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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. 

Dec 18, 2021

Guest co-host Charissa Hipp is back this week with Jester as they continue their talks centered on the healing power of nature. Charissa starts off with some updates from the ATC visitors center, shares with us about ATC Affinity Groups, shares about the Wild East Women's group, and rounds out the episode with some powerful words from one of her favorite authors.

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!

Appalachian Trail Conservancy:

ATC Affinity Groups:

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club:

Umbrella Project:

Healing Trees a Pocket Guide to Forest Bathing by Ben Page:

Connect with Charissa Hipp:



Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:



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