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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Sep 30, 2021

We have a husband and wife section-hiking team on the show today. Deb Taylor and Danny Mooney have done Iron Man races, Triathlons, and Marathons for years, yet Covid cemented and grew a new love–backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.

Deb and Danny share their insights and reflect upon the correlations they have found between hiking the trail and those other disciplines.

You should also check out their AT journeys at where, amongst other goodies, as we referred to in our conversation, Danny Mooney lives up to his name with the Cog Train in the Whites.

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The two pics below are from their Iron Man days. A spectator caught the two of them meeting up in the race, then grabbing a quick kiss.


Katie is out of Maine and heading into the Presidential Range and New Hamphire. She reflects upon Maine and looks forward to this next great chapter in her adventure.

Finally, we meet a couple of hikers who are reluctant to shed pounds from their packs in the famous Mountain Crossings shakedown.

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