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.
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Episode #101 - Jester and Austin
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 DixonEpisode #87 - Jeff Brewer
As all of you know, the Mountains To Sea trail is becoming more near and dear to Jester's heart. Jester has a special interview to share with you all for this episode, as she had the opportunity to enjoy a conversation with Jeff Brewer. Jeff was the first President for the Friends of the Mountains To Sea Trail. You will hear that Jeff was asked to accept this role from a very iconic trail advocate and visionary, Allen De Hart. Jeff also has a passion for trail maintenance and building trail for the MST in the Falls Lake area of North Carolina. At the core of this episode, you will hear his passion for volunteering and giving back to the trails we love so much. Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! Friends of the Mountains To Sea Trail: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/ Falls Lake Trail Workday/National Public Lands Day: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/event/falls-lake-trail-workday-national-public-lands-day/ 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/ Pocket Trails: Website: https://pockettrails.app/projects.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pockettrails.app/ Hiker Safety: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikersafety/ Website: https://solo.to/hikersafety "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/
Aug 28 2021
46 mins
Episode #86 - "Jester" John Muir Trail (Days 1-5)
Sometimes, things don't always go as planned on our hiking adventures. You can plan, take practice hikes, dial in your gear, and try to mentally prepare for the journey you are about to take. Jester shares with us her recordings from the first couple of days out on the John Muir Trail, her and Mighty Blue's decision to get off the JMT, and gives us an update on some upcoming events happening this fall! Thanks for listening everybody and Happy Section Hiking! JMT Facebook "Live" with Jester and Mighty Blue (July 31): https://fb.watch/79DOYrncT_/ "Jester" John Muir Trail Gear List (Summer 2021): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MOC0XpCJPAPKxYkNvC_ru76IYxegg4N95Lnu7fyKBws/edit?usp=sharing JMT - Itinerary, Logistics, Resupply: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EooZzqcZivd8ccqjWdaptGaVA25dDSX8NlTK-35O3Mk/edit?usp=sharing Kris "Sherpa" Fowler: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BringKrisFowlerHome Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation: https://www.fofound.org/ August 2021 - Yakima Herald Article about "Sherpa": https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/the-search-continues-for-missing-pacific-crest-trail-hiker-kris-fowler-last-spotted-at-white/article_5883fafe-ac48-523b-84ca-00f422349bc2.html?fbclid=IwAR1uQuHBWqDXv5aP7Wad2byUSM5VRQm8cmSF2viIxbggT0X8ZsdkmpVC1q4 Pocket Trails: Website: https://pockettrails.app/projects.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pockettrails.app/ 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/
Aug 21 2021
42 mins
Episode #85 - "Jester" John Muir Trail ResupplyEpisode #84 - "Jester" John Muir Trail Gear ListEpisode #83 - "Jester" John Muir Trail Logistics
Tune in as Jester shares with us what she is calling her John Muir Trail Logistics. Jester shares her process of gathering information for the JMT Permit Process, JMT Hiking Itineraries, Maps, Apps, Bear Canisters and Food Re-Supply. Jester also reminds us to follow the first principal of Leave No Trace which is to Plan ahead and Prepare! JMT Permit Process: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/jmtfaq.htm JMT Rolling Lottery Application: https://yosemite.org/jmt-rolling-lottery-application/ Yosemite Full Trailhead Report: https://yosemite.org/wildtrails/report Bearfoot Theory: https://bearfoottheory.com/john-muir-trail-permit/ She Dreams of Alpine: https://www.shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/john-muir-trail-permits Follow Bigfoot - Everything you need to know about a JMT Permit: https://youtu.be/NHnNyxrKEhs Eric The Black's (Pocket Atlas, Itinerary): https://blackwoodspress.com/blog/ Guthook (JMT App Download): https://atlasguides.com/john-muir-trail-map/ Pacific Crest Trail Association: https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/john-muir-trail/ Bearfoot Theory: https://bearfoottheory.com/john-muir-trail-maps-books-resources/ Andrew Skurka - Bear Canister Comparison: https://andrewskurka.com/food-bear-canisters-guide-approved-volume-cost/ Bear Canisters: BV500 - https://bearvault.com/product/bv500/ Wild Ideas (Weekender) - https://www.wild-ideas.net/weekender/ JMT Resupply: Red's Meadows - https://www.redsmeadow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PackagePickUp.pdf Muir Trail Ranch - http://www.muirtrailranch.com/resupply.html Mule Re-Supply - Sequoia Kings Pack Trains or Pine Creek Pack Outfit. Email: bernerspack@yahoo.com Leave No Trace Principles: https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/ Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! Kris "Sherpa" Fowler: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BringKrisFowlerHome Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation: https://www.fofound.org/ 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/
Jul 31 2021
35 mins
Episode #82 - Sally Guyton Fowler & Terri Kidder
Jester introduced us to 2016 missing PCT Hiker, Kris "Sherpa" Fowler back in Episode #13. Jester has also shared with us that her sister, Terri Kidder, is very good friends with Kris's Mother, Sally Guyton Fowler. Most recently, you can hear more about Kris in Episode #66 with Cathy Tarr, Executive Director of the Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation. For this episode Jester shares with us her chat with Terri and Sally. Terri and Sally share with us what was happening from a family perspective when Kris initially went missing in October of 2016. The majority of the time on the show you hear from section hikers and their perspectives on hiking but today you will hear what it's like for families at home while their loved ones are out hiking. Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! Connect with Sally Guyton Fowler: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BringKrisFowlerHome Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation: https://www.fofound.org/ Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/homepage/ref=smi_chpf_redirect?ie=UTF8&ein=85-0571015&ref_=smi_ext_ch_85-0571015_cl Washington Hikers and Climbers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/washingtonhikersandclimbers The Missing and Unexplained Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/MissingUnexplainedPod 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/
Jul 24 2021
51 mins

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