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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Mar 19, 2020

This is a special show that takes in the Corona Virus and its implications for hikers, as well as a father and son pair of pastors preparing to hike the Appalachian Trail.

First, we have Aaron and BG Turner, two men ready for the adventure of their life, yet torn with doubt over the advisability of the hike. This situation is changing so quickly that I thought it was important to not only hear from Aaron and BG, but it was also important to get an expert on the show to help us in our deliberations regarding this outbreak.

Heather "Brave" Sloan is a public health educator and gives us up-to-the-minute advice on what we should be considering. She may well be needed on the show in a week or so for further updates.
You can check out Heather's Facebook page if you'd like to learn more about staying healthy on the trail.

Kate Stillwell continues to count down to her own AT flip flop, though that decision is similarly conflicting her.

And Grandma Gatewood reaches Damascus, with the whole of America in a road-building frenzy.

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Music for the "A Woman of a Certain Age" segment is by permission of Kate's friend, John Jensen. You can see and hear it in full on YouTube at

Thanks, John.