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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jan 30, 2020

We're almost at the end of my series on hostels, so Neville Harris, the owner of my favorite hostel on the trail, Woods Hole, was a great person to chat with. The interview took me in an entirely unexpected direction, but it revealed Neville to be a true AT character, flaws and all.

You can learn more about the hostel by visiting

Neville's photos by Lisa VonLuehrte. Find Lisa on Instagram at


We also spoke with Matthew "Odie" Norman in advance of the publication of his much-awaited Hiker Year Book for 2019. It is particularly much-awaited by yours truly, as I'll be in it, having missed out on the 2014 edition!!

Check out Odie's page at

And we introduced you to Hiker Medals, who you can learn about at Thanks so much for the support, guys. Check out my own medal, below.

Finally, Paul Stutzman has reached the last two states, normally the crowning glory of a northbound hike. Yet Paul's experience turned out to be a very soggy time indeed.