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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. 

Oct 30, 2021

Jester recently attended the ALDHA Gathering that was held in Abingdon, VA. The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association, as stated on their website, is "An off-trail family of hikers, dreamers, and friends of the trail, working to preserve, protect, and promote the long-distance hiking experience." As you will...

Oct 23, 2021

Jester continues this week venturing into the realm of having a co-host on the podcast to talk about specific hiker topics. The overall goal with the co-host idea is to have conversations that are educational, informative, and hiking related. As you will hear, Jester and Austin accomplished just that by sharing the idea...

Oct 16, 2021

Charissa Hipp reached out to Jester a few weeks ago with the idea of having some episodes centered around the topic of the power of healing in nature. After some thought, Jester decided why not bring Charissa on as a co-host!

So this week, Jester re-introduces us to Charissa to begin the co-hosting adventure! Charissa...

Oct 9, 2021

Nancy East joins Jester this week to chat about her Smokies 900 FKT (Fastest Known Time) completion, her recent "mombattical", and why she decided to join the Haywood County Search and Rescue Team.

After you listen to this episode, please go check out Nancy's website titled "Hope and Feather Travels". There is so...

Oct 2, 2021

If you enjoy watching reality TV, you might have seen an episode or two of Naked and Afraid. And you may have seen the Naked and Afraid episodes with Jester's guest today, Dani Beau. Not only has Dani been extremely successful on Naked and Afraid, she is also a highly trained and educated in Search and Rescue.