have matched our curiosity with the past. No longer is the question if we can bring back species from the dead – but rather, should we? 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Factor: Use our link and code NPAD60 to get 60% off your first box. BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Apostrophe: Get your first visit for only five dollars at our link and when you use code NPAD. Aspiration - Make your dollars make a difference. Use our link and open an Aspiration account today. Sources: National Geographic, The Atlantic, Scientific American, CNN, TechnologyWorks, Pleistocene Park, BBVA, Quanta Magazine , Mongabay News, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Geographic, Griffith University, Colossal, Pleistocene Park, YouTube, Wikipedia, Mammoth, Science
10/17/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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103: A Haunted Castle and Afternoon Tea. Exmoor National Park.

Today we explore the moorelands of Exmoor National Park. From rolling hills, wild ponies, and beautiful cliff side towns, this is a place to add to your bucket list. While it is beautiful, it is also the home of one of the spookiest castles in England. We're taking a deep dive into all the ghostly happenings and terrifying history before we head out to the hill side for a good ole' British Afternoon Tea. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Beam: Use our link and code NPAD to get up to 40% off . Sources: https://castrumtocastle.com/english-castles/somerset-dunster-castle/ https://www.dunster.info/dunster-castle-an-overview-of-1000-years-of-historical-journey/ https://castrumtocastle.com/blogs/dunster-castle-ghost-stories/ https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holnicote-estate/features/eating-and-shopping-at-the-holnicote-estate-
10/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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102: Trail Tales 15

Today’s stories include surviving a wall of white, sandwich stealers, bad vibes, and seeing the light. 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Stamps: Use code NPAD to start your 4-week trial, and receive free postage and a digital scale. Faherty: Use our link and code NPAD to get 15% off. HoldOn Bags: Use code NPAD for 20% off your order. Taos AER: Use code NPAD30 for 30% off.
10/6/202255 minutes, 47 seconds
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101: Terrible Tales. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site.

This week we are kicking off Spooky Season with a visit to the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site. We learn about the history of the house, and dive into Edgar Allan Poe's short and complex life. Hear all about the real life tragedies and events that inspired some of Poe's darkest works, from psychosis, to plague, to being buried 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 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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Apostrophe: Get your first visit for only five dollars at our link and when you use code NPAD. Reel: Use promo code NPAD to sign up for a subscription and get 30% off your first order plus free shipping. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources: NPS, NPS (2), Biography, How Stuff Works, Britannica,  Interesting Literature, Smithsonian, History, Wikipedia, Wikipedia (2), Wikipedia (3)
10/3/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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100: Frozen Alive in the Scandinavian Mountains.

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Upside: Download the free app and use code NPAD to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.    Two Girls One Ghost: Tune in this spooky season and beyond to Two Girls One Ghost wherever you listen to podcasts. HelloFresh: Use our link and code NPAD65 for 60% off plus free shipping. 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
9/26/202243 minutes, 31 seconds
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99: Trail Tales 14

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.  Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  Speedify: Use our link to download Speedify today. Babbel: Use our link to get up to 55% off your subscription. Uncommon Goods: Use our link and get 15% off. StoryWorth: Use our link to save $10.
9/22/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
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98: Unfinished Business. Crater Lake National Park.

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Get your first visit for only five dollars at our link and when you use code NPAD. Bombas: Use code NPAD at checkout for 20% off your first purchase. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources: Alta, Crater Lake Institute, NPS, Herald and News, The Atlantic , KTEC
9/19/202249 minutes, 56 seconds
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97: Histories and Hauntings of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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.  Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Speedify: Use our link to download Speedify today. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Beam: Use code NPAD to get 40% off your first subscription order or 20% a one-time purchase. Sources: NPS (1), NPS (2), NPS (3), Spooky Creepy North Dakota by Lori L. Oser
9/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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96: Trail Tales 13

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Faherty Brand: Use our link and code NPAD at check out for 20% off. 
9/8/202257 minutes, 4 seconds
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95: Murder and Mystery with Special Guest Morbid Podcast!

