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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Nov 2, 2023

Our guest this week is the host of the popular YouTube channel, Kyle Hates Hiking. Kyle O’Grady did his AT thru-hike in 2018, then started his channel a year later. He’s funny, irreverent, and wryly observant. I even tried out something new in our interview. I hope you like it.

You can follow Kyle on several platforms. Of course, there’s his YouTube channel at, but you can also follow him on Instagram at and hear his podcast, Trail Tales - Thru Hiking and Backpacking on Apple at and on Spotify at

While everything on his YouTube channel is hiking and backpacking related, Kyle has branched out into mysteries on the trail. These are well-researched and very entertaining.

Joanne is nearing the end of her thru-hike. In fact, she plans to summit Springer the day THIS episode is released, and I hope to be able to interview her from Springer Mountain for next week’s show.

Jessica is still moving on, but we were unable to connect this week. We’ll hear from her next week.

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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