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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jun 1, 2023

Mark and David Beno, a father and son hiking team, took on the Appalachian Trail in 2022. Mark shares their story in this week’s show. The two of them chose to flip flop, choosing an unusual plan by leaving from Damascus headed north in March, then flipping back to Damascus after summiting Katahdin and heading south.

This was more than a bucket list item for Mark, and he appreciated the community he found himself in.

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We catch up with our most recent–and last–starter in our Mighty Blue Class of 23. Nancy Farrell heads out this week after allaying her concerns over her boyfriend’s health. We’ll find out soon how those early miles affect her.

Betty McEnaney caught a lot of rain this week, and shares THAt story with us all.

I’ve recently been to Trail Days and followed that by five days back on the AT with three friends. I share a little of that experience with you all.

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