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order and free shipping. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Apostrophe: Get your first visit for only five dollars at our link and when you use code NPAD. HelloFresh: Use code NPAD16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes and 3 free gifts.
9/5/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 24 seconds
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94: Liquid Avalanche. Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Monument.

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Feals - Become a member today and save 50% off your first order of Focus Melts with promo code: AFTERDARK Cozy Earth - Save 35% with our promo code: NPAD Stride Career Prep - Prepares your teen for in-demand careers in business, tech, health science, criminal justice and more! Aspiration - Fight climate change by planting trees with every swipe. Apply for the Aspiration Zero credit card today and earn a $300 welcome bonus after spending three  thousand dollars in the first ninety days. 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
8/29/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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93: Trail Tales 12

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Babbel - Learn a second language! Save 60% on your subscription when you use our link. Modern Fertility - Get $20 off your fertility test when you use our link! Upside - Use our code NPAD to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Bombas - get 20% off your first purchase when you use our link!
8/25/202252 minutes, 52 seconds
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92: People of the Parks - Rhino Man with John Jurko II

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Microdose: Get free shipping & 30% off your first order with code NPAD. Apostrophe: Get your first visit for only five dollars at our link and when you use code NPAD. Athletic Greens: Get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase by using our link. Feals: Become a member and save 50% off your first order of Focus Melts, and get free shipping by using our link and code AFTERDARK. 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
8/22/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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91: Surviving the Jungle. Lorentz National Park.

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Beam: Use code NPAD to get 40% off your first subscription order or 20% a one-time purchase. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. First Leaf: Use our link and get your first 6 bottles for $39.95 plus free shipping. sources:   Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zukoff , History Net, Pacific Wrecks, YouTube 
8/15/20221 hour, 11 minutes
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90: Murders on the Mountain. Volcanoes National Park. (Part 2)

 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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!    Athletic Greens: Use our link and get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Away: Use our link and start your 100-day trial. Faherty: Use our link and get 20% when you use code NPAD at checkout. Stride Career Prep: Help your student take charge of their education and their future. Sources Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Wikipedia , Vanity Fair, National Geographic , YouTube , World Wildlife Fund , Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
8/11/20221 hour, 35 seconds
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89: 75 – Murders on the Mountain. Volcanoes National Park. (Part 1)

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. NPAD trip information and itineraries to South Africa and Madagascar ! 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. Factor: Use our link and code NPAD130 to get $130 off across six boxes. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order and free shipping. Sources Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Wikipedia , Vanity Fair, National Geographic , YouTube , World Wildlife Fund , Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
8/8/202255 minutes, 15 seconds
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88: Trail Tales 11

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  Modern Fertility: Use our link and get $20 off your fertility test. Hello Fresh: Use code NPAD16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes and 3 free gifts. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link. Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.
8/1/202249 minutes, 33 seconds
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87: A Murderer on the Loose. Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Athletic Greens: Use our link and get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase. Xanterra Travel Collection: Become and employee and get FREE shared onsite housing. Taos AER: Use code NPAD for 30% off. Sources: Fandom, Only in Your State, YouTube, Justia
7/25/202252 minutes, 18 seconds
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86: Outlaws of the West (Part 2). Capitol Reef National Park.

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Cozy Earth: Use code NPAD at checkout for 35% off. Taos AER: Use code NPAD for 30% off. Hello Fresh: Use code NPAD16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts. Zbiotics: Use code NPAD at checkout for 15% off.
7/21/202240 minutes, 35 seconds
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85: Outlaws of the West (Part 1). Capitol Reef National Park.

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!   Beam: Use code NPAD to get 40% off your first subscription order or 20% a one-time purchase. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources: NPS, The Last Outlaws by Thom Hatch, History.com, Britannica, History Vault 
7/18/20221 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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84: The Last Tourist with Bruce Poon Tip

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!   Feals: Use our link and become a member to get 50% off your first order plus free shipping.  Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. First Leaf: Use our link and get your first 6 bottles for $39.95 plus free shipping. Athletic Greens: Use our link and get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase.
7/11/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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83: Trail Tales 10

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Xanterra Travel Collection: Become and employee and get FREE shared onsite housing. Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order plus free shipping Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD
7/4/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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82: She Speaks for the Trees. Headwaters Forest Reserve.

