"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 Gayheart (Jester), to hear what it means to be a section hiker and the adventure that awaits them section by section.

Recent Episodes

#148 - Paul Fuzinski - Aptitude Outdoors Podcast

Jan. 21, 2023

Jester introduces us to fellow podcaster, Paul Fuzinski.

#147 - Season 4 Premiere - Positive Impact Season

Jan. 7, 2023

Jester is back with Season 4 of the podcast titled the Positive Impact Season!

Guest: Austin Wallis

#146.5 - What You Can Expect From The Podcast In 2023

Jan. 1, 2023

Podcast Preseason Opener With Your Host, Julie Gayheart (Jester).

Episode #146: Happy Section Hiking

Oct. 15, 2022

Jester talks openly this week with her co-host Austin on why she will be taking an extended break from the podcast.

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #145: Paul Collins (Skunkape)

Oct. 8, 2022

Jester speaks with fellow podcast host, Paul Collins or also known as Skunkape. Paul hosts the newest show on the Hiking Radio Network titled, The Hammock Hangers Podcast.

Episode #144: Jester & Austin - Thank You!

Oct. 1, 2022

Jester and Austin share their final thoughts on the making of their documentary series titled, I Am The MST and give some insight into their upcoming Woods Hole Weekend retreat Oct. 6-9.

Guest: Austin Wallis
Film Series: I Am The MST Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #143: I Am The MST - The Legacy

Sept. 24, 2022

Jester and her co-host Austin Wallis are back to share a behind the scenes chat into producing the final episode of their mini series documentary about the Mountains To Sea Trail titled, "I Am The MST" (The Legacy).

Guest: Austin Wallis
Film Series: I Am The MST Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #142: I Am The MST - The Partners

Sept. 17, 2022

Jester and her co-host Austin Wallis are back to share a behind the scenes chat into producing the third episode of their mini series documentary about the Mountains To Sea Trail titled, "I Am The MST" (The Partners).

Guest: Austin Wallis

Recent Blog Posts

Time For A Fall Break

Hello!  Episode #146 officially released this morning and my co-host Austin is back to chat with me as I announce that I am officially taking a bre…

Jester & Austin say, Thank You!

Happy October!  Episode #144 of the podcast released this morning!  Co-Host Austin and I spend some time at the beginning of the episode refle…

I Am The MST - The Legacy

Good Morning and Happy National Public Lands Day!   Episode #143 of the podcast has released this morning and the final episode in our documentary…

About the Host

Julie Gayheart Profile Photo

Julie Gayheart

Podcast Host & Producer

Julie Gayheart (Jester) completed the Appalachian Trail in July 2017 after 12 summers of section hiking. Julie is an educator by day and hiker at heart. Jester loves to talk trail and on this podcast you will hear amazing stories and experiences from other section hikers with a love for the trail and passion for hiking.

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