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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Nov 22, 2018

Darwin is a relatively new thru-hiker, having hit and completed the Appalachian Trail in 2015. Yet his YouTube channel is hugely popular, with over 135,000 subscribers at the time of writing. His articulate, information-laden content is of great help to hikers old and new.

Darwin and his wife, Snuggles, sold most of their belongings in 2014 and radically altered their lifestyle, preferring to travel constantly as they had adventures. While the two of them shared the Appalachian Trail thru-hike, for Snuggles it was a "one and done" deal. So now, with Darwin on various trails, Snuggles writes and takes the occasional road trip.

You can connect with Darwin in several different ways.

He's on Facebook at, on Instagram at, while his YouTube channel can be found at

He also has a website, which you can find at

We had a nice chat with Bruce Matson as he told of his fund-raising venture for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Remember, Bruce has arranged $100,000 of matching funds, so if you contribute your donation will be worth twice that amount to fund the invaluable work of the folks at the Conservancy. To make your donation, please click on this link