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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. 

Jul 11, 2020

Jester has had another great week section hiking the AT this summer, working on a second completion of the AT!

‪This week Jester had the chance to interview and spend time with “Fresh Ground”, who runs the famous Leap Frog Cafe on the AT.  She also interviews more thru-hikers as they work their way back on trail to continue their dreams of a thru-hike and be part of the unique hiking class of 2020!

‪The heat cranks up and the humidity is high, but that did not stop Wheezy Pee from joining Jester on July 4 for another 20 miler! Big thanks to AlphaGal for joining us for a bit on the 4th as well!!‬

As the heat and humidity continue to rise Jester takes a look at her schedule and adjusts accordingly!  This week ends with a picnic in Harper’s Ferry with Stickbuilt who Jester met in 2012 and she has officially moved beyond VA! ‬
‪Follow along on Instagram with some of the hikers and characters who Jester has interviewed.

‪Fresh Ground:
Adam or LG:
Toy Story:

Demona and Running Bear:

Previous Episodes:
Lava Girl and Shark Boi:
If you want to see how this week's hike went with Wheezy Pee check out the video over on Facebook at

Days 19 - 25 Mileage from AT Guide (North).

Mile 970.8 VA 522 to Mile 1024.2 Harper’s Ferry, WV.
Total for the week 53.4.
Total for 25 Days 248.1

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Music provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers
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