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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Apr 20, 2017

  As this is my show, I thought I'd get myself interviewed and, in the absence of any questions from my listeners, I went ahead and asked Diane, my lovely wife, to interview me. She asked me a few things I hadn't really thought too much about and, listening back as I edited the show, I realized how much I'd changed in the past few years. The thought say, ten years ago, that somebody would one day interview me about hiking was as likely as somebody asking Kim Kardashian the nuances of nuclear fission. It just wouldn't happen.     I was able to reflect further on my own hike, as well as my upcoming trip back onto the AT and my real task for the year of my second (and probably last) attempt at the John Muir Trail. I'll be blogging about that journey and eventually writing a book about it.   You should know my email address by now, but you can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. I love to hear from people and always respond. Atticus (Jessa / Attie) is through the Smokies and continues to have a blast. She seems to be having the best of the weather in this rather unpredictable year. Fear and Loathing this week is a longer than normal interview, with Gabe Burkhardt (Hermes or Sketch). He talks of the importance of finishing his 2016 hike and the internal precipice he found himself on the edge of during that hike. This is a powerful conversation that you may consider unsuitable for children. Read Gabe's excellent blog. He pulls no punches and illustrates his stories with great sketches. Thanks as ever for supporting the show, either on Patreon or buying my books. I'm so grateful to everybody for their support. Remember, you can also get my free e-book, Hiking the Appalachian Trail is Easy: Especially if You've Never Hiked Before, by going to my author's site, and leaving your name and email address.