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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 12, 2021

Jester updates us on her Summer 2021 Day Hike Gear list. As you will hear Jester has replaced some gear, is testing out some new gear, and will be bringing back an item that she thought she was done with! She also fills us in on her Summer 2021 hiking plans, training, and when her full backpack gear list will...


Jun 5, 2021

For a couple years now Jester has been interested in learning more about hammocks and switching to a hammock set up instead of tenting when she backpacks. Paul Collins (Skunkape) invited Jester to meet up at the Palmetto State Hangers "Spring Swing" to check out some hammocks and learn directly from people who have...


May 29, 2021

Jester's guest this week is Danielle Key. Danielle is the NC Trail Days Coordinator for the town of Elkin, NC. Jester is excited for you all to hear what's happening in Elkin, NC the weekend of June 3-6, 2021. Danielle shares with us how she got involved with NC Trail Days and goes over what we can participate in for...


May 22, 2021

It's always a good time when Jester and Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee) can get together and hike. Recently they were able to spend a day together in Shenandoah National Park and answer more questions Jester has received from listeners about GPS Watches, Hiking Poles, and Cleaning your Gear.

Please feel free to reach out to...


May 15, 2021

It's always a good time when Jester and Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee) can get together and hike. Recently they were able to spend a day together in Shenandoah National Park and answer some questions Jester has received from listeners about Slackpacking, Section Hiking Transitions, and Family.

Please feel free to reach out...