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Tent For Seven with Marty Ohlhaut & Grace Ly

Segment 3 September 9th, 2023

How many of us remember that trip back before we were married, had a job, had a mortgage, had children?  A part of life is going through these different periods & celebrating them with a part of us yearning to recreate & share them with others.

Marty Ohlhaut worked for IBM for over thirty years & then as an independent educator, travelling around the world (44 countries, 50 states).  In 1972 he and friends took on a big trip.  He was single with buddies but had the self-described, “best time of my life.”

Fast forward a dozen years, a job, a wife, and five children later-in 1994 & Marty decides begins to plan a multi-week, epic western Rockies trip for seven.  He took notes & twenty-five years later his daughter, Grace Ly found them & began to piece Continue reading Tent For Seven with Marty Ohlhaut & Grace Ly

That Neat Hat with Helen S. Hossley

April 15, 2023, Segment 2, 17:42

On this segment of the Carolina Outdoors, we learn about Helen S. Hossley‘s background growing up in a small New York town dreaming of adventure & travel.  In 1988, she dropped everything & took off with her friend to travel & ski across the Rocky Mountains.  After seven months, she learned she was hired as an interpretive National Park Ranger.
Along the way, there were personal challenges, wild twists, & unending fun.  Also, there was the final question of her interview, “But Do I Get to Wear That Neat Hat?”  This became the title of the book that was inspired by her time in the National Park Service (NPS).

During this chat, sponsored by Storyteller’s Night at Jesse Brown’s, she describes the discovery that wearing the heat doesn’t immediately give you super powers or abilities.  In fact, she found that you must practice & hone your skills while in challenging circumstances.

We’ll hear about those challenges.  Dehydration, fatigue, & working through the “rules of the desert” while discovering herself & celebrating personal triumph.

Helen S. Hossley presents her story “That Neat Hat” on April 27th, 2023, at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors, at 6 p.m.