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195,000 acres in Virginia (US) maintained by the National Park Service

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Latest podcast episodes about Shenandoah National Park

This Strange World
Human Lightning Rod: Roy Sullivan

This Strange World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 31:30


For our third episode in our Bizarre Experiences season, we are going to talk about Roy Sullivan, a United States park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Between 1942 and 1977, Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven occasions and survived all of them. Don't forget to follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! https://www.facebook.com/thisstrangeworldpodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/thisstrangeworldpodcast/ https://twitter.com/thisstrangepod/ And check out more This Strange World links here: https://linktr.ee/thisstrangeworldpodcast A High Tops Media Podcast You can follow for more High Tops Media content on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @hightopsmedia Check out more podcasts on our website https://hightops.media Sources https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Sullivan https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/inside-the-life-of-the-man-known-as-the-spark-ranger/2013/08/15/947cf2d8-ea40-11e2-8f22-de4bd2a2bd39_story.html https://allthatsinteresting.com/roy-sullivan

Scarytales
Bigfoot & The Shenandoah National Park Murders

Scarytales

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 57:01


Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch...this week we are discussing a creature so legendary that people from around the globe have spent their entire lives trying to prove its existence. Despite the lack of scientific evidence, hardcore fans can not be deterred from keeping the conspiracy alive. Guest hosts Chase and Cody will break down the sightings and theories behind this elusive "wild-man" as Lacie connects it to a murder mystery from the wilderness. Sources: -https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-bigfoot-and-abominable-snowman-loom-large-human-imagination-180975365/ -https://www.history.com/news/bigfoot-legend-newspaper -https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-snowman.html -https://www.outsideonline.com/culture/books-media/man-who-created-bigfoot/ -https://theweek.com/articles/833273/enduring-legend-bigfoot -https://www.farandwide.com/s/things-to-do-national-parks-a54b7df1bd0b4503 -the-murders-of-julie-williams-and-lollie-winans -https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/true-crime-in-the-outdoors/2020/1shenandoah-national-park-murders -https://historycollection.com/the-hairy-history-of-bigfoot-in-20-intriguing-events/4/ -https://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2014/jul/02/genetics-evolution-dna-analysis-yeti-sasquatch-bigfoot-zoology-primates -https://wakingbear.org/is-bigfoot-the-lost-gigantopithecus/ -11-crazy-bigfoot-conspiracy-theories -https://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/2015/10/is_bigfoot_an_extraterrestrial.html

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 12/9/21

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 9:28


As Governor Northam pushes for more funding for outdoor recreation, Shenandoah National Park says it will increase fees for camping and other activities… It's official – the GOP will have a 52-48 majority in the next House of Delegates… Republican Governor-elect Youngkin says he intends to withdraw Virginia from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program….

WMRA Local News
WMRA Daily 12/9/21

WMRA Local News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 9:28


As Governor Northam pushes for more funding for outdoor recreation, Shenandoah National Park says it will increase fees for camping and other activities… It's official – the GOP will have a 52-48 majority in the next House of Delegates… Republican Governor-elect Youngkin says he intends to withdraw Virginia from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program….

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 602 (11-8-21): Photosynthesis Fun, Fundamentals, and Confluence with Climate Change

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:26).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-5-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of November 8, 2021. MUSIC – ~12 sec – instrumental. That's part of “Racing the Sun,” by The Faux Paws, on that group's 2021 self-titled album, from Great Bear Records.  It opens a revised episode from November 2013, where we explore a sun-driven process that's fundamental to life on earth: photosynthesis, the process where green plants and algae make food, using the energy in sunlight to store chemical energy in the form of glucose.  Photosynthesis is also… VOICES IN SKIT - ~1 min./57 sec. REPORTER: We break into this show to bring you exclusive audio from the Virginia Tech campus, where a shadowy team of scientists are tinkering with the process underlying all life on earth.  They haven't yet revealed their possibly nefarious plans, so let's listen in... SCIENTIST 1: With this terrarium, we have a model system to test our carbon dioxide-manipulation scheme, and soon we'll be ready to control earth's fundamental food-producing process... SCIENTISTS 1 and 2: Photosynthesis! SCIENTIST 2: Are all the components of the system ready?  Green plants with chlorophyll? SCIENTIST 1: Check! SCIENTIST 2: Soil with proper nutrients? SCIENTIST 1.  Check! SCIENTIST 2. Light? SCIENTIST 1.  Check! SCIENTIST 2.  Water? SCIENTIST 1.  Check! SCIENTIST 2.  Air with CO2? SCIENTIST 1.  CO2? SCIENTIST 2.  That's carbon dioxide! SCIENTIST 1.  Oh...right...I mean, check! SCIENTIST 2.  Let the photosynthesis start!  Engage monitoring device! SCIENTIST 1.  CO2 taken in from the air...water and nutrients being absorbed through roots...light falling on leaves.  All systems go!  Light energy is driving CO2 and water to combine and form glucose, the chemical-energy form, while releasing oxygen. SCIENTIST 2.  Apply the CO2 inhibitor! SCIENTIST 1.  Lid applied!  CO2 source blocked...system CO2 levels dropping rapidly...plants responding as expected, using up available CO2. SCIENTIST 2.  Reverse manipulation!  Apply the CO2 increaser! SCIENTIST 1. Lid removed!  CO2 added...plants responding.  Wait, they're responding too fast!  They're growing beyond the walls!  One has me...aieeeeeeee! SCIENTIST 2.  Now it's got me, too!  Noooooooo..... REPORTER: Well, this might be a good time for us to return to our regular show.  Back to you.... END VOICES IN SKIT Unlike this skit, with its far-fetched human-eating plants, there's nothing make-believe about Earth life's reliance on photosynthesis using sunlight, chlorophyll, nutrients, water, and carbon dioxide to make food.  Moreover, photosynthesis is a fundamental aspect of understanding and responding to climate change.  Photosynthesis millions of years ago created the hydrocarbon compounds that constitute today's fossil fuels, and photosynthesis now—absorbing and storing some of the carbon dioxide released in fossil fuel burning—has an important role in reducing Earth's carbon dioxide levels, warming, and other climate-change impacts.  For example, the capacity for photosynthesizing trees to take up atmospheric carbon dioxide was one aspect of the “Declaration on Forests and Land Use” at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12, 2021. Thanks to Eli Heilker and John Kidd for participating in this episode.  Thanks also to Andrew VanNorstrand for permission to use part of “Racing the Sun.”  We close with another musical selection appropriate for the climate challenges facing the COP26 meeting and all of us.  Here's about 25 seconds of “On a Ship,” by Blacksburg, Va., musician Kat Mills. MUSIC - ~ 24 sec – Lyrics: “We are riding on a ship,” then instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 186, 11-4-13. “Racing the Sun,” from the 2021 album “The Faux Paws,” is copyright by Great Bear Records, used with permission of Andrew VanNorstrand.  More information about The Faux Paws is available online at https://thefauxpawsmusic.com/.  More information about Great Bear Records is available online at https://www.greatbearmusic.com/. “On a Ship,” from the 2015 album “Silver,” is copyright by Kat Mills, used with permission.  Accompanists on the song are Ida Polys, vocals; Rachel Handman, violin; and Nicholas Polys, banjo.   More information about Kat Mills is available online at http://www.katmills.com/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 517, 3-23-20. Virginia Water Radio thanks John Kidd, formerly of the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and Eli Heilker, a graduate of Virginia Tech in English who served an internship in Fall 2013 with the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, for their participation in this episode.Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation demonstration of plant uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) during photosynthesis.  A terrarium (left) is attached via gas-transporting tubing to a CO2 monitor at right.  Photo taken in Blacksburg, Va., October 2013.  Diagram explaining carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake by trees and other woody plants during photosynthesis, resulting in carbon storage, or “carbon sequestration,” a key concept in the issue of climate change.  Diagram courtesy of John Seiler, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.Red Maple leaves in Blacksburg, Va., on October 30, 2013, in which green chlorophyll pigment was breaking down as photosynthesis and chlorophyll production in the leaves were stopping with the approach of winter.  The breakdown of chlorophyll in the fall allows pigments of other colors in the leaves to be revealed.  More information on fall leaf-color change is available in “The Miracle of Fall,” University of Illinois Extension, online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/fallcolor/default.cfm. SOURCES USED FOR AUDIO AND OFFERING MORE INFORMATION Rick Groleau, “Illuminating Photosynthesis,” Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and WGBH-Boston, “NOVA” program, November 1, 2001, online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/photosynthesis.html. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, “Global Climate Change” Website, online at https://climate.nasa.gov/.  Specific pages used were the following:“A breathing planet, off balance,” by Kate Ramsayer and Carol Rasmussen, November 11, 2015, online at https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2364/a-breathing-planet-off-balance/; and“Frequently Asked Questions,” online at https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/. John Seiler, John Groninger, and John Peterson, Forest Biology and Dendrology, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Conservation, Blacksburg, Va., 2009.Smithsonian Institution, “Ocean—Find Your Blue/What Are Fossil Fuels?”; online at https://ocean.si.edu/conservation/gulf-oil-spill/what-are-fossil-fuels. 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), October 31—November 12, 2021, online at https://ukcop26.org/.  [October 31-November 12, 2021]; for information on photosynthesizing forests serving as “sinks” for carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases,” see particularly “Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on Forests and Land Use,” November 2, 2021, online at https://ukcop26.org/glasgow-leaders-declaration-on-forests-and-land-use/. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Plants,” “Science,” and “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject categories. Following are links to some other episodes related to climate change. Episode 231, 9-15-14 – Exploring Climate Change Basics, with Examples from Assateague Island National Seashore and Shenandoah National Park.Episode 312, 4-18-16 – Student's Research Digs into Streamside Soils, Rainfall Rates, and Greenhouse Gases. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-4: Living Systems and ProcessesK.7 – Plants and animals have basic needs and life processes.1.4 – Plants have basic life needs (including water) and functional parts that allow them to survive.2.5 – Living things are part of a system.4.3 – Organisms, including humans, interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems3.6 – Soil is important in ecosystems.3.7 – There is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Grades K-5: Earth Resources2.8 – Plants are important natural resources.3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems.4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources.5.9 – Conservation of energy resources is important. Grade 66.4 – There are basic sources of energy and that energy can be transformed.6.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment.6.7 – Air has properties and the Earth's atmosphere has structure and is dynamic.6.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment. Life ScienceLS.4 – There are chemical processes of energy transfer which are important for life.LS.5 – Biotic and abiotic factors affect an ecosystem.LS.6     – Populations in a biological community interact and are interdependent.LS.8 – Change occurs in ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms over time.LS.9 – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Earth ScienceES.6 – Resource use is complex.ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity.ES.10 – Oceans are complex, dynamic systems subject to long- and short-term variations.ES.11 – The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic system subject to long-and short-term variations.ES.12 – The Earth's weather and climate result from the interaction of the sun's energy with the atmosphere, oceans, and the land. BiologyBIO.2 – Chemical and biochemical processes are essential for life. BIO.8 – Dynamic equilibria exist within populations, communities, and ecosystems.  2015 Social Studies SOLs Grades K-3 Civics Theme3.12 – Importance of government in community, Virginia, and the United States, including government protecting rights and property of individuals. Virginia Studies CourseVS.10 – Knowledge of government, geography, and economics in present-day Virginia. United States History: 1865-to-Present CourseUSII.9 – Domestic and international issues during the second half of the 20th Century and the early 21st Century. Civics and Economics CourseCE.6 – Government at the national level.CE.7 – Government at th

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Living In Beauty
Campground Review: Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Campground – Virginia

Living In Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021


My throat swelled as the ferry pulled away from my beloved Okracoke Island, but Jim pumped his arm in triumph, "Cha-ching! We're going to Shenandoah National Park." Snagging a one-week reservation for a prime spot at a highly coveted National Park during peak season, a month in advance, as the pandemic plods on is Classic Jim The Superlative Admin. Though covid put the kibosh on our laid-back no-reservations travel style, the nationwide run for them thar' hills didn't even muss up Jim's ponytail. The post Campground Review: Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Campground – Virginia appeared first on Living In Beauty.

The Secret Lives of Parks
Learning to Fly

The Secret Lives of Parks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 32:00


This year's historic fledging of a peregrine falcon at Harpers Ferry ― the first in more than 70 years ― is just the latest chapter in the once-endangered species' recovery. Host Todd Christopher takes a closer look at how raptor monitoring and reintroduction programs in the parks are making a difference for birds of prey including peregrines and critically endangered California condors. Guests include Mia Parsons, Chief of Resources Management at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Rolf Gubler, Biologist at Shenandoah National Park, and Wildlife Biologist Gavin Emmons & Condor Program Manager Alacia Welch at Pinnacles National Park. Learn more about the Endangered Species Act and the endangered plants and animals that call national parks home at esa.npca.org. Original theme music by Chad FischerAudio clips courtesy of the National Park Service and Harpers Ferry Park Association The Secret Lives of Parks is brought to you by: Todd Christopher – Producer & HostJennifer Errick – Producer & HostBev Stanton – Online ProducerIsmael Gama, Jr. – Creative Content Specialist The Secret Lives of Parks is a production of the National Parks Conservation Association. With more than 1.6 million members and supporters, NPCA is the nation's only independent, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to protecting national parks. Learn more at npca.org

Foodie and the Beast
Foodie and the Beast - Sept. 25, 2021

Foodie and the Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 53:57


Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today's show: • Jenay Dougany is the beverage director and general manager at Dupont's ala, previously Ankara. Ala, which translates in Turkish as “multi-colored,” recently went through a revamp and now offers cuisine – and some very creative cocktails - melding the flavors of the Levant region, which includes Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and beyond; • Now's the perfect time to experience the Shenandoah region's vibrant fall colors. Pam Wrightman, general manager of Big Meadow in Shenandoah National Park, joins us to talk great hiking, horseback riding and more, about 50 minutes outside the Beltway; • Dust off your lederhosen! D.C.'s Park View bar at Hook Hall hosts Das Bier Bash, with the Queen of Oktoberfest, Manuela Horn, as headliner. The America's Got Talent yodeling, dancing and comedy act finalist brings her variety show for a twelve-day run, Sept. 22 through Oct. 3. Manuela and Hook Hall owner Anna Valero, also reputed to be a world-class yodeler, join us; • And this could be cat-a-clysmic! Kachan Singh, founder & CEO of Crumbs & Whiskers, will be with us to throw a spotlight on his kitten and cat café, where people can come in and drink coffee, play with kittens, cuddle with kittens, and if they fall in love with a kitten or cat they can adopt it and take it home.

Foodie and the Beast
Foodie and the Beast - Sept. 25, 2021

Foodie and the Beast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 53:57


Hosted by David and Nycci Nellis. On today's show: • Jenay Dougany is the beverage director and general manager at Dupont's ala, previously Ankara. Ala, which translates in Turkish as “multi-colored,” recently went through a revamp and now offers cuisine – and some very creative cocktails - melding the flavors of the Levant region, which includes Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and beyond; • Now's the perfect time to experience the Shenandoah region's vibrant fall colors. Pam Wrightman, general manager of Big Meadow in Shenandoah National Park, joins us to talk great hiking, horseback riding and more, about 50 minutes outside the Beltway; • Dust off your lederhosen! D.C.'s Park View bar at Hook Hall hosts Das Bier Bash, with the Queen of Oktoberfest, Manuela Horn, as headliner. The America's Got Talent yodeling, dancing and comedy act finalist brings her variety show for a twelve-day run, Sept. 22 through Oct. 3. Manuela and Hook Hall owner Anna Valero, also reputed to be a world-class yodeler, join us; • And this could be cat-a-clysmic! Kachan Singh, founder & CEO of Crumbs & Whiskers, will be with us to throw a spotlight on his kitten and cat café, where people can come in and drink coffee, play with kittens, cuddle with kittens, and if they fall in love with a kitten or cat they can adopt it and take it home.

The Trail Dames Podcast
Episode #119 - 5th Tuesday Interview with Lauralee Bliss (Blissful)

The Trail Dames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 49:15


Lauralee Bliss–trail name "Blissful"–is a two-time Appalachian Trail long distance hiker, both north and south, including a thru-hike with her teen son. She is currently section hiking the trail for a third time. She has completed other long distance trails in multiple states, including the Florida Trail, the Colorado Trail, the Foothills Trail, the Long Trail, and the Allegheny Trail. She also served six years as the ridgerunner in Maryland and Shenandoah National Park. Lauralee is a published author of the “Hiking Adventures Series” on the Appalachian Trail and Florida Trail and has been a guest speaker for over forty organizations about her hiking adventures and fulfilling a hiking dream. Guest Links- Blissful Hiking Adventures Podcast: https://www.whitefire.tv/podcast-network/blissful-hiking-adventures/?fbclid=IwAR0u-_AWRteUOWGQlPHgwFvTA2SWGqg63UYuhf-qIKg-17KxSP3qjl8VfwE Blissful Hiking Blog: http://www.blissfulhiking.com Hiking Adventure Series: Mountains, Madness, and Miracles - 4000 miles Along the Appalachian Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Mountains-Madness-Miracles-Miles-Appalachian/dp/1939023106/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=lauralee+bliss&qid=1630355982&sr=8-2 Gators Guts, and Glory - Adventures Along the Florida Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Gators-Guts-Glory-Adventures-Florida/dp/1946531707/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=lauralee+bliss&qid=1630356033&sr=8-5 Blissful Hiking on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blissfulhiking Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at info@traildames.com You can find the Trail Dames at: Our website: https://www.traildames.com The Summit: https://www.traildamessummit.com The Trail Dames Foundation: https://www.tdcharitablefoundation.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traildames/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/traildames/ Hiking Radio Network: https://hikingradionetwork.com/ Hiking Radio Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikingradionetwork/ Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters "Dance Upon This Earth" https://www.theburnssisters.com If you like what we're doing on the Hiking Radio Network, and want to see our shows continue, please consider supporting us with either a one-off or monthly donation. You'll find the donate button on each Hiking Radio Network page at https://www.hikingradionetwork.com If you prefer NOT to use PayPal, you can now support us via check by mailing us at PO Box 6161, Sun City Center, FL 35751. Any support is gratefully received.

Scream Queens

We travel over the mountains and through the woods to bring you our latest episode!  We make our trek to the Shenandoah National Park, in Virginia,  to talk about the 2016 Natalie Dormer vehicle, The Forest.   Will we encounter Yurei in the woods? No, because we're not in Japan!  Anyways, join us on the road for another adventure! 

The Trail Dames Podcast
Episode #117 - Ronelle Baker (a Trail Dames story)

The Trail Dames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 22:00


Ronelle lives in Oklahoma and is 59 years old. She retired 2 years ago from a 30-year federal government career working for our service members, veterans, and their families. She has always loved the outdoors. She and her husband spent a lot of time outdoors while raising their two boys that included camping and hiking around their acreage. As Ronelle approached her 50th birthday, she decided she needed to get more active. She started running, riding bicycles, going kayaking and hiking. Through her adventures she has made so many super friends and great memories. Ronelle first attended a Women's Retreat in 1995 and did not attend another one until she was in her 50s. At the retreats, she heard so many stories from women about their fun adventures. A class at a Women's Retreat sparked an interest in backpacking. In 2017, she experienced her first backpacking trip with her friends that involved camping on the trail. After the trip, they decided they liked day hiking and started what they like to call Slackpacking. Ronelle discovered an organization, Adventure in Good Company, that offers Slackpacking Section hikes on the Appalachian Trail. In 2019, she joined a 12-women group hike for the section of the AT which goes through the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It was a life-changing experience. She decided she wanted to aspire to section hike the entire AT with the AGC organization. Early in 2020, she and two of her friends signed up for the Fall AT Georgia trip with AGC, but COVID messed up their plans. Instead of the AT, they decided to section hike the Ouachita Trail which is 223-miles long and is a continuous hiking trail through the Ouachita Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas. She, along with her husband and friends, has completed Section 1 (23.7 miles) and Section 2 (27.9 miles) by planning weekend Slackpacking trips. Her goal is to section hike the entire OT by her 60th birthday in September 2021. She is always looking to her next outdoor adventure. Guest Links- https://nothinglackinginslackpacking.blogspot.com/ Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at info@traildames.com You can find the Trail Dames at: Our website: https://www.traildames.com The Summit: https://www.traildamessummit.com The Trail Dames Foundation: https://www.tdcharitablefoundation.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traildames/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/traildames/ Hiking Radio Network: https://hikingradionetwork.com/ Hiking Radio Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikingradionetwork/ Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters "Dance Upon This Earth" https://www.theburnssisters.com

Made for You and Me: America's National Parks
39: Shenandoah National Park

Made for You and Me: America's National Parks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 40:57


Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is a land bursting with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows. With over 200,000 acres of protected lands that are haven to deer, songbirds, and black bear, there's so much to explore...

