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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 27, 2021

Jester and co-host Austin Wallis are back this week and next week for a two-part series of conversations centered around Post Traumatic Stress. Austin shares with us about his career in the military and his current role of serving in the National Guard and working as a First Responder. Austin defines what PTS is for...


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...


Nov 13, 2021

There is not a dull moment on the podcast this week as Jester shares with us her recent conversation with Nathan and Kimm Wright. Nathan and Kimm are with the Pinhoti Outdoor Center in Sylacauga, AL. If you have any interest in hiking or learning more about the Pinhoti Trail, Nathan and Kimm are who you want to...


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...