PODCAST

"Jester" Section Hiker

Julie "Jester" Gayheart

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 “Jester” Gayheart, to hear what it means to be a section hiker and the adventure that awaits them section by section.
Episode #107 - Mills Kelly (Grandaddy Spartan)Episode #106 - Dr. Aaron Pospisil (Veterinarian Q & A)
Jan 8 2022
1 hr 6 mins
Episode #105 - The 10 Essentials (Part 2)
Happy New Year everybody! Jester and guest co-host Austin pick up where they left off from on last week's episode by continuing to share their 10 Essential Gear items utilizing the list from The Mountaineers. This week you will hear what they carry for making a fire, emergency shelter, extra food, water, and clothes. And Jester shares a tip she learned on how to keep the mice away if you stay in shelters! Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! The Mountaineers: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials The Mountaineers Official 10 Essentials List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ETfWCshglQ0nFNgQFbJvWNocjIHr-8bg/view?usp=sharing Jester 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ta-E9NKHANXppgfpx85R-8mjMAZ1wiMO73PxThDbz4/edit?usp=sharing Austin 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kUWHMagCqfjjbdQUsG_MLonTEn_thVtYyR6-PcpPgI/edit?usp=sharing Hiker Safety Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikersafety/ Hiker Safety Website: https://solo.to/hikersafety HangCon: https://hangcon.com/ Connect with Austin Wallis: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClx1T8H95n2cli-uHkeSwIw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidetrailadventures/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SideTrailAdventures Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/
Jan 1 2022
38 mins
Episode #104 - The 10 Essentials (Part 1)
December always seems to be the month that Jester begins to take a look at the calendar and starts to plot and plan her section hiking adventures for the next year. It's also a time when she starts to take a look at her gear, which includes the 10 essential items for each hike. As we all get ready for our upcoming adventures in 2022 Jester brings back guest co-host Austin Wallis to share their specific 10 Essential Gear items. Jester and Austin discuss the first 5 gear items from The Mountaineers 10 Essentials list which covers Navigation, Headlamp, Sun Protection, First Aid Kit, and Knife. Next week, they'll be back to close out the list with the final 5 items. Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! The Mountaineers: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials Jester 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ta-E9NKHANXppgfpx85R-8mjMAZ1wiMO73PxThDbz4/edit?usp=sharing Austin 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kUWHMagCqfjjbdQUsG_MLonTEn_thVtYyR6-PcpPgI/edit?usp=sharing Hiker Safety Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikersafety/ Hiker Safety Website: https://solo.to/hikersafety Connect with Austin Wallis: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClx1T8H95n2cli-uHkeSwIw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidetrailadventures/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SideTrailAdventures Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/
Dec 25 2021
33 mins
Episode #103 - Jester and Charissa: Connecting With Others
Dec 18 2021
30 mins
Episode #102 - Penny Vann (Reverse)
Jester has a great talk with ALDHA Board Member and H.A.S.T.E. Coordinator, Penny Vann. Penny shares with us how she got her unique trail name "Reverse", why she hikes backwards going downhill, and the benefits of why a long-distance hiker should join ALDHA. In addition to the benefits of joining ALDHA, Penny shares the importance of ALDHA's H.A.S.T.E. program, which stands for Hiker Awareness, Safety, and Trail Education. The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association defines itself as an off-trail family of hikers, dreamers, and friends of the trail, working to preserve, protect, and promote the long-distance hiking experience. Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! JOIN ALDHA: https://aldha.org/ Hiker Safety Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikersafety/ Hiker Safety Website: https://solo.to/hikersafety Outdoor Evolution Article: https://theoutdoorevolution.com/explore-by-foot/hiker-safet-prepare-practice-promote TSX Challenge (Mt. Whitney): https://tsxchallenge.com/trek-dates/trans-sierra-xtreme-challenge/ Podcast w/Mighty Blue: https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/mighty-blue-on-the-appalachian-trail-the-ultimate-mid-life-c/episode-297-tom-sherry-stellar/ HangCon: https://hangcon.com/ Connect with Penny Vann: Email: plvann3@gmail.com H.A.S.T.E: https://aldha.org/haste Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/ "Jester" Reference Tools, Gear Lists, Hiking Resume and more: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/
Dec 11 2021
34 mins
Episode #101 - Jester and AustinEpisode #100 - Jester and AustinEpisode #99 - Jester and CharissaEpisode #98 - Nathan & Kimm Wright (Pinhoti Outdoor Center)Episode #97 - Bill BlakeEpisode #96 - Craig "Hawk" MainsEpisode #95 - Jester and AustinEpisode #94 - Jester and CharissaEpisode #93 - Nancy EastEpisode #92 - Dani BeauEpisode #91 - Austin WallisEpisode #90 - Jennifer BrowndorfEpisode #89 - Danny Bernstein
Jester introduces us this week to Danny Bernstein. Danny has thousands of hiking miles under her feet with no plans of stopping anytime soon! As you will hear, Danny has a hiking resume that many dream of having over the course of their hiking career. From completing the Appalachian Trail with her husband, the Mountains To Sea Trail, and climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan! Danny is also a believer in joining and becoming an active member in hiking clubs. She and her husband of many years were active in the Appalachian Mountain Club, and now pride themselves on being members of the Carolina Mountain Club. Danny has also authored five books, including a book titled, The Mountains To Sea Trail across North Carolina: Walking a Thousand Miles through Wildness, Culture and History (Natural History). Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! Connect with Danny Bernstein: https://www.hikertohiker.net/ Carolina Mountain Club: https://carolinamountainclub.org/ 100 Favorite Trails Challenge: https://www.carolinamountainclub.org/index.cfm/do/pages.view/id/397/page/100-Favorite-Trails-Challenge Friends of the Mountains To Sea Trail: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/ Mountains To Sea Trail - 44th Birthday Hike Information: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/challenges/birthdayhike/ Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: jester@jestersectionhiker.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://www.hikingradionetwork.com/show/jester-section-hiker/ "Jester" Reference Tools, Gear Lists, Hiking Resume and more: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/
Sep 11 2021
46 mins
Episode #88 - Kate Dixon

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