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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 6, 2023

Today, we hear from a man who really loves the AT. Kevin Kinne and I have been communicating since 2017, and he maintains part of the AT near Great Barrington. He also provides trail magic for hikers, forming firm friendships along the way. One such meeting resulted in a thru-hike of the JMT with the Suttons and their son, Harvey.

You can follow along with their journey at Kevin’s YouTube channel,

If you’re inspired to volunteer for the trail, you can reach out to Kevin’s club, The Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club at

If you’d like to find a club in your region, try this link to all the ATc clubs providing volunteer opportunities.

We also hear from just two of our Class of 23 members, Jessica Lang-Wright and Dale Shotkoski. For one of them, it’s the end of their adventure for this year.

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.

I often ask listeners for ideas on who to interview, and I’m sure several of you say, “I could do that. I’ve got an awesome story to tell.” You’re the person we need to hear from. If you’d like to be interviewed on the podcast, just register as a guest on the link below, and I’ll be in touch.

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