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Are you a woman who likes to dance upon this earth?

You are? Then you've come to the right place.

The Trail Dames Podcast is just for you.


Feb 23, 2021

Jan (aka BeeKeeper aka Jaunting Jan) adopted an unconventional lifestyle when she "retired." She'd rediscovered hiking around age 50, was deep into backpacking by the time she turned 55 and began her nomadic chapter. Hiking is her life! She likes to say she visits her home in far Northern California occasionally, but spends as much time as possible traveling between trailheads.

Jan prefers cherry-picking highlight sections of trails but has hiked large chunks of the PCT and AZT, smaller sections of the CDT, PNT, TRT and CT, and has completed the Wonderland Trail. Many more miles have been accumulated on wilderness trails, primarily west of the Rockies. Jan enjoys sharing her adventures and knowledge through her blog. She was recently profiled in Susan Alcorn's book, Walk, Hike, Saunter. You can also find an interview with Jester on the Section Hiker Podcast where Jan talks about her hiking resume.

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"Walk, Hike, Saunter" by Susan Alcorn -

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Connect with Anna, aka Mud Butt, at

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Music provided for this Podcast by The Burns Sisters
"Dance Upon This Earth"