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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. 

Oct 31, 2020

Mother-Daughter duo, Charissa and Julia Hipp, join Jester in this episode to share with you their passion and dedication to Section Hike the Appalachian Trail. Julia just recently turned 5 years old and as you will hear has her own pack, hiking pole, snacks she likes to carry, and a couple more special items that go in her pack. She also likes to play "Resupply.

Charissa shares with us why she started hiking with Julia, and her methods for taking her on hikes at a young age. Charissa is also an advocate for Leave No Trace, Hiking Responsibly, and volunteers with Julia to clean up local trails. You will also hear that Charissa started her own company, The Nature Prescription, LLC.

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

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Music provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers
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