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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. 

Mar 28, 2020

Today's guest on the "Jester" Section Hiker podcast is Mary Emerick aka Monkey Bars. Mary completed her 8-year section hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in August of 2019. She is also a published author of two books; her memoir, "Fire In The Heart", and a novel, titled "Geography of Water." Mary shares with Jester how she...

Mar 21, 2020

Jester speaks with Maria Wishart aka Wheezy Pee and shares current updates on how the town of Duncannon, PA not far from the midway point on the Appalachian Trail is being affected by the Corona Virus. We know things are changing rapidly but wanted to give the listeners a perspective directly from a trail town.


Mar 14, 2020

Nathan and Kimm Wright with the Pinhoti Outdoor Center located in Sylacauga, Alabama, join Jester for another installment of "Entrepreneurs Inspired by the Trail". Nathan and Kimm introduce us to who they are, why they thought it was important to start an outdoor center for the Pinhoti Trail, and explain why hikers...

Mar 7, 2020

Here comes "Johnny" - "Johnny on the Trail" that is. In this episode of the "Jester" Section Hiker podcast Jester has a conversation with Johnny Osborne about his Section Hike on the AT for his Birthday, the GSMNP 900 miler, and the SB6K Challenge. Johnny seeks out hiking adventures and loves the challenge of planning...