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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. 

Mar 26, 2022

Jester and Austin are back to look into the creative process for hiking, filming, and storytelling. Over the last few years, it has become more and more popular to film your hikes and share over on YouTube, and many hikers are posting daily while on their journeys. For Austin, it has "just become part of the hike."


Mar 19, 2022

The section hiker spotlight for this episode goes to Sue Bradley, or Young Nana. Sue shares with Jester how her love for the outdoors began with camping as a kid and then in her 40s she discovered the Appalachian Trail and the New England National Scenic Trail. Sue and Jester share a lot of laughs in this one as Sue...


Mar 12, 2022

It's always great when Jester has frequent guest to the show, Maria Wishart, or more known as Wheezy Pee on the podcast. Wheezy Pee catches us up on what she's been up to with her Appalachian Trail section hikes, training her dog Boots, and continuing to hike with asthma.

Wheezy Pee has been struggling the past several...


Mar 5, 2022

Previous guest of the podcast, Jennifer Browndorf (Low Gear), is back with Jester to share all about her section hike completion of the 1175-mile Mountains To Sea Trail. The MST starts at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and ends on the outer banks on the tallest living sand dune at Jockey's...