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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Mar 7, 2024

We have another successful AT thru-hiker on the show today. Yet Audrey Payne seemed very unlikely to get the chance to hike the trail a few years earlier. How she recovered, and ultimately succeeded, is a story that she tells here in a conversation with Steve.

Now, six years later, Audrey has continued to hike and has just released her book about her hike in 2018. You can find it on Amazon here.

She also has an excellent website with great pictures of the AT and her other hikes. Additionally, you can find her on social media at, and on YouTube at

Also today, Bob Campbell, or Sloggy, shares his very recent trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. He mentions–and highly recommends–the company he used to make the trip happen. So, if you fancy checking Kilimanjaro out, you should visit Peak Planet at

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.

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.

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