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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Jun 16, 2022

This week, we have a first for the podcast. Initially, our principal guest, Jeff Hays, lays out his views on why the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail should move to Alabama. As Jeff says, "Why not Alabama?"

Then, Jeff and Nathan Wright debate the issue as they see it. They keep it respectful and agree far more than they disagree. At the end, I weigh in with my opinion. I hope you all learn something from this discussion.

You can learn more about the issues at stake by visiting Jeff's site, where he promotes building an entirely new trail. It is at

Jeff also offers the following site, which argues for using existing trails. That is at

You can find Jeff's hostel at and on Facebook at

In between Jeff's chat with me and the subsequent debate, I caught up with Katie Westling, as she has now returned to the AT to continue her quest to complete her thru-hike.

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