Oct. 31, 2019

Episode #190 - Sahada Buckley and Luke Runels (Cloud and Leaf)

Episode #190 - Sahada Buckley and Luke Runels (Cloud and Leaf)


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We've had a variety of guests on the show over the past three years but I'm pretty confident that no guest (or guests) has ever been as laid back about their journey as Sahada Buckley and Luke Runels. They were out in the woods to get away from life's distractions, playing music, singing, and avoiding much of the modern paraphernalia of everyday life.

Often going radio silent, Sahada and Luke experienced the trail in a way I've never heard before. They took more than a week in Washington DC and even longer in New York City.

The first three photographs in these notes are credited to Carly Geraci, while I wanted to include a pic of Luke lying, seemingly asleep, on a railway track. Love it!

We also have Julie "Jester" Gayheart, our new host on "Jester" Section Hiker, a podcast coming soon. Julie shares a bit of news and gives a preview of what you can expect with the show.

Finally, Paul Stutzman's Hiking Through reaches the trail town of Hot Springs, where a bike ride triggers some difficult memories.


Julie "Jester" Gayheart

Section Hiker / Podcaster / Educator

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 her podcast you will hear amazing stories and experiences from other section hikers with a love for the trail and passion for hiking.