Image courtesy of Julie Gayheart.
Julie Gayheart is a section hiker, podcaster, and hiker safety advocate. Coming from a long distance running background, Julie section hiked the Appalachian Trail over the course of 12 years, going on to begin section hiking the Mountains to Sea Trail and other trails along the way. In the last few years she’s become a hiking safety advocate after the son of her sister’s close friend went missing on the PCT as well as noticing just how unprepared many hikers of all backgrounds and skill levels can be. Julie is an enthusiastic guest and her love for the trails she hikes comes through in our conversation.
Music: “Breathing” by Lee Rosevere
+Jester Section Hiker Podcast – Hiking Radio Network
+Mountains to Sea Trail
+The 10 Essentials via The Mountaineers
+@jestersectionhiker on Instagram
+Hiker Safety – Julie’s website compiling a list of hiker safety information
+@hikersafety on Instagram
+Fowler O’Sullivan Foundation