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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Aug 31, 2023

Steve Cole joins us on the show today. He was a guest on the podcast about two years ago, telling us about his first big hike; Le Tour du Mont Blanc. Since then, he’s hardly stopped hiking. Today, we talk about his Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2021, as well as some of his other adventures.

Steve shared his Facebook details, where he posted most of his thru-hike pictures. You can find it at

And for those of you who consistently fail to score the JMT Golden Ticket, Steve has a workaround that may help you with that. You should also check the shoe he set fire to (below)!!

All four of our remaining Mighty Blue Class of 2023 join me on the show today. You can hear the excitement building in two of them–Mary and Mark–as they are now into Maine and just a few weeks out from Katahdin, while the other two–Jessica and Joanne–are just as determined and working on their flips.

If you'd like to find out more about "Then The Hail Came," check out George's website at . You can also find George's book on Amazon at this link.

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