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"Jester" Section Hiker

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. 

Feb 27, 2021

This week, Jester brings us the highlights from Day Hikes 27 - 31 from the Book, Great Day Hikes ON North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail. Each time Jester goes out to spend time hiking on the MST there seems to be something special with every hike.

This week's special moments not only come from the day...


Feb 20, 2021

As you listen to the show this week, you will hear how Jester ended up interviewing Section Hiker and Section Biker Vince LoGreco for the Podcast. Vince shares about having a part-time hobby of being a cartoonist, being a Troop Leader for the Scouts, and spending time out on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic...


Feb 13, 2021

Most Sunday mornings you can find Jester at her local Nature Preserve, Latta Plantation in Huntersville, NC. On this particular Sunday morning Jester takes a hike with her guest, Justin Mullins. Justin shares with Jester how he took to the trails to lose weight and began officially Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail...


Feb 6, 2021

Jester hikes on to bring us Day Hikes 24, 25, and 26 from the Book, Great Day Hikes ON North Carolina's Mountains To Sea Trail. For Hike #24 you will hear that Jester is totally enamored with all the Bridges.

After Hike #24 you will hear Part II of Jester's interview with Tara Dower, the current Fastest Known Time...


Jan 30, 2021

Jester's quest to complete all 40 Day Hikes from the book, Great Day Hikes ON North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail continues in this episode! Jester chats to us about hikes 21, 22, and 23 but also shares some awesome interviews along the way with those who have completed some "challenges" of their own.

During Hike...