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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Mar 25, 2021

Zach Nagy was introduced to hiking and car camping as a kid but a life in the rock business–working with Joan Jett–took him down another path until he met a woman from CT who reintroduced him to trails and revived those earlier memories.

His hike of the PCT was transformative, with the community on that trail an unexpected highlight and delight. Now clean, he shares the dark days and the camping nights of his life with a fresh enthusiasm.

If you'd like to follow Zach on his upcoming CDT thru-hike, as well as his other adventures, check out his YouTube page at

As Zach mentioned in our conversation, he is a passionate advocate for Hike For Mental Health, and his fundraiser for the CDT supports that charity. You can check that out here.

Katie's truncated start of the Appalachian Trail is about to be truncated once more, as she heads back home for her second Covid shot. We caught up after she'd experienced some of the trail's notorious Georgia weather.

Larry Luxenburg's Walking the Appalachian Trail introduces us to a variety of animals on the AT, in particular, Ziggy, the hiking cat!

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