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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jan 25, 2024

DJ Mullet, or Dos Entradas, had been a hiker for several years, with the Appalachian Trail firmly in his sights. Yet a Type One Diabetes diagnosis seemed to have put paid to that dream. However, undaunted, DJ worked out not only how to manage the illness in his day-to-day life, he was able to manage it successfully on the AT in 2023.

He shares his story eagerly, so that others will be inspired to do what it takes to get out into the woods to fulfill their own dreams.

You can follow DJ on YouTube at Journey To The TRAIL- Ep.06 Diabetes Gear For Thru-hiking and on Facebook at two sites. Darrin Mullet and MADE TO MOVE: The A.T. in '23 | Facebook

We welcome Jester and her buddy and partner, Austin to the show today as they celebrate the release of their documentary, Safe & Found, which features the selfless and heroic work performed by the Haywood County Search and Rescue Team.

The film is well worth your time and can be found on YouTube at SAFE AND FOUND Documentary. If you’d like to find out more about the film, or speak with Jester or Austin, you can email them at

There are some terrific shots of the team in action, as well as some jaw-dropping drawings by Heidi Nisbett of Sketching Summits. Check it out.

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 Woods Hole Weekend - Trailer. 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. Check it out.

I often ask listeners for ideas on who to interview, and I’m sure several of you say, “I could do that. I’ve got an awesome story to tell.” You’re the person we need to hear from. If you’d like to be interviewed on the podcast, just register as a guest on the link below, and I’ll be in touch. Come on the show!

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