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Exploration Local

Mike Andress

Come journey with us as we explore and highlight the people and places that make the Blue Ridge and Southern Appalachian Mountains special and unique. We explore the towns, trails, rivers, scenic byways, businesses, and people that fuel the life & adventurous spirit in these mountains. Listen in on this relaxed conversational style podcast as host Mike Andress interviews Authors, Business Owners, Photographers, Athletes, Adventurers, Travelers and Friends who have a deep connection to the outdoors and directly influence the culture of the Blue Ridge. We’ll even explore the many ways nature & the outdoors can positivity influence our health and well being.
Why Stories & Experiences Are Better Than Stuff: Emily Jackson, Co-Host The Great Family AdventureSeptember 29, 2022 Episode artwork Staples InTents: Helping People of Color Experience Life-Changing Effects of The OutdoorsSeptember 14, 2022 Episode artwork Fueling Adventures One Bite At A Time, with Lee “Natty” TrebotitchAugust 31, 2022 Episode artwork “As Appalachian As It Gets” with Steven Reinhold, The Appalachian Adventure CompanyAugust 17, 2022 Episode artwork Lake Toxaway: Rich History & A Story Of A Mountain Lake’s Resurrection, with John Nichols IIIAugust 03, 2022 Episode artwork Wrong Way Lodge & Cabin Campground: Connecting Guests With The Transformational Qualities Of The OutdoorsJuly 13, 2022 Episode artwork WNC Kayaking Group Holds Inaugural Festival To Build Community & Give Back, with Crom Carey - Co-founder of WACKOMay 31, 2022 Episode artwork Damascus, Virginia: Trail Town USA, Friendliest Town on the Appalachian Trail & Home of the Virginia Creeper TrailMay 11, 2022 Episode artwork Important Perspectives On Working Together To Ensure A Vibrant Future For The Outdoor Economy And Our Outdoor Communities w/ Gayle Conelly Manchin & D. Reid WilsonApril 27, 2022 Episode artwork Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail: A Magnificent Jewel in Western North Carolina, with Peter BarrMarch 30, 2022 Episode artwork Full-time RV Living: A WNC Couple Creating A Lifetime of Memories & Shared ExperiencesMarch 14, 2022 Episode artwork Foot Rx Running: A Mission Minded Small Business Providing Healthy Footwear from Ultra Runners to Casual WalkersFebruary 28, 2022 Episode artwork Mast General Store: Still Serving Communities The Down-Home WayFebruary 14, 2022 Episode artwork Mountain True: Championing resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities, with Josh KellyJanuary 31, 2022 Episode artwork Conserving Carolina: Protecting Wonderful Places For Nature And PeopleJanuary 17, 2022 Episode artwork Tribute To Our Top 5 Episodes Of 2021December 31, 2021 Episode artwork Beech Mountain Resort: A Premier Multi-Season Resort & The Highest Ski Resort In The EastDecember 13, 2021 Episode artwork Virginia's Blue Ridge: A Premier Destination For Outdoor Recreation, Unique Attractions, Diverse Culture & Culinary ExperiencesNovember 29, 2021 Episode artwork Gorges State Park with Kevin Bischof, Park SuperintendentNovember 15, 2021 Episode artwork Kitsbow: On A Mission To Make Riding Better, And To Make The Apparel Industry Better (Made In The USA)November 01, 2021 Episode artwork Canon EOL, Chas Glatzer Muses About Teaching Wildlife Photography, Blue Ridge Mountains, And His Love for WNCOctober 11, 2021 Episode artwork Green Race & Big Adventure in the Green River Game Lands, with John GraceSeptember 27, 2021 Episode artwork Old Fort Trails Project Partnership Aims To Help Build A Healthy & Economically Vibrant Community.September 13, 2021 Episode artwork Fonta Flora State Trail: Connecting Mountains, Waterways & Main Streets From Morganton to Asheville August 30, 2021 Episode artwork Uncrowded Adventure For ALL Levels: Where Will YOU Go Next?August 16, 2021 Episode artwork