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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jul 30, 2020

This is a long show!!

First off, we have Lily Gelfars, a listener who wanted to express her opinion regarding hiking in 2020. She brings some personal experience to her views, having decided to abandon her own 2020 hike on the Camino de Santiago. With a background that includes a SOBO hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2017, she shares her story.

She also gave me permission to share her letter/email to me; I'm sure you'll see why I wanted her on the show.

If you'd like to hear more from Lily, her blog is at and she is on Instagram at

Bounce is now moving extremely fast, having said that he intended to slow down. Find out why.

Despite the length of the show, I didn't want to miss bringing Erin Mackenzie's amazing encounter to you. Believe me, it is a tale that will make you appreciate that we share the trails with wild animals.

Finally today, Keith Foskett's "Balancing on Blue" is our new book, about Keith's own AT journey. This week, he introduces his cast of characters.

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