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"Jester" Section Hiker

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. 

Nov 6, 2021

Jester speaks with Bill Blake this week about his ongoing pursuit to hike successfully, while being a Type I Diabetic. Right from the beginning of the episode, Bill shares with us his struggles and determination to keep hiking and figuring out his blood sugar levels, food intake, and proper mindset. It was not easy for Bill to share because, as he told Jester, "he deals with this daily and tries not to let it consume him."

November also happens to be National Diabetes Awareness Month. The timing of this episode could not have lined up any better! Please take a moment to click on the link below and read more about the focus and theme for this year's diabetes awareness focus.

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

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Music for the Podcast provided by:
The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"