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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Mar 30, 2023

Rachel Hadley-Leonard is our guest today. I heard about Rachel walking the South West Coast Path in England from one of our previous guests and wanted to know more about her hike. She instantly pushed this trail up near the top of my bucket list for a possible future walk with my brother, Mike.

Rachel is a podcaster with two shows. One is specifically about her own journey, while the other is the official podcast of the Path itself. You can check them out here. and

If you’d prefer to see that pics rather than hear the audio, you can follow Rachel on Instagram at, or the SouthWest Coast Path at

You can also learn a lot about hiking the South West Coast Path from their website, at

Two of our Class of 23 members check in this week. Bostonian, Steve Nota, is back from Australia to complete his AT hike after several stops last year, while Mary Marks records her own (and Wiley’s) steady progress as she nears Damascus.

We had awful new as I was writing the commentary. A fellow Class of 2019 member, Ray Kroebl has passed. I didn’t meet him on trail–we were always just a few days apart–but he was still my brother. Ray was a guest on the podcast last year, so I’d like to let you listen again to him if you remember him. Rest in Peace, brother.

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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