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 588 (8-2-21): A Singing Paddler's Take on Time and Changes in the Upper Rappahannock River

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:22). Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 7-29-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of August 2, 2021.  This revised episode from September 2018 is part of a series this year of episodes related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~10 sec – instrumental This week, we feature a Virginia singer/songwriter's music about time and changes along one of the Commonwealth's major rivers.  Have a listen for about 30 more seconds. MUSIC – ~ 30 sec – Lyrics: “Roads and boards, mills and mines used to line this stream--all reclaimed by floods and vines, foundations sprouting gums and pines. River flows on, so does time.  Canoe splits Rappahannock water; dip my paddle, let it glide.” You've been listening to part of “Solitude,” by Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg, on the 2000 album, “That Squirrel Song.”  This and other river-themed songs by Mr. Gramann come in large part from his years of paddling the upper Rappahannock River and its tributaries, in the area between the Blue Ridge and the Fall Line at Fredericksburg.  The part of “Solitude” you heard describes some of the changes along the Rappahannock wrought by time and the effects of water, weather, humans, and other organisms.  Observers of other Virginia rivers and their watersheds might tell similar stories of change. Some riverside changes—such as flood impacts—happen relatively quickly.  Others move at a slower pace, as with trees growing in an abandoned building foundation.  Whatever the pace, changes seen in and along a river reflect events happening not only in the river channel but also upstream in the river's watershed.  Flooding, for example, is affected by upstream land uses and tributary patterns.  In turn, water flows affect stream and river shapes and materials, determining what habitats are available for living things.  And throughout a watershed, humans have land and water uses that affect downstream water quantity and quality.Virginia's rivers are continually being changed by unrelenting time and unceasing forces, and those rivers continue to provide services like water supply, irrigation, power generation, and others.  With all that going on, it's challenging and worthwhile to ensure that the Commonwealth's rivers retain places offering solitude and fostering creativity, such as in this week's music.  Thanks to Bob Gramann for permission to use the music, and we close with about 35 more seconds of “Solitude.” MUSIC – ~ 33 sec – Lyrics: “Rain and sleet, wind or heat, it's all the same to me.  Weather—you can never choose; each day that's mine, that day I'll use, to flee from time in my canoe, its bow splits Rappahannock water.  Dip my paddle, let it fly.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 437, 9-10-18. “Solitude,” from the 2000 album “That Squirrel Song,” is copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission.  More information about Bob Gramann is available online at https://www.bobgramann.com/folksinger.html. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES The following photos along the Rappahannock River in Virginia were taken by Bob Gramann (except as noted) and used with his permission. Rappahannock River at the confluence with the Rapidan River (at the juncture of the Virginia counties of Culpeper, Spotsylvania, and Stafford), April 2004.Rappahannock River at low water (view toward Stafford County, Va.), August 2011.Rappahannock River in winter (view toward Stafford County, Va.), February 2006.Bob Gramann, composer of the music heard in the Virginia Water Radio episode, canoeing in the Rappahannock River's “First Drop” at Fredericksburg, Va., April 1, 2018.  Photo by Lou Gramann.EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPPER RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER AND ITS WATERSHED The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, “Rappahannock River-Upper," online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/waterbody/rappahannock-river-upper/. “The Rappahannock River flows from its origin at Chester Gap in Rappahannock County approximately 184 miles to the Chesapeake Bay.  The first 62 miles, from the headwaters to Mayfield Bridge (Fredericksburg), are designated State Scenic River.  The river has a watershed of approximately 2,715 mi2, and average annual discharge near Fredericksburg is typically about 1,639 cubic feet per second (cfs). “During Colonial days, the Rappahannock River was a major shipping artery for transporting tobacco, salted fish, iron ore, and grains.  The watershed supports a variety of land uses; largely agricultural in the upper watershed, with manufacturing, light industrial, and retail applications throughout.  Soil erosion is a problem in the upper watershed.  Runoff from the major tributaries (Rapidan and Hazel Rivers) leaves the Rappahannock muddy after even minor storm events. “Access to the Rappahannock system (defined here as the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers) is fairly limited and primitive. Established access points on the Rappahannock (traveling downstream) are at Kelly's Ford (Route 672 off Route 651) in Culpeper County and Motts Landing (Route 618) in Spotsylvania County.  About 25 miles separates these canoe/Jon boat slides, and an overnight camp stop is nearly mandatory for those that float fish this reach. Another access point is located on the Rapidan River at Elys Ford (Route 610) in Spotsylvania County about 14 miles upstream of Motts Landing. Access may also be gained via several non-established points.  These consist of VDOT right-of-ways along bridges (e.g., Route 522 on the Rapidan). … “The Rappahannock River's character changes abruptly in Fredericksburg at the fall line (the limit of tidal influence).  Above the fall line, the river is usually clear, swift, and dominant substrates are bedrock, boulder and cobble providing perfect habitat for smallmouth bass and related species.  However, below Route 1 the river is tidal, and the substrate is finer, dominated by sand; and the water is frequently murky.  Species composition shifts with habitat, and largemouth bass, catfish and anadromous species are more common in and below Fredericksburg.  Boaters and anglers can now navigate from upstream access points such as Motts Landing across the old Embrey Dam site and into the tidal waters adjacent to Fredericksburg.” SOURCES Used for Audio U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Use in the United States,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/mission-areas/water-resources/science/water-use-united-states?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality:“Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Resources Plan,” April 2015, available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/water-supply-planning/virginia-water-resources-plan;“Final 2020 305(b)/303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/assessments/integrated-report;“Status of Virginia's Water Resources,” October 2020, online (as a PDF) at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2119/637432838113030000;“Water Quantity,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources:“Rappahannock River-Upper," online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/waterbody/rappahannock-river-upper/; “Rappahannock River-Tidal,” online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/waterbody/rappahannock-river-tidal/.For More Information about the Rappahannock River City of Fredericksburg, Va., “Rappahannock River,” online at https://www.fredericksburgva.gov/210/Rappahannock-River. Friends of the Rappahannock (non-profit organization), online at http://www.riverfriends.org/. Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, “Local TMDLs,” online at https://www.rrregion.org/program_areas/environmental/local_tmdls.php.  Located at this site are Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports on the Upper Rappahannock River, the Hazel River, and other Rappahannock River basin waterways. RappFLOW (Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watersheds; non-profit organization), online at https://rappflow.org/.For More Information about Watersheds and River Basins Richard B. Alexander et al., “The Role of Headwater Streams in Downstream Water Quality,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2007, pages 41-59; available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307624/(subscription may be required). Radford University, “Virginia's Rivers, online at http://www.radford.edu/jtso/GeologyofVirginia/VirginiasRivers/Drainage-1.html. Craig Snyder, et al., “Significance of Headwater Streams and Perennial Springs in Ecological Monitoring in Shenandoah National Park,” 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1178; available online (as a PDF) at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1178/pdf/ofr2013-1178.pdf. U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia, “2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report,” online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/.  This report has descriptions of projects in many Virginia watersheds.  The 2017 report is online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/wo/. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “How's My Waterway,” online at https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/hows-my-waterway. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Hydrologic Unit Geography,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/hu; and “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/wsheds. Virginia Places, “The Continental (and Other) Divides,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/divides.html. Virginia Places, “Rivers and Watersheds of Virginia,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/index.html. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Virginia Water Central Newsletter, February 2000, “Divide and Confluence,” by Alan Raflo (pages 8-11); available online at https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/49316. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the Rivers, Streams, and Other Surface Water” subject category. Following are links to some previous episodes on the Rappahannock River or its watershed.Hazel River introduction (Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 339, 10-24-16.Madison County flooding in 1995 (on Rapidan River, in Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 272, 6-29-15.Rappahannock River introduction – Episode 89, 11-21-11.Following are links to some other episodes on watersheds and Virginia rivers. Big Otter River introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 419, 5-7-18.Big Sandy River watershed introduction – Episode 419, 5-7-18.Blue Ridge origin of river watersheds – Episode 583, 6-28-21.Bluffs on rivers and other waters – Episode 587, 7-26-21.Bullpasture and Cowpasture rivers introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 469, 4-22-19.Headwater streams – Episode 582, 6-21-21.Jackson River introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 428, 7-9-19.Musical tour of rivers and watersheds - Episode 251, 2-2-15.New River introduction – Episode 109, 5-7-12.Ohio River basin introduction – Episode 421, 5-21-18.Ohio River basin connections through watersheds and history – Episode 422, 5-28-18.Passage Creek and Fort Valley introduction (Shenandoah River watershed) – Episode 331 – 8/29/16.Shenandoah River introduction –

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WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 7/21/21

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 13:40


After weeks of declining or holding steady, new COVID-19 cases are up in Virginia… As police search for a missing woman this week in Shenandoah National Park, a murder case from 25 years ago in the Park gets new attention from the FBI, and the Innocence Project… We share another local StoryCorps conversation between the co-founders of the Native American Church of Virginia….

WMRA Local News
WMRA Daily 7/21/21

WMRA Local News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 13:40


After weeks of declining or holding steady, new COVID-19 cases are up in Virginia… As police search for a missing woman this week in Shenandoah National Park, a murder case from 25 years ago in the Park gets new attention from the FBI, and the Innocence Project… We share another local StoryCorps conversation between the co-founders of the Native American Church of Virginia….

Virginia Public Radio
UVA’s Innocence Project Calls on FBI to Take Another Look at 25-Year-Old Cold Case

Virginia Public Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021


It's been 25 years since two women were found dead at their Shenandoah National Park campsite. Now, the FBI has put up posters, hoping to generate new leads, but the Innocence Project in Charlottesville has another idea. Sandy Hausman reports.

