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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 25, 2020

Today's episode features section hiker, Chris Burke. Chris started his avid hiking career in 1984 by thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail but soon realized that section hiking was more his cup of tea.

He has section-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and is currently sectioning the Pacific Northwest Trail and Arizona Trail. He says people like to go hiking with him because he is a meteorologist and spent 30 years working for the National Weather Service.

"Let's Talk Gear" with Steve Kammeyer: Steve Kammeyer talks to us on today's episode about ice axes, microspikes, and crampons. Steve gives us some very valuable information but you should always do your own research, visit a local outfitter, get fitted properly, and practice using this type of equipment before heading out into the backcountry.

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