Mark Petersen Yosemite Peaches

Mark Petersen Yosemite Peaches

Happy New Year from the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. The podcast for the Mark Petersen Yosemite Peaches show is available on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Mark Petersen Yosemite Peaches

Mark Petersen is a fascinating man of adventure. He has traveled the world and first visited Yosemite National Park as a Boy Scout while backpacking through Hetch Hetchy. He loved the Sierra Nevada so much he decided to call it home many years later. Mark raised his daughters in the Yosemite area so they can share adventures together.

Mark Petersen Yosemite Peaches

Mark shares many interesting tales of his journeys through Yosemite as well as how that first trip into Hetch Hetchy shaped his professional career. He also recounted the remarkable story of Cliffy Young, an Australian cattleman and farmer who is the source of great inspiration and admiration for him.

Mark Petersen Yosemite PeachesMark was joined by his daughter Sarah, and I was accompanied by my daughter Mia on this adventure. This made for an extra sweet reward of peaches on the summit. We spent the day together on the Half Dome trail and met new friends from Japan who we assisted up the cables. Listen as they share a message to their friends at home.

Mark Petersen Yosemite PeachesMark Petersen Yosemite Peaches

The Mark Petersen Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

Mark Petersen Yosemite PeachesPlease visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches

Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches

Happy Holidays from Yosemite National Park. The podcast for the Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches show is available on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches

Lisa Cesaro is on an amazing journey working and living in Yosemite National Park. She took a major leap of faith and landed directly in the center of Yosemite Valley. Today she takes great pleasure in helping visitors from across the globe enjoy this wonderful park she calls home as Marketing Manager for Yosemite Hospitality. Yosemite Hospitality is a subsidiary of Aramark and is the concessionaire for Yosemite National Park.

Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches

Lisa shares many popular holiday events and activities in Yosemite National Park this holiday season. She also discusses her own personal journey as she has transformed into a true nature lover from her urban roots. Listen as she describes what it feels like to wake up in the Valley under a fresh blanket of snow. Lisa gives valuable insights on how to enjoy Yosemite in several of the quieter spots in the park. Some are even right under your nose in Yosemite Valley.

Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches

Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches

The Lisa Cesaro Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Yosemite Can O Peaches with Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park

For the seventh Yosemite Can O Peaches episode of Season one, John interviews Jamie Richards, Yosemite National Park Ranger and Public Affairs Officer. Jamie shares many safety tips and other valuable information for Yosemite visitors including how visitors can help protect bears in Yosemite. She also describes the feeling of working in such a beautiful park and how important it is to be a positive role model for young girls who see a woman in the park ranger uniform.

Our latest Can O Peaches episode!

The Jamie Richards Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

David Page Yosemite Peaches

David Page Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the David Page Yosemite Peaches show is available on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

David Page Yosemite Peaches

Places like Yosemite need good stewards. David Page is an outdoor enthusiast who has dedicated his life to stewardship of wild lands. David is Advocacy Director at Winter Wildlands Alliance, Senior Correspondent for Powder Magazine, author, and a national award winning journalist.

David Page Yosemite Peaches

David Page has been visiting Yosemite National Park since he left Colorado as a young adult.  He is often mesmerized by the landscape on each visit to the park. David and I hiked through Yosemite Valley together discussing our roles as stewards to help protect the places we love. David is an award winning journalist who has authored the Explorer’s Guide Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada which can be purchased on Amazon. You can also visit the Winter Wildlands Alliance Facebook Page to see the work he does to protect the Sierra Nevada. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands through education, outreach and advocacy.

The David Page Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

David Page Yosemite Peaches

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

James McGrew Yosemite Peaches

The podcast of the James McGrew Yosemite Peaches show is available on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

James McGrew Yosemite Peaches

Have you ever met a person you just know is destined for greatness? That is exactly how I felt when I met James McGrew in 2007. To be honest, he was already well on his way. James and I collaborated on a series of art and nature workshops in Yosemite National Park over the past decade, and he has taught me about many aspects of interpretive guiding through our shared adventures together. McGrew is a seasonal interpretive park ranger in Yosemite and an award winning artist. Since that first collaboration, James has collected several awards that can be seen on his About the Artist Page at James McGrew Fine Art. You may also follow James McGrew Fine Art on Facebook.