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!   Xanterra Travel Collection: Become and employee and get FREE shared onsite housing. Feals: Use our link and become a member to get 50% off your first order plus free shipping.  Hello Fresh: Use our link and code NPAD16 for up to 16 free meals plus 3 free gifts. Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Sources:  The Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill  https://www.juliabutterflyhill.com/julia/luna/ https://sanctuaryforest.org/programs/land-conservation/luna/ https://www.sfgate.com/green/article/Vandals-Slash-Giant-Redwood-Tree-sitter-Julia-3302945.php http://www.forestecologynetwork.org/julia.htm
6/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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81: 69 - An Ode to Ian

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. 2023 Trips will go on sale Monday June 27th at 9am PST. Add your email to be notified as soon as the trip is live. Peru Patagonia 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!   Beam: Use code NPAD to get 40% off your first subscription order or 20% a one-time purchase  Microdose: Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. ZBiotics: Get 15% off your first order when you use code NPAD
6/23/202250 minutes, 9 seconds
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80: Trail Tales 9

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. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Athletic Greens: Get a 1 year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase by using our link
6/20/202249 minutes, 11 seconds
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79: People of the Parks - Kathryn Miles

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. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Firstleaf: Get your first 6 bottles for $29.95 plus free shipping with our link Away: Start your 100-day free trial by using our link Prose: 15% off your first hair care order by using our link AirlyFoods: Use our link and code NPAD to get 25% off
6/13/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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78: Premonition. Olympic National Park.

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. 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! Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order plus free shipping BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD AirlyFoods: Use our link and code NPAD to get 25% off   Sources: A Rage To Kill – Ann Rule, National Park Foundation,  WTA, Wikipedia (1), Wikipedia (2)
6/6/202247 minutes, 33 seconds
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77: People of the Parks - Rolf Peterson

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.  Book Recommendation: The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance. By Rolf Peterson 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! Rumpl: From now until 5/30, get 25% off and use promo code NPADSALE get a Beer Blanket on us! Apostrophe: Get your first visit for only $5 with code NPAD Prose: 15% off your first hair care order by using our link Pretty Litter: Get 20% your first order when you use code NPAD
5/23/202253 minutes, 21 seconds
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76: Buried Alive in the Australian Outback.

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 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! Away: Start your 100-day free trial by using our link Beam: Get $20 off when you use our link and code NPAD at checkout Microdose Gummies: get free shipping and 30% off your first order with code NPAD BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka0MVmd5Tes https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/apr/14/australia.samjones https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/biography-autobiography/Left-For-Dead-Ricky-Megee-and-Greg-McLean-9781742372778 https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2006/apr/16/99-pound-man-recounts-survival-story/
5/16/202256 minutes, 51 seconds
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75: The Bone Collector. Effigy Mounds National Monument.

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.   Info on various Park Passes here. Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Prose: 15% off your first hair care order by using our link Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD Feals: Code NPAD for 50% off your first order with free shipping 
5/9/20221 hour, 48 seconds
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74: Trail Tales 8

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Olive & June: Use our link for 20% off your first mani system  Reel: Now available in most Target stores nationwide, online & through the Target app Rumple: Save 15% off on your next order by using our link and offer code NPAD
5/5/202243 minutes, 59 seconds
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73: An Adventure Worth Dying For. Murchison Falls National Park.

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.  Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  Favor: Get your birth control subscriptions delivered to your door for free and make a donation to bedside.org to help low-income individuals get access to birth control AnaLuisa: Use our link to shop Ana Luisa's Buy One, Get One 40% OFF sale BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Sources: Living the Best Day Ever by Hendrik Coetzee, London2Cape, WildWhispersAfrica, NPS
5/2/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 29 seconds
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72: A Martyr and a Murder. Everglades National Park.

