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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Mar 23, 2023

Matthew Hengst, or Masochist, is today’s guest. He is one of those guys who has managed to parlay his passion for hiking into pretty much a full-time gig. He’s got an extensive outdoor resumé, but it is his 2021 thru-hike of the Eastern Continental Trail that we focus on today.

On the trail, Matthew edited videos...

Mar 16, 2023

Our guests today are a husband and wife couple who worked out their own way to share the Appalachian Trail experience, even though only one of them walked the full 2200 miles. Mike and Marla Hansen used their RV to assist Mike’s hike, working out a routine that would be attractive to many, I’m sure.

Marla did a lot...

Mar 9, 2023

We have a true one-of-a-kind story today. Mel Vogel set out to hike the Trans Canada Trail in June 2017. Even when part of the trail was closed for recreational use during Covid, Mel remained on or near the trail in the Yukon, eventually completing it in November 2022.

During her hike, Mel touched the Atlantic,...

Mar 2, 2023

When Charlie Janssen was just ten miles into his Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2012, he wondered what it would be like to complete a Calendar Year Triple Crown. He found out in 2022, and shares his story with us.

Charlie’s thoughts eventually solidified and the planning began. His pragmatic approach and...

Feb 23, 2023

Leah Harman, or Twig, is our guest today. She is a self-confessed nomad, concentrating in the past few years on backpacking her way through many trails, both in the US and abroad.

Despite the solitary nature of many of her hikes, Leah enjoys the trail community and Trail Angels in particular.

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