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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Aug 26, 2021

Today's guest, Daniel Winsor, will make you wonder for his sanity, then marvel at his tenacity. He decided that a hike through the Sierras in snow would be a challenge not to be missed, so set himself up for precisely that–in a heavy snow year.

Daniel shares his somewhat shaky preparations with us, then chronicles his journey, making it through about 400 miles of snowy trail.

He wrote a book–named "Crunch"–about his experience and you can check it out at

You can also follow Daniel on his social media accounts at and or check out his website at

While you're there, you can check out my books about my 2014 thru-hike at

If you prefer, you can buy the printed versions from me at; I'll even sign them for you if you'd like.

Katie made it up Katahdin and to the fabled brown sign. It was every bit as good as it looks here!!

In the show, I also mentioned the upcoming "Woods Hole Weekend," where you can prepare for your 2022 thru-hike with experienced hikers in the idyllic surroundings of the gorgeous Woods Hole with the enchanting Neville Harris. Check it out here.

Finally today, Chapter 2 of "Just Passin' Thru" introduces us to a guy with a serious snake bite and a woman with a serious potty mouth!!

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