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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Nov 2, 2017

  The Appalachian Trail is a test for hikers at any stage in life and many people hike their own hikes vicariously through their family members. One of our listeners, Rick Schroeder, sent me an email to thank me for our podcast. While doing so, he mentioned that his son, Silas, had just completed a thru-hike if the trail in September. I was immediately interested in talking with Silