Jeff Podmayer

Hey! I'm Jeff. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now I currently live in California and work for Outward Bound as a field Instructor. I am always looking for ways to grow and challenge myself whether inside or out. When I am not working or moving around outside I love to drink coffee, spend time with friends, and eat good food. I am attempting a thru hike of the Oregon Desert Trail and Continental Divide Trail this coming 2020 with my partner Carolyn. We both have completed other thru hikes such as the Sierra High Route, Southern Sierra High Route, Low 2 High Route, and the Te Araroa in New Zealand.

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4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

I got an email from the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) yesterday asking people to postpone, cancel, or stop hiking the Oregon Desert Trail

Mar 27, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

We all must be feeling a little down or unsure at the moment. The plans and dreams we have, or had, have been changed because of the COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Walking with Recognition of the Land on the ODT

Walking with Recognition of the Land on the ODT

When I plan on doing a thru-hike I look forward to the scenery, the adventure, meeting new people, and the stories I can tell afterwards. My hiking

Mar 12, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Why I’m Excited to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT)

Why I’m Excited to Hike the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT)

For those of you who have never heard of the Oregon Desert Trail (ODT), it is a 750-mile route that stretches across the eastern side of the state of

Jan 18, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer