Dec. 14, 2017

Episode #65 - Julie Gayheart (Jester)

Episode #65 - Julie Gayheart (Jester)

Jester 'nother thru-hike.

Julie Gayheart is a very active section hiker, having completed a 12-year thru-hike in 2017, while within 800 miles of a second thru-hike spread over a number of years. Steve and Julie find plenty to discuss and laugh about in their conversation, She has a passion for the AT that shines through, feeling that it is on the AT that she is the best version of herself.

Julie had plenty of problems at Mt Moosilauke in consecutive years, so much so that she regards that glorious mountain as her own Katahdin.

You can reach out to Julie on Twitter, as @jesterhikes, as well as on Instagram as @jesterhikes.


We're trying something new this week now that Doctor Lynne is away. Eliza Newland told us about the North Fork Mountain Trail. She even told us where to buy breakfast when hitting this short trail. You can learn more about the NFMT from this link to Hiking Upward, while breakfast can be found at Yokum's.


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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.