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The Ground Shots Podcast

Sep 12, 2020

Episode #46 of the Ground Shots Podcast features a conversation between Gabe Crawford and Kelly Moody tuning in around mile 300 of their ‘Plant-a-go’ thru-hike walk on the Colorado Trail this summer.

To listen to their reflections on the first 100 miles of the walk, listen to Episode #43, here.


In this episode of the podcast, we talk about:

redefining ‘wildness’ and Babylon

the pros and cons of walking and wild-tending

land observations

land readers and books we were reading at that time and how they affected our perspective on the land

what does it mean to have right relations with land?

what does moderate disturbance actually look like?

the struggles that long walks bring up

comparing the characteristics of the east side of the Collegiate Loop to the west side of the Collegiate Loop

the myth of the solitary ‘American man’ and how it is a very dysfunctional myth



Gabe’s instagram: @plumsforbums

Be sure to listen to Gabe’s latest IGTV video where he reflects on re-thinking the identity of ‘wild-tending' and definitions of ‘wildness’

Gabe’s PayPal if you’d like to support his wild-tending and seed-saving work:

Kollibri’s podcast, ‘Voices for Nature and Peace’ which I mention in the introduction of the podcast:

Youtube video where we introduce the ‘Plant-a-go’ walk on the Colorado Trail:

Rocky Mountain Land Reader that we were reading on the trail:

‘Wilderness Passage’ book that Gabe mentions he read on the trail:

Native Seed Pod Podcast, Part 2 with Redbird, Gabe mentions some of Redbird’s insights on the podcast, Listen to his words here:


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Theme music: 'Sweat and Splinters' by Mother Marrow

Additional music: ‘Work over Time’ by Dunkin Hardee, recorded on the Colorado Trail

Hosted by: Kelly Moody

Produced by: Kelly Moody and Opia Creative