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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Dec 16, 2021

A few weeks ago, one of our recent guests, Shannon Shaver, connected me to today's guest, Reta Walton. Reta has wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail since she was 13, but, as often happens, life got in the way. This year, now retired, Reta took on her dream.

She is an avid hiker, and the AT was everything she'd hoped it would be, even though she caught hypothermia on the way! Her passion and emotions come through vividly in this conversation, and I'm sure you'll find her inspiring.

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at Instagram, at and on YouTube, at

Barry Hill is this week's new member of the Class of 2022. You've already met Barry once on the show but, like Reta, his passion for his upcoming adventure comes across intensely.

Finally, Winton Porter's Passin' Thru takes up one of Reta's themes; hypothermia.

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