Travel Squad Podcast
Wild Adventures in Shenandoah & New River Gorge National Parks

Travel Squad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 64:40


Episode 94 is a fun one! We're exploring Shenandoah National Park and New River Gorge National Park - the newest national park in the United States. This east coast adventure features wild white water rafting, hiking, gorgeous overlooks, and road tripping through two states during a gasoline shortage. Thanks to our sponsor MANSCAPED! Get 20% OFF + Free Shipping with promo code TRAVELSQUAD at MANSCAPED.com Travel Itineraries on Sale Now! We now have six 20+ page PDF trip and national park itineraries that plan the entire trip for you. Get yours now for just $30 on our website:https://travelsquadpodcast.com/travelitinerary Connect with us on Social Media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3_gxT16uimZ2Vrl9gnjk2g? Instagram: @travelsquadpodcast Co-hosts: Jamal: @jamal_marrush Brittanie: @brittanieharbick Kim: @lushdeez Get in touch! Email us at travelsquadpodcast@gmail.com to discuss: Being a guest on our podcast or having the squad on yours Ask a travel question for Question of the Week Inquire about brand advertising --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/travel-squad-podcast/support

The Trail Dames Podcast
Episode #113 - Lauralee Bliss #3 (a Trail Days story)

The Trail Dames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 14:00


Lauralee Bliss, trail name "Blissful," is a two-time Appalachian Trail long-distance hiker north and south including a thru hike with her teen son, and is currently section hiking the trail for a third time. She has completed other long distance trails in multiple states including the Florida Trail, the Colorado Trail, the Foothills Trail, the Long Trail, and the Allegheny Trail. She also served six years as the ridgerunner in Maryland and Shenandoah National Park. Lauralee is a published author of the “Hiking Adventures Series” on the Appalachian Trail and Florida Trail and has been a guest speaker for over forty organizations about her hiking adventures and fulfilling a hiking dream. Guest Links- Blissful Hiking Adventures Podcast: https://www.whitefire.tv/podcast-network/blissful-hiking-adventures/?fbclid=IwAR0u-_AWRteUOWGQlPHgwFvTA2SWGqg63UYuhf-qIKg-17KxSP3qjl8VfwE Blissful Hiking Blog: http://www.blissfulhiking.com Hiking Adventure Series: Mountains, Madness, and Miracles - 4000 miles Along the Appalachian Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Mountains-Madness-Miracles-Miles-Appalachian/dp/1939023106 Gators Guts, and Glory - Adventures Along the Florida Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Gators-Guts-Glory-Adventures-Florida/dp/1946531707 Blissful Hiking on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blissfulhiking Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at info@traildames.com You can find the Trail Dames at: Our website: https://www.traildames.com The Summit: https://www.traildamessummit.com The Trail Dames Foundation: https://www.tdcharitablefoundation.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traildames/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/traildames/ Hiking Radio Network: https://hikingradionetwork.com/ Hiking Radio Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikingradionetwork/ Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters "Dance Upon This Earth" https://www.theburnssisters.com

True Crime Weekly Podcast
Episode 76: The Murder of Julie Williams and Laura Winans

True Crime Weekly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 28:55


In May of 1996, a young couple walked into the woods and never came out alive. Their double-murder sparked shock and fear within Shenandoah National Park, where they were murdered at their backcountry campsite, prompting a nation-wide search for their killer. This is the story of the murder of Julie Williams and Laura Winans.

Mountain Murders Podcast
The Shenandoah Murders

Mountain Murders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 53:58


This week Mountain Murders takes you back to a double murder in 1996 that rocked the outdoors community. Julie Williams and her partner Lollie Winans were backpacking at the Shenandoah National Park with their dog Taj. When Julie didn't return to start a new job, her family filed a missing person's report. An assailant brutally murdered the two women on a busy trail during a holiday weekend --and slipped away unnoticed. Join us as we recount a sad true crime case out of Virginia. Intro Music by Joe Buck YourselfHosts: Heather and Dylan PackerEmail: mountainmurderspodcast@gmail.com

The American Journal of Losers
#5 - Roy Sullivan: The Human Lightning Rod

The American Journal of Losers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 67:06


Join us in our storm shelter as this week we profile Roy Sullivan, the Virginia park ranger who was struck by lightning seven times. Also just try to guess how many times Cosmo has been pooped on by a bird. Seriously, think of a number before you listen because we guarantee you'll get it wrong.CW: suicideSources for this episode:https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/inside-the-life-of-the-man-known-as-the-spark-ranger/2013/08/15/947cf2d8-ea40-11e2-8f22-de4bd2a2bd39_story.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv6PGb_4deY&ab_channel=learningjunctionhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3215980/South-Carolina-man-62-claims-struck-lightning-11-times.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_SullivanAdam McShane, Joey Bednarski, and Cosmo Nomikos are stand up comedians based out of Chicago, IL.AJL is part of the Lincoln Lodge Podcast Network: https://www.thelincolnlodge.com/podcasts

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 583 (6-28-21): One Blue Ridge Helps Start Many Virginia Rivers

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:41). Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 6-25-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 28, 2021.  This revised episode from April 2014 is part of a series this year of episodes related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~ 10 sec – instrumental - “Big Run Thrives.” This week, musical selections highlight the connections between one famous Virginia ridge and the watersheds of six rivers.  Have a listen for about 45 seconds.MUSIC – ~46 sec – instrumentals – “Big Run Thrives,” ~18 sec; then “Hazel River,” ~28 sec.You've been listening, first, to part of “Big Run Thrives,” and second, to part of “Hazel River,” both by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Va., from the 1997 album “Here on This Ridge,” a celebration of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.  Both tunes were inspired by streams flowing off of Virginia's Blue Ridge.  The part of the Blue Ridge that runs through the middle of the national park from Front Royal south to Waynesboro divides the watersheds of three Virginia rivers.  Throughout the park, mountain streams on the ridge's western slopes—like Big Run in Rockingham County—lead to the Shenandoah River watershed.  On the Blue Ridge's eastern side, streams in the northern part of the park—like Hazel River in Rappahannock County—flow to the Rappahannock River; in the southern part of the park, east-flowing streams are in the James River watershed. Outside of the national park, to the north the Blue Ridge separates the Potomac River watershed from the Shenandoah, a Potomac River tributary.  To the south of the national park, the Blue Ridge is part of the watershed divide between the James River and Roanoke River, and then between the Roanoke and New rivers. Countless other ridges in Virginia aren't as famous as the Blue Ridge, but whether high and obvious or low and indistinct, they all add to the landscape's pattern of waterways flowing through watersheds. Thanks to Timothy Seaman for permission to use parts of “Big Run Thrives” and “Hazel River.”  We close with another musical selection for mountain ridges and rivers, from the Rockingham County and Harrisonburg, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels.  Here's about 35 seconds of “Find Your Mountain.”MUSIC – ~35 sec – Lyrics: “Find your mountain.  Find your river.  Find your mountain.”  Then instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 209, 4-14-14. “Big Run Thrives” and “Hazel River,” from the 1997 album “Here on this Ridge,” are copyright Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission.   More information about Mr. Seaman is available online at http://www.timothyseaman.com/.  Information about the making of that album is available online at https://timothyseaman.com/en/timothys-blog/entry/the-making-of-our-album-here-on-this-ridge.  “Big Run Thrives” was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in in Episode 473. 5-20-19; “Hazel River was used previously in Episode 339, 10-24-16. “Find Your Mountain,” from the 2015 album “Leave Some Things Behind,” is copyright by The Steel Wheels, used with permission.  More information about The Steel Wheels is available online at http://www.thesteelwheels.com/. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 425, 6-18-18, Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES South Fork Shenandoah River at the U.S. Rt. 211 bridge in Page County, Va., July 22, 2012.  Traveling east on 211 from this point takes you into Shenandoah National Park, across the Blue Ridge, and into the Rappahannock River watershed.The Rappahannock River, looking upstream from U.S. Route 29 at Remington, Va. (Fauquier County), December 27, 2009.  The Hazel River flows into the Rappahannock just a few river miles above this point.View of Floyd County, Va., from the Blue Ridge Parkway, June 1, 2014.  The photo shows the New River watershed; behind the photographer (on the other side of the Parkway) is Patrick County and the Roanoke River watershed. SOURCES Used for Audio College of William and Mary Department of Geology, “The Geology of Virginia—Hydrology,” online at http://geology.blogs.wm.edu/hydrology/. DeLorme Company of Yarmouth, Maine, Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer, 2000. National Park Service, “Shenandoah National Park,” online at http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm.Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, “Local TMDLs,” online at https://www.rrregion.org/program_areas/environmental/local_tmdls.php.  Located at this site are Total Maximum Daily Load on the Upper Rappahannock River, the Hazel River, and other Rappahannock River basin waterways. For More Information about Watersheds and River Basins Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia, “2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report,” online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/.  This report has descriptions of projects in many Virginia watersheds.  The 2017 report is online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/wo/. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “How's My Waterway,” online at https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/hows-my-waterway. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Hydrologic Unit Geography,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/hu; and “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, “Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Resources Plan,” April 2015, available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/water-supply-planning/virginia-water-resources-plan; “Status of Virginia's Water Resources,” October 2020, online (as a PDF) at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2119/637432838113030000; and “Water Quantity,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity. Virginia Places, “The Continental (and Other) Divides,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/divides.html. Virginia Places, “Rivers and Watersheds of Virginia,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/index.html. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, “Divide and Confluence,” by Alan Raflo, pages 8-11 in Virginia Water Central Newsletter, February 2000, online at https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/49316. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  Please see particularly the “Rivers, Streams, and Other Surface Water” subject category. Following are links to some other episodes on watersheds and Virginia rivers.  Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in summer 2021; in those cases, the respective links below will have information on the updated episodes. Big Otter River introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 419, 5-7-18. Big Sandy River watershed introduction – Episode 419, 5-7-18. Bullpasture and Cowpasture rivers introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 469, 4-22-19. Hazel River introduction (Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 339, 10-24-16. Headwater streams – Episode 582, 6-21-21. Jackson River introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 428, 7-9-19. Madison County flooding in 1995 (on Rapidan River, in Rappahannock County watershed) – Episode 272, 6-29-15 Musical tour of rivers and watersheds - Episode 251, 2-2-15. New River introduction – Episode 109, 5-7-12. Ohio River basin introduction – Episode 421, 5-21-18. Ohio River basin connections through watersheds and history – Episode 422, 5-28-18; Passage Creek and Fort Valley introduction (Shenandoah River watershed) – Episode 331 – 8/29/16. River bluffs – Episode 173, 8-5-13. Rappahannock River introduction – Episode 89, 11-21-11. Shenandoah River introduction – Episode 130 – 10/1/12. Smith River and Philpott Reservoir introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 360, 3-20-17. South Fork Holston River introduction (Clinch-Powell/Upper Tennessee River watershed) – Episode 425, 6-18-18. Staunton River introduction (part of the Roanoke River) – Episode 374, 6-26-17. Virginia rivers quiz – Episode 334, 9-19-16. Virginia surface water numbers – Episode 539, 8-24-20. Virginia's Tennessee River tributaries – Episode 420, 5-14-18. Watershed and water cycle terms related to stormwater – Episode 365, 4-24-17. Watersheds introduction – Episode 581, 6-14-21. Water quantity information sources – Episode 546, 10-12-20. Werowocomoco native people's civilization history, centered in the York River watershed – Episode 364, 12-12-16. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post.  Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems 3.7 – There is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Grades K-5: Earth Resources 3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems. 4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources. Grade 6 6.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment. 6.8 – Land and water have roles in watershed systems. Earth Science ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity.

