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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Sep 14, 2023

Suzanne Roberts is our guest today. She shares a thoughtful, female perspective on long-distance hiking, using her 1993 JMT hike as a backdrop. The concept of a different experience from men to women had never occurred to me, but I was intrigued to hear her story.

She is releasing an Anniversary edition of her book about her JMT hike, and you can find it in the links she sent me below.

Almost Somewhere

Animal Bodies

Bad Tourist

My Writing Prompts substack newsletter I mentioned.

52 Writing Prompts | Suzanne Roberts | Substack

My website: Home

We have our first Appalachian Trail thru-hiker in our class of 23. Mark Carpenter made it to Katahdin on Tuesday. We hear from him prior to AND after his summit. Great achievement, Mark.

Additionally, Joanne Flagg measures her progress south, as Mary Marks prepares to emulate Mark in a few days.

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

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