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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. 

Feb 26, 2022

Welcome to The Wildcard Episode! Jester is back with guest co-host Charissa Hipp and this week you are going to learn all about the Nature Meditations Deck! Charissa shares with us what the Nature Meditations Deck is and who it's for. Be sure to tune in as Jester and Charissa pull a few cards and have a...


Feb 19, 2022

Josue Gomez, or recently named "Spider-Meatball," joins Jester on the podcast to share with us how his life changed for the positive on October 20, 2021. Josue tells us how he started working for ZPacks, began hiking, and made the decision that his life was valuable and worth living after he summited Blood Mountain on...


Feb 12, 2022

Jester and recurring co-host Austin Wallis team up for the first time to interview a guest on the podcast. Jester and Austin welcome Dan Durston, the creator of the X-Mid line of tents, DD40 Backpack, and owner of Durston Gear to the show.

Dan is an avid backpacker having completed the PCT, a Yo-Yo of the Great Divide...


Feb 5, 2022

Jacqueline Holzman, aka RVA Hiker Girl, joins Jester this week to chat about her love for the outdoors that began as she grew up on her childhood farm. Over the years RVA followed a traditional path of going to college, getting married, having children, but as she says "something was always missing." Tune in as RVA...