"Jester" Section Hiker Reviews

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Great time with Hawk

Just finished listening to your conversation with Hawk. Excellent job. We all love Hawks videos because he’s so genuine. Your interview brought that out even more. Great podcast.


Just love listening to Jester and Company every week . Also I listen every week to the theme song til the end . So fun when you take us along on your adventures! Definitely a five star review.

Best backpacking podcast!

If your getting ready for a backpack trip, listen to this podcast.

Great Resource for Backpackers!

Julie is not only a great interviewer, but she has the skills and knowledge to backup what she talks about on this podcast. Definitely one of the best backpacking podcasts there is for all things stories, gear and downright good entertainment!

Great stories!

This is a joy to listen to while I’ve been stuck working indoors, after most of my hiking plans were thrown off this summer.. makes me feel like I’m out where I want to be 😊👌

Great episode!

What a wonderful episode for this weekend as well as the crazy times going on now. Leo's story is very interesting and what a great guy, thank you for your service Leo. Thanks Julie for the continued excellence in your show.

Section Hiking the Attainable Goal for Most

Finally a podcast for me! Seriously section hiking is the attainable goal for me until... well y’all know! Love and look forward to each episode release! Thanks Julie and Steve ♥️🥾🎒⛺️

Future Thru Hiker

Well, section hiking has some advantages! On top of that list: I can start now! (Not wait until I am between jobs or retire). Julie has done a great job keeping me entertained and I always learn something. My “someday” can start today! ... well, as soon as the trails open back up- I am sure that …

Thought I wanted to be a thru hiker!

I was planning a thru hike for the summer but I don’t want to be away from my family that long. This podcast has made me realize I can achieve my goals and still be there for my kids. Thank you for making my dreams come true.

Section Hiking West!!!

I’ve only section hiked on the Appalachian Trail but because of this podcast I want to head West to the PCT and start fulfilling my dream of section hiking the PCT. Thank you for starting a platform for Section Hikers.


So glad Steve added this podcast Much needed for section hiking Keep it up!!!

Great podcast

Love the pod! Jester is extremely informative and next hike I go on I’d love if you joined us! Contact our team and let us know if you would show us I’m person

Hurray For Section Hikers

Thank you for providing a platform for Section Hikers. I am really enjoying these episodes and look forward to each one. I am also enjoying the variety of section hikers from various long distance trails.

Can’t stop listening

This podcast is so informative and entertaining! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge. I am a hiking virgin and this pod cast is really helpful. I think I’m ready to get started and get sweaty. Would love to hear more about the most beautiful places you have been.


One of my main focuses as a mom is getting my boys out and active. This pod cast is just the knowledge and inspiration that I need to put away the screen and get outside! Can’t wait for more!

TimJeff says worth listening !

Jester is a prolific section hiker and all around outdoors lover. I have section hiked with Jester and enjoyed every trip. She knows her trails and maps and gear well. She always has a laugh and a deep respect for trail life. She supports the hiking community and other hikers young and old. You can…

Not just for section hikers

I love this new podcast. Julie has a great interviewing style that makes me feel like I am right there in the conversation. She picks interesting guests and shares helpful tips to use on trail whether you are new to hiking or a seasoned long distance hiker. Thanks for sharing great content. I can’t…

Loving this!

I’m not a regular hiker, but I’m really enjoying this podcast. It’s informative and educational, but the passion of the hiking community is what really stands out. The love Jester and her guests have for the trail is inspiring. It makes me want to get out there more often! Keep ‘em coming, Jester!

Entertaining and Inspiring!

This podcast has not only been entertaining, it has also been educational and inspirational! Every time I listen it makes me want to drive out to the AT and start a new section. Keep the episodes coming!

Amazing AT Tales and Interviews

I’ve found myself unintentionally captivated by the engaging stories told by the author (“Jester”) and her interviews with a varied who’s who of the Appalachian Trail. The laid back stories of these hikers are fun to listen to and give a glimpse into what unique adventures you can find on the trail.

So motivating!

This podcast makes me want to stay in the woods and never go back to work. Such great interviews! I feel like I am there with the guests on the trail and love the theme song.

Love this!

Jester does a great job of interacting with her guests and working with them to weave and travel through their stories of section hiking the trails. Her love for the trail and trail community shines through! Also love her segment with Steve K., talking gear. Even though I’ve been section hiking for…

Love the Stories, Information and Oh That Laugh!

I really like the format of Jester Section Hiker...Julie talking one to one with hikers sharing their experiences and feelings about section hiking. The stories and people are fascinating and the equipment discussion section is timely and helpful! Great Job Julie!

Love love love it all!

The way Jester repeats important points cements them in the listener’s mind. And then there’s that really wonderful laugh! Jester gives a dynamite interview while entertaining even her guests. Love her podcasts!!!

Like the show

Like the show and enjoy the content, but hate the audio. Jester sounds like she is recording the show in her bathroom. Very hollow sounding with an echo. Invest in some new recording equipment.

Great Show

Love Jester’s laugh, the stories, the gear section, and the closing journal read by the guests!


Hooray! A podcast about section hiking! I enjoy Jester Julie’s interview style. I’ve embarrassed myself (many times) while on my gym elliptical, truly laughing out loud at the comments by both Julie and her guests. It’s like we are hanging out at a camp fire, telling stories. LOVE IT!

So Fantastic, and I’m not even a hiker

Jester really brings it home with her podcasts. I can’t wait to hear more!

Fantastic show

Awesome show Steve. Julie knocked it out of the park. Will be listening to this show from now on.

Great content and host!

I love hearing the hiking stories and the entertaining host. Great content! Keep up the great work. And single-serving Spam packs are where it's at!!

Awesome podcast!

Great podcast and love it that the main focus isn’t on thru hikers.

Great podcast!

Just listened to The first episode and loved it! Finally a fun and entertaining AT hiking podcast for non thru hikers!