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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 1, 2021

This week, our guest is Michael Sisemore, better known as Sy. As many people do, Michael hiked the Appalachian Trail when he was at a real crossroads in his life. He had no idea what he'd be doing after the trail but allowed himself the luxury of being open to all possibilities. The transformation that came his way was seismic, with the effects reverberating down the years nearly a quarter of a century later.

Michael found a life that worked for him, and has now written a book that talks of those changes, as well as the meeting and very close friendship with a true trail legend. His story is fascinating.

You can read some great excerpts from the book at and follow Sy on Instagram at

If you'd like to buy his book, you can find it on Amazon at

Katie has been putting in the miles this week, having eased herself back into her hike after her unfortunate injury. She also passed a special milestone.

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