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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jun 29, 2017

I was introduced to Craig McPherson by a listener. He sent me a link to Craig's final video, one that served to represent a summary of his hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016. It was arresting, to say the least. I've since sent this video to several friends who have been similarly moved and I can say with some authority that this is exactly how the trail feels. Interviewing Craig was just as riveting, for me. He was able to articulate several of the emotions that hit you during a thru-hike. I've also watched a number of his other updates and, together, they stitch together as good a representation of a thru-hike as I've seen. They certainly put my cinematic efforts to shame. If you'd like to see more of Craig's journey, just click on the link below and you'll be taken directly to his YouTube page.     If you'd like to connect directly to Craig, email him at     ***THERE IS A CURSE WORD IN MY READING FROM MY BOOK, SO BE PREPARED IF YOU LISTEN WITH CHILDREN***   Attie / Jessa continues to push forward, giving me less than full information on her somewhat lackluster attempt at the Half-Gallon Challenge. There's always a story behind the story! This is the last update for a couple of weeks. When we next hear from her it will be the middle of July.   I mentioned my "Last 10,000 Feet Challenge" in the show, which turns my John Muir Trail hike into a fundraiser for an organization very dear to my heart. If you'd like to learn more about the organization or, better yet, to donate to the cause of protecting children, click this link.