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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

May 18, 2017

  Byron Church has had his sights set on the Appalachian Trail since he read Bill Bryson's book in High School, nearly two decades ago. Section by section, he has completed more than 2,000 miles of the trail and will be finishing this year. As all section hikers do, Byron has had to earn his hiking legs every year. He reached out to me to tell his story as he is soon to set out for his final leg later this year.   You can follow Byron on his blog, and contact him at       In this week's Fear and Loathing on the Appalachian Trail, I caught up again with Steve Walker, or Big Bird. Steve was forced off the trail last year and has returned to complete his mission. He's currently slogging his way through Pennsylvania's rock and you can hear that in his voice! Steve's has one of the more thorough video logs, so follow him on YouTube if you want to share his journey towards Katahdin.   Attie had a big decision to make this week. She has struggled with homesickness and needed to take a week's break before she made up her mind what to do.   Thanks to all for your support, via email, reviews or through my book sales. I'd also like to thank those of you who have signed up to be patrons on Patreon, though you'll notice that nothing has been debited from you. It was me; I messed up my Patreon entry. I'll be trying to resolve it soon. The joys of technology in your 60s!!