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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Apr 8, 2021

Originally from Virginia, Zach Hoops has gone all-in with long-distance and ultralight backpacking. After discovering his love for hiking and honing his craft on sections of the AT, he went on to complete the Pacific Crest Trail Southbound in just over one hundred days.

In addition to this major accomplishment, he has traversed several other lesser-known trails spanning from Arkansas to the Sierra High Route.

He has compiled all of his own research into some very useful trail guides that can be found on his website. Zach also shares what he has learned from embracing the ultralight style and focusing on big mile days.

Check out Zach's information-packed website here:

Zach's Youtube:

Also in this week's show, Steve shared news of a Virtual Walk on behalf of Parenting Matters, in Bradenton. You can sign up to be a member of Mighty Blue's Tramily at

Additionally, Steve mentioned a podcast you may wish to share with families you know. You can find that at and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.

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