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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

May 30, 2019

The past three days have taken us through Maryland to the edge of Pennsylvania. It didn’t turn out to be the easy state I’d remembered.

We were honored to have the company of Laurie Potteiger from ATC as our hiking companion for part of the first day and she was a charming and informative guide to all things AT.

May 26, 2019

We’ve made it to Harpers Ferry, the traditional halfway point. I’m tired, sore, and feel accomplished.

The tramily is starting to break up, a natural progression as members come and go. With a bit of luck, we’ll reform in a week or so. The good thing about the trail is that these things are fluid, with plenty of...

May 26, 2019

We’ve finished with Shenandoah National Park. It turned out to be a great place that we all thoroughly enjoyed.

With Ugh leaving for Trail Days, our little group has been augmented by the lovely Dodger Dog. Her youth and vitality have lifted our spirits.

Listeners have continued to reach out and help us while old...

May 20, 2019

It has been a wonderful six days with the Shenandoah National Park as the backdrop.

I’ve been gobsmacked (wonderful English expression) by the kindness of others, with probably the surprise of my life coming on the first morning out of Rockfish Gap.

Further “Magic” later in the week confirmed my feeling of being...

May 15, 2019

Four days of SOBO and NOBO hiking, with RTK joining us for a couple of very wet, quite testing days.

We learn about the attacks and the trail has become a sadder place. How we recover from this desperately sad incident will say a lot about the character of the Class of 2019.