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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Aug 4, 2022

Our guest today is Monica Aguilar. Monica has been putting in the miles for the past four years, having thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018, then completing half of the PCT last year before she was forced to get off trail because of the fires. In between, she managed to fit in a bikepacking trip on the Great Divide Trail.

But Monica's passion for adventure triggered another, more creative side of her. She started to draw and paint in her journal to record the sights she was seeing. When she returned home, she parlayed that hobby into a business.

If you'd like to check out some of Monica's work, go to her website, or her Instagram page at She also runs a podcast, which you can hear at


Katie and Sarah, so close to the end of their respective journeys, are back on the show this week. They share their experiences of the past week.

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