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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Dec 28, 2023

Sarah Beatrice, a fellow member of the Appalachian Trail Class of 2014, is my guest today. Sarah started after me and finished before me, so we may well have met as she cruised past me!

We’ll talk about her hike then, of course, but it is her after-hike life that especially interested me, with loads more travel and...

Dec 21, 2023

Clark L Ward is our guest this week. Clark is a Native American and, while his hike was important to him, it was the story he was sharing with hikers along the way that made his hike so meaningful for him.

Clark carried an orange flag that he got people to pose with at every opportunity along the way. Naturally,...

Dec 14, 2023

Mary Wilson is our guest this week and, when you know that her trail name is Shades, the blind hiker, you’ll understand what an extraordinary endeavor she took on attempting a thru-hike in 2023. Mary is overwhelmingly positive and looks to the reasons why she can do a thru-hike as opposed to the reasons why, perhaps,...

Dec 7, 2023

We’ve got our favorite doctor on the show today. Lynne Savino shares with us her recent backpacking medical adventure that she was a part of, taking in the Virginia Triple Crown with a group of fellow doctors.

Lynne’s excitement at merely standing on MacAfee Knob–with virtually zero view–provides us with a...

Nov 30, 2023

Dan Klaiber is our guest this week and, while he had been planning a PCT thru-hike, Covid threw a wrench in the works and he had to look elsewhere. What he came up with was an epic journey through Britain, linking many established, and several not-so-well established trails to produce his very own long-distance trail.