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. 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!   Skylight Frame: Get $10 off your purchase using code PARK Prose: 15% off your first hair care order by using our link Pretty Litter: Get 20% your first order when you use code NPAD Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD Sources: Death in the Everglades - The Murder of Guy Bradley. America’s First Martyr to Environmentalism by Stuart B Melver, NPS, Smithsonian, Wild Birds Online, WLRN, Animals Mom
4/25/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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71: Trail Tales 7

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   AnaLuisa: Use our link to shop Ana Luisa's Buy One, Get One 40% OFF sale Uncommon Goods: Use our link to receive 15% off your next gift Skylight Frame: Get $10 off your purchase using code PARK
4/21/202240 minutes, 15 seconds
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70: The Trailside Killer. Point Reyes National Seashore.

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. Check out our Group NPAD Alaska Trip! You will be able to book starting 4/19 at 9am PST/ 12pm EST. We will have 12 spots available! Enter your name and email to be notified as soon as the trip goes on sale! ALASKA TRIP 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 BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Beam: Get $20 off when you use our link and code NPAD at checkout Sources: SF Gate (1), SF Gate (2), Santa Cruz Public Library, Serial Killers Podcast, Wikipedia, Murderpedia, Strange Outdoors
4/18/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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69: Caught in the Crosshairs. Yellowstone National Park.

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. 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!   Olive & June: Use our link for 20% off your first mani system  Skylight Frame: Get $10 off your purchase using code PARK Prose: 15% off your first hair care order by using our link Sources: American Wolf, Yellowstone Park, National Geographic, Sierra Club, Daily Motion, Pounce Conservation, Wolf.org, NPR, NY Wolf, USDA, Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington Post, USA Today, PBS, International Wolf Center
4/11/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 22 seconds
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68: Trail Tales 6

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Magic Spoon: Use the code NPAD for $5 off your order Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order
4/7/202242 minutes, 1 second
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67: Great Smoky Mountains Murder.

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link AnaLuisa: Use our link to shop Ana Luisa's Buy One, Get One 40% OFF sale Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD StoryWorth: Get to know your loved ones better and preserve those memories forever. $10 off your first purchase by using our link. Sources: Oxygen, The Mountain Press  
4/4/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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66: In Dog We Trust. Iditarod National Historic Trail.

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.   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!   Factor: Get $120 off when you use our link and code npad120 Feals: Code NPAD for 50% off your first order with free shipping  Peloton: Keep your workouts fresh with Peloton RedHanded: Subscribe to RedHanded wherever you listen to podcasts Sources Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Geographic, History, BBC, Wikipedia, Wikipedia (2), Alaska Sports Halls of Fame
3/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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65: What is Buried Beneath the Sea? Biscayne National Park. (February Patreon Release)

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 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!   StoryWorth: Get to know your loved ones better and preserve those memories forever. $10 off your first purchase by using our link. Prose: 15% off your first hair care order by using our link Sources Strangers Guide, Diving With a Purpose, History, ABC News, NPS, NPCA, YouTube, NPS Submerged Resources Center, TED Ed, Wikipedia
3/24/20221 hour, 54 seconds
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64: Britain's Worst Caving Disaster. Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!  Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Beam: Got $20 off when you use our link and code NPAD at checkout Tickets to Spirited Stays: The Crescent Hotel HERE! (momenthouse.com/npad) A space to relax and abide in guided explorations using ancient practice of yoganidra: Esotericbodyexploration.com Sources: Micheal Melvin, Independent, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Youtube
3/21/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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63: Where Was Walton? Sitgreaves National Forest.

Tickets to Spirited Stays: The Crescent Hotel HERE! 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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Daily Harvest: Use our link to get up to $40 off your first order! Prose: Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Magic Spoon: Use the code NPAD for $5 off your order Olive & June: Use our link for 20% off your first mani system 
3/14/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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62: Abandon. National Park Ghost Towns.

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.  Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link June's Journey: Download the app free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Merrell: Get outside and celebrate International Women's Day! Head to the Merrell website to browse all their products. Sources: NPS, NPS (2), NPS (3), Atlas Obscura
3/7/202258 minutes, 14 seconds
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61: Trail Tales 5

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Peloton: Keep your workouts fresh with Peloton Best Fiends: Download for free today on the App Store or Google Play Genucel: Receive 60% off Genucel’s Most Popular Package and free shipping with code NPAD
3/3/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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60: People of the Parks – Andrea Lankford

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Feals: Code NPAD for 50% off your first order with free shipping  Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order The Pill Club: Get your birth control subscriptions delivered to your door for free and make a donation to bedside.org to help low-income individuals get access to birth control
2/28/202239 minutes, 43 seconds
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59: Legend Has It. Nahanni National Park Reserve.

