Cascade Hiker Podcast

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

New to backpacking? This podcast’s for you

Heather and Josh Legler from the First 40 Miles Podcast are my guests in this episode. They released their first episode back on Dec. 16,… Continue reading

Interview with an outdoor clothing and equipment store owner

Demetri Coupounas, known as Coup, started GoLite in 1998 with his wife and father. Ultimately, the company went out of business; the major reason being… Continue reading

Tides, trees and camping on the West Coast Trail

Sherry Winslow is fresh off the West Coast Trail. She describes the trail on the second half of this shorter episode, talking about the tides,… Continue reading

Hiking in and around Portland

Brian Barker, an expert on Portland-area trails, is the author of Take A Walk Portland, a hiking guide that covers the city and the outlying… Continue reading

Hiking on water (aka paddling) around the San Juan Islands

Jessi Owens came to the Pacific Northwest about 13 years ago. She started out enjoying the mountains, hiking her way through some novice spots and… Continue reading

Malcom Bates on the Darrington-area hikers of yore

In 1987, Malcolm Bates published the book Three Fingers: The Mountain, The Men and a Lookout. Three Fingers Mountain is the most recognizable peak seen… Continue reading

Sherry ‘Night Rider’ Winslow: Trails are just waiting for you

Sherry Winslow, from Seattle, is known on the trail as “Night Rider!” She hiked the Pacific Crest Trail last summer from Mexico to Canada and… Continue reading

Hiking and family go together

Analeise Dowd blogs at Hikes for Dad. Her blog says, “I am hiking for me and for my dad whose soul lived in the wilderness.… Continue reading

Trek for Treasure turned hiking into treasure-hunt adventure

Mark Pearson has been running Trek for Treasure for quite a few years now, starting as a way to encourage employees at United General of… Continue reading