James McGrew Yosemite Peaches

 

James McGrew has been visiting Yosemite National Park since he was a boy with a  sense of wonder and a palette full of color. Today he shares that wonder with visitors from across the globe. In my interview with James, we learned about what inspired him early on in his childhood and through his adult life. We wandered through Yosemite Village under the light of the stars as James shared some of his most cherished memories of this place he holds so close to his heart. The broadcast of the James McGrew Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

James McGrew Yosemite Peaches

 

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Christine White Loberg Yosemite Peaches

The power of Yosemite National Park to inspire people from all over the world is unmistakeable. In my interview with Christine White Loberg, we learned about the inspiration she receives with every walk through Yosemite’s majestic landscape. Christine is a Yosemite National Park Ranger as well as a teaching staff photographer at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. We walked around Yosemite Valley and wandered through the Ahwahnee Meadow on my visit with Christine. The broadcast of the Christine White Loberg Yosemite Peaches show was originally broadcast on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

Christine White Loberg Yosemite Peaches

Christine White Loberg Yosemite Peaches

Christine and I have shared many adventures in Yosemite National Park together. Her positive energy is infectious, and she truly is an inspiration to all who meet her. Her ability to find positives in every walk she takes in nature is an asset and she represents Yosemite National Park as an ambassador. Learn about Christine’s many adventures in the vast wilderness including her run in with a pair of mountain lions she encountered while hiking and photographing one day. She amazingly captured that moment with an image she titles “Sleeping Lions”.  You can view many ot images from Christine  on her Instagram Yosemite photography page.

Christine White Loberg Yosemite Peaches

The podcast of the Christine White Loberg Yosemite Peaches show is available on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Christine White Loberg Yosemite PeachesPlease visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

I learned a lot about the power of Yosemite on my March 31, 2017 interview with Kirk Keeler. Kirk is is a teaching staff photographer and workshop coordinator of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. We walked along the Merced River on the Yosemite Valley Loop trail with his colleague Evan Russel. After Evan’s interview ended, Kirk and I escaped to Leidig Meadow to enjoy a conversation and some peaches under the stars as we were serenaded by hundreds of frogs in Yosemite Valley. The broadcast of the Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches show will be Sunday April 16, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California.

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

Kirk and I have shared many meaningful conversations in the past year, and I feel I have earned his trust. He was able to share one of his biggest disappointments in our interview together. Kirk also explained how Yosemite has healed that wound which begs the question ‘What does Yosemite move you to do?’. Learn more about Kirk and find out if he really does like the taste of canned peaches and see what he has in common with Austin Plaine.

The podcast of the show with Kirk will follow shortly after that broadcast on our Yosemite Can O Peaches page on LibsyniTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Kirk Keeler Yosemite Peaches

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches Podcast

Peaches Podcast Evan Russel

For the second Yosemite Can O Peaches show, I interview my good friend and adventure companion Evan Russel, the curator of the Ansel Adams Gallery. Evan discusses a wide range of topics from the influence Ansel Adams had on his life and career path as a professional photographer to his very first black and white photograph ever made in Yosemite National Park. The Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches Podcast is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help support local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches Podcast

The Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches Podcast was first broadcast on Sunday April 2, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM. The show will also air today Friday April 7 at 6:30pm PDT and again this weekend. KAAD-LP is a community radio station in Sonora, California.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches Podcast

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of how Yosemite influenced the lives of local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell. The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show. 

