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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 2, 2020

We've got quite the show today, coming in at over 90 minutes. There's something for everybody, with Keith Foskett, one of the best writers on hiking, sharing his stories and hikes with wit and introspection. We'll be having his Balancing on Blue as our next book on the podcast, so it was great hearing about how he developed as both a hiker and writer.

If you want to learn more about Keith or buy some of his books, you can go to his website, where you'll find links to each book, his blog, some info on his hikes and a contact page.

You can also find him on Facebook at

On Twitter at

and on his Amazon Author page at

Phoenix has been struggling with her ankle recently and, when she texted me on Thursday, I was expecting the worst, though she was in great spirits. Find out what happened.

There are a few additional parts to the show this week, including an initiative by Bruce "RTK" Matson, so we hopped on the phone and were joined by Neville Harris of Woods Hole Hostel. Check out the Woods Hole website to learn more about Bruce's initiative.

And, for reasons that will become obvious, we get to meet Sean Campbell, or Bounce Da Hiker. Check out Bounce's YouTube channel at

Finally, Grandma Gatewood does the unthinkable–and goes again!! What a woman!!

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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.