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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Oct 8, 2020

We have another of our vintage hikers on the show today. Pat Stith didn't get started with his hiking until he was in his early 60s, yet he's certainly made up for lost time in the interim. Now 78, Pat goes through his various adventures with Steve, including his Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2015 when he was into his 70s.

Pat loves the people he meets even more than the hiking and mentions friendships that have survived the trail with far younger hikers.

His blog, at is full of the wisdom of age and the experience of a trail shared.

Bill Tickner catches up with Steve after two weeks and is into his final state; Virginia. He reflects on the many places he's seen in this past couple of weeks. With Damascus as his goal to complete his Triple Crown, we only have Bill for a few more weeks.

In his book, Balancing on Blue, Fozzie passes through the New York Zoo that is part of the trail, with thoughts of freeing a caged fox that he sees there.

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