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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 28, 2021

As all of you know, the Mountains To Sea trail is becoming more near and dear to Jester's heart. Jester has a special interview to share with you all for this episode, as she had the opportunity to enjoy a conversation with Jeff Brewer. Jeff was the first President for the Friends of the Mountains To Sea Trail. You will...


Aug 21, 2021

Sometimes, things don't always go as planned on our hiking adventures. You can plan, take practice hikes, dial in your gear, and try to mentally prepare for the journey you are about to take.

Jester shares with us her recordings from the first couple of days out on the John Muir Trail, her and Mighty Blue's decision...


Aug 14, 2021

Jester shares with us her tactics for preparing her John Muir Trail Resupply. Resupply may not be Jester's favorite thing to do when it comes to preparing for a backpacking trip but as you will hear she put together an Itinerary that shows where the resupply points are, how many days of food will be needed, mileage for...


Aug 7, 2021

Jester shares with us her John Muir Trail Gear List. Jester also put together a Google Doc that you can use as a checklist as you prepare for your backpacking trips now and in the future. Access to JMT Gear list is below.

"Jester" John Muir Trail Gear List (Summer 2021):