Episodes

Jester's Class Of 2022 Section Hikers

Episode #125 - Kate Stillwell (Phoenix)

May 21, 2022

Jester chats with a familiar voice to the Hiking Radio Network, Kate Stillwell or Phoenix. Kate joins Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers with the hopes of LASHing her way on the AT South to Springer Mountain.

Jester's Class Of 2022 Section Hikers

Episode #124 - Carol (Late Bloom Hiker) & Debbie (Wrinkled Wanderer)

May 14, 2022

Jester introduces us this week to section hikers Carol Chirpich and Debbie Shiffer. Carol and Debbie have section hiking plans this year on the Continental Divide Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.

Jester's Class Of 2022 Section Hikers

Episode #123 - Charlie Carpenter (Skyhawk)

May 7, 2022

Jester begins to introduce us to the hikers that are part of her series of shows titled, Jester's Class of 2022 Section Hikers. This week you will hear from section hiker Charlie Carpenter or also known as Skyhawk!

Episode #122 - Jester & Co-Hosts (Austin, Charissa, Jacqueline)

April 30, 2022

Jester brings together her co-hosts Austin, Charissa, and Jacqueline for a fireside chat on what it's been like to co-host the show the last several months.

Episode #121 - Andy Niekamp (Captain Blue)

April 23, 2022

Andy Niekamp or also known as Captain Blue joins Jester to chat about his hiking adventures, volunteering, and his company Outdoor Adventure Connection.

Episode #120 - Let's Talk Hammocks

April 16, 2022

This week you will enjoy a conversation between Jester and Austin about why they both enjoy using Hammocks. Jester really gets a kick out of some of the hammock life terminology.

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #119 - Cindy Taylor (Section Hiking The Smokies)

April 9, 2022

Jester has a chat this week with Cindy Taylor. Cindy shares with us how loss, working in healthcare during Covid, and taking care of her mental health has led to a goal of completing the GSMNP 900 Miler.

Guest: Cindy Taylor

Episode #118 - Overcoming Your Hiking Fears

April 2, 2022

Jester is back to chat with guest co-host, RVA Hiker Girl about overcoming some of those common fears we all have while out hiking.

Episode #117 - Hiking, Filming, and Storytelling

March 26, 2022

Jester and co-host Austin are back together this week to share his creative process when it comes to filming, and producing a great story while out on his hiking and paddling adventures.

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #116 - Sue Bradley (Young Nana)

March 19, 2022

Jester welcomes to the podcast this week Sue Bradley or known out on the trails as Young Nana. Sue shares her section hiking journey on the AT and the New England Trail.

Episode #115 - Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee)

March 12, 2022

Jester brings back her dear friend, Maria Wishart (Wheezy Pee) to catch up on her 2022 section hiking plans and chat about her struggle recently hiking with asthma.

Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #114 - Jennifer Browndorf (Low Gear)

March 5, 2022

Jester is back this week with Jennifer Browndorf (Low Gear). Jennifer is on to tell us all about her section hike completion of the 1175 miles Mountains To Sea Trail.

Episode #113 - The "Wildcard" Episode

Feb. 26, 2022

Jester and guest co-host, Charissa Hipp have a great conversation based around the Nature Meditations Deck!

Guest: Charissa Hipp

Episode #112 - Josue Gomez (Spider-Meatball)

Feb. 19, 2022

Jester shares with us her very candid conversation with Josue Gomez and how his life changed forever while out on a hike October 20, 2021.

Episode #111 - Dan Durston (Durston Gear)

Feb. 12, 2022

Jester and repeat co-host Austin Wallis team up to interview, Dan Durston. Dan is the creator of the X-Mid line of tents, the DD40 backpack, and Durston Gear.

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #110 - Jacqueline Holzman (RVA Hiker Girl)

Feb. 5, 2022

Jacqueline Holzman aka RVA Hiker Girl joins Jester to share with us her "Countless Reasons To LOVE Section Hiking".

Episode #109 - Setting Realistic Expectations

Jan. 29, 2022

Jester and guest co-host Charissa Hipp do their best to answer a frequently asked listener question, "How Do You Plan For Your Section Hikes?”

Guest: Charissa Hipp

Episode #108 - Brad Felton (Crow)

Jan. 22, 2022

Creator of the YouTube Channel "As The Crow Flies Hiking", Brad Felton or also known as "Crow" joins Jester on this weeks show. Crow shares with Jester some tips on how he stays healthy as a hiker over 50.

Episode #107 - Mills Kelly (Grandaddy Spartan)

Jan. 15, 2022

Host of The Green Tunnel podcast Mills Kelly joins Jester this week as they talk about his 50 plus year journey hiking and learning the history of the Appalachian Trail.

Guest: Mills Kelly

Episode #106 - Dr. Aaron Pospisil (Veterinarian Q & A)

Jan. 8, 2022

Dr. Aaron Pospisil is back with Jester to answer listener questions about hiking with your dog! Tune in for some great best practices when it comes to keeping your dog healthy out on the trail!

The 10 Essentials Hiker Safety

Episode #105 - The 10 Essentials (Part 2)

Jan. 1, 2022

Happy New Year! Jester and Austin continue sharing this week their 10 Essential Gear items they carry on every hike!

Guest: Austin Wallis
The 10 Essentials Hiker Safety

Episode #104 - The 10 Essentials (Part 1)

Dec. 25, 2021

Happy Holidays! Jester is back with guest co-host Austin Wallis as they share their 10 Essential Gear items they carry on every hike!

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #103 - Connecting With Others

Dec. 18, 2021

Tune in as Guest co-host Charissa Hipp joins Jester to share updates from her role at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and gives us some insight to the Wild East Women's Group.

Guest: Charissa Hipp

Episode #102 - Penny Vann (Reverse)

Dec. 11, 2021

Jester speaks with Penny Vann, ALDHA Board Member and shares the benefits of why the long distance hiker should join the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association.