Tall Tales And Travel

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Sinopse

Share tales of harrowing adventure, thrilling discovery and humorous encounters. Cruise the waters of Kodiak and Seward Alaska on the motor yacht Best Friends. Ride along on rescue missions at sea and by helicopter. Explore the outdoors and get up close to whales, big game and all manner of wildlife. Listen weekly as hosts Larre Brouhard and Joyce Olson share their own stories and more collected from their sons and a widening group of friends and fellow adventurers.

Episódios

  • TTT Ep 045 Mountains of Idaho and Answers to Listener Questions

    TTT Ep 045 Mountains of Idaho and Answers to Listener Questions

    08/07/2018 Duração: 49min

    Loyal listener Ethan Smith sent a message asking for more episodes, so here we go. Answers to Ethan's questions.  We are on a month-long trip to Washington and back, with lots of time spent in the mountains of Idaho and Montana. This episode was recorded while we were camped at Hoodoo Lake at Elk Summit campground, in the Clearwater National Forest.  Send us an email at [email protected]

  • Moose in Alaska and deer in Wisconsin with Rob

    Moose in Alaska and deer in Wisconsin with Rob

    18/03/2018 Duração: 40min

    Rob called to say we didn't have enough stories about him, so here are some hunts in Alaska (for moose) and Wisconsin (for whitetail deer). We are joined by Hud and Jax from the podcast Hud & Jax, who  have a special interest in today's topic. Send you comments to [email protected]  

  • TTT Ep 043 First Deer Hunt Adventures

    TTT Ep 043 First Deer Hunt Adventures

    04/03/2018 Duração: 01h04min

    An email from listener Nick B in Illinois inspired Larre to get back in the recording studio and share some memories of his early deer hunts as a teen in Michigan. Larre just returned from his "second annual" snow goose hunt in Mound City, Missouri, so he tells some highlights from that trip.  We have a new format and scheduling plan. When we receive an email from a listener, we'll read the email and then Larre will tell a story that comes to mind as a result of your story. It's just like sitting down in front of the fireplace with your old friend. Send your stories and a recommendation for a favorite park to: [email protected] 

  • TTT Ep 042 Fly-In Hunt to Skylak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula

    TTT Ep 042 Fly-In Hunt to Skylak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula

    22/01/2018 Duração: 51min

    The cold snap kept Larre off the ice for a while, but he gives an update on his ice fishing successes. Then he tells about an August hunt on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula with his brother Tuck. They were after sheep and goats, but that's not what they went home with.  Send us your comments, questions or stories to [email protected]

  • TTT Ep 041 The 14-Point Buck

    TTT Ep 041 The 14-Point Buck

    02/01/2018 Duração: 44min

    Larre has survived his recent ice fishing excursions onto the barely-frozen lakes of Minnesota. Today he tells about a deer hunting trip where he did not bag the largest buck, but will take credit for it anyway.

  • TTT Ep 040 Moose Hunt with Boys, Emergency Rescue and Lost Treasure

    TTT Ep 040 Moose Hunt with Boys, Emergency Rescue and Lost Treasure

    13/12/2017 Duração: 37min

    Larre went moose hunting with his brother and 5 boys age 10 and under. The moose stalk was not the most exciting part of the trip. A life-threatening ATV accident and lost treasure were the most memorable events. Send your comments and questions to [email protected]  

  • TTT Ep 039 Larres Back! Deer, Ducks and Driving the Alcan Again

    TTT Ep 039 Larre's Back! Deer, Ducks and Driving the Alcan Again

    04/12/2017 Duração: 01h10min

    Hunting deer in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and some ducks in Washington state. Driving the Alcan in late October (black ice and all). In between all that, a little surgery for more bionic parts. Larre was consumed with hunting and other adventures for the past many weeks. He's finally come home to roost long enough to record an update on what he's been doing. Thanks for your patience in waiting for this episode! We are back on our weekly schedule now. Send us your comments, questions and stories of your own adventures to [email protected]    

  • TTT Ep 038 Goat Hunt Adventures on Valdez Glacier

    TTT Ep 038 Goat Hunt Adventures on Valdez Glacier

    03/10/2017 Duração: 48min

    Larre recounts exploring on and under the glacier, encountering mountain goats and other wildlife, and surviving life-threatening weather.  We want to hear about your favorite park! SEND us your recommendation to [email protected] If you've got an adventure tale to share, send that too!    

