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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Dec 21, 2023

Clark L Ward is our guest this week. Clark is a Native American and, while his hike was important to him, it was the story he was sharing with hikers along the way that made his hike so meaningful for him.

Clark carried an orange flag that he got people to pose with at every opportunity along the way. Naturally, it accompanied him to Katahdin. His cause was Every Child Matters and all parents will feel empathy for the children involved. Clark sent me several links–below–that will amplify the message.

Orange Shirt Day link Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad answers kids’ questions | CBC Kids News

You can also find Clark on Facebook at Facebook at

Jessica’s hike is getting to the end (as she heaves a sigh of relief). This week, we talk just 40 miles north of her ultimate destination–her Katahdin–at Harpers Ferry. She’s ready to be done and get her reward for the grit and determination she’s showed. Can’t wait to hear from her at the end.

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