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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. 

Aug 29, 2020

Episode #35 wraps up our three-part mini-series "The Why, The Way, and The Will", with Will Dukes aka Tick Bait. In this episode, Will talks to us about some additional trails he completed along the way in addition to the Eastern Continental Trail. You will also hear about his final gear set up, how he managed his food...


Aug 22, 2020

Will "Tick Bait" Dukes is back with Jester this week for Part II of "The Why, The Way, and The Will." For Part II they focus on "The Way" as Will shares his incredible memories and favorite moments on each of the trails that make up the Eastern Continental Trail.

We also learn how he got his trail name and how his foot...


Aug 15, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, you are going to be introduced to Will Dukes aka Tick Bait. Will spent 3 years Section Hiking the Eastern Continental Trail. Jester is having Will join her for the next 3 episodes as she introduces the first "Mini-Series" of the podcast. In Part I of The Why, The Way, and The Will,...


Aug 8, 2020

What a great guest we have for you on today's show, Brew Davis! I have wanted to have Brew on the show for a while now and we were finally able to connect. Not only is Brew Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail but he is also an accomplished Musician with two albums, a published Author, and plays a major support role to...


Aug 1, 2020

‪In this week’s episode, Jester summarizes her 39-day Appalachian Trail summer section hike, updates us on her knee, and some other happenings since she has been off-trail, then transitions us forward to what’s happening on some future episodes of the podcast.

Woods Hole Weekend:

Oct. 2-4, 2020
A weekend...