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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. 

Jan 1, 2022

Happy New Year everybody! Jester and guest co-host Austin pick up where they left off from on last week's episode by continuing to share their 10 Essential Gear items utilizing the list from The Mountaineers. This week you will hear what they carry for making a fire, emergency shelter, extra food, water, and clothes. And Jester shares a tip she learned on how to keep the mice away if you stay in shelters!

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

The Mountaineers:

The Mountaineers Official 10 Essentials List:

Jester 10 Essentials Gear List:

Austin 10 Essentials Gear List:

Hiker Safety Instagram:

Hiker Safety Website:


Connect with Austin Wallis:



Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:



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