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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Feb 22, 2024

Jessie Gehner, MD, is a thru-hiker from 2008 who then went to medical school. She currently works as an ER physician at Roanoke hospital, and is a member of the faculty of the Wilderness Medical Society, spearheading the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at her hospital.

She has continued her hiking life and, in her work capacity, also hikes to Everest Base Camp each year with a group of medical professionals.

Jessie has provided links for both the base camp group, and the Wilderness Medical Society.

She can also be found on Facebook at

We also finished our Mighty Blue Class of 2023 debriefs with Jessica Lang-Wright who, as you can see, has done a bit with her hair!

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 this year. Check it out.

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