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Mixing Up Midlife
77. Did We Stay Or Did We Go-Camping in Midlife

Mixing Up Midlife

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 23:26


Last we left off, Terri and Melissa were recording from the Shenandoah National Park parking lot, after hiking for 8 hours and almost 10 miles. Did we hike another mile or 2 and find a campsite? Listen to hear what happened! Follow on Instagram Join the Mixing Up Midlife Discussion Facebook Group Email Terri: MixingupMidlife@gmail.com Visit the Mixing Up Midlife website

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 582 (6-21-21): Where Headwaters Flow, Rivers Begin

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:09). Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 6-18-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 21, 2021.  This revised episode from December 2017 is part of a series this year of episodes related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~12 – instrumentalThat's part of “Highland,” by the group Wake Up Robin, with musicians from North Carolina, New York, California, and Washington State.  It opens an episode about waterways in the highest and most upstream part of watersheds, where water starts following a channel and flowing overland towards rivers.  Have a listen for about 10 seconds to two Virginia examples, and see if you can guess the name for these upper watershed features.  And here's a hint: get this right and you'll stream to the head of water class.SOUND - ~ 11 sec If you guessed headwater streams, you're right!  Headwater streams are the first flowing waters in the upper part of a river's watershed.  These relatively small streams have a big range of functions, including as habitat for certain organisms or life stages, and as a source of water, materials, and organisms for downstream waters. Understanding the location and length of headwater streams in the Appalachian Mountains, particularly in response to storms, was the research goal of Carrie Jensen, a graduate student from 2014 to 2018 in Virginia Tech's Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.   In November 2017, Ms. Jensen described her research and its significance in just 90 seconds during the “Nutshell Games,” held by Virginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science.  Here's Ms. Jensen's presentation. GUEST VOICE - ~84 sec – “Hi, everyone.  My name is Carrie, and I study changes in stream length in Appalachian headwaters, which are the small streams where our rivers start on the landscape.  So I literally walk upstream with a GPS unit until I find where a stream begins in the mountains.  And these headwaters can expand and contract in length through time, getting longer when it's wet after it rains, and getting shorter during dry periods.  And I wanted to know if this expansion and contraction behavior is the same everywhere.  So I matched changes in stream length across the Appalachian Mountains and actually found some pretty big differences.  At some of my sites, stream length is really stable and hardly changes across a huge range of flows, but at other sites there's a lot of expansion and contraction: stream length varies from tens of feet to a couple of miles.  And this work is relevant for pretty much any application that requires knowing where streams are and when they have water.  So where to build stuff; how to build stuff; where you need riparian buffers of trees to protect water quality.  And normally we rely on maps for this information.  But the blue lines representing streams on maps don't tell us if the stream has water all the time, or 75 percent of the time, or maybe only once every couple of years.  So research describing and predicting these changes in stream length can help us better manage and protect our water resources.  Thank you.”As Ms. Jensen's work shows, there's much to know about headwaters, and such information can help us better understand quantity and quality patterns far downstream. Thanks to Carrie Jensen for permission to use the audio from her Nutshell Games talk.  Thanks also to Andrew VanNorstand for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 15 more seconds of “Highland.”MUSIC - ~17 sec – instrumental SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 397, 12-4-17. The Nutshell Games are organized by the Virginia Tech Center for Communicating Science to give graduate students a forum for describing their research in a short presentation designed for non-scientists.  More information about the Center for Communicating Science is available online at https://communicatingscience.isce.vt.edu/.  Nutshell Games videos are available online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC01cz4Mal3-AOZeODCauLHw.  Two news articles about the Nutshell Games are New center focuses on the art of communicating science effectively, Virginia Tech News, 2/28/17; and Understandable communication aim of first 'Nutshell Games', Roanoke Times, 3/3/17.“Highland,” from the 2018 album “Wake Up Robin,” on Great Bear Records, by the group of the same name, is used with permission of Andrew VanNorstrand.  More information about the album and band is available online at https://wakeuprobin.bandcamp.com.The sounds of headwater streams heard in this episode were recorded in Blacksburg, Va.'s Heritage Park on July 27, 2016, and in Blacksburg on Brush Mountain on January 31, 2010 (the latter stream is shown in the photos below). Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Two views of a headwaters stream tributary to Toms Creek (New River basin) on Brush Mountain in Blacksburg, Va.: upper photo December 25, 2013; lower photo December 2, 2017. SOURCES Used for Audio Richard B. Alexander et al., “The Role of Headwater Streams in Downstream Water Quality,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2007, pages 41-59; available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307624/(subscription may be required). Carrie Jensen, “Project Report, 2016 VWRRC Student Grant: Sensors reveal the timing and pattern of stream flow in headwaters after storms,” July 10, 2017, Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg. Sacramento [Calif.] River Watershed Program, “Importance of the Headwaters,” by Todd Sloat, 9/21/14, online at https://sacriver.org/watershed-blog/importance-of-the-headwaters/. Craig Snyder, et al., “Significance of Headwater Streams and Perennial Springs in Ecological Monitoring in Shenandoah National Park,” 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1178; available online (as a PDF) at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1178/pdf/ofr2013-1178.pdf. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Resources of the United States/Water Basics Glossary/Headwaters,” online at https://water.usgs.gov/water-basics_glossary.html#H. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Glossary/Headwater,” online at https://water.usgs.gov/edu/dictionary.html#H. Virginia Tech Center for Communicating Science, online at https://communicatingscience.isce.vt.edu/. West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, “The Importance of Headwater Streams,” online at https://dep.wv.gov/WWE/getinvolved/sos/Pages/Headwaters.aspx. For More Information about Watersheds and River Basins Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia, “2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report,” online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/.  This report has descriptions of projects in many Virginia watersheds.  The 2017 report is online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/wo/ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “How's My Waterway,” online at https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/hows-my-waterway. U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Hydrologic Unit Geography,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/hu; and “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml.  Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, “Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Resources Plan,” April 2015, available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/water-supply-planning/virginia-water-resources-plan; “Status of Virginia's Water Resources,” October 2020, online (as a PDF) at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/2119/637432838113030000; and “Water Quantity,” online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity.  Virginia Places, “The Continental (and Other) Divides,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/divides.html. Virginia Places, “Rivers and Watersheds of Virginia,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/index.html. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, “Divide and Confluence,” by Alan Raflo, pages 8-11 in Virginia Water Central Newsletter, February 2000, online at https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/49316. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). Following are links to some other episodes on watersheds and Virginia river basins.  Please note that some of these episodes are being redone in summer 2021, so the episode number, date, and link may change. Big Otter River introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 419, 5-7-18. Big Sandy River watershed introduction – Episode 419, 5-7-18. Blue Ridge and three watersheds - Episode 209, 4-14-14. Bullpasture and Cowpasture rivers introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 469, 4-22-19. Hazel River introduction (Rappahannock River watershed) – Episode 339, 10-24-16. Jackson River introduction (James River watershed) – Episode 428, 7-9-19. Madison County flooding in 1995 (on Rapidan River, in Rappahannock County watershed) – Episode 272, 6-29-15 Musical tour of rivers and watersheds - Episode 251, 2-2-15. New River introduction – Episode 109, 5-7-12. Ohio River basin introduction – Episode 421, 5-21-18. Ohio River basin connections through watersheds and history – Episode 422, 5-28-18; Passage Creek and Fort Valley introduction (Shenandoah River watershed) – Episode 331 – 8/29/16. River bluffs – Episode 173, 8-5-13. Rappahannock River introduction – Episode 89, 11-21-11. Shenandoah River introduction – Episode 130 – 10/1/12. Smith River and Philpott Reservoir introduction (Roanoke River watershed) – Episode 360, 3-20-17. South Fork Holston River introduction (Clinch-Powell/Upper Tennessee River watershed) – Episode 425, 6-18-18. Staunton River introduction (part of the Roanoke River) – Episode 374, 6-26-17. Virginia rivers quiz – Episode 334, 9-19-16. Virginia surface water numbers – Episode 539, 8-24-20. Virginia's Tennessee River tributaries – Episode 420, 5-14-18. Watershed and water cycle terms related to stormwater – EP365 – 4/24/17. Watersheds introduction – Episode 581, 6-14-21. Water quantity information sources – Episode 546, 10-12-20. Werowocomoco native people's civilization history, centered in the York River watershed – Episode 364, 12-12-16.Following are links to other episodes with information from presentations at the Nutshell Games, produced by the Virginia Tech Center for Communicating Sciences.Episode

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Mysteries and Histories
15: The Unsolved Case of Julie Williams and Lollie Winans

Mysteries and Histories

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 29:03


This week we're going to be taking a look at the unsolved case of Julie Williams and Lollie Winans, who were found murdered in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA, in 1996. To this day we don't know who the perpetrator was, but the FBI have refused to give up on their search. They're searching for anyone who was at Shenandoah at the time, who might have that piece of information that could finally lead to answers.