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? 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!   HelloFresh: Code NPAD for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts  BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD Sources: Parks Canada, National Geographic, Canada Archive, Wikipedia, Youtube, Strange Outdoors, Fodors Travel, Zenith City, Macleans, Peak Visor
2/21/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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58: The Graveyard of the Pacific. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   Beam: Got $20 off of $75 or more when you use our link and code NPAD at checkout. June's Journey: Download the app free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Prose: use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your first order. Deep Cover: Listen to Deep Cover wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Sources: National Geographic, History Link, Medium, MEC 
2/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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57: Trail Tales 4

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!    Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for free on Google Play or the App Store Merrell: Get outside and enjoy Galentine’s day with friends. Head to the Merrell website to browse all their products. Green Chef: Use code npad130 for $130 off and free shipping 
2/10/202245 minutes, 3 seconds
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56: Dying for the Cause. Yosemite National Park

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.   Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!   The Pill Club: Get your birth control subscriptions delivered to your door for free and make a donation to bedside.org to help low-income individuals get access to birth control by using our link Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with code NPAD BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month of online therapy by using our link Athletic Greens: Get a 1 year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase by using our link Sources: NY Times, National Geographic, Outside, Wikipedia, Ranger Confidential, National Geographic (2), High Country News, SF Gate, Johnny Utah
2/7/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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55: She Who Shapes the Sacred Land. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

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! 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!  Beam: Use code NPAD for $20 off Reel: Use code NPAD for 30% off your first order Daily Harvest: Use this link to get up to $40 off your first order!
1/31/202244 minutes, 55 seconds
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54: Murder, Mystery and Medicine. Holyrood Royal Park.

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 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: Code NPAD to receive your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for only $5 Feals: Code NPAD for 50% off your first order with free shipping  HelloFresh: Code NPAD for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts  BetterHelp: Code NPAD for 10% off your first month of online therapy Sources: University of Aberdeen, National Museum of Scotland , Historic UK, Wikipedia, Civitatis Edinburgh
1/24/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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53: The Daring Escape of Ellen and William Craft. Boston African American National Historic Site.

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.  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! Beam: Use code NPAD for $20 off BetterHelp: Get 10% off online therapy Chirp Wheel: 10% off Sources: Book: Running: A Thousand Miles for Freedom https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/ellen-craft https://www.nps.gov/articles/boston-s-underground-railroad.htm https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/language-of-slavery.htm
1/17/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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52: The Man-Made Man-Eater. Jim Corbett National Park.

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  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! Chirp Wheel: 10% off  Prose: 15% your first order Apostrophe: $15 your first visit  Sources: No Beast So Fierce by Dane Huckelbridge, WWF, Jim Corbett National Park, Wikipedia 
1/10/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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51: Surviving the Worst Weather on the Planet. White Mountain National Forest.

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.  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!  BetterHelp: Get 10% off online therapy  Evite: Create your custom invites for any event! Chirp Wheel: Use our discount code NPAD for 10% off Sources: Morning Journal, American Alpine Club, Union Leader, NY Times, YouTube
1/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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50: Exile Island. Kalaupapa National Historic Site.

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.  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! BetterHelp: Visit our link for 10% off your first month of online therapy TodayTix: Use code NPAD for $10 off your first ticket purchase Beam: Use code NPAD for $20 off 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
12/27/202158 minutes, 19 seconds
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49: Island of Death. New River Gorge National Park.

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. 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!  Listen Now to Killer Psyche from Wondery. Quip: Take care of your oral health, good health starts with good habits. BetterHelp: Get 10% off online therapy  Athena: Silky smooth razor kits. 20% off your first order with code NPAD Sources: NPS, Hellraisers Journal
12/20/202149 minutes, 16 seconds
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48: Lost And (Almost Never) Found. Madidi National Park.

