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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. 

Nov 20, 2021

Jester and guest co-host Charissa Hipp are back this week as they continue sharing on the topic of the healing power of nature. Charissa gives us some insight on what's happening at the ATC in Harpers Ferry, WV., explains to us what a Forest Bathing Trail is, and ends the episode with some helpful mindfulness practices to think about while we are out on our hikes or even in our own backyard.

Charissa Hipp is the Visitor Center Supervisor for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Harpers Ferry, WV. If you are ever in Harpers Ferry, please stop by and see Charissa! She would love to chat with you!

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

The Outdoor Adventurers to Forest Bathing
by Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, MD:

The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods
by Richard Louv:

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