213 episodes

"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

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 113 Ratings

"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's Return (Week 5)

    Jester's Return (Week 5)

    Jester preps for her return to the Appalachian Trail in June of 2024.
    Jester's Redemption Section Hike: https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/category/jesters-redemption-section-hike-days-1-10/ 
    Connect With Dr. Matt Tracey (Jester's DPT) : 
    Email: matt@architechsports.com
    Architech Sports: https://www.architechsports.com/cornelius-physical-therapy 
    Connect With James Appleton (Jester's Coach):
    Email: james.b.appleton@gmail.com
    Website: https://seektodomore.com/   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seektodomore/
    46 Outdoor Co.: https://46outdoors.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesappleton46/ 
    Connect With Maria Wishart: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ 
    Connect With Jester:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/
    Watch Safe and Found: https://safe-and-found.com  
    Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning" 

    • 29 min
    Jester's Return (Week 4)

    Jester's Return (Week 4)

    Jester preps for her return to the Appalachian Trail in June of 2024 to work on her 2nd section hike completion of the trail. 
    Jester's Redemption Section Hike: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpmZshhnan2ThUIYE9CdbfrAK9_xOlS4y 
    Connect With Dr. Matt Tracey (Jester's DPT) : 
    Email: matt@architechsports.com
    Architech Sports: https://www.architechsports.com/cornelius-physical-therapy 
    Connect With James Appleton (Jester's Coach):
    Email: james.b.appleton@gmail.com
    Website: https://seektodomore.com/   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seektodomore/
    46 Outdoor Co.: https://46outdoors.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesappleton46/ 
    Connect With Maria Wishart: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ 
    Connect With Jester:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/
    Watch Safe and Found: https://safe-and-found.com  
    Bare Performance Nutrition: https://www.bareperformancenutrition.com/ 
    Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning" 

    • 33 min
    A MAJOR Change In Summer Hiking Plans

    A MAJOR Change In Summer Hiking Plans

    Jester announces a MAJOR Change in hiking plans coming up this summer. Jester recorded this episode LIVE with Maria Wishart aka Wheezy Pee over on Instagram and YouTube. 
    Watch the LIVE recording on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lS3F_wT8uw 
    Watch the LIVE recording on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/p/C6R3A-Gpvge/ 
    Jester's Redemption Section Hike: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpmZshhnan2ThUIYE9CdbfrAK9_xOlS4y 
    Connect With Dr. Matt Tracey (Jester's DPT) : 
    Email: matt@architechsports.com
    Architech Sports: https://www.architechsports.com/cornelius-physical-therapy 
    Connect With James Appleton (Jester's Coach):
    Email: james.b.appleton@gmail.com
    Website: https://seektodomore.com/   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seektodomore/
    46 Outdoor Co.: https://46outdoors.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesappleton46/ 
    Connect With Maria Wishart: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ 
    Connect With Jester:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/
    Watch Safe and Found: https://safe-and-found.com  
    Bare Performance Nutrition: https://www.bareperformancenutrition.com/ 
    Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning" 

    • 42 min
    Jester's Return (Week 3)

    Jester's Return (Week 3)

    Follow Along As Jester Preps For Her Summer Hiking Plans Starting June 2024. 
    Jester's Redemption Section Hike: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpmZshhnan2ThUIYE9CdbfrAK9_xOlS4y 
    Connect With Dr. Matt Tracey (Jester's DPT) : 
    Architech Sports: https://www.architechsports.com/cornelius-physical-therapy 
    Email: matt@architechsports.com
    Connect With James Appleton (Jester's Coach):
     Email: james.b.appleton@gmail.com
    Website: https://seektodomore.com/   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seektodomore/
    46 Outdoor Co.: https://46outdoors.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesappleton46/ 
    Connect With Maria Wishart: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ 
    Connect With Jester:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/
    Watch Safe and Found: https://safe-and-found.com  
    Bare Performance Nutrition: https://www.bareperformancenutrition.com/ 
    Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning" 

    • 33 min
    Jester's Plot Twist

    Jester's Plot Twist

    Jester's Plot Twist! 
    April 27th Live Episode With Maria Wishart aka Wheezy Pee: https://youtube.com/live/7lS3F_wT8uw 
    Connect With Wheezy Pee: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/
    Connect With Jester:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/
    Watch Safe and Found: https://safe-and-found.com  
    Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning" 

    • 5 min
    Jester's Return (Week 2)

    Jester's Return (Week 2)

    Follow Along As Jester Preps For A Thru Hike Of The Allegheny Trail! https://www.hikethealleghenytrail.org/ 
    Jester's Redemption Section Hike: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpmZshhnan2ThUIYE9CdbfrAK9_xOlS4y 
    Connect With Dr. Matt Tracey (Jester's DPT) : 
    Architech Sports: https://www.architechsports.com/cornelius-physical-therapy 
    Email: matt@architechsports.com
    Connect With James Appleton (Jester's Coach):
    Website: https://seektodomore.com/   
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seektodomore/
    46 Outdoor Co.: https://46outdoors.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamesappleton46/ 
    Connect With Maria Wishart: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hike_woof_wiggle_repeat/ 
    Connect With Jester:
    Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/
    Watch Safe and Found: https://safe-and-found.com  
    Bare Performance Nutrition: https://www.bareperformancenutrition.com/ 
    Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning" 
     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Hiker Kevin ,

Best podcast for section hikers and hiking enthusiasts

I’m glad I found this podcast. I listened to every episode in under three months. Jester offers a calming and relaxing tone with routine laughter as she provides great detail and explanation of her hiking experiences. This show is very informative with respect to a vast range of hiking guests and great gear reviews. (Including Dan Durston!) I only recently got into hiking and have aspersions to one day through hike the AT. Those dreams will have to wait since I have a family and a mortgage and that’s ok, because I get the privilege to complete trails one section at a time. Jester models how to successfully plan for and complete section hikes. I truly enjoy how she is relatable to those in the hiking community as she tells it how it is including the challenges and hardships as well as the successes. Please give this podcast a listen and I know you will appreciate it as much as I do.

Rolfdenver ,

Great info and warm style

Jester’s section-hiking podcasts are chock-full of useful information, especially on section hikes in the eastern US including the Appalachian Trail. Jester has a warm, pleasing style both when interviewing guests and when sharing her own vast knowledge and experience. Her passion for hiking and educating others is infectious.

old man, airborne runner ,

An amazing hiking podcast!

It is great to have a podcast focus on section hiking. All though I have been a scoutmaster and led backpacking trips, I learn something on every episode! Julie and her guests make me laugh, challenge me to think and impart wisdom! Keep up the great show!!!

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