Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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. 

Feb 1, 2020

In this episode, we chat with Jamie Willis aka Mighty Mouse. Jamie loves being out on the Appalachian Trail and hiking in the Dolly Sods area of West Virginia. Jamie has written an article for The Trek titled "Short Tips for Short Backpackers" and also has a Blog of her Section Hikes. Jamie speaks to us about being a Section Hiker and why it's important for her to "chase the good feeling."

Connect with Jamie Willis:
Trek Article -

Blog -

Facebook -

Instagram -

"Let's Talk Gear" w/ Steve Kammeyer:
Steve talks to us today about the different types of headlamps out there. Who knew there was so much involved in a headlamp! Steve also talks to us about Bear Canisters vs. Bear Bags.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening!

Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:



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

Connect with Steve "Ki-Ki" Kammeyer: