Cascade Hiker Podcast

Bob Jepperson’s Wild Love Story

A perfect circle of sounds, pictures and storytelling from the Anacortes author.


Night Rider hikes the Pacific Northwest Trail

The trail travels through Skagit and Island counties, crossing I-5 and Highway 20.


The impact of social media on pristine wilderness

Mark Wetherington on the concept of Leaving No Trace in wild places made popular by publicity.


Anastasia Allison is an inspired, adventurous entrepreneur

The Everett podcaster feels called to help people go “from stuck to summit.”

How a GPS device helped a solo Everett hiker get rescued

Things could have ended a lot worse for Shannon Cunningham, who shares her story of a hike gone wrong.

At age 5, ‘Buddy Backpacker’ hiked the entire Appalachian Trail

Now he’s 9 with some more major hikes under his belt.

Sarah is a fearless hiker

She refuses to let her hardships define her.

Music in the mountains: ‘It’s a weather-dependant hobby’

Anastasia Allison of the Musical Mountaineers reflects on making music at the summits.

Taking the long way

The Princess of Darkness is a triple-crown long distance hiker with stories to share.

One man’s hike on the Appalachian Trail

His encounters with bears, bugs, blisters, skunks and friends along the way.

Couple provides hang-out spot for PCT hikers

Take a trail break in a tent or dorm with a shower, laundry, kitchenette, movies and Wi-Fi.

Taking a service dog on the trail

Tenley Lozano hikes with her service dog, Elu. They have section-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California and the Goat Rocks in Washington. Elu… Continue reading

The ‘Whimsical Woman’ shares what she learns on the trail

Jennifer Mabus came here from Nevada and Hawaii. She leads hikes and blogs about them.

Plein air painter on his favorite backcountry spots, easels

While most people think of painting in a studio or classroom, Mark Boyle loves to paint at the scene of which he is painting and… Continue reading

Learn about Mount Baker trails from the expert

Meet Gary Paull, wilderness trails program manager for the Mount Baker National Forest. He talks about funding and trail conditions in one of Washington’s most… Continue reading

It was straight out of a movie or fantasy fiction

We were in total darkness, feeling our way through the center of Boulder Cave, when I decided to investigate the source of the screaming we… Continue reading

101 top hiking destinations within hours of Las Vegas

Why waste all of your steps on the Las Vegas Strip when there are hikes just 20 minutes out of town? Author Deborah Wall talks… Continue reading

Stocking fish in the high lakes with Brian Curtis

The Trail Blazers, a volunteer group for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), formed in 1933. In those days, they would attach a… Continue reading

Functional medicine on the hiking trail

Mike Mutzel is the host of the High Intensity Health Podcast and I was excited to pull from his talk on Functional Medicine these nuggets… Continue reading

Yakima’s Elk Ridge Campground is a great base for area hikes

Tim Hoefer is my guest today. He and his wife Julie own and operate Elk Ridge Campground along the 410 Highway in Yakima Valley. My… Continue reading