Papa Bear Hikes

Alpine Adventure Coaching: Backpacking Adventures with Adam Salinger

September 18, 2023 Papa Bear Hikes Season 3 Episode 108
Papa Bear Hikes
Alpine Adventure Coaching: Backpacking Adventures with Adam Salinger
Show Notes

Join us on this episode of Papa Bear Hikes as we delve into the world of backpacking and wilderness adventures with a seasoned expert, Adam Salinger. With an impressive 45 years of backpacking experience under his belt, Adam shares his insights on maximizing distance while minimizing gear—a skill that comes from years of research and testing of the latest backpacking equipment. 

But Adam's ability does not stop at gear choice. He is a master of creating off-trail routes, allowing him to savor solitude and relish the sense of accomplishment that comes with venturing off the beaten path. His passion for adventure is palpable, and he often finds himself immersed in maps and daydreaming about his next outdoor journey. 

In addition to his backpacking prowess, Adam boasts an impressive academic background with a Business Degree (BS) and a master's in education (MA). He is also certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFR from NOLS since 2016). As an elementary school educator, he's successfully integrated outdoor education into his curriculum and extracurricular activities. Notably, he created and supervised a Grades K-12 school site with a strong emphasis on Outdoor Education. 

Tune in to discover the wealth of knowledge and experience that Adam brings to the world of backpacking and outdoor adventures. From his remarkable off-trail escapades to his dedication to outdoor education, Adam's story is one of inspiration and a testament to the transformative power of nature. 

Don't miss this episode of Papa Bear Hikes, where we explore the incredible journey of Adam Salinger, a backpacking aficionado, and dedicated outdoor educator, living in the beautiful landscapes of Sacramento, California, with his wife and daughter.

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