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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jan 27, 2022

My guest today is Annmarie Noonan. Annmarie wrote to me recently to tell me about her passion for hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Indeed, it was the words from her journal and her story of her own four-year section hike of the trail that convinced me she'd be an excellent guest.

When we spoke, the enthusiasm was...

Jan 20, 2022

Steve Barbour is the Executive Director of the Sheltowee Trace Association, and our guest this week. Steve hiked the Appalachian Trail in the mid-2000s, and has nearly completed a second section thru-hike with just New Hampshire and Maine to go.

But it is his work with the STA that especially interested me. We had an...

Jan 13, 2022

Garrett Tandy is this week's guest, a 2021 flip flopper who finished at Delaware Water Gap in October 2021. He has fresh memories that he shares in a wide-ranging conversation.

Garrett is in his late 30s, which is a rarer demographic on the trail, and he did what he needed to do to hike the AT, making necessary changes...

Jan 6, 2022

My guests normally get on the show through listener suggestions, but this week, I found Michael Dunford on Facebook. He received a remarkable letter from a grateful father, and it was Mike's reaction to that letter that made me want to reach out to him and invite him on the show.


Our initial conversation,...