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.  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! BetterHelp: 10% off your first month Simplisafe: 40% off your entire home security system  StoryWorth: Receive $10 off your first purchase Sources: Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing true Story of Adventure and Survival by Yosseph Ghinsberg, Bolivian Life, Jungle – 2017 film
12/13/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds
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47: Trail Tales 3

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 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! Away: Start your 100 day luggage trial today! Prose: Free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your order Uncommon Goods:  Shop unique gifts for everyone in your life. Receive 15% off your order
12/6/202140 minutes, 14 seconds
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46: Missing in Death Valley National Park

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. 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!  BetterHelp: Take charge of your mental health. NPAD listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD TodayTix: See the show that you have always wanted to see and find the best prices!  Get $10 off your first ticket purchase at Skylight Frame: Gift a special integrative photo frame to your loved ones. Use our code PARK for $10 off skylightframe.com
11/29/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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45: The Dingo Did It. Ulru Kata-Tjuta National Park

“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 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!  Athena: Silky smooth razor kits. 20% off your first order with code NPAD Away: Start your 100-day trial and grab some thoughtfully designed luggage of your own by using the provided link  Simplisafe: 50% off your home security system using the provided link Sources: ABC, EOS, Science News, Parks Australia, Episode 136 of Casefile 
11/22/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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44: Escaping the Flames. Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

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.  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!  Beam: 40% off the first three months of any product subscription, or 20% off a one-time beamorganics.com/npad You may pause or cancel anytime. BetterHelp: Take charge of your mental health. NPAD listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Uncommon Goods: Out of the ordinary and truly original gifts. Code NPAD for 15% off
11/15/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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43: Reclaiming The Rock. Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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.  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!  Beam: 40% off the first three months of any product subscription, or 20% off a one-time purchase.beamorganics.com/npad. You may pause or cancel anytime. Prose:  Get a free in-depth hair regimen and 15% off your first custom hair care order at prose.com/NPAD AMC Shudder: Try Shudder free for 30 days with code NPAD Sources: National Congress of American Indians, Legends of America, NPS,Wikipedia, Alcatraz History, History, Mashable
11/8/202154 minutes, 30 seconds
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42: Witches, Curses, and Underground Tunnels. Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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. 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:  Massachusetts: Mercy Tavern (spookeats.com) The Ghosts of Salem Tour | Salem Family Friendly Ghost Tour (ghostcitytours.com) The History of Trick-or-Treating - HISTORY MERCH! National Park After Dark (national-park-after-dark.myshopify.com) Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! BetterHelp: Take charge of your mental health. NPAD listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Storyworth: Give a thoughtful personal gift that will preserve memories for years to come. Get $10  off your first purchase at storyworth.com/NPAD TodayTix: See the show that you have always wanted to see and find the best prices!  Get $10 off your first ticket purchase at TodayTix.com/NPAD
10/31/202159 minutes, 36 seconds
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41: People of the Parks - Kevin Grange

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 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! Magic Mind: Get 20% off of your order when you use our link www.magicmind.co/nationalpark and our code NATIONALPARK20 Beam: Get 35% off your first month when you use our link beamorganics.com/npad , pause or cancel anytime. 
10/25/202147 minutes, 58 seconds
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40: Three Points of No Return. Bermuda Triangles of North America

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. 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!  SimpliSafe: Home security just got better. Visit the link for 20% off an entire new system and first free month of monitoring service.  Away: The modern lifestyle brand that creates luggage for every time of trip. Visit the link for your 100 day trial.  Aurate: Fine jewelry that is ethically sourced and sustainably made. Get 20% your first order with code NPAD. 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 
10/25/20211 hour, 14 seconds
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39: Día de los Muertos. Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatepetl

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. 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! Prose:  Get a free in-depth hair regimen and 15% off your first custom hair care order BetterHelp: Take charge of your mental health. NPAD listeners get 10% off their first month.  Sources: Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park: The Complete Guide (tripsavvy.com) Interesting Facts About Popocatépetl | MountainJourney.com Overview of the Aztec Empire - History (historyonthenet.com) Difference between Halloween and The Day of the Dead | Difference Between
10/18/202159 minutes
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38: The Woman, The Myth, The Legend. Six Rivers National Forest.

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? 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 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 for updates, photos from stories and more! 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! Uncommon Goods: Out of the ordinary and truly original gifts. Code NPAD for 15% off. Prose:  Get a free in-depth hair regimen and 15% off your first custom hair care order at prose.com/NPAD AMC Shudder: Celebrate the 61 Days of Halloween on the "Netflix of Horror". Try Shudder free for 30 days with code NPAD 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
10/11/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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37: Lore and Lingering Spirits. Haunted National Park Trails

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. NPAD is featured on @Stitcher's second annual True Crime Week. You can listen to our show and all the other True Crime Week podcasts on the Stitcher app or at stitcher.com/discover #StitcherTrueCrimeWeek 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!  BetterHelp: Take charge of your mental health. NPAD listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at apostrophe.com/NPAD Sources: Haunted Hikes by Maren Horjus. Piddlin. Weird California. Historical Society of Ogeden Dunes. Sangre De Cristo.
10/4/20211 hour, 58 seconds
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36: An Island Murder Mystery. Galapagos National Park.

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. 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 partner, check them out! Aurate: Fine jewelry that is ethically sourced and sustainably made. Get 20% your first order with code NPAD. 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
9/27/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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35: Trail Tales 2

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 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 a board-certified dermatologist at apostrophe.com/NPAD June's Journey: Download June's Journey for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Prose:  Get a free in-depth hair regimen and 15% off your first custom hair care order at prose.com/NPAD
9/20/202149 minutes, 41 seconds
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34: Amazing Animals - Rescue Stories from Parks Around the World

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? If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 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 a board-certified dermatologist at apostrophe.com/NPAD Magic Spoon: Save $5 off your variety pack of healthy and delicious cereal when you visit magicspoon.com/NPAD and use our discount code NPAD Sources:  When Animals Rescue: Amazing True Stories about Heroic and Helpful Creatures by Belinda Recio.  National Geographic. Huffington Post. Serengeti National Park. 
9/13/202157 minutes, 17 seconds
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33: Presumed Dead. Kings Canyon National Park.

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. 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! June's Journey: Download June's Journey for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at apostrophe.com/NPAD Sources: Red Book Magazine. The Big Carnival. Wikipedia. Sequoia Parks Conservancy. 
9/6/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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32: A Desolate Prison. Dry Tortugas National Park

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?  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!  BetterHelp: Take charge of your mental health. NPAD listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Wicked Clothes: NPAD listeners get 10% off of any purchase when you use our discount code NPAD at check out or go to our link www.wickedclothes.com/NPAD 
8/30/202143 minutes, 52 seconds
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31: Swallowed by the Jungle. Corcovado National Park.

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. 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! Prose:  Get a free in-depth hair regimen and 15% off your first custom hair care order at prose.com/NPAD Wicked Clothes: Get 10% off of any purchase when you use our discount code NPAD at check out or go to our link www.wickedclothes.com/NPAD Sources: The Adventurers’ Son by Roman Dial. Wikipedia. NY Times. Mens Journal. Environmental Justice Atlas. The Tico Times.
8/23/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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30: Room 873 - Hauntings of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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. 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! BetterHelp: Get 10% off their your first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Wicked Clothes: Get 10% off of any purchase when you use our discount code NPAD at check out or go to our link www.wickedclothes.com/NPAD Sources: Connection Canada. Haunted Placed.Paranorms. The Line Up.
8/16/202139 minutes, 25 seconds
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29: Death By Lion. Tsavo National Park

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.
8/9/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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28: A Broken Neck and Endless Crevasses - Surviving Denali National Park

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 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 partner, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Take charge of your mental health. Listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Sources: Epic Stories from the Mountaineering World by Peter Potterfield. Backpacker. AMS.
8/2/202157 minutes, 33 seconds
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27: The Man Who Went Down With His Mountain. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

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. 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 partner, check them out! BetterHelp: National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Take charge of your mental health. Listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/NPAD Sources:  Truman of St. Helens by Shirley Rosen. Wikipedia. USGS. US National Archives. Smithsonian. 
7/26/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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26: The Widower - Rocky Mountain National Park

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. 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: 48 hours: The Accidental Husband (s. 30 e. 46) Daily Mail. People.com. Rolling Stone. Frommers.
7/19/202159 minutes, 57 seconds
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25: Shifting Sands. Big Bend National Park.

