"Jester" Section Hiker

Hikes Completed:

  • John Muir Trail - Tuolumne Meadows to Reds Meadow (Summer 2021)
  • Mountains To Sea Trail - Segment 5 (Summer 2021)
  • Mountains To Sea Trail - 40 Day Hikes - 40/40 (2020-2021)
  • Wonderland Trail Thru Hike - Summer 2019
  • Zion National Park -The  Narrows Hike (16 Miles) - Summer 2018
  • Appalachian Trail - 1st Section Hike Completion (2006 - 2017)
  • Appalachian Trail - 2nd Section Hike (Total Miles Hiked - 1544.2/2193.1) 
  • Foothills Trail (Section Hike) - ‘16 (Cane Brake Access to Table Rock State Park)
  • Art Loeb Trail Thru Hike  (30 miles) - ‘12 and ‘16
  • The Long Trail - Section Hike (100 miles) (‘09, ‘14, ‘15)
  • Yosemite’s Half Dome and Clouds Rest (Day Hikes) - Summer 2009
  • Hiking North Carolina’s Lookout Towers - (Towers Hiked - 19/22)

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Proud Member of:

  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • ALDHA - American Long Distance Hikers Association
  • Carolina Mountain Club
  • Conserving Carolina
  • Elkin Valley Trails Association
  • Mountains To Sea Trail Organization

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About the Host

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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.