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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. 

Jul 25, 2020

Jester starts hiking in Pennsylvania this week! She was hoping someone had removed the rocks from the AT in PA, but they are still there! The heat and humidity have cranked up again with daily heat advisories becoming the norm!

Another listener, “Opt Out” pays Jester a visit on trail, Wheezy Pee returns for another...

Jul 18, 2020

Jester is becoming content with her 15-year journey on the AT, interviews Trail Maintainer “TiggerMD” from the PATC, has a chat with “Pennies,” spends more time with “Wheezy Pee,” and a day with “Pajama Mama.”

Jester now heads north of Duncannon, PA, and plans to continue section hiking until...

Jul 11, 2020

Jester has had another great week section hiking the AT this summer, working on a second completion of the AT!

‪This week Jester had the chance to interview and spend time with “Fresh Ground”, who runs the famous Leap Frog Cafe on the AT.  She also interviews more thru-hikers as...

Jul 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July!! In this week's episode Jester meets an 83-year-old hiking inspiration, ponders through an old grist mill community, hikes once again with Wheezy Pee, takes on the Priest, and cools off in the Tye River!

Jester has hiked everything she needs to do for a second time and moves ahead on the trail just...