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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. 

Sep 25, 2021

Jester brings back Austin Wallis to the show this week to continue their conversation from Episode #77. They left off with Austin going for a "shakedown" hike on the Mountains To Sea Trail on Segment 4, and then he was heading to the John Muir Trail for an awesome summer adventure. Tune in as Austin describes the beauty...


Sep 18, 2021

Jester welcomes Jennifer Browndorf to the podcast this week. Jennifer has a passion for the Mountains To Sea Trail community and has spent many hours helping build, clean up, and give back to the trail she believes in. In January 2021, she decided it was time to start hiking and completing the entire MST one segment at...


Sep 11, 2021

Jester introduces us this week to Danny Bernstein. Danny has thousands of hiking miles under her feet with no plans of stopping anytime soon! As you will hear, Danny has a hiking resume that many dream of having over the course of their hiking career. From completing the Appalachian Trail with her husband, the Mountains...


Sep 4, 2021

Every September, the Friends of the Mountains To Sea Trail celebrate the Birthday of the MST. This September is no exception as Kate Dixon, Executive Director for the Friends of the MST, joins Jester to share all about what's happening this month to commemorate.

Besides sharing how everyone can participate in the MST...