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Follow the adventures of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker. Hear stories and interviews from the people he meets on the 2,660-mile journey from Mexico to Canada.

Follow the adventures of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker. Hear stories and interviews from the people he meets on the 2,660-mile journey from Mexico to Canada.
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Follow the adventures of a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker. Hear stories and interviews from the people he meets on the 2,660-mile journey from Mexico to Canada.

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English


Episodes

Episode 21 – “Haven in the North”

10/14/2015
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Trail angels Andrea and Jerry Dinsmore have been hosting hikers for years at their Washington home, which is known as Hiker Haven. Ratatouille visits Hiker Haven and talks to the Dinsmores about the challenges of being full-time trail angels and how the forest fires in Washington have affected the PCT this year. He also chats with thru-hiker David "El Flaco" Lowe, who, at the age of 58, has already hiked the Appalachian Trail three times. LINKS! Hiker Haven Trailside Radio: Website...

Duration: 00:58:16


Episode 20 – “Viva Oregon”

10/6/2015
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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. LINKS! Hike the Pipe on Facebook Hike the Pipe […] The post Episode 20 – “Viva Oregon” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:04:29


Episode 19 – “Anish”

9/29/2015
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On September 24, 2015, Heather “Anish” Anderson set the 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 […] The post Episode 19 – “Anish” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:46:38


Episode 18 – “Southbound”

9/11/2015
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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 Gabriella “Ukulele” Smith. LINKS! Sounds of the Trail MUSIC: Gabriella Smith The post Episode 18 – “Southbound” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:03:32


Episode 17 – “Highs and Lows”

9/2/2015
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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. LINKS! Josh Jack on Tumblr MUSIC: Whirl’d (Boomer’s band) MUSIC: Alexis […] The post Episode 17 – “Highs and Lows” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:07:21


Episode 16 – “Just Say Yes”

8/18/2015
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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 […] The post Episode 16 – “Just Say Yes” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:03:47


Episode 15 – “Other Side of the Mountain”

8/11/2015
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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. LINKS! Sonora Pass Resupply The Hostel California Muir […] The post Episode 15 – “Other Side of the Mountain” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:08:06


Episode 14 – “The Vortex”

8/4/2015
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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 […] The post Episode 14 – “The Vortex” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:08:40


Episode 13b – Extended Highwalker Interview

7/28/2015
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An extended, hour-long version of the interview with Shawn “Highwalker” Snyder featured in Episode 13: Higher Ground. Highwalker on Facebook The post Episode 13b – Extended Highwalker Interview appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:59:07


Episode 13 – “Higher Ground”

7/28/2015
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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. Also, a glimpse behind the scenes: How to podcast from the trail. […] The post Episode 13 – “Higher Ground” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:58:05


Episode 12 – “Mojave, Mo’ Problems”

7/14/2015
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After celebrating at the 500 mile mark, Ratatouille loses his phone while hitching to town, is bitten by red ants, gets sick, encounters a Mojave Green rattlesnake, hurts his foot, and falls on a cactus. Two brothers from overseas and a traveling trail angel come to his rescue. The song “Hearns” was written and performed […] The post Episode 12 – “Mojave, Mo’ Problems” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:04:02


Episode 11 – “House of the Moon”

7/7/2015
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Ratatouille visits Casa de Luna and talks with Terrie Anderson, trail angel extraordinaire. A 10-mile drunken night hike tests Ratatouille’s ukulele abilities. A podcast rivalry escalates into war. The debut of Hiker Haikus. LINKS! The Trail Show Mile, Mile and a Half The post Episode 11 – “House of the Moon” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:50:53


Episode 10 – “The Legacy of Hiker Heaven”

6/30/2015
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For 18 years, Donna and Jeff Saufley hosted PCT hikers at their home in Agua Dulce, California. They take the time to share their story on Trailside Radio, talking about how 50 hikers per season grew to 50 hikers per night, and why they made the decision to close Hiker Heaven. LINKS! Backpacker Magazine article […] The post Episode 10 – “The Legacy of Hiker Heaven” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:59:12


Episode 7 – “No Regrets, No Tears, No Worries, No Fears”

5/19/2015
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Paul "Nohawk" Hacker, Teddi Boston, Ravensong, Bob Riess, Matt "Double Tap" Parker, Backcountry Ninjas, Zero Day Resupply. Dedicated to Greg "Strider" Hummel. The post Episode 7 – “No Regrets, No Tears, No Worries, No Fears” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:01:15


Episode 6 – “Kick Off (Part 2)”

5/14/2015
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More interviews from the Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off 2015, including POD and Disco (The Trail Show), Meadow Ed, Marmot, Lon “Halfmile” Cooper, Barney “Scout” Mann, and the people behind Guthook Trail Guides, Gossamer Gear, and Trail Logistics. Next week: interviews with PCT thru-hikers from the classes of 1976 and 1977! Links! […] The post Episode 6 – “Kick Off (Part 2)” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:09:13


Episode 5 – “Kick Off (Part 1)”

5/7/2015
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ADZPCTKO 2015 with Shawn "Pepper" Forry, Scott "Squatch" Herriott, Georgi "Firefly" Heitman, and Teresa "Dicentra" Black. The post Episode 5 – “Kick Off (Part 1)” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:03:25


Episode 4 – “Goodbye, City of Roses”

4/14/2015
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Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa talks about ALDHA-West, PCT Days, and the annual ALDHA-West Gathering. Renee “She-ra” Patrick of Hikertrash Gear talks about the Continental Divide Trail, which she’s thru-hiking this summer. Ratatouille has less than a week to finish getting ready to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. He is NOT freaking out. Starting April 28, Trailside […] The post Episode 4 – “Goodbye, City of Roses” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:50:12


Episode 3 – “Hikertrash”

3/31/2015
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Ratatouille travels to Bend, Oregon to find out why many hikers choose to call themselves hikertrash. He talks with Erin and Carl Miller (a.k.a. “Hummingbird” and “Bearclaw”) about Erin’s book, Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail. Renee “She-ra” Patrick discusses her company, Hikertrash Gear. Kolby “Condor” Kirk talks about sharing his wilderness adventures through […] The post Episode 3 – “Hikertrash” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:06:44


Episode 2 – “Talking With Wired”

3/17/2015
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Interviews with two Triple Crowners: Erin “Wired” Saver and Sage Clegg. Wired discusses her popular hiking blog, Walking With Wired, hiking the major long-distance trails, and her plans for 2015. Sage Clegg talks about earning her Triple Crown in only 18 months, hiking lesser-known routes, and blazing her own trail. Featuring the debut of a […] The post Episode 2 – “Talking With Wired” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 01:09:48


Episode 1 – “It Will Ruin You”

3/6/2015
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The first episode of Trailside Radio! Two months before his big adventure, Ratatouille interviews PCT thru-hikers Paul “Blurr” Burdick (2013) and John “Cupcake” Brennan (2002) about trail culture, going the distance, and readjusting to life after a thru-hike. He also talks with his mother, Mary Hepokoski, about her wilderness experiences and the camping trips she […] The post Episode 1 – “It Will Ruin You” appeared first on Trailside Radio.

Duration: 00:55:26