GraniteGals

GraniteGals

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Samantha Brady, May 5, 2017

We had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Brady for this episode of GraniteGals.   Samantha is a Search and Rescue volunteer and an avid four-season hiker, and she works at the Mt. Washington Observatory.

In this recording, Samantha talks about her favorite and least favorite 4Ks, the ups and downs of working on the Northeast's highest summit, her time with Backpacker Magazine's 2014 Get Out More Women's Tour, the rewarding experience of being a Search and Rescue volunteer, and more!  Download the mp3 here


Note: we will eventually offer GraniteGals as a traditional podcast.  We need to change our blogger host first though, and in order to do that we must wait another three weeks (it's a technical issue with host licensing agreements).

Friday, May 5, 2017

Pam Wilmot. April 27, 2017.

For our second podcast episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing Pam Wilmot, four-season White Mountain hiker and Appalachian Mountain Club group hiking leader.  We interviewed Pam at Common Cause Massachusetts in Boston, MA.  In this interview, we discuss everything from Pam's favorite Four Thousand Footers to her experiences on Rainier to her enjoyment guiding groups both here in the Whites and overseas.  It was a great interview, and we thank Pam for her time.  Click on the following for the link to the mp3 --


Friday, April 21, 2017

Weclome!

Welcome to the first episode of GraniteGals, the podcast that celebrates the women who hike New Hampshire's mountains!

We are honored to have Sue Johnston as our first interviewee.  Sue is a living legend -- she has accomplished a multitude of truly incredible athletic feats including, most recently, hiking the White Mountain Grid in one single calendar year.  That's hiking all 48 of NH's Four Thousand Footers during every single month of the year (576 ascents) --  all in one single calendar year.  Check out Sue's long list of other wonderful accomplishments on her blog, runsuerun.blogspot.com.

We interviewed Sue at the lovely Abbie Greenleaf Library in Franconia, NH on April 12, 2017.  We asked Sue about the Grid, redlining the Whites, her experiences breaking the record for the fasted supported hike of the John Muir Trail in California, highpointing, the Cohos Trail, and bear encounters --  plus, we had a few non-hiking-related questions.  It was a wonderful conversation and we are so grateful for Sue's time. 

This is our first podcast and we are still getting used to the equipment and technology, so forgive the fact that this isn't quite NPR quality (yet!). 

We hope to have a new episode out every two weeks.  Happy hiking!


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GraniteGals Episode One: Sue Johnston, April 12, 2017