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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. 

Apr 4, 2020

On this episode Jester is excited to share the section hiking journey of Joan Young.

Joan is the first woman to hike the entire length of the North Country Trail by section hiking. Joan is an amazing advocate for the North Country Trail and on any given weekend you can find her giving a talk, selling her books about her journey on the trail, or out hiking on the NCT following those blue blazes!

Jester also checks in with Maria "Wheezy Pee" Wishart for an update on what's happening in the Appalachian Trail Town of Duncannon, PA. Wheezy Pee also shares with us some tips on staying positive during COVID 19.

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Midland to Mackinac Trail Guide:

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Music provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers
"Through The Woods"

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