What is it like to be an avalanche specialist? A conservationist? A wilderness traveler? A Buddhist? Brad Meiklejohn is a long-time Alaskan who has written a new book titled The Wild Trails that explores these topics and more. On this show Brad discusses the challenges and rewards of helping others and the natural world, including his work on restoring the Eklutna watershed by removing an old dam by working with the Eklutna People and others. His insights on recreation, conservation, and self-growth are based on his work as an avalanche forecaster and educator, co-founder of the American Packrafting Association, his role as the Alaska State Director of the Conservation Fund, and his many significant trips to the Arctic and other wild places.
HOST: Paul Twardock
- Brad Meiklejohn
The Wild Trails: Brad Meiklejohn: Bradmeiklejohn@aol.com (email Brad to get a copy)
Rewilding.org and The Wild Trails excerpts: https://rewilding.org/how-to-be-a-conservationist/ https://rewilding.org/we-lied-to-you
BROADCAST: Thursday, August 18th, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, August 18th, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
SUBSCRIBE: Receive Outdoor Explorer automatically every week via: