Trailside Radio
Trailside Radio
Daniel Hepokoski
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
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)
Jan 31, 2018
58 min
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)
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 4 min
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)
Jan 31, 2018
46 min
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)
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 3 min
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)
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 7 min
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)
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 3 min
Episode 15 - Other Side of the Mountain
A return to the Sierra Mountains. Far behind schedule, still overcoming a sprained ankle, Ratatouille skips two beautiful sections of trail to catch up with other hikers. A rendezvous in Mammoth Lakes. Interviews with a group of trail maintenance workers and the owner of Sonora Pass Resupply.
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 8 min
Episode 14 - The Vortex
Welcome to The Hostel California in Bishop, where dozens of hikers rendezvous, congregate, linger, and have their willpower tested as they attempt to return to the trail. 20 hikers take a U-Haul to San Francisco to attend the Pride Celebration and get stopped by police along the way. Thunderstorms. Fireworks. How not to make a jello pool. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. (released August 2015)
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 8 min
Episode 13 - Higher Ground
Ratatouille and Mr. Universe brave snakes, bears, cows, and giardia to reach Kennedy Meadows. A lingering injury forces Ratatouille to make a difficult decision. Featuring an interview with Shawn "Highwalker" Snyder, who has spent much of his life on the Pacific Crest Trail. (released July 2015)
Jan 31, 2018
58 min
Episode 12 - Mojave, Mo Problems
The going gets rough. (released July 2015)
Jan 31, 2018
1 hr 4 min
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