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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Feb 6, 2020

A packed show this week, with about 90 minutes of goodness!!

Rory Anderson, or Bigfoot, is this week's main guest. Rory is an accomplished hiker, having completed the Appalachian Trail in 2016. He has done several other trails and recently broke the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Superior Hiking Trail. As Rory stresses, he's not superhuman; he's just a very determined guy with a plan. He and Steve talk about ultra-lite backpacking and the never-ending quest to shave off a few extra pounds from your pack.

You can follow Bigfoot's YouTube channel, called Follow Bigfoot, at

For his FKT Superior Hiking Trail video, go to

His FKT gear list is at

In this podcast, Rory also talks about his passion for Halloween and shares a video of his 2019 haunt at It is well worth watching!!


Steve also chats with Wim Schalken of Hiker Medals, the sponsor for today's show. You can find out more about Wim's awesome project at

Paul Stream, of The Barn in Gorham, tells us about his hostel in Maine, which you can find at

In Steve's reading of Paul Stutzman's Hiking Through, Paul has an unlikely encounter....with a giant rabbit!!