Master Trekker Dave ‘Glider’ Kiel
Above all Dave Kiel is more than a Master Trekker. Fifty years in the Sierras is a lot of experience. Find out why in Master-Trekker-Dave Kiel-Bob Davis Podcast 1001.
A Great Story And The Personality To Tell It
But every now and then I encounter someone with a story and the personality to tell it.
Eastern Sierra Story From A Master Trekker’s Perspective
Firstly I met Dave in the Eastern Sierras at a desert campsite.
Secondly once Dave and I started talking I grabbed my recorder.
A Life In These Mountains
Certainly spending most of your life in these mountains is worth a conversation.
Pacific Crest and John Muir
More Than Trekking
However we talk about more than hiking or trekking.
Great Western Loop With No Car
That is to say Dave “Glider” Kiel is in the process of a great western loop trek using public transportation, the kindness of friends and his thumb.
Today’s Selfie Culture
Getting Into Nature and Learning Skills
Decades On The Trail
In the same vein this is a person who possesses skills honed from decades on the trails and in the Sierras.
How he got where he is is a big part of the story.
Certainly Dave owns a vehicle. A very nice ‘little custom built camper’.
However he’s going car free on this thousands of mile trek to make a point.
Attached To The Desert
Wide Range Of Experiences
Finally I certainly realize there’s a wide range of experiences you can have out here.
Learning something from someone who’s been part of this landscape for at least fifty years is one of them.
(Editor’s Note: In This podcast I refer to Dave as Dave GILDER Kiel. His nickname is in fact GLIDER. Sorry about that Dave! To find out how he got his name visit his blog by following the links above.)
Master-Trekker-Dave Kiel-Bob Davis Podcast 1001