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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Dec 23, 2021

We have another of the newly minted Class of 2021 thru-hikers today. Kyle Stranagan, or Huck Finn, was just as inexperienced as I was when he started his own AT thru-hike last year. Yet, a combination of grit, luck, and determination saw him at the top of the brown sign at Katahdin just a couple of months ago.

Kyle is clearly still processing what happened to him and he shares what he's discovered so far.

You can see Kyle's hike unfold on his YouTube channel, as he is now uploading his videos every few days. Check them out here.

You can also see Kyle's Instagram at

Our newest member of the Class of 2022 is Joanne Birditt. Joanne has a refreshingly candid and relaxed attitude towards her upcoming hike, expecting to finish but not putting herself under pressure to do so. It's an attitude that should serve her well.

Our book, Passin' Thru, by Winton Porter nears its conclusion today, with just a few more chapters to go. This week, we learn much more about the Samsonite Twins.

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