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 581 (6-14-21): Introducing Watersheds with “Mountain Stream” by Bob Gramann

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:31). Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesExtra InformationSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 6-11-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 14, 2021.  This revised episode from April 2013 is part of a series this year of episodes related to watersheds and river basins. MUSIC – ~ 8 sec – instrumental This week, we feature a tune about stream paddling to introduce the key water resources concept of a watershed.  Have a listen to the music for about 40 more seconds. MUSIC – ~40 sec – Lyrics: “As I paddle down the mountain stream, the unsuspecting beaver slaps his tail and swims to flee the brightly colored threat, the drinking deer sniffs the air and bounds into thicket, while blue heron wing in front of me then fly back overhead.  And I love to ride the back of a rushing mountain stream, to thread between the eddies amidst the banks of April green.  The icy water warms my blood, waves splash over me; in the river I am young, I am free.” You've been listening to part of “Mountain Stream,” by Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg, Va., with Laura Lengnick on fiddle, from the 2001 album “See Further in the Darkness.”  Streams flowing down mountain slopes are starting points for several of Virginia's major rivers, such as the James, Rappahannock, and Shenandoah, because those streams are in the highest parts of those rivers' watersheds.  A watershed is the land area from which surface water drains into a specific water body; accordingly a synonym for watershed is drainage area.  While water flowing downhill is a basic part of any watershed, different watersheds have distinctive features because of particular landscapes, geology, wildlife, vegetation, climate, and human land uses. Watersheds also vary greatly in size: as the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science School has stated, “watersheds can be as small as a footprint or large enough to encompass all the land that drains water into…[the] Chesapeake Bay….”  The term “catchment” is sometimes used for smaller watersheds, while the term “basin” is often used for the watersheds of large rivers, coastal estuaries, and the seas and oceans. Virginia over 100,000 miles of streams, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  All of those stream miles are part of 14 major watersheds, including those of Virginia's biggest rivers and the coastal areas that drain into the Chesapeake, Albemarle Sound, or the Atlantic Ocean.  On the largest scale, all of Virginia's surface waters drain into one of two basins: the Atlantic Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River basin.  In parts of western Virginia—including Blacksburg, where this show originates—you can stand on the Eastern Continental Divide and have one foot in each of the Commonwealth's largest watersheds. Thanks to Bob Gramann for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 20 more seconds of “Mountain Stream.” MUSIC – ~17 sec -  Lyrics: “To rise before the mist is clear, to chase the rainfall down the hillside.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close the show.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 156, 4-8-13. “Mountain Stream” and “See Further in the Darkness” are copyright by Bob Gramann, used with permission.  Laura Lengnick accompanied on fiddle.  More information about Bob Gramann is available online at http://www.bobgramann.com.  This music was used previously by Water Radio most recently in Episode 546, 10-12-20. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES  Thornton River, Shenandoah National Park, Rappahannock County, June 19, 2006.   Map showing Virginia's major watersheds.  Map from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml. Map showing North America's major watersheds.  Map from the U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT MAJOR VIRGINIA WATERSHEDS The following table of information about Virginia's 14 major watersheds is from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml. WATERSHED AREA IN SQUARE MILES MAJOR TRIBUTARIES Albemarle Sound Coastal 577 Dismal Swamp, North Landing River, Back Bay Atlantic Ocean Coastal 580 Chincoteague Bay, Hog Island Bay Chesapeake Bay Coastal 2,577 Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River Chowan 3,675 Nottaway River, Meherrin River, Blackwater River James 10,236 James River, Appomattox River, Maury River, Jackson River, Rivanna River New 3,068 New River, Little River, Walker Creek Potomac - Shenandoah 5,702 Potomac River, S. Fork Shenandoah River, N. Fork Shenandoah River Rappahannock 2,714 Rappahannock River, Rapidan River, Hazel River Roanoke 6,274 Roanoke River, Dan River, Banister River, Kerr Reservoir Yadkin 118 Ararat River York 2,669 York River, Pamunkey River, Mattaponi River Holston (Upper Tennessee) 1,322 N. Fork Holston River, Middle Fork Holston River, S. Fork Holston River Clinch - Powell 1,811 Clinch River, Powell River, Guest River Big Sandy 999 Levisa Fork, Russel Fork, Tug Fork SOURCES Used for Audio U.S. Geological Survey, “Water Science School/Watersheds and Drainage Basins,” online at https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/watersheds-and-drainage-basins?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Hydrologic Unit Geography,” online at https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/hu; and “Virginia's Major Watersheds,” online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stormwater_management/wsheds.shtml. Virginia Places, “The Continental (and Other) Divides,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/divides.html. Virginia Water Resources Research Center, “Divide and Confluence,” by Alan Raflo, pages 8-11 in Virginia Water Central Newsletter, February 2000, online at https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/49316. For More Information about Watersheds and River Basins Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia, “2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report,” online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/.  This report has descriptions of projects in many Virginia watersheds.  The 2017 report is online at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/wo/. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “How's My Waterway,” online at https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/hows-my-waterway. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, “Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Resources Plan,” April 2015, available online at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quantity/water-supply-planning/virginia-water-resources-plan. Virginia Places, “Rivers and Watersheds of Virginia,” online at http://www.virginiaplaces.org/watersheds/index.html. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Rivers, Streams, and Other Surf

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Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis
Episode #273 - M.J. Eberhart (Nimblewill Nomad)

Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:44


On a beautiful day in the Grayson Highlands, Ryan hikes and sits down with Nimblewill Nomad for a follow-up interview from the last time they spoke on the trail. Nimblewill is over 900 total miles in since leaving Flagg Mountain, Alabama, earlier this year. He is attempting to set a record by thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail at 83 years old. His hike this season has drawn the attention of many in the trail community and all are rooting for his success. Hike on Nimblewill! https://nimblewillnomad.com/ Email Ryan: ryanh620@gmail.com Katie continues her tentative on-trail rehab. She is still in Shenandoah National Park and gradually increasing the pressure on her knee. Steve and Katie discuss her plans to increase both the weight that she's carrying as well as the number of miles she is doing. As always, her determined spirit shines through. If you like what we're doing on the Hiking Radio Network, and want to see our shows continue, please consider supporting us with either a one-off or monthly donation. You'll find the donate button on each Hiking Radio Network page at https://www.hikingradionetwork.com Any support is gratefully received.

Run Thrive Survive
Races from the Vault || Shenandoah Half Marathon Review with Kim

Run Thrive Survive

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 33:50


If you're like me you asked "Where is this?" Let's take a trip to Shenandoah National Park with Kim in Virginia running one of the Vacation Races Series Half Marathons.Note: This is now a race in the Vault of Vacation Races. You can still visit Shenandoah National Park and run the scenery for yourself! Listen to the podcast to get ready to plan your trip in the event that Vacation Races brings it back as a special treat!

Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis
Episode #272 - Jamey Mossengren (Big Red)

Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 69:59


While you listen to this, our guest today, Jamey Mossengren, is out on the Pacific Crest Trail with his buddies, The Minnesota Hikings. Jamey and I talk about his 2019 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail and his remarkable mode of transport on the Colorado Trail, amongst others. Despite our laughs, I was struck how Jamey and his mates were enjoying the trail and taking their time. This is probably why a bunch of younger guys didn't catch and pass this older guy in 2019! He has some wonderful stories to tell and even tries out a new name for Trail Magic. Let me know what you think; it may catch on! If you'd like to catch up with the Minnesota Hikings, check out their various social media sites below. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnhikings Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNHikings YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpLKNHTlR-G9D1KqNT_fag/playlists Also, if you'd like to know what it's like to be a real life unicorn, check out Jamey's personal sites. Blog: https://www.uniproshow.com/apps/blog/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUnicyclingUnicorn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheUnicyclingUnicorn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_unicycling_unicorn Katie is easing her way back into fitness by doing short days on her way through Shenandoah National Park. The great news is that she's currently feeling no pain. Let's hope it continues. In Larry Luxenburg's book, Walking the Appalachian Trail, Larry and his guests have reached Baxter State Park and Katahdin. If you like what we're doing on the Hiking Radio Network, and want to see our shows continue, please consider supporting us with either a one-off or monthly donation. You'll find the donate button on each Hiking Radio Network page at https://www.hikingradionetwork.com Any support is gratefully received.

Episode #73 - Jester and Wheezy Pee (Trail Talk #2)

"Jester" Section Hiker

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 19:17


It's always a good time when Jester and Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee) can get together and hike. Recently they were able to spend a day together in Shenandoah National Park and answer more questions Jester has received from listeners about GPS Watches, Hiking Poles, and Cleaning your Gear. Please feel free to reach out to Jester or Wheezy Pee with more questions and let Jester know how you like the shorter Trail Talk episodes! If you all like the episodes and continue to send questions Jester will start incorporating Trail Talk more frequently on the show! Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! Connect with Maria "Wheezy Pee" Wishart: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/ "Jester" Reference Tools, Gear Lists, Hiking Resume and more: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/

The Trail Dames Podcast
Episode #104 - Lauralee Bliss #2 (a Trail Dames story)

The Trail Dames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 14:07


Lauralee Bliss, trail name "Blissful," is a two-time Appalachian Trail long-distance hiker north and south including a thru hike with her teen son, and is currently section hiking the trail for a third time. She has completed other long-distance trails in multiple states including the Florida Trail, the Colorado Trail, the Foothills Trail, the Long Trail, and the Allegheny Trail. She also served six years as the ridgerunner in Maryland and Shenandoah National Park. Lauralee is a published author of the “Hiking Adventures Series” on the Appalachian Trail and Florida Trail and has been a guest speaker for over forty organizations about her hiking adventures and fulfilling a hiking dream. Guest Links- Blissful Hiking Adventures Podcast: https://www.whitefire.tv/podcast-network/blissful-hiking-adventures/?fbclid=IwAR0u-_AWRteUOWGQlPHgwFvTA2SWGqg63UYuhf-qIKg-17KxSP3qjl8VfwE Blissful Hiking Blog: http://www.blissfulhiking.com Hiking Adventure Series: Mountains, Madness, and Miracles - 4000 miles Along the Appalachian Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Mountains-Madness-Miracles-Miles-Appalachian/dp/1939023106 Gators Guts, and Glory - Adventures Along the Florida Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Gators-Guts-Glory-Adventures-Florida/dp/1946531707 Blissful Hiking on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blissfulhiking Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at info@traildames.com You can find the Trail Dames at: Our website: https://www.traildames.com The Summit: https://www.traildamessummit.com The Trail Dames Foundation: https://www.tdcharitablefoundation.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traildames/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/traildames/ Hiking Radio Network: https://hikingradionetwork.com/ Hiking Radio Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikingradionetwork/ Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters "Dance Upon This Earth" https://www.theburnssisters.com

Beltway Golfer
Schoolhouse Nine - Cliff Miller & Mike McCartin

Beltway Golfer

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 61:32


The dream of many an avid golfer is to have their own course designed just how they want, to play anytime they’d like on their own property. Cliff Miller not only accomplished this with The Schoolhouse Nine, built on farmland in Sperryville, Virginia that has been in his family for generations, but he made it available & welcoming for golfers of all types to enjoy. To help get his course built Cliff reached out to Tom Doak, who recommended Mike McCartin, one of his former shapers, being local to the region & looking for projects of his own. Mike & Cliff saw eye to eye on the vision of Schoolhouse Nine, and the result is an immensely enjoyable, minimalist, par 27 layout set in the shadows of Shenandoah National Park and makes for a perfect day or overnight trip from the beltway. Listen below or click here to watch!

