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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Sep 9, 2021

For the Mighty Blue show, it's a bit of a first today. Our guest is Person Irresponsible, or PI, and she is as unlikely a hiker as you've ever met. Yet, with grit and determination–and the fact that she had nowhere else to go–PI managed to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail in Covid Year.

It was lonely; she was inexperienced, and she shares how she used a program designed for something else to navigate her hike. It's a fascinating story.

If you'd like to follow more of PI's adventure, and if you'd like to read more about her book, you can go to You can also find her (still anonymous) on Facebook at

The book is also available on Amazon at

And don't forget, our sponsor for the month of September is Cedar Trail Gear, with their 3 Point Multi Tool. Make sure you check them out at

Katie and I chatted this week when she was halfway up Mt Avery in Maine on a beautiful Wednesday morning. Sounds idyllic, doesn't it?

And Winton Porter's Passin' Thru gets onto the prickly subject of ultralight gear. He has a warning for the unprepared!

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