"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 #95 - Jester and Austin

Oct. 23, 2021

Co-host Austin Wallis joins Jester this week as they share about the "12th Essential", trip planning, and risk assessment.

Episode #94 - Jester and Charissa

Oct. 16, 2021

Jester starts a new adventure this fall by adding co-hosts to the show! Co-host Charissa Hipp joins jester this week as they begin speaking on the topic of the Power of Healing in Nature!

Episode #93 - Nancy East

Oct. 9, 2021

Jester shares with us her recent chat with Nancy East. Nancy shares with us her love for the Smoky Mountains, her recent "mombattical", and why she joined a SAR Team.

Episode #92 - Dani Beau

Oct. 2, 2021

Dani Beau joins Jester this week to share her experiences in Search and Rescue, and her success because of her survival skills on the reality television series Naked and Afraid.

Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #91 - Austin Wallis

Sept. 25, 2021

Austin Wallis is back on the show with Jester this week to share his "shakedown" hike out on Segment 4 of the MST.

Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #90 - Jennifer Browndorf

Sept. 18, 2021

Jennifer Browndorf joins Jester this week to chat about her section hiking journey on the Mountains To Sea trail. Tune in as Jennifer shares her strategy for absorbing everything each segment of the MST has to offer.

Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #89 - Danny Bernstein

Sept. 11, 2021

Danny Bernstein joins Jester for this weeks show! Danny is a lifetime hiker, author of five books, and loves leading hikes for the Carolina Mountain Club.

Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #88 - Kate Dixon

Sept. 4, 2021

Kate Dixon, Executive Director for the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail returns to the podcast to share some exciting updates from the Friends of the MST.

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