  • TTT Ep 037 Black Bear Hunt on Valdez Glacier

    TTT Ep 037 Black Bear Hunt on Valdez Glacier

    26/09/2017 Duração: 47min

    Larre, Tuck and 5 boys under the age of 9 hiked up a glacier to see what they could see. And all that they could see was a record-size black bear. Armed with 5 bb guns, one rifle with no ammunition and one rifle with ammunition, the intrepid hunters took on the challenge. Larre also describes his procedures for making European mounts when he did some taxidermy as Classic European Mounts. A letter from loyal listener Jim in British Columbia reminds Larre that it's September and he is not hunting. Send YOUR email to [email protected] 

  • TTT Ep 036 Sheep Hunt off the Glenn Highway

    TTT Ep 036 Sheep Hunt off the Glenn Highway

    19/09/2017 Duração: 59min

    Hunting with brother Tuck and friend Dan, Larre had an excruciating experience while the others bagged a ram. Larre also shares how he cooks wild game and fish, including his top-secret fish recipe. Tell us what you think and share a story with us! Send an email to [email protected]    

  • TTT Ep 035 Spring Brown Bear Hunt on Afognak Island, Alaska

    TTT Ep 035 Spring Brown Bear Hunt on Afognak Island, Alaska

    12/09/2017 Duração: 01h11min

    Larre and his brother Tuck flew from Kodiak out to Afognak Island near the Shelikov Straits for a 10-day hunt at the end of April. They wanted to stay in a Forest Service cabin, but the float plane had to put them ashore 10 miles away, because the bay was iced in. They also encountered blizzard conditions while hiking. This was the easy part. We are back to weekly episodes, now that our summer travels are over. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any episodes. We'd love to hear from you! Send your email to [email protected]  

  • TTT Ep 031 Salmon Are Jumping in Resurrection and Driftwood Bays

    TTT Ep 031 Salmon Are Jumping in Resurrection and Driftwood Bays

    01/08/2017 Duração: 42min

    This is the first of four episodes reporting on our 8-day cruise from Seward to Montague Island, which is about 65 miles east across the northern edge of the Gulf of Alaska. We anchored up every night in quiet bays, and spent the days fishing for salmon, rock fish, salmon, halibut, and more salmon.   First we hear from new friends of the podcast—Clinton and Julie Crites listened to the podcast while they drove from Georgia to Seward, Alaska with their daughter Jaelyn. Clinton shares some stories from their first experience living in Alaska, when they spent a year on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.    Cherie and Pat Godar, friends who came along on the cruise with us, give the report on Day One of the trip as we were anchored up in Driftwood Bay. Wildlife spotting included Dall porpoises, Stellar sea lions, eagles, sea otters, cormorants, pigeon guillemots, harbor seals and a humpback whale.   Do you have a story to share, or a park you’d like others to know about? We’d love to hear from you.  Let

  • TTT Ep 032 Exploring Prince William Sound, Gulf of Alaska and Montague Island

    TTT Ep 032 Exploring Prince William Sound, Gulf of Alaska and Montague Island

    01/08/2017 Duração: 42min

    We crossed the north edge of the Gulf of Alaska to reach Montague Island, where we spent Day Two and Day Three of the 8-day cruise.    As we were anchored in Macleod Harbor the evening of Day Two, Cherie gave a report on our wildlife sighings while she was fishing for halibut at the stern of the Best Friends. She and I thought we’d seen Dall porpoises but we learned later they were harbor porpoises, Other sightings included Sitka blacktail deer, a humpback whale and seals. Larre and Pat were up on the sundeck, watching deer through their binoculars. They tell about trolling for salmon and losing part of one of the two down riggers. Larre describes how to tell the difference between halibut and flounder, and how to land a salmon versus a halibut.   On the evening of Day Three, all four of us gathered in the salon of the Best Friends to review the day’s activities.More animal sightings were reported, along with a successful fishing report. Larre described how he chose a location to look for halibut, Pat describ

  • TTT Ep 033 Sea Lions, Eagles and Gulls at Elrington Island, Plus the Safety Talk

    TTT Ep 033 Sea Lions, Eagles and Gulls at Elrington Island, Plus the Safety Talk

    01/08/2017 Duração: 01h14min

    The recap of Day Four was recorded the following morning because Joyce had been a bit under the weather. We tried several locations on a hunt for rock fish along the south end of Montague Island. The seas were a bit rougher, but that didn’t slow down the fish. Larre described some of his fishing equipment and technique, and we also got the first update on the Epic North Pacific Cribbage Tournament. We wrap up the morning discussion with Larre describing what to do in emergency situations.   The recap of Day Five included a report on how we did on the hunt for rock fish, which was interrupted by frequent encounters with salmon. We discuss pelagic versus non-pelagic, and various species of rock fish. Larre got out a nautical chart, talked about points of interest and told us how deep is a fathom. We describe watching a humpback whale feeding, spotting a big group of Stellar sea lions on their haul out near where we anchored up in South Twin Bay on Elrington Island, and watching eagles and gulls vying for fish s

  • TTT Ep 034 Baby Seal, Rock Fish and Salmon Killer Bay and Seward Harbor

    TTT Ep 034 Baby Seal, Rock Fish and Salmon; Killer Bay and Seward Harbor

    01/08/2017 Duração: 01h10min

    Day Six started with a breakfast that included halibut cheeks, and some close encounters with a sea lion. We fished for rock fish and halibut off of Elringon Island then finished the day by cruising west back to Driftwood Bay. It was a late day, and Larre was a little tired when he had a little mix-up while cleaning fish,   On Day Seven we spotted goats near the mountain tops of Driftwood Bay, and seals in Killer Bay. After a slow start, we had good luck fishing even though we were distracted by nearby whales.    Day Eight was like three days in one: catching our limit of salmon in the morning, cruising the shoreline and whale watching in the afternoon, then cleaning and relaxing in Seward in the evening. Results of the Epic North Pacific Cribbage Tournament are announced.   Do you have a story to share, or a park you’d like others to know about? We’d love to hear from you.  Let us know what you think of the podcast with an email to [email protected]  Or you can visit the Contact Us page on our we

  • TTT Ep 030 Interviews along the Alaska Highway (Alcan)

    TTT Ep 030 Interviews along the Alaska Highway (Alcan)

    02/07/2017 Duração: 26min

    These interviews are a sampling of the nice people Larre and Joyce met along their drive. Everyone has an adventure when traveling, living or working along the Alaska Highway.  Tell us what you think of the podcast. Should we stick with Larre's stories, or do you also enjoy interviews of others? Let us know with an email to [email protected]  Or you can visit the Contact Us page on our website at www.talltalesandtravel.com. The website has more photos from our travels. You can also see photos and videos taken during our travels at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talltalesandtravel/  We'll be back in August with some more summer adventures.    

  • TTT Episode 029 First Night in Seward, Alaska

    TTT Episode 029 First Night in Seward, Alaska

    01/07/2017 Duração: 36min

    The last night of the drive from Minnesota to Alaska -- Larre and Joyce made it to Seward on the sixth day of travel. Unfortunately, a problem with the boat kept them busy that evening, so they didn't record a recap of the last day of travel until a couple days later. Also, Larre reminisces about living in a cabin along the Chickaloon River north of Palmer. Send your comments and stories to [email protected] Do you have a favorite park you'd like to share? You can email us, or visit the Contact Us page on our website at www.talltalesandtravel.com Check out our Facebook page, where we post updates on our summer adventures https://www.facebook.com/talltalesandtravel/ 

  • TTT Ep 028 Drive to Alaska on the Alaska Highway (Alcan) 2017

    TTT Ep 028 Drive to Alaska on the Alaska Highway (Alcan) 2017

    01/07/2017 Duração: 33min

    Larre and Joyce headed north to Alaska by car. This episode is their log of the six-day trip. Well, actually, it covers the first five days, as the story of the final day got a little long. That's episode 29. They recorded each night at these stops: Rugby, North Dakota; Vegreville, Alberta; Fort Nelson, Yukon; Squanga Lake campground, Yukon; and Eagle Trail State Recreation Area in Alaska.

  • TTT Ep 027 Northern Wisconsin Deer Hunting

    TTT Ep 027 Northern Wisconsin Deer Hunting

    06/06/2017 Duração: 54min

    Larre tells about the early years of teaching the boys to deer hunt, after we moved from Alaska to Wisconsin. As he describes how he found their best hunting spots, he gives some clues on their locations. Our Park PSA this week is Everglades National Park, a change of scene and climate for us. Tell us what you think of the podcast, and tell us about a favorite park you want to share with others. We want to hear from you! Send an email to us at  [email protected]  We're going to a monthly schedule over the summer. We'll be here the first Tuesday of July and August, and resume the weekly episodes in September.  We'll post summer updates on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/talltalesandtravel/  

  • TTT Ep 026 Raspberry Island Deer in December

    TTT Ep 026 Raspberry Island Deer in December

    30/05/2017 Duração: 43min

    An "easy" hunt for blacktail deer along the coast turned out to be more challenging than expected, and chilly. Our Park PSA was suggested by listener Hannah from Western Australia, who told us about Lane Poole Reserve in Dwellingup. Looks like a great place to go bushwalking. Send us your recommendation for a favorite park, or tell us what you think about the podcast. Email us at [email protected]  Leave us a review on iTunes. It helps others find us. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tall-tales-and-travel/id1181646012?mt=2 and click on the blue button View in iTunes.  

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