Unlikely Hikers Podcast

As we face this unprecedented time for most of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, connection, community, truth and storytelling feel more important than ever. I’ve always wanted to start an Unlikely Hikers podcast and I’ve suddenly found myself with more time than is good for me. I have no experience, so why not just throw myself into this? It’s raw and imperfect and beautifully human. This is the Unlikely Hikers feed come to life. Scroll down for the episodes!

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NEW – Episode 12 : Disabled Hikers – July 31, 2020


Episode 12 : Disabled Hikers with Syren Nagakyrie

Syren Nagakyrie (they/them/theirs) is a long-time disabled activist and community builder who is passionate about liberation through connection. They grew up with multiple invisible disabilities and finds connection with nature to be a source of comfort in times of social isolation. Syren is the founder of Disabled Hikers, an organization building disability community and justice in the outdoors.  They are a freelance writer, consultant, and presenter. They are the author of The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot, to be published by, FalconGuides. Syren currently resides on traditional lands of the Quileute, in Forks, Washington. They identify as a white, queer, and poor person from a disabled and working-class background. Disabled Hikers | ig: @disabledhikers

Weaving throughout the interview are other voices from the Unlikely Hikers community, Evita Rush (she/her), Vasu Sojitra (he/him), Matthew Tilford (he/him), Alyssa (she/they), Eugene Brukhman (he/him), Olivia Bernard (she/her), Kali Welch (she/her) and Regina.

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Unlikely Hikers Podcast 12: Disabled Hikers

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 11: You Can Do Hard Things – a storytelling episode w/Megan Banker, Will “Akuna” Robinson, Pattie Gonia & Keenan Adams

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 10: Chelsea Murphy Colors Nature

Live Episodes:

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 09: #RecreateResponsibly

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 08: Ash Manning

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 07: Storytelling w/Daniel “The Blackalachian” White, Sirena Rana Dufault, Tam Willey & Travis “Bearbait” Clough

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 06: Perry Cohen of The Venture Out Project

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 05: Mercy M’fon of Wild Diversity

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 04: Storytelling w/Latria Graham & Tyler “The Prodigy” Lau

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 03: Nikki Smith

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 02: Will “Akuna” Robinson

Unlikely Hikers Podcast 01: Tasheon Chillous

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