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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Dec 27, 2018

One of our sister shows on the Hiking Radio Network, Returning to Katahdin, featured Bruce Matson's successful attempt to fulfill his 44-year dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Greg Behrens accompanied Bruce for much of the last two states in this journey. Each man had a significant impact on the success of the other man's hike.

Greg felt called to the trail and discovered much, not only about himself but also the trail. He formed new friendships, strengthened an already strong faith, and was able to get to the end through a combination of both.

You can see more of Greg's AT adventure on his YouTube channel, GBolt on a Trail, at You can also read his Trail Journal at

Carlton Johnson is the last of our Class of 2019 adventurers. His journey has already started, in that he attempted a thru-hike in 2016 which came to an unhappy end. Read about that as he prepares for the second attempt next year.

As you'll hear in the main interview, Greg is a spiritual man, so let's leave him in silent prayer in front of Katahdin's iconic sign.