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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 26, 2018

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a daunting undertaking for people with no medical issues. For those who rely upon their medication, the AT can be logistically challenging. Cathryn Pugh didn't let that get in the way once she decided to do a thru-hike in 2017. Her sunny disposition and can-do attitude are inspiring–even to the extent of convincing somebody else to tackle the trail next year. We'll be speaking with that person as well.

Cathryn learned a life-affirming lesson on the trail–she can do absolutely anything. She even started dating her boyfriend, Mike, while she was on the AT, though even that wasn't straightforward and they didn't see each other for another month.

If you'd like to learn more about Cathryn and her journey, you can find her on Instagram at hikeswithdiabetes.

Nate Harrington made a welcome return to the show with the tweak he'd make to his hike were he ever to go again. I mention the Katahdin sign that Nate makes and sell. Here is the link to the sign on his site, Between The Blazes.

We're up to Episode Eight of the Year We Seized The Day, with more grief for Colin between the laughs.

We hope that you take the opportunity to support our sponsor, Trailtopia, when you consider your next backpacking trip. Go to to check out their wide variety of meals.