Episode 54: Fifty Plus

Stories of the Outdoors from Women in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s

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What is it like to enjoy the outdoors after the age of 50? We asked and you answered.

We’re honored to be highlighting the wisdom and experience of women in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. These are voices that we don’t hear as often in our youth obsessed culture. All of these stories are extraordinary for their willingness to share, try new things, and encourage others to do the same.

They share how their relationship with the outdoors has changed since turning 50, what transitions have had most impact on their lives, what they do with the extra time when their children have grown, and (our favorite) advice for their younger selves.

Women Featured in this Episode: Jo Ann Hickey, Jean Drummond, Cheryl Falkenburg, Joanne Baste, Kristi, Kathleen Merrick, Liz Wise, Rose Burrows, Jackie Dupuis, Tricia, Hellen Wallis, Sarah Lefler, Lisa Auvril, Gail Storey, Lori Brookes, & Dianna Stavros. You can find their blogs and social media handles below.

Featuring: 

Jo Ann Hickey; Jean Drummond (Website); Cheryl Falkenburg; Jackie Dupuis (Instagram and Twitter); Joanne Baste (Instagram); Kristi (Instagram and Twitter), Kathleen Merrick, Liz Wise, Rose Burrows (Instagram); Tricia, Hellen Wallis (Blog and Instagram); Sarah Lefler; Lisa Auvril; Gail Storey (Website), Lori Brookes (Instagram and Website);  & Dianna Stavros (Instagram).

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Music is by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Josh Woodward via freemusicarchive.org.

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Music also “Chapters” by Our Many Stars.

Out There

Kristi – Photo by Dan Berns

Jo Ann Hickey
Cheryl with her daughter Lindsey
Joanne Baste climbing, photo taken by her daughter Alma Baste
Sarah Lefler
Kathleen Merrick
Lisa Auvil with her Family

Links/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Adventure Grapes Book Club

All That Glitters by Margo Talbot

Pure Land by Annette McGivney

I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail by Gail Storey

Health IQ

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