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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jan 26, 2023

Amanda Wylie is an independent, strong young woman from Queens, NY. She hiked the Appalachian Trail last year and, despite loving the impact it had upon her, she had to address a few issues on her journey that were unexpected, and often unwanted.

Despite that, she wants her experience to inspire women to take on the trail and embrace the experience. You can follow Amanda on Instagram at, while her clothing brand can be seen at

Amanda has recently started a blog, so I’m adding the link to that as well. Check it out.

Amanda also mentioned a hiker's vlog that impacted her and which she feels most ressembled trail life. It's Trailhead Justin, at, while the family that kindly slackpacked her to the end when she was injured are also on YouTube. They are the Skogman Family, and their channel is at

Carl Bergquist joins the MB Class of 23. He's another recent retiree, and his excitement is palpable!

Doctor Lynne follows her hypothermia segment last week with the topical "Frostbite" this week. You can see her notes on this important subject at

If you'd like to find out more about "Then The Hail Came," check out George's website at You can also find George's book on Amazon at this link.

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