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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Oct 22, 2020

I first met Rob Landry (virtually) when he reached out partway through his 2020 thru-hike attempt. He was thinking about writing the book of hiking during a pandemic and wanted a little publishing advice. So it delighted me to hear from him when he finished his 2020 hike and I invited him on the show.

The finish, however, wasn't what I expected, and nor will you.

If you'd like to see more of Rob's hike, check out his Instagram account at

Leanna Joyner is the Program Director for Volunteer Relations and in this week's "Discovering the ATC segment," she shares with us the myriad ways that you can volunteer to help YOUR trail. "Volunteering on the A.T.: From Recreation to Stewardship" is the title they gave me, so I dove in to find out more. If you'd like to help out, go to, and Leanna or one of her colleagues will point you in the right direction.

Bill Tickner continues to weave his way south, enjoying every minute as he closes in on his Triple Crown.

And Fozzie, in Balancing on Blue, discovers the boundaries he's unable to cross when a member of his tramily requires a somewhat closer inspection than Fozzie is prepared to give.

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