Episode #72 - Jester and Wheezy Pee (Trail Talk #1)

"Jester" Section Hiker

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 21:40


It's always a good time when Jester and Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee) can get together and hike. Recently they were able to spend a day together in Shenandoah National Park and answer some questions Jester has received from listeners about Slackpacking, Section Hiking Transitions, and Family. Please feel free to reach out to Jester or Wheezy Pee with more questions and let Jester know how you like the shorter Trail Talk episodes! Thank you to Phillip Ouellette of Trailsigns for sponsoring this weeks episode! Be sure to use the discount code "Jester" for 10% off your order! Connect with Phillip Ouellette of Trailsigns: Trail Signs: https://www.etsy.com/shop/trailsigns/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trailsigns/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trailsigns YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lsy7WGJ9mE Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! Connect with Maria "Wheezy Pee" Wishart: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/ "Jester" Reference Tools, Gear Lists, Hiking Resume and more: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/

World Wide Honeymoon Travel Podcast
Ultimate Guide to Visiting Shenandoah National Park

World Wide Honeymoon Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 53:26


Planning a visit to Shenandoah National Park? We have all of the travel tips for Shenandoah in this podcast episode! From where to stay, top things to do, where to eat and drink, and best hikes (including Old Rag!) this is the ultimate guide to visiting Shenandoah National Park that’ll make you want to visit ASAP. Shownotes at https://worldwidehoneymoon.com/ultimate-guide-to-shenandoah-national-park/

Virginia Outdoor Adventures
17. Larry W. Brown, Guide to Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park

Virginia Outdoor Adventures

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 53:05


“It gives you a sense of accomplishment to go places where few have ever ventured. For those of us with an adventurous spirit, that's what we live for. I wanted to leave something behind, a legacy of sorts, for the current and next generation of wilderness explorers and waterfall chasers like myself.” -Larry W. Brown, Guide to Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park has attracted wilderness explorers and waterfall chasers for generations. The park is best known for its outstanding mountain vistas, wildlife, and numerous waterfalls, accessible along the famed Skyline Drive. Today’s guest, Larry Brown, is a professional nature and wildlife photographer. He has captured Shenandoah in all of its glory through his gorgeous photographs of black bears, ridgeline sunrises, and starry night skies. Larry and I discuss his new book, Guide to Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park, which includes some off trail gems not found on any park maps. Listen as Larry describes how to plan your own waterfall adventure. Let’s Go! Links Mentioned: Guide to Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park, by Larry W. Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Waterfalls-Shenandoah-National-Park/dp/0578754312/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Larry W. Brown Photography: www.LarryWBrown.com Larry W. Brown on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larrywbrownva/photos Larry W. Brown on Flicker: https://flickr.com/photos/lwbrown Larry W. Brown on Twitter: https://twitter.com/larrywbrown/media Shenandoah National Park: https://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm SNP Guide: https://www.snp.guide/ Shenandoah Mountain, George Washington National Forest: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/ Shenandoah River State Park: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/shenandoah-river Blue Ridge Parkway: https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ Virginia Tourism: https://www.virginia.org/ SNP Trust: https://www.snptrust.org/ Buckmaster Magazine: https://www.buckmasters.com/Magazines Endless Vacation: https://www.rci.com/pre-rci-en_US/discover/endless-vacation.page?track1=ev_decomissioned&track2=endless_magazine&track3=text:view_digitalhttps://www.rci.com/pre-rci-en_US/discover/endless-vacation.page%20/ Big Meadows, SNP: https://dwr.virginia.gov/vbwt/sites/big-meadows-shenandoah-national-park/ Potomac Appalachian Trail Club: http://www.patc.net/PATC/Our_Store/PATC_Maps.aspx Garmin 10: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/87768 Gaia GPS: https://www.gaiagps.com/ Discovery North America, seven-part series: https://www.snp.guide/p/snp-wildlife-in-discovery-channel-series.html Nikon D850: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d850.html Follow VAOA Podcast: Website: www.VirginiaOutdoorAdventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAOAPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virginia_outdoor_adventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VAOAPodcast 

The Trail Dames Podcast
Episode #98 - Lauralee Bliss (Trail Dames story #1)

The Trail Dames Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 14:47


Lauralee Bliss–trail name "Blissful"–is a two-time Appalachian Trail long-distance hiker, north and south, including a thru hike with her teen son. She is currently section hiking the trail for a third time. She has completed other long-distance trails in multiple states, including the Florida Trail, the Colorado Trail, the Foothills Trail, the Long Trail, and the Allegheny Trail. She also served six years as the ridgerunner in Maryland and Shenandoah National Park. Lauralee is a published author of the “Hiking Adventures Series” on the Appalachian Trail and Florida Trail and has been a guest speaker for over forty organizations about her hiking adventures and fulfilling a hiking dream. Guest Links- Blissful Hiking Adventures Podcast: https://www.whitefire.tv/podcast-network/blissful-hiking-adventures/?fbclid=IwAR0u-_AWRteUOWGQlPHgwFvTA2SWGqg63UYuhf-qIKg-17KxSP3qjl8VfwE Blissful Hiking Blog: http://www.blissfulhiking.com Hiking Adventure Series: Mountains, Madness, and Miracles - 4000 miles Along the Appalachian Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Mountains-Madness-Miracles-Miles-Appalachian/dp/1939023106 Gators, Guts, and Glory - Adventures Along the Florida Trail - https://www.amazon.com/Gators-Guts-Glory-Adventures-Florida/dp/1946531707 Blissful Hiking on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blissfulhiking Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at info@traildames.com You can find the Trail Dames at: Our website: https://www.traildames.com The Summit: https://www.traildamessummit.com The Trail Dames Foundation: https://www.tdcharitablefoundation.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traildames/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/traildames/ Hiking Radio Network: https://hikingradionetwork.com/ Hiking Radio Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikingradionetwork/ Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters "Dance Upon This Earth" https://www.theburnssisters.com

Hike: Explore | Wander | Live
Keep Virginia Cozy

Hike: Explore | Wander | Live

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 45:54


Keep Virginia Cozy founder, Brian Bell, chats with Lori about the mission, activities and events  that are all part of keeping Virginia cozy. There's cleanups, trail magic, fundraising hikes and much more. Take a listen to how community drives the values and mission of this organization and how their vision is to work to conserve our land through outreach, restoration and research.  At the heart of it, Keep Virginia Cozy's message is simple: Be Kind. Smile at Strangers. Work Together for Good. Pick Up Litter. Keep Virginia Cozy!Connect with Keep Virginia Cozy:Instagram: @keepvirginiacozyFacebook: Keep Virginia CozyWeb: Keep Virginia CozyFind out more about their partners and groups they support  (via Instagram)Trail Hut Gear Exchange - @thetrailhutWalkabout Outfitters - @walkaboutrichmondVäsen Brewing - @vasenbrewingBonfire - @bonfireEver Green Adventure Foods - @evergreen_adventurefoodsKuju Coffee - @kujucoffeeBlack Girls Hike RVA - @blackgirlshike_rvaUnlikely Hikers - @unlikelyhikersShe Opts Out - @sheoptsoutOutside Voices - @outsidevoicespodcastWild Diversity - @wilddiversityConnect with Lori:Instagram: @thehikepodcastTwitter: @thehikepodcastBlog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.comFacebook: @thehikepodcastEmail: hikepodcast@gmail.com Special thank you to Tim, Leisel, Greg, Julie, Colin and Aaron for being show patrons! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)

WMRA Daily
WMRA Daily 3/25/21

WMRA Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 10:33


Virginia is the first southern state to abolish the death penalty, and we have that story and a conversation with the governor… Spring has sprung, and it’s not only winter that is in the rearview mirror, but also some pandemic-related restrictions, as local universities, and Shenandoah National Park, start to open up more… Seen a bald eagle lately? According to new data, bald eagle populations have quadrupled in the lower 48 states….

Fine Wine Confidential Podcast
EPISODE #12 DuCard Vineyards, Scott Elliff Founder & Owner.

Fine Wine Confidential Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 44:50


DuCard vineyards was established in 2001 after Scott and Karen Elliff purchased property on the eastern slope of the Shenandoah National Park west of the historic town of Madison, Virginia.  The property, at an elevation of 1,000 feet  was once the site of a thriving Apple Orchard at a time when Virginia was the leading state for apple growing. Scott and his wife bought the property as a getaway from Washington, DC and after consulting with the Virginia Agricultural Extension Service were advised not to replant the orchard but to put in a vineyard instead.  Advice they heeded.   So, in 2001 they jumped all in and planted their 7 acre site to Viognier, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, and Norton the native American grape varietal which was breed and cultivated by Dr. Daniel Norborne Norton of Richmond , VA and became available commercially in 1830.  At first they sold their grapes to other wineries in the area but, after some of those wines continued to get  awards they decided to start their own brand and opened to public in 2010.  They haven't looked back since.  Among other distinctions DuCard Vineyards was voted Virginia's Greenest Winery because of their commitment to sustainable practices in both the vineyard and throughout their winery operation.  HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EPISODE INCLUDE:a). Scott shares the interesting story behind the origins of the brand name DuCard which has a long ago family connection.b). He explains how he learned about the state agricultural extension service, (something he admittedly says he knew nothing about)  when he was making a decision about whether to replant his ancient apple orchard site.c). Scott talks about the many philanthropic causes that DuCard supports and why he believes it is important.d). we discuss his strategy and how he is able to sell over 95% of his wine either at the winery or direct to those consumers who have visited DuCard in the past.e). Scott points out why he believes it is so important to grow his own grapes and why that allows him to maintain his quality first and foremost.You can read the full text manuscript by downloading it from below.

