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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. 

Aug 21, 2021

Sometimes, things don't always go as planned on our hiking adventures. You can plan, take practice hikes, dial in your gear, and try to mentally prepare for the journey you are about to take.

Jester shares with us her recordings from the first couple of days out on the John Muir Trail, her and Mighty Blue's decision to get off the JMT, and gives us an update on some upcoming events happening this fall!

Thanks for listening everybody and Happy Section Hiking!

JMT Facebook "Live" with Jester and Mighty Blue (July 31):

"Jester" John Muir Trail Gear List (Summer 2021):

JMT - Itinerary, Logistics, Resupply:

Kris "Sherpa" Fowler:

Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation:

August 2021 - Yakima Herald Article about "Sherpa":

Pocket Trails:


Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:



"Jester" Reference Tools, Gear Lists, Hiking Resume and more:

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