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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. 

Dec 26, 2020

Jester continues to hike her way East across the State of North Carolina by completing the 40 Day Hikes from the Book, Great Day Hikes ON North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail. This episode features Hikes 15, 16, and 17. Jester also took the opportunity to go to Priddy's General Store in Danbury, NC and was able to...


Dec 19, 2020

For this episode of the podcast, Jester introduces us to the town of Elkin, NC. Hike #14 from the book Great Day Hikes ON North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail centers around the town of Elkin, NC.

Jester introduces us to Leslie Schlender, from the Town of Elkin, Bill Blackley, with the Elkin Valley Trails...


Dec 12, 2020

Jester talks with Josh "PBS" Smith, creator of The MST Guide on this episode of the Podcast. Josh takes us on his journey from being in the Air Force to the creation of The MST Guide App. In February 2018 Josh thought he would be spending several months hiking the Appalachian Trail, but after hiking 1000 miles...


Dec 5, 2020

Welcome to the "One Year Anniversary" episode of the "Jester" Section Hiker Podcast! It's hard to believe a year has already gone by, but wow what a year it has been. In a "round table" style discussion, Jester with fellow Hiking Radio Network Podcast Hosts, Anna "Mud Butt" Huthmaker and Steve "Mighty Blue" Adams...


Nov 28, 2020

Jester continues to hike her way East across the State of North Carolina by completing the 40 Day Hikes from the Book, Great Day Hikes on North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail.

Jester describes Hike #11 as a very smooth terrain, Hike #12 contains excellent views of the trail moving into the Piedmont area of North...