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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. 

Jan 23, 2021

If you have been into Long Distance hiking for any amount of time you have probably heard of a Triple Crown hiker. This means that a hiker has completed the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. Jester's guest today, Mary Davison, has completed the Triple Crown as a Section Hiker. The unique aspect about this for Mary is the fact that she started the quest to do so at the age of 60 and finished at the age of 76.

Mary has written a book about her Triple Crown titled, "Old Lady on the Trail - Triple Crown at 76." She has also written and released a second book titled, "Aren't You Afraid?" about her section hiking on the American Discovery Trail. As you will hear, Mary is an inspiration and continues to hike and has plans to be out on the trails again very soon!


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