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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. 

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 talks about her first overnight on the AT with her husband, two dogs, and a tent made for children.

Sue has completed a little over 500 hundred miles on the AT and plans to complete her section hike of the New England Trail this year by the end of 2022. Sue has also developed a passion for introducing new people to the trail and how she became involved with the AMC Youth Opportunity Program.

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

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Music for the Podcast provided by:
The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"