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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 21, 2022

The remarkable Arlette Laan is this week's guest. Arlette recently completed the eleventh and final leg of her quest to hike all the National Scenic Trails, becoming the first woman to do so. She's not a super-honed athlete, she's a down-to-earth woman who knows her strengths and limitations, and hikes accordingly.

When she's not hiking these long-distance trails, Arlette leads hikes in New Hampshire and has shared with us the epic photo below.

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We hear from two of our Mighty Blue Class of 22. This week, Dom Tammaro and Dan Whitesides have progress and pictures to report.


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Thanks also to Emanuel Bravo-Ramos for sending me this handmade hat to wear in the Sierras next month. Pretty classy, eh??!!

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