21 episodes

Follow the adventures of a hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015 and hear from other hikers and trail angels along the way.

Trailside Radio Daniel Hepokoski

    • Wilderness
    • 4.6, 43 Ratings

Follow the adventures of a hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015 and hear from other hikers and trail angels along the way.

    Episode 21 - Haven in the North

    Episode 21 - Haven in the North

    Trail angels Andrea and Jerry Dinsmore have been hosting hikers for years at their Washington home, which is known as Hiker Haven. (released October 2015)

    • 58 min
    Episode 20 - Viva Oregon

    Episode 20 - Viva Oregon

    PCT hiker "Properly Chill" talks about how she got involved with Hike the Pipe, a protest against a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross southern Oregon. Ratatouille discusses PCT Days with event organizer Jason "Neighbor Jay" Waicunas. Interviews with other PCT hikers in northern Oregon. (released October 2015)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 19 - Anish

    Episode 19 - Anish

    On September 24, 2015, Heather "Anish" Anderson set a new speed record for a self-supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, becoming the first person ever to simultaneously hold the record for both the AT and PCT. Less than 3 days later, she sat down with Trailside Radio to talk about her records and the obstacles she has overcome to achieve them. (released September 2015)

    • 46 min
    Episode 18 - Southbound

    Episode 18 - Southbound

    Interviews with people hiking southbound on the Pacific Crest Trail. While hiking north to Cascade Locks, Ratatouille bumps into Par 3 of the podcast Sounds of the Trail, and they simultaneously interview each other at PCT Days. An on-trail musical performance by hiker Garbriella "Ukulele" Smith. (released September 2015)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 17 - Highs and Lows

    Episode 17 - Highs and Lows

    Ratatouille attempts the Oregon Challenge-- hiking 456 miles in 14 days-- but exhaustion and dehydration have other plans. Forest fires cause a trail closure near Crater Lake, but a familiar face comes to the rescue. Interviews with artistic and musical hikers at Shelter Cove. (released September 2015)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 16 - Just Say Yes

    Episode 16 - Just Say Yes

    From a rave in Belden to a church in Chester, Ratatouille hikes and hitches his way through northern California to the Oregon border-- and defends his camp from a bear. Really, it was a bear this time! Bluegrass in Belden. A mysterious shoe appears. Poop talk in Sierra City. A conversation with another hiker about being behind schedule on a thru-hike. (released August 2015)

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ibherbie ,

very well done

this was a great podcast. would love for it to return one day. even if only interviewing other hikers.

cdunc ,

News From the Trail!

I've just started listening to Ratatouille's account of his first thru-hike and I'm already hooked! He's been able to seek out guest interviews that are AMAZING! This is probably as close as you can get to a real-time trail report. An due to his humbleness and honesty, he's making the trail accessible to the mere mortals who are considering a trek up the Pacific Crest Trail. Kudos!

marjo8229 ,

Such great interviews!

So personal and natural. This has been a wonderful source of inspiration during this cold, soggy winter. Thank you! Hope there is a new episode some day...

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