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. 

Jan 2, 2021

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021! Jester had a chance to connect with Kathryn Herndon-Powell, Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.  Kathryn educates us on the 7 Leave No Trace Principles, gives us some great resources to utilize as we plan our section hikes for 2021,  and overall just be better stewards out on the trails. 

Connect with Kathryn Herndon-Powell:

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Appalachian Trail Conservancy


ATC Education and Outreach:

AT Hike Registration:

Leave No Trace:

11th Essential:

Kula Cloth:

Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:



Connect with Hiking Radio Network:



Music provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers

"Through The Woods"