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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 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 Trail, held the FKT on the 90 km Stein Traverse, and is the 5x fastest finisher in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open.

Dan shares with us while out hiking he has "a lot of time to think" and he loves "geaking" out on gear and thus the X-Mid line of tents and the DD40 backpack were born. His unique way of using the four principles of design for the creation of his gear has led him to great success, and a community of "gearheads" that love him and his gear. Tune in to hear more from Dan!

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

Video Version Of Interview (Produced by Side Trail Adventures):
https://youtu.be/pOiAAfYwpCI

Connect with Dan Durston:
Website: https://durstongear.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUuCrzSQ45VLi2UTB8iGZtA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/durstongear/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/durstongear

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/durston.gearheads

Podcast Episodes with Austin Wallis:
https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/guests/austin-wallis/

Connect with Austin Wallis:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClx1T8H95n2cli-uHkeSwIw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidetrailadventures/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SideTrailAdventures

Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:
Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/

Website: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker

Music for the Podcast provided by:
The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
http://www.okeedokee.org/