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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 25, 2020

Jester starts hiking in Pennsylvania this week! She was hoping someone had removed the rocks from the AT in PA, but they are still there! The heat and humidity have cranked up again with daily heat advisories becoming the norm!

Another listener, “Opt Out” pays Jester a visit on trail, Wheezy Pee returns for another Saturday, and on day #39 while hiking with Pajama Mama, Jester takes a fall near balanced rocks in Pennsylvania.

One more thing.....Jester washed her awesome lapel mic she was using for the podcast, so please forgive any sound issues.

Woods Hole Weekend:

Oct. 2-4, 2020

A weekend retreat of presentations and discussion for individuals considering a thru-hike or long section-hike of the AT.

If you want to see how this week's hike went with Wheezy Pee, check out the video over on Facebook at

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Days 33 - 39 Mileage from AT Guide (North).  Mile 1166.0 PA 325 Clark’s Valley, PA  to Mile 1245.2 PA 309, Blue Mountain Summit.

Total for the week: 79.2.

Total for 39 Days 386.7.

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

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Music provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers
"Through The Woods"