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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. 

Aug 27, 2022

Jester is excited to share with everyone what she and co-host Austin Wallis have been working on for the last several months. Earlier this year back in March, they decided to write and produce a mini-series documentary about the Mountains To Sea Trail and have titled it, I Am The MST. You are going to hear what it's...


Aug 20, 2022

West coast section hiker, Chris Armstrong joins Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers this week and is Jester's final member in this series of episodes. Chris shares with us how he ended up on the west coast in the foothills of the Sierra, his section hiking plans for the summer in the Sierra Mountains on the PCT, and...


Aug 13, 2022

Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers gains another member this week, Holly Gossage! Holly enjoys living in central Pennsylvania and living close to those white blazes we all know and love on the Appalachian Trail. Holly also enjoys the blue blazes of the Tuscarora Trail and is working on section hiking a route known...


Aug 6, 2022

Jester adds another member this week to her class of 2022 section hikers out blazing the trails this year. Julie Breindel-Hill shares with us her plans to section hike roughly 500 miles from Duncannon, PA to Vermont on the Appalachian Trail. Julie loves teaching Math, is a Mom to four children of her own, and...