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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jan 13, 2022

Garrett Tandy is this week's guest, a 2021 flip flopper who finished at Delaware Water Gap in October 2021. He has fresh memories that he shares in a wide-ranging conversation.

Garrett is in his late 30s, which is a rarer demographic on the trail, and he did what he needed to do to hike the AT, making necessary changes and arrangements to fulfill his dream.

You can find out more about Garrett on his Instagram page at, where he has some pretty cool pictures that track his hike this year.

For the first time, we have THREE Class of 2022 members, all hiking together this year. Kera, Brittaney, and Ryan explain why they're going out as a trio, and what got them to this place in their lives that made them want to attempt the trail.

Kera and Brittaney have new Instagram pages if you'd like to follow them along the trail. Kera is at, while Brittaney is at Brittaney and Ryan also have a new YouTube page to follow as well.

There's a bit of a shock in Winton Porter's Passin' Thru this week, as one of our favorite characters turns out to be somebody we didn't actually know. It just goes to show; you can reinvent yourself along the trail.

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