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? 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:  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.
7/12/202154 minutes, 19 seconds
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24: Forrest Fenn's Treasure, Death and Crime. Yellowstone and Beyond.

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. 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:Chasing the Thrill - Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi. Medium.com. Jackson Hole News. CBS News.
7/5/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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23: Lights in the Sky. Great Sand Dunes National Park

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? 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: Wikipedia. Dark Sky Association. Colorado National Park Trips. UFO Watchtower. NPS.
6/28/202151 minutes, 55 seconds
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22: The Strange Disappearance of Glen and Bessie Hyde. Grand Canyon National Park

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. 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: Wikipedia. Strange Outdoors. Listverse. NAU.
6/21/202138 minutes, 2 seconds
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21: Little Islands. The Dark History of America’s National Parks

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. 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 Atlantic. NPS. Phys. Scientific American. Parks.ca. NCSL. Smithsonian. The Conversation. NPS. Outside. Wikipedia. Grand Canyon Guru. 
6/14/202152 minutes, 51 seconds
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20: The World's Highest Graveyard. Sagarmatha National Park

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. 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: Documentary - Death Zone. CMM. Sky News. NBC News.The Guardian. 
6/7/20211 hour, 23 seconds
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19: Panthers and Crocodiles and Death, Oh My! Everglades National Park.

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. 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: DOI. Muderpedia. Wikipedia. Mysterious Universe. Naples Daily News. Fire Rescue 1. News Press. Ozy. AP News. BAAA.
5/31/202133 minutes, 31 seconds
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18: Night of the Grizzles - Part 2 - Glacier National Park

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. 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.  Source for this episode: Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olson
5/24/202148 minutes, 48 seconds
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17: Night of the Grizzlies - Part 1 - Glacier National Park

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.... 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.   Source: Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olson
5/17/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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16: Mistake or Malice? Zion National Park

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. 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: 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.
5/10/202139 minutes, 29 seconds
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15: Stranded in Isle Royale National Park with Windigo

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. 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: Mikel B. Classen On The Road. Canadian Connections. Encyclopedia.com.  Links to background music used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o3cOH70C-0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gQd2owV2aE&t=136s
5/3/202148 minutes, 34 seconds
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14: Spirits of the Stanley. Rocky Mountain National Park.

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. 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: 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. 
4/26/202146 minutes, 15 seconds
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13: A Fatal Lightning Strike and the Jenny Lake Rangers - Grand Teton National Park

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. 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: A Bolt From the Blue by Jennifer Woodleif 
4/19/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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12: How Not To Die. Yellowstone Edition

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. 
4/12/202157 minutes, 28 seconds
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11: Mercy or Murder? Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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. 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: NY Times. South Coast Today. LA Times.
4/5/202147 minutes, 59 seconds
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Welcome to National Park After Dark. Join us every week as we explore the dark side of our beloved National Parks.
3/30/20211 minute, 15 seconds
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10: Bodies in Water. Olympic National Park.

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. 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: Olympic National Park Trips. The Seattle Times. Peninsula Daily News. Seattle PI.
3/29/202151 minutes, 38 seconds
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9: Patagonia. The Death of a Conservation Legend

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. 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. Gear Junkie. Tompkins Conservation. 
3/22/202147 minutes, 57 seconds
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8: Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women of Our National Parks

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.
3/15/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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7: Cannibals in the Great Smoky Mountains?

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.
3/8/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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6: The Greatest Tragedy. Mount Rainier National Park.

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. 
3/1/202148 minutes, 20 seconds
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5: Trail Tales 1

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.  
2/22/202126 minutes, 54 seconds
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4: A Serial Killer in Yosemite

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.
2/14/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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3: Death in Denali. Carnivores of Katmai.

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.
2/8/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 50 seconds
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2: Mammoth Mysteries. Mammoth Cave National Park.

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. 
2/1/202141 minutes, 48 seconds
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1: Unsolved. Shenandoah and Acadia National Park.

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. 
1/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds