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The "Jester" Section Hiker is the premier podcast with the spotlight on section hikers!

The stories you will hear are about everyday people who, in addition to their everyday lives, make the commitment to hike long-distance trails where every section is a new beginning. 

From National Scenic Trails to National Parks and all Trails in between, listen with your host, Julie “Jester” Gayheart, to hear what it means to be a section hiker and the adventure that awaits them section by section. 

Jan 21, 2023

Jester introduces us to fellow podcaster, Paul Fuzinski. Jester has been following Paul over at the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast for several years and even appeared on his show for episode #10. Jester and Paul chat about his latest documentary, Finding the Fouke Monster: Bigfoot of Foggy Creek, his AT Completion, his...


Jan 7, 2023

Jester is back with Season 4 of the podcast titled the Positive Impact Season. In this season opener you are going to hear all about what Jester has been up to the past couple of months, the new podcast release schedule, and what to do if you want to be part of the live video recordings of the show on YouTube. Co-Host...


Jan 1, 2023

Podcast Preseason Opener With Your Host, Julie Gayheart (Jester).

Jester shares Season 4 Expectations:
Positive Impact Season
New Podcast Artwork
Podcast Schedule for 2023
"Live Versions" of the Podcast
Partnership with Responsible Stewardship
Foot Surgery Update
2023 Hiking Goals
HRN Trading Post
Alternate Route...


Oct 15, 2022

Jester would like to thank her co-hosts, contributors, podcast guests, listeners, and trail community for listening to the show and believing in a podcast that would put the spotlight on section hikers for 149 episodes. Jester has decided to take a well deserved break from the podcast and the weekly production of the...


Oct 8, 2022

Jester catches up with the newest member of the Hiking Radio Network and podcast host of The Hammock Hangers Podcast, Paul Collins or also known as Skunkape. Paul has been involved with the Hiking Radio Network for quite some time creating social media artwork for a few of our shows each week and now putting his...