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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Sep 10, 2020

I was first contacted by today's guest, Ryan Schlosser, when he was preparing for his 2020 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail earlier this year. Ryan's mother is a friend of my friend and hiking partner, Pat Coate, or Tee Bird. Ryan's hike was a school project (imagine that!!) and he needed to record his progress. Pat thought I might be able to help him and a new podcaster was born.

I listened to his early progress, then stopped getting updates. He went radio silent in response to the growing pandemic. Eventually, when things eased up a little, he was back online and still heading north.

You can learn more about Ryan's story on Facebook at

on his website at

and at "Walking and Talking: An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike" wherever you find your podcasts.

Bill Tickner is loving his southbound hike, and he is now through both Connecticut and New York, having savored the delis AND a drive-in movie.

Fozzie is preparing to drive back to Trail Days. First, though, he recalls the story of the Wapiti Shelter.

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