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

On March 31, 2017, I had the privilege to interview Evan Russel, the curator for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Evan and I walked along the Merced River on the Yosemite Valley Loop trail with his colleague and fellow staff photographer, Kirk Keeler, in search of photographic opportunities and tasty peaches. The broadcast of the Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches show will be Sunday April 2, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM Sonora, California. The show with Kirk will follow in two weeks.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan, Kirk, and I have been friends for several years, and we have shared many Yosemite adventures together.  In the interview we discuss some of Evan’s most memorable journeys through the Yosemite Wilderness, including the day he literally risked his life to save a bird known as a sooty grouse from likely execution at the hand of an animal abuser. Evan also shared some valuable information where he likes to to take friends and family members to escape the crowds and heat of Yosemite Valley in summer.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches

Evan Russel is local to the Yosemite region and grew up in the Sierra foothill town of Sonora, California in Tuolumne County. He left for school at UC Santa Cruz but returned to follow his passion to be a Yosemite photographer. He now lives in Yosemite National Park in an historic home in Yosemite Valley. Evan  has been working at the Ansel Adams Gallery for over a decade since June 2006. He is a fine art photographer who has produced a brilliant portfolio of black and white photography. His website is evanrussel.com, and he also has a Facebook Page Evan Russel Photography.

In the interview, Evan shares the process of how he makes a fine art photographic image while sprinkling in some of his biting humor along the way. Don’t miss the Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches show Sunday April 2, 2017 at 1 pm PDT on air & streaming at KAAD-LP 103.5 FM. The podcast will be released in the week after on the Yosemite Can O Peaches Podcast Page.

Evan Russel Yosemite Peaches
Evan Russel Interviewed by John DeGrazio (Photo by Kirk Keeler)

The Ansel Adams Gallery is located in Yosemite Valley, between the Visitor Center and Post Office.  The gallery offer hundreds of Ansel Adams images and other artwork for sale. They hold the largest collection of authorized Ansel Adams photographic images available. The gallery also hosts shows and other activities including camera walks. You may visit their website at anseladams.com.

John P. DeGrazio had his first Can O Peaches on the summit of Mt. Rainier back in 1997. John founded YExplore Yosemite Adventures in 2006 has shared the sweet rewards of many adventures as a result of that life changing moment. The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Show was developed throughout the years as an idea to share stories of adventurous spirits whose lives have been shaped by their connection to the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast

Yosemite CanOPeaches DeGrazio

The Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Please help promote local radio programs by subscribing to this show on one of those platforms.

Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast

You may also subscribe directly to the RSS feed on the official Yosemite Can O Peaches Podcast Page at Libsyn.

The Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast debuted on KAAD-LP 103.5 FM, a local community radio station in Sonora, CA,  Sunday March 19. It will be rebroadcast today at 7 pm PDT. Please help support local radio by listening on your FM dial or streaming at KAAD-LP.org.

For the world premiere Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast, John P. DeGrazio interviewed Les Marsden, the Founder and Conductor for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra under the booming Yosemite Falls. Les is a retired actor who now brings his musical gifts to the world via Yosemite National Park. They discussed the gift Les shared with the world, his symphonic masterpiece, “Our Nation’s Nature”, on a summer evening at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in 2016. Les also shared his love and devotion to Yosemite as well as his favorite swimming holes in the interview.

Here is a little more background on “Our Nation’s Nature” from Les Marsden.

“It’s an honor to be the premiere guest on this great new show! And it may be helpful for listeners to understand what “Our Nation’s Nature” is all about. There’s more information, as well as our mini-documentary and links to the music’s program notes right here: http://www.mariposaartscouncil.org/mariposa-symphony-orchestra/

The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years. Each show will be recorded live from the trails of Yosemite National Park. Host John P. DeGrazio will share stories of Yosemite from local artists, musicians, photographers, explorers, and a variety of other Yosemite experts with a tale to tell.  The peaches represent the sweet reward of every exploration in nature. Special thanks to Thomas Wilmer for his kind generosity and mentorship. Tom also recorded the Outro for this show.