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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Nov 30, 2023

Dan Klaiber is our guest this week and, while he had been planning a PCT thru-hike, Covid threw a wrench in the works and he had to look elsewhere. What he came up with was an epic journey through Britain, linking many established, and several not-so-well established trails to produce his very own long-distance trail.

He’s a great planner, so the logistic geeks among you will enjoy reading the document he sent me, as well as his LighterPack link at You can check out the full detail of his hike at You can also see more pictures on his Instagram page at

When Dan reached the end of his hike, his now-fiancee had commissioned a beautiful memento that will serve as a wonderful reminder of his hike and the start of his new life with Claire.

Jessica has been getting help from our listeners along the way and is now about to enter PA. Just two states to go.

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.

And don’t forget. Our entire series of videos from our Woods Hole Weekend in 2022 is now FREE and available at my YouTube page at There, you’ll find all sorts of tips and tricks that our guests took away from the weekend that helped them with their own hikes this year. Check it out.

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