Virginia Outdoor Adventures
14. Linda and Mandi, She Opts Out

Virginia Outdoor Adventures

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 47:45


“I love to just be outside. It fills my bucket, keeps me creative and recenters me. Life is busy and there's always going to be challenges in our lives. So it's really nice to unplug, disconnect, take some deep breaths, listen to the breeze, and find another way to channel ourselves.” -Mandi, She Opts Out Linda and Mandi are empowering the “Wiser Female Adventurer” by building an inclusive community of women who are connecting with the outdoors to support physical and mental health. She Opts Out is an organization providing a safe space for women to venture outside together. Group hikes, workshops, and partnerships with local nonprofits all focus on recharging in nature while giving back to the community. Let’s Go! Mentioned Links: She Opts Out website: www.sheoptsout.com She Opts Out Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheoptsout She Opts Out Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheoptsout/ She Opts Out Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/56VwCfCEVmp06oQGIVBscP Oxygen and Iron Fitness Studio: https://oxygenandiron.com/ RVA OCR: https://rvaocr.com/ Artwork and graphic design by Caitlin Olszewski: www.thedesignpunk.com Keep Virginia Cozy: https://keepvirginiacozy.org/ 7 Principles of Leave No Trace: https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/ James River Park System: https://www.rva.gov/parks-recreation/james-river-park-system James River Park System Trail Overview: https://jamesriverpark.org/visit-the-park/trails-overview/ Buttermilk Trail, James River Park, Richmond: https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7011875/buttermilk-trail Texas Beach, James River Park, Richmond: https://gohikevirginia.com/texas-beach-trail/ Belle Isle, James River Park, Richmond: https://gohikevirginia.com/belle-isle-trail/ Trails near Wintergreen: https://www.traillink.com/city/wintergreen-va-trails/ Doyles River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National Park: https://www.nps.gov/thingstodo/doyles-river-falls.htm Pocahontas State Park: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas Powhatan State Park: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/powhatan Book: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Richmond by Phil Riggan: https://www.menasharidge.com/product.php?productid=16906&cat=0&page=3 Facebook groups- Backpacking Beginners/Mentors & Day Hike Opportunities - Ladies – Virginia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/829656920860882/?multi_permalinks=1021414358351803 Hikerbabes Community, Central Virginia Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CentralVAHikerbabes Women Who Hike Virginia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736632403070040 Nellysford, Virginia: https://www.virginia.org/Cities/Nellysford Sony Cameras: https://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras Peak Designs: https://www.peakdesign.com/ First Landing State Park: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/first-landing Kiptopeke State Park: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/kiptopeke Follow VAOA Podcast: Website: www.VirginiaOutdoorAdventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAOAPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virginia_outdoor_adventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VAOAPodcast 

America Outdoors Radio Podcast
America Outdoors Radio - February 20, 2021

America Outdoors Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 45:50


This weekend on America Outdoors Radio we'll share some fishing opportunities and tournament news from around the country!  Harry Murray, the owner of Murray's Fly Shop in Edinburg, Virginia, previews March fly fishing for brook trout in Shenandoah National Park.  On other side of the country, we'll get an up to date saltwater fishing report from Carl Schmidt at Fisherman's Landing in San Diego.  Darrell Van Vactor with Crappie USA shares the results of last weekend's tournament in Alabama and previews a big tournament coming up in April at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to this we'll talk to Moriah Boggess, a deer biologist from Indiana who spends his spare time hunting for shed deer and elk antlers all over the United States.  http://www.americaoutdoorsradio.com 

The ROAMies Podcast
Vacations That Helped us Grow our Re:lationship

The ROAMies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 16:08


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/shenandoah-river www.nps.gov/shen @shenandoahnpsShenandoah National ParkOfficial Instagram account of Shenandoah National Park. #ShenLove www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74293www.frontroyalva.com www.louisianapiratefestival.comCRUISES!Book your next cruise with Melinda!Visit her here on Facebook!Thanks for your ongoing support!http://paypal.me/TheROAMiesAlexa and RoryThe ROAMiesPlease subscribe, rate and share our podcast! Follow us at:http://www.TheROAMies.comThe ROAMies: Facebook and Instagram YouTube and Twitter.

Virginia Outdoor Adventures
13. Lynn Cameron, Friends of Shenandoah Mountain

Virginia Outdoor Adventures

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 60:15


“People say, ‘I had no idea how special this area was’ and they appreciate learning about it. It's easy to take for granted what's in your backyard and not realize just how special it is.” - Lynn Cameron Shenandoah Mountain is one of the largest tracks of wild land in the eastern United States. Located west of the Shenandoah Valley on the state line in the George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah Mountain is an ideal location for outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, backcountry camping, fly fishing, horseback riding, hunting, paddling and wildlife observation. Today’s guest, Lynn Cameron, is the co-chair of Friends of Shenandoah Mountain. She describes the majestic beauty of the forest, the unique ecosystem, and the importance of protecting this land and preserving its natural heritage for generations to come. Let’s Go! Mentioned Links: Friends of Shenandoah Mountain (FOSM): https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/ Virginia Wilderness Committee:  www.vawilderness.org FOSM on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Shenandoah-Mountain-112744795722 Video - Shenandoah Mountain: Preserving One of Virginia's Most Beautiful Places: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0uaAixFGM&t=10s Video - This American Land: Preserving Shenandoah Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5kxZRz5kWg&feature=youtu.be Shenandoah Mountain Hikes: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/short-hikes.html Shenandoah Mountain Trails: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/trails.html Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC), Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter: http://www.ssvc.org/ Shenandoah National Park: https://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm Reddish Knob Trail: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/trails.html George Washington National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/gwj Avenza App: https://www.avenzamaps.com/ Gaia App: https://www.gaiagps.com/ Download Virginia State Parks Maps on Avenza App: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-trail-maps High Knob Fire Tower Trail: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/hike-to-high-knob-fire-tower.html North River Gorge Trail: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/north-river-gorge-trail.html Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Trail: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/confederate-breastworks-trail.html Harrisonburg, Virginia: https://www.visitharrisonburgva.com/ Staunton, Virginia: https://visitstaunton.com/ Rock Climbing at Hidden Rocks: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/106183819/hidden-rocks Potomac Appalachian Trail Club online store: http://www.patc.net/PATC/Store/Shared_Content/Shop/Store.aspx?hkey=32b75779-c131-4224-b76d-17d5f313ed5d Trails Illustrated Map: https://www.natgeomaps.com/ti-791-staunton-shenandoah-mountain-george-washington-and-jefferson-national-forests Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking: https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/hiking/ The Priest Trail: https://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/ThePriest/ Ramseys Draft Wilderness: https://dwr.virginia.gov/vbwt/sites/ramseys-draft/ Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition: https://svbcoalition.org/ Virginia Department of Wildlife: https://dwr.virginia.gov/ Virginia Master Naturalists: http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/ Endorse Shenandoah Mountain Proposal: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/endorse.html Donate to Friends of Shenandoah Mountain: https://www.friendsofshenandoahmountain.org/donate.html Contact Senator Kaine: https://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact/ Contact Senator Warner: https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactPage Appalachian Trail: https://www.nps.gov/appa/index.htm Tuscarora Trail: https://www.hikethetuscarora.org/ Follow VAOA Podcast: Website: www.VirginiaOutdoorAdventures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAOAPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virginia_outdoor_adventures/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VAOAPodcast 

Adventures from the Van
12- Century Ride

Adventures from the Van

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 27:38


After a quick visit to Shenandoah National Park during the wild time of the government shutdown of 2018, I head to Virginia Beach to introduce Dakota to the ocean. We hit 100 days on the road and celebrate the milestone with far too many drinks and some great new friends. Then I'm off to celebrate/survive New Year's Eve alone.Want to help support this podcast? Become a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/adventuresfromthevanFind these stories and more on the blog http://adventuresfromthevan.com

Hindsight Hikers
Shenandoah National Park

Hindsight Hikers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 13:04


A beautiful park on the east coast nestled into the mountains of Virginia. We remanence about our time spent in this park and what our favorite parts were.

Suite Run
9 | Charlottesville, VA with Paige Stoner: Running In The Gateway to Shenandoah National Park

Suite Run

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 45:59


This week, it is our extreme pleasure to welcome pro runner, Paige Stoner to the Suite Run Podcast! Paige is coming off of her hugely impressive marathon debut at The Marathon Project on December 20th, in a blazing time of 2:28: 43! Paige's amazing performance landed her the distinction of becoming the fastest American woman under the age of 25 to run a marathon. Paige trains with the Rebook Boston Track Club in Charlottesville, VA and at the age of 24, already has a very accomplished resume:-5 time All-American at Syracuse University-5 time ACC Champion -bronze medalist in the steeplechase in the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Championship-7th place in steeplechase in the 2019 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championship -2020 USATF Cross Country Championship runner-upPRs:3000m: 9:013000m steeplechase: 9:465000m: 15:2810000m: 32:07Half marathon: 1:11:53Marathon: 2:28:43In this conversation, we chat with Paige about her life as a pro runner, the upcoming Olympic Trials and how she is feeling post marathon (we recorded with her just 6 days after The Marathon Project). Then we dive into her life in Charlottesville, including her favorite places to RUN, where she loves to have a great meal, the history of Charlottesville and so much more. Don't miss this episode friends and be sure to cheer for Paige at the Olympic Trials in June!To read all about Paige's recommendations in Charlottesville, click HERE for the full show notes.Where to find Paige: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paigestoner11/Where to find Natalie and Jerold:Natalie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natrunsfar/Suite Run Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suiterun/Natalie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/natrunsfarSuite Run Twitter: https://twitter.com/suiterunNatalie's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natrunsfarSuite Run Website: https://www.suiterun.com/Suite Run Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuiteRun/Natalie's Blog: http://www.natrunsfar.com/Share this episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review (which will help others find the show) on Apple Podcasts! We appreciate you guys so much, thank you for listening!Intro music: Pipes of a Stranger

Expanded Perspectives
Fairy Nuff

Expanded Perspectives

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 89:23


On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about the coming of fall, the cooler weather and the boys recent appearances on 2 shows. The first one was the Monsters Among Us podcast and the other was Soul Wanderings.  Then a listener writes in with a strange encounter with an elderly woman one night while walking home in Washington D.C. Then, a woman and her family had a possible skinwalker barge into their home one evening. After the break Cam brings up some strange Fae stories and even ones with attacking, ill tempered gnomes. Finally, a listener writes in with a possible Fae abduction in the woods in Shenandoah National Park! All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives! Show Notes: Possible Skinwalker Encounter on Navajo Nation Reservation, Arizona Sponsors: Native Deodorant: To get 20% off your first order just go to nativedeo.com/expanded and use promo code EXPANDED at checkout BetterHelp: To get 10% off your first month just go to better help.com/expanded Music: All music for Expanded Perspectives is provided by Epidemic Sound!

Park Predators
The Hikers

Park Predators

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 47:42


The case of who murdered Julie Williams and Laura Winans at their campsite by a peaceful mountain stream inside Shenandoah National Park in 1996 still remains a mystery. The brutality of this couple’s slaying has baffled state and federal investigators for 24 years. Several key suspects have emerged over the years, but still no one is behind bars for these women’s murders. The nature of the crimes have the classic signatures of a sociopathic serial killer, but without help from the public, the case continues to grow cold. Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://parkpredators.com/episode-3-the-hikers/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Park Predators
The Hikers

Park Predators

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 44:27


The case of who murdered Julie Williams and Laura Winans at their campsite by a peaceful mountain stream inside Shenandoah National Park in 1996 still remains a mystery. The brutality of this couple's slaying has baffled state and federal investigators for 24 years. Several key suspects have emerged over the years, but still no one is behind bars for these women's murders. The nature of the crimes have the classic signatures of a sociopathic serial killer, but without help from the public, the case continues to grow cold.Sources for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit https://parkpredators.com/episode-3-the-hikers/