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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. 

Jun 27, 2020

Jester dries out, re-groups on Day 5, and takes on a 19.8 mile Challenge Day on Summer Solstice.  Maria Wishart aka Wheezy Pee joined Jester for the challenge.

This week Jester is hiking in Northern Virginia up near the Blue Ridge Parkway and ends day 11 crossing the James River Footbridge.

If you want to see how the...


Jun 20, 2020

Jester starts her Appalachian Trail Section Hiking for the summer!! The podcast will sound a little different over the next few weeks as Jester records from the Appalachian Trail!

In these first few days, Jester contends with rain, cold temperatures, and has already hiked NOBO, SOBO, and did a Flip Flop on her first...


Jun 13, 2020

Ever heard of a "Long Awesome Section Hike"? Jen Theisen aka "Wandering Pine" joins Jester on this Episode of the Podcast to share her LASH of the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota. Jen shares with us the history of how she deemed herself "Wandering Pine", how her somewhat of a "mid-life" crisis led her to...


Jun 6, 2020

Jaunting Jan, aka BeeKeeper, joins Jester on this episode of the podcast. Before the recording, Jan shared her "Hiking Resume" with Jester so they start off sharing her hiking history. Along the way, you will hear how Jan grew up with outdoor parents and her mother even lived in a Fire Tower!

Jan also shares with us...