George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the George Whitmore 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.

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

On November 12, 2018, exactly sixty years to this day, George Whitmore topped out on El Capitan as the third member to complete that historic climb. He joined Warren Harding and Wayne Merry as the climbing party to make the first ascent on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. They celebrated with champagne and canned peaches. Join George as he recounts his memories of that epic climb and what originally attracted him to the sport of rock climbing.

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

So many things had to fall into place for the group to achieve this amazing feat, and George was instrumental. From designing pitons that enabled the original group to ascend the Stove Legs to heading down for a resupply for the final bolts as Harding and Merry literally ran out on the final push, George is proud of being described as the party’s Sherpa. George’s military service in the Air Force added an interesting twist to the plot.

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

 

As big of an accomplishment climbing El Capitan was, George relishes his work in conservation even more. He is an unsung activist who learned from his experience on the rock to never take no for an answer. His lobbying success was attributed to that perseverance. George successfully helped protect the Ansel Adams Wilderness and parts of Sequoia National Park. The George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches show is the longest we have produced, and I believe it to be very meaningful. I hope you can tune in to hear the story of this amazing man.

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

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

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

Here are some bonus photos from that climb that I found on the internet. One is of George holding a Can O Peaches on the summit of El Capitan. The connection was very significant.

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

George Whitmore Yosemite Peaches

Thank you for supporting the Yosemite Peaches Project. The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years with an idea to archive contemporary voices from Yosemite personalities. 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. 

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the Greg Stock 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.

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

Greg Stock came to Yosemite National Park as Yosemite’s very first park geologist. His duties include assessing rockfall dangers and mapping many of the iconic geologic features in Yosemite Valley and beyond. Greg also shares that his work leads him out in the field on assignments like measuring Yosemite’s last remaining glacier deep in the wilderness on Mt. McClure.

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

Greg shares many interesting tales of his journeys through Yosemite as well as his family’s adventures into the backcountry which includes rock climbing expeditions with his wife and daughter. Greg’s wife, Sarah is a Yosemite National Park biologist, and Greg is allowed to tag along on some exciting wildlife studies as well. Greg truly enjoys every aspect of his work in Yosemite.

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

 

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

 

 

Greg Stock Yosemite Peaches

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

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

Thank you for supporting the Yosemite Peaches Project. The concept for the Yosemite Can O Peaches Radio Podcast was developed over the past several years with an idea to archive contemporary voices from Yosemite personalities. 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. 

Kevin Jorgeson Yosemite Peaches

Kevin Jorgeson Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the Kevin Jorgeson 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.

Kevin Jorgeson Yosemite Peaches

Kevin Jorgeson is a well known rock climber who has accomplished many great feats in Yosemite National Park including the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan with his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell. Kevin is from Santa Rosa, California and has been visiting Yosemite Valley since his first attempt at solving the Midnight Lightning boulder problem on his sixteenth birthday. He returned the following year to finally solve it and has never looked back.

In this episode, Kevin recalls his memorable adventures throughout Yosemite from the higher cliffs. He describes sleeping in portaledges as a great chance to start the next day enjoying coffee with a great view.   With the wall as a canvas, Kevin also describes similarities between rock climbing and gymnastics. Jorgeson shares more intimate details of the January 2015 Dawn Wall first free ascent along with some of the results that have changed his life forever. He also shares details of the 15th pitch of the Dawn Wall and how it has helped him become a better leader on other projects. Join us for this memorable episode.

Follow Kevin on social media and the charities he supports:

https://www.instagram.com/kjorgeson/

https://www.kingridgefoundation.org/

Kevin Jorgeson Yosemite Peaches

Kevin Jorgeson Yosemite Peaches

 

 

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

 

 

Kevin Jorgeson Yosemite Peaches

Please visit this link for previous podcast episodes.

Kevin Jorgeson 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, athletes, and a variety of other Yosemite explorers 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. Please visit our Can O Peaches Sponsors Page for information on how to become a sponsor for this show.

Penny Otwell Yosemite Peaches

Penny Otwell Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the Penny Otwell 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.

Penny Otwell Yosemite Peaches

Penny Otwell is beloved Mariposa artist with worldwide acclaim. She has lived in Yosemite National Park and its surrounding area for all of her adult life. Her Yosemite adventures began when she worked at the Ahwahnee Hotel, and they have shaped who she is as an artist.

In this episode, Penny shares some of her most memorable adventures as well as her admiration for previous Yosemite artists like Chiura Obata. She is grounded in her own humility just as Obata was. Follow the arc of Penny’s life of art from early days keeping a sketchbook on those adventures to the artist she is today. Let her take you through her process of how she creates a piece of art while she describes which colors are on her palette and what feelings are in her heart.

Penny Otwell Yosemite Peaches

Penny Otwell Yosemite Peaches

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

Penny Otwell 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. 

Kim Lawson Yosemite Peaches

Kim Lawson Yosemite Peaches

The podcast for the Kim Lawson 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.

Kim Lawson Yosemite Peaches

Kim Lawson is a local Mariposa entrepreneur who has lived just outside Yosemite National Park almost all her life. She once drove race cars professionally and now is one of the owners of Lawson Design, an Oakhurst, CA design business where she gets to explore her artistic talents inspired by Yosemite National Park.

Kim shares some of her most memorable adventures into the backcountry of Yosemite as well as some of her favorite places to play and create. She talks about how her experience as a race car driver has helped develop the person she is today. Of course, Yosemite had a major influence in shaping her career path. She explains just how important her first to visit to Yosemite was for her and how she continues to find ways to redefine who she is.

Kim Lawson Yosemite Peaches

Kim Lawson Yosemite Peaches

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

Kim Lawson 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. 

Kathleen Morse Yosemite Peaches

Kathleen Morse Yosemite Peaches

The Yosemite Can O Peaches from El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park returns. The podcast for the Kathleen Morse 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.

Kathleen Morse Yosemite Peaches

Kathleen Morse  is a mountain woman from Montana who has an appreciation and strong passion for protecting public lands. She relishes her role as the Chief of Planning for Yosemite National Park and feels Yosemite has captured her heart. Kathleen is an explorer who has traveled extensively throughout American public lands where she feels she can make connections that allow her to be the best leader she can be to promote responsible stewardship for our protected lands.

 

Kathleen shares many interesting tales of adventure into the backcountry of Yosemite as well as how her first journey through Yosemite Valley on a bicycle made her realize this was the place she wanted to be. Since then, she has embarked on many impressive marathon treks that would make even John Muir envious. Listen on as she shares many of those excursions as well as her passion for her job. As the Chief of Planning for Yosemite National Park, she helps bring balance and much needed solitude to its many visitors.

Kathleen Morse Yosemite Peaches

Kathleen Morse Yosemite Peaches

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

Kathleen Morse 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. 

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.