153 episodes

The "Jester" Section Hiker is the Premier Podcast With The Spotlight On Section Hikers!

The stories you will hear are about everyday people who, in addition to their everyday lives, make the commitment to hike long-distance trails where every section is a new beginning.

From National Scenic Trails to National Parks and all Trails in between, listen with your host, Julie Gayheart (Jester), to hear what it means to be a section hiker and the adventure that awaits them section by section.

"Jester" Section Hiker Julie Gayheart

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    • 4.8 • 103 Ratings

The "Jester" Section Hiker is the Premier Podcast With The Spotlight On Section Hikers!

The stories you will hear are about everyday people who, in addition to their everyday lives, make the commitment to hike long-distance trails where every section is a new beginning.

From National Scenic Trails to National Parks and all Trails in between, listen with your host, Julie Gayheart (Jester), to hear what it means to be a section hiker and the adventure that awaits them section by section.

    #149 - Section Hiking The Appalachian Trail

    #149 - Section Hiking The Appalachian Trail

    Jester's guest this week is Appalachian Trail Section Hiker, Shawn Neitz. Shawn is working on a positive impact in his own life this year by making the commitment to start section hiking the Appalachian Trail with his first section hike this spring. Shawn shares with us his plans, how he is including his family, and when this dream of completing the AT started.
    If you want to join in on the live recordings each month you can become part of that in a couple of ways. Subscribe to Jester's YouTube Channel and hit the bell notifications to be notified about the live recording or send Jester an email and she will add you to her email list to receive the live recording link.
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JulieGayheart 
    Email - jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!
    Connect with Shawn Neitz:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnneitz/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawn.neitz.108
    Join Jester at the Following Events:
    April 22 - Earth Day - https://www.responsiblestewardship.org/ 
    June 3 - NC Trail Days - https://www.nctraildays.com/ 
    October 7 - ALDHA - https://aldha.org/ 
    Connect with Julie Gayheart (Jester):
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Website: http://www.juliegayheart.com 
    Audio Produced By:
    Paul Collins (Skunkape)
    Business Inquiries: skunkape@thehammockhangerspodcast.com
    Music for the Podcast provided by:
    The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
    http://www.okeedokee.org/

    • 51 min
    #148 - Paul Fuzinski - Aptitude Outdoors Podcast

    #148 - Paul Fuzinski - Aptitude Outdoors Podcast

    Jester introduces us to fellow podcaster, Paul Fuzinski. Jester has been following Paul over at the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast for several years and even appeared on his show for episode #10. Jester and Paul chat about his latest documentary, Finding the Fouke Monster: Bigfoot of Foggy Creek, his AT Completion, his passion for the outdoors, and most importantly his passion for sharing about conservationism.
    Podcast audio and video versions of the show will release twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Saturday. You will continue to find the audio version wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts and the video version will be available the same day on Jester's YouTube Channel.
    If you want to join in on the live recordings each month you can become part of that in a couple of ways. Subscribe to Jester's YouTube Channel and hit the bell notifications to be notified about the live recording or send Jester an email and she will add you to her email list to receive the live recording link.
    Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JulieGayheart 
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!
    Connect with Paul Fuzinski:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aptitudeoutdoors/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AptitudeOutdoors/
    Finding the Fouke Monster: Bigfoot of Foggy Creek
    https://youtu.be/GmA9aMuKUmE 
    Jester on the Aptitude Outdoors Podcast:
    https://youtu.be/24GI6tSQez4
    Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association:
    ALDHA Gathering October 6-9, 2023
    I Am The MST Showing: Saturday October 7, 2023
    Join Jester at the following Responsible Stewardship Clean Up:
    Website: https://www.responsiblestewardship.org/ 
    April 22, 2023 - Earth Day
    Connect with Julie Gayheart (Jester):
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Website: http://www.juliegayheart.com 
    Audio Produced By:
    Paul Collins (Skunkape)
    Business Inquiries: skunkape@thehammockhangerspodcast.com
    Music for the Podcast provided by:
    The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
    http://www.okeedokee.org/ 

