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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Oct 27, 2016

One of the most recognizable figures I met on the trail, Grizz gave me some really helpful advice in those early miles. He bore an uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus, pulling out the great man's hat on several occasions to keep us amused. He is full of knowledge about the trail and will happily respond if you'd like...

Oct 20, 2016

Maud and Cesar hiked their "thorough hike" in 2001, spending more than a year on the trail. They were determined to squeeze every last experience from the Appalachian Trail, covering the nearly 2,200 miles across all four seasons. 

Their dog, Trudy, joined them and turned out to be the star of their movie. I...

Oct 13, 2016

Sam is an all-round good guy who would be happy to speak with anybody he met on the trail or anybody who just wants another perspective about life on the trail. His joyous approach to camping and hiking will inspire anybody who thinks they can't do the Appalachian Trail. Email him at

Also, don't...

Oct 6, 2016

Brooks' excellent blog can be found at

Don't forget to rate the show on iTunes and email me on if you have anything you'd like to say or suggestions for future shows. Like the A.T. itself, this can be a...