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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 27, 2023

Some of the most recognizable hikers from the Class of 2019, The Wander Women, join us today. At least, two of them do. Kristy Burns and Annette Dumbell are two women in search of adventure, using their retirement time to travel, hike, bike, and canoe.

They share their stories with Steve as they reminisce their adventurous life. These are two women who are clear-eyed and intentional about choosing how to spend their time.

You can join in their adventures by following them on social media. On Facebook, they’re at They can be found on Instagram at, while their YouTube channel is at I highly recommend you check out their Katahdin Day video.

Our Class of 2023 tell us about their varying fortunes, with Steve Nota having his Katahdin moment, as well as the accompanying emotions. Check it out.

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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