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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. 

Dec 25, 2021

December always seems to be the month that Jester begins to take a look at the calendar and starts to plot and plan her section hiking adventures for the next year. It's also a time when she starts to take a look at her gear, which includes the 10 essential items for each hike. As we all get ready for our...


Dec 18, 2021

Guest co-host Charissa Hipp is back this week with Jester as they continue their talks centered on the healing power of nature. Charissa starts off with some updates from the ATC visitors center, shares with us about ATC Affinity Groups, shares about the Wild East Women's group, and rounds out the episode with some...


Dec 11, 2021

Jester has a great talk with ALDHA Board Member and H.A.S.T.E. Coordinator, Penny Vann. Penny shares with us how she got her unique trail name "Reverse", why she hikes backwards going downhill, and the benefits of why a long-distance hiker should join ALDHA. In addition to the benefits of joining ALDHA, Penny shares the...


Dec 4, 2021

Jester and co-host Austin Wallis continue their conversation this week centered around Post Traumatic Stress. Before you listen to this week's episode, be sure to listen to Episode #100, where Austin shared with all of us his definition of PTS, who PTS affects, and some examples of what PTS is.

This week you will hear...