"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.

Recent Episodes

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
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
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
I Am The MST Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #141: I Am The MST - The Foundation

Sept. 10, 2022

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

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

Episode #140: I Am The MST - The Vision

Sept. 3, 2022

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

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

Episode #139: I Am The MST - Writing and Producing

Aug. 27, 2022

Jester and her co-host Austin Wallis are back to share a behind the scenes chat into creating and producing their first mini series documentary about the Mountains To Sea Trail titled, I Am The MST.

Guest: Austin Wallis
Jester's Class Of 2022 Section Hikers

Episode #138 - Chris Armstrong (LASHing The Sierra)

Aug. 20, 2022

Jester's final member of her Class of 2022 Section Hikers, Chris Armstrong shares with us his love for the west coast and why he loves living in the foothills of the sierra mountains.

Jester's Class Of 2022 Section Hikers

Episode #137 - Holly Gossage (Mother Goose)

Aug. 13, 2022

Holly Gossage joins Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers and shares with us all about the Tuscalachian Loop and her love for the Appalachian Trail.

Guest: Holly Gossage

Recent Blog Posts

Jester's Communique' - 10/1/22

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…

Jester's Communique' - 9/24/22

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

Jester's Communique' - 9/17/22

I am excited to be back with you again this week to share another podcast episode and another installment of the I Am The MST Documentary series about …

About the Host

Julie Gayheart Profile Photo

Julie Gayheart

Podcast Host | Educator | Creator

Julie “Jester” Gayheart 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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