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Episode 39. Interview with Kathleen Ruland

Seattle Outdoor Sister

Release Date: 08/03/2019

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This episode is an interview with Kathleen Ruland. She is an adventurous woman who I met at a She Explores event in Seattle this spring. She is very adventurous and has done many bike trips and backpacking in recent years. One of the adventures she talks about is volunteering with NPS at Lake Powell doing the trash tracker program (https://www.nps.gov/glca/getinvolved/trashtracker.htm). Enjoy!