Master-Trekker-Dave Kiel-Bob Davis Podcast 1001

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.

Rare Interview

Most importantly The Bob Davis Podcasts is not about interviews.

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

Even more hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir more than once should cause any trekker to sit up and take notice.

More Than Trekking

However we talk about more than hiking or trekking.

Car Culture

For example Dave feels strongly about today’s ‘car culture’ and puts himself to the test by going nomad, without a car. Learn more in Master-Trekker-Dave Kiel-Bob Davis Podcast 1001.

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

In addition we talk about today’s trekkers and their quest make the fastest time hiking trails or grab a selfie and go home.

Getting Into Nature and Learning Skills

On the other hand Dave says, people want to get into nature. They want to see the sights and learn outdoor 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.

The Story

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

To sum up I love the west. Especially the desert. And these mountains are incredible.

Wide Range Of Experiences

Finally I certainly realize there’s a wide range of experiences you can have out here.

Learning

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.)

Sponsored by Nathan W. Nelson and the Strategic Business Attorneys at Virtus Law

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Celebrating-My-OneThousandth-Podcast-Bob Davis Podcast 1000

Celebrating My Onethousandth Podcast

Firstly when I imagined celebrating my one thousandth podcast I did not think I would by high in the Sierras. Come on up to where the flavor is in Celebrating-My-OneThousandth-Podcast-Bob Davis Podcast 1000.

Much Different

Secondly Celebrating-My-OneThousandth-Podcast-Bob Davis Podcast 1000 is a much different podcast than my 500th podcast celebration.

Key Decisions Drive Content

Most importantly my decision to go on the road permanently and share those experiences has driven my podcasts since last October.

Details Details

Listen for more details.

Nomad Experience

These days it’s all about travel and the nomad experience for me.

Best Yet

Moreover this is the best experience I’ve had yet.

Thanking Listeners And More

Therefore I have to thank listeners, sponsors and contributors that made this all possible.

Peak Experiences

And I plan to continue sharing this peak experience with subscribers and listeners going forward.

Setting For Podcast 1000

In addition there is the setting for this podcast.

Empty Campsite In The Sierras On A Weekend

Even more there is a story of how I came to be in an empty campsite in the Sierras on a weekend no less.

Patience

Certainly patience played a role.

Ask For Help

However the longer I am out here the more I realize there is a spiritual component to this effort.

That is to say sometimes you ask for help and you get it.

To sum up I needed a deserted campground to drag all my equipment out by the fire and do a podcast.

And I got one!

Getting The Campfire Ready

So this podcast was recorded outside as I got my campfire ready.

Blowing My Own Horn?

Finally it may surprise some to hear me say I don’t like ‘blowing my own horn”.

Proud

But I am proud of my one thousand podcasts.

In short you can crank out a thousand podcasts in about three years if you do one every day.

At least that was my plan when I started.

Unique Content

Subsequently I realized what was needed was unique content in every podcast.

Above all if anyone wanted to listen to all one thousand podcasts they would find one thousand unique takes on all kinds of subjects.

Podcasting Helping Me Grow

In conclusion one of the things I am most happy about is how podcasting helped me grow.

Passion

Even more how this passion for podcasting led me from one place in life to another.

And the best is yet to come.

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating

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Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997

Depth Of Nomad Experience

Above all time to reflect on the depth of this nomad experience in Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997.

Personal and Real

Firstly I’ve focused on keeping these podcasts personal and real.

Experience

Secondly it’s all about my nomad journey and experience.

Quartzsite

Certainly there’s something special about the moon like Bureau Of Land Management site at Quartzsite.

Nomadland

Maybe that’s why it was the setting for the Oscar winning movie Nomadland.

Special To Me

In addition it’s special to me.

Find out why in Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997.

Began My Journey Here

In short I had only felt I had begun my journey back in January, here in Quartzsite.

Relaunch

Therefore being back here adds emphasis to the idea of relaunching these travel nomad podcasts.

California

Moreover moving on to California from the Western edge of Arizona feels great.

Renewed Sense of Freedom And Wonder

That is to say my sense of freedom and wonder is renewed.

Mojave National Preserve

Most importantly this podcast is live from Quartzsite and from a beautiful site up in the Mojave National Preserve.

New Discoveries

In the same vein how I got here and new discoveries are always on the docket.

However these aren’t really travelogue podcasts.

A Deeper Sense of Thinking

For instance one of my goals is to give listeners and subscribers a sense of how a nomad’s thinking changes over time.

Sense of Time

To clarify something happens with our sense of time when we travel.

New Schedules

Likewise as a lifelong night owl I have been surprised by my early to bed, early to rise travel schedule.

Creature Comforts

And creature comforts on the road are so simple they’re a surprise to find.

Review and Reflection

So as this whole project starts anew it’s time for review and reflection.

Mojave

To sum up no better place for that than up in the Providence Mountains of California.

Euphoria To Frustration

Finally life as a nomad can euphoric one minute and frustrating in the next.

Likewise in normal life.

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997