    • 58 min
    #147 - Season 4 Premiere - Positive Impact Season

    #147 - Season 4 Premiere - Positive Impact Season

    Jester is back with Season 4 of the podcast titled the Positive Impact Season. In this season opener you are going to hear all about what Jester has been up to the past couple of months, the new podcast release schedule, and what to do if you want to be part of the live video recordings of the show on YouTube. Co-Host Austin Wallis is back to share all about what he and Jester have in store for 2023. Benny Braden, Founder and CEO of Responsible Stewardship also joins Jester and Austin to share about why it was important for him to start the non-profit, Responsible Stewardship and promote making a positive impact on our public lands.
    Podcast audio and video versions of the show will release twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Saturday. You will continue to find the audio version wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts and the video version will be available the same day on Jester's YouTube Channel.
    If you want to join in on the live recordings each month you can become part of that in a couple of ways. Subscribe to Jester's YouTube Channel and hit the bell notifications to be notified about the live recording or send Jester an email and she will add you to her email list to receive the live recording link.
    Subscribe to Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JulieGayheart 
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Thanks for Listening, Be Safe Out There, and Happy Section Hiking!
    Join Jester at the following Responsible Stewardship Clean Up:
    Website: https://www.responsiblestewardship.org/ 
    April 22, 2023 - Earth Day
    Alternate Route Media:
    Website: http://alternateroutemedia.com  
    Business Inquiries: julie@alternateroutemedia.com
    Connect with Austin Wallis (Spielberg):
    Email: sidetrailadventures@gmail.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SideTrailAdventures 
    Connect with Julie Gayheart (Jester):
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Website: http://www.juliegayheart.com 
    Audio Produced By:
    Paul Collins (Skunkape)
    Business Inquiries: skunkape@thehammockhangerspodcast.com
    Music for the Podcast provided by:
    The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
    http://www.okeedokee.org/ 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #146.5 - What You Can Expect From The Podcast In 2023

    #146.5 - What You Can Expect From The Podcast In 2023

    Podcast Preseason Opener With Your Host, Julie Gayheart (Jester).
    Jester shares Season 4 Expectations:
    Positive Impact Season
    New Podcast Artwork
    Podcast Schedule for 2023
    "Live Versions" of the Podcast
    Partnership with Responsible Stewardship
    Foot Surgery Update
    2023 Hiking Goals
    HRN Trading Post
    Alternate Route Media
    Podcast audio and video versions of the show will release twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Saturday. You will continue to find the audio version wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts and the video version will be available the same day on Jester's YouTube Channel.
    If you want to join in on the live recordings each month you can become part of that in a couple of ways. Subscribe to Jester's YouTube Channel and hit the bell notifications to be notified about the live recording or send Jester an email and she will add you to her email list to receive the live recording link.
    Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!
    HRN Trading Post:
    https://hrntradingpost.com/ 
    Responsible Stewardship: https://www.responsiblestewardship.org/ 
    April 22, 2023 - Earth Day
    Alternate Route Media:
    Website: http://alternateroutemedia.com 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AlternateRouteMedia 
    Business Inquiries: julie@alternateroutemedia 
    Join Julie and Austin for the Premiere of their full feature film, I Am The MST over on their Alternate Route YouTube Channel.  The Premiere will begin at 8pm ET on Thursday January 5, 2023. 
    Julie Gayheart (Jester):
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Website: http://www.juliegayheart.com 
    Audio Produced By:
    Paul Collins (Skunkape)
    Business Inquiries: skunkape@thehammockhangerspodcast.com
    Music for the Podcast provided by:
    The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
    http://www.okeedokee.org/ 

    • 27 min
    #146 - Happy Section Hiking

    #146 - Happy Section Hiking

    Jester would like to thank her co-hosts, contributors, podcast guests, listeners, and trail community for listening to the show and believing in a podcast that would put the spotlight on section hikers for 149 episodes. Jester has decided to take a well deserved break from the podcast and the weekly production of the show. Don't worry, as you will hear Jester will be back!

    Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!
    I Am The MST Documentary Mini Series:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV5hSCv0tswFyQNnO1qyv0e1MY0mcgcv5 
    Connect with Austin Wallis (Spielberg):
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SideTrailAdventures 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidetrailadventures/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SideTrailAdventures 
    Connect with Julie Gayheart (Jester):
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Website Update: www.juliegayheart.com 
    Music for the Podcast provided by:
    The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
    http://www.okeedokee.org/ 

    • 28 min
    #145 - Paul Collins (Skunkape)

    #145 - Paul Collins (Skunkape)

    Jester catches up with the newest member of the Hiking Radio Network and podcast host of The Hammock Hangers Podcast, Paul Collins or also known as Skunkape. Paul has been involved with the Hiking Radio Network for quite some time creating social media artwork for a few of our shows each week and now putting his audio editing skills to the test with helping edit my show each week.

    Thanks for Listening and Happy Section Hiking!
    I Am The MST Documentary Mini Series:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV5hSCv0tswFyQNnO1qyv0e1MY0mcgcv5 
    More information about HangCon:
    https://hangcon.com/ 
    Connect with Paul "Skunkape" Collins:
    Email : skunkape@thehammockhangerspodcast.com
    Website : http://www.thehammockhangerspodcast.com 
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/TheHammockHangersPodcast 
    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/the_hammock_hangers_podcast 
    YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOw28WMum0pNN5WNTCIa_1A 
    Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ 
    Gear Lists & More: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker 
    Music for the Podcast provided by:
    The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods"
    http://www.okeedokee.org/ 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

phdmom9 ,

So many reasons to listen

This podcast is informative, organized and genuine. Whether new to hiking or backpacking or if you are a seasoned hiker, I believe you’ll enjoy Jester’s podcast. Thank you for this entertaining education,

The Usher 2016 ,

Great and informative program

Have been enjoying the program for a year, look forward to 2022

pep786 ,

Sectioned

As a section hiker love following this pod cast I can relate to it and get great tips for upcoming trips

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