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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. 

Jul 17, 2021

Jester reached out to fellow Hiking Radio Network podcaster, Anna Huthmaker (Mud Butt), to see if she was interested in talking about some common hiker topics such as hiking injuries, not completing a goal, and post trail depression. As you will hear once they started recording Jester suggested they talk about an entirely different topic, evolving over the years as a hiker.

Anna shares with us how she started hiking, her 700-mile journey on the Appalachian Trail in 2003, and her amazing start of the Trail Dames Organization. Anna summed up their conversation at the end of the show by asking us to think about our High School lunch rooms and why people sat at various tables, and did we venture to meet those people? It was awesome!

Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking!

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