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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Apr 9, 2020

Our main guest today is Melissa “Click!” Goodwin, a licensed outdoor guide and photographer. She is the founder of Girl Gotta Hike, which connects women with nature, confidence, and camaraderie, both online and on-trail through blog posts, podcast interviews, and guided hiking and backpacking trips in and around New York City.

She and her dad, Michael “LongTime” Goodwin, thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail together in 2011. This is her story.

Melissa can be found at:

Girl Gotta Hike Website

Girl Gotta Hike The Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.

@girlgottahike on Instagram

@girlgottahike on Facebook

@girlgottahike on Twitter

Melissa Goodwin Photography

Mel and Mike Hike - A 2011 AT Adventure

We also hear from Janet Hensley, universally known and loved as Miss Janet, the ultimate Trail Angel. Miss Janet's calm, pragmatic take on the current pandemic is welcome at this time.

Finally, Tim Montgomery's Grandma Gatewood's Walk reaches the second half of the AT, revealing more of her brutal relationship with her husband.

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