Out and Back

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Maps are like love letters. They enable boldness, and they break down barriers to the impossible. This episode of the Out and Back Podcast is a love letter written directly onto a map. In fact, a map played an integral role in putting a ring on a couple's relationship.

Show Notes

The landscape always played a crucial role in forging Phoebe Novitsky's and Ian Silberman's connection. From taking a wrong turn on Colorado’s Grizzly Peak to bonking on an epic gravel ride, Ian and Phoebe quickly got to know each other through their trials and triumphs outside. And they developed an unbreakable bond in the process. Ian knew he wanted to incorporate geography into his proposal to Phoebe, and he ended up taking it to the next level. Tune in to the episode to hear all about his ingenious plan.

You may want to grab a box of tissues, too, as you sink into this heartwarming story of how maps (and in particular, Gaia GPS) helped Phoebe and Ian take a trip through time and space to put a ring on their relationship.

Check out pictures from the proposal on the Gaia GPS blog!

Learn how you can make your own memories on the map by using Gaia GPS's new feature, emoji waypoints.

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What is Out and Back?

In the Out and Back Podcast presented by Gaia GPS, thru-hiker Andrew “Shanty” Baldwin, professional guide/outdoorswoman Mary "Hiker Midnight" Cochenour, and professional athlete Abby Levene dive deep into conversation with long-distance hikers, record-breaking athletes, offroad travelers who sold everything to live full-time on the dusty backroads, and other awesome guests who have mastered their backcountry craft.

In every show, Shanty, Mary, and Abby tap into each backcountry expert’s superpower so you can take their experience and knowledge with you on your next adventure.