Episodes

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.

Episode #101 - Post Traumatic Stress (Part 2)

Dec. 4, 2021

Co-host Austin Wallis continues sharing with Jester this week about his coping with Post Traumatic Stress. As you will hear one of his tactics to help manage his PTS is planning section hikes and paddle trips.

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #100 - Post Traumatic Stress (Part 2)

Nov. 27, 2021

Co-Host Austin Wallis is back with Jester this week and next week. Austin shares with us a candid conversation how hiking and being outdoors helps him cope with Post Traumatic Stress.

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #99 - Mindfulness Practices

Nov. 20, 2021

Jester and guest co-host Charissa Hipp share their experiences with hiking on a Forest Bathing Trail, and utilizing mindfulness practices while out on their hikes.

Guest: Charissa Hipp

Episode #98 - Nathan & Kimm Wright (Pinhoti Outdoor Center)

Nov. 13, 2021

Nathan and Kimm Wright with the Pinhoti Outdoor Center join Jester to share updates and Nathan's completion of a 19 Year AT Section Hike.

Episode #97 - Bill Blake

Nov. 6, 2021

Ever wonder what it's like for someone to hike with Diabetes? Bill Blake joins Jester this week to share how he manages hiking, his food, medicine, and mindset.

Episode #96 - Craig "Hawk" Mains

Oct. 30, 2021

Jester recently spent a weekend at the ALDHA Gathering in Abingdon, VA. Jester shares with us her conversation with Craig "Hawk" Mains as they re-cap their ALDHA experiences.

Hiker Safety

Episode #95 - Trip Planning & Risk Management

Oct. 23, 2021

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

Guest: Austin Wallis

Episode #94 - Healing Power of Nature

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!

Guest: Charissa Hipp
Hiker Safety

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.

Hiker Safety

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.

Guest: Austin Wallis
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.

Mountains To Sea Trail

Episode #87 - Jeff Brewer

Aug. 28, 2021

Jester shares with us her conversation with Jeff Brewer. Jeff was the first President for The Friends of the Mountains To Sea Trail and has a powerful message of giving back to the trails you love.

John Muir Trail (2021)

Episode #86 - John Muir Trail (Days 1-5)

Aug. 21, 2021

Jester summarizes what happened out on the John Muir Trail this summer and gives us a sneak peak on what's coming up this fall.

John Muir Trail (2021)

Episode #85 - John Muir Trail Resupply

Aug. 14, 2021

Jester shares with us her strategy for putting together a resupply for the John Muir Trail. This includes a full Itinerary, Resupply Points, and more!

"Jester" Gear Lists John Muir Trail (2021)

Episode #84 - John Muir Trail Gear List

Aug. 7, 2021

John Muir Trail Gear List (Summer 2021)