"Jester" Section Hiker

"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.


West Coast Section Hikers

Episode #82 - Sally Guyton Fowler & Terri Kidder

July 24, 2021

Jester shares her talk with Terri Kidder and Sally Guyton Fowler. Terri and Sally share those early moments when the family realized in 2016 PCT Hiker Kris "Sherpa" Fowler might be in trouble.

Episode #81 - Anna Huthmaker (Mud Butt)

July 17, 2021

Jester chats with fellow Hiking Radio Network podcaster, Anna Huthmaker (Mud Butt). Anna shares how her hiking journey began in 2003 on the Appalachian Trail which led to the creation of the Trail Dames Organization.

Episode #80 - Cori Strathmeyer (Pajama Mama)

July 10, 2021

Jester is joined by former guest of the show, Cori Strathmeyer. Cori shares with us her recent section hike of the Mason Dixon Trail in PA and more!

Episode #79 - Dr. Aaron Pospisil

July 3, 2021

Jester has a conversation this week with Dr. Aaron Pospisil. Dr. Aaron practices Veterinary Medicine in the State of Ohio and shares his love and passion for getting out and section hiking on the Buckeye Trail.

Episode #78 - Maria Wishart & Boots

June 26, 2021

Jester shares with us this week her conversation with Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee) about training and section hiking with your dog!

Episode #77 - Austin Wallis

June 19, 2021

Tune in as Jester has a chat with Austin Wallis. Austin loves section hiking and adventuring in his home State of North Carolina!

Section Hiking Prep Series

Episode #76 - "Jester" Day Hike Gear List (Summer 2021)

June 12, 2021

Jester shares her updated Day Hike Gear List for Summer 2021. Find out what gear has been replaced, being tested, and Jester's Summer 2021 hiking plans.

Episode #75 - Jester, Skunkape, and AJ

June 5, 2021

Jester attends her first Hammock Hang put on by the Palmetto State Hangers called the Spring Swing. Tune in to hear some tips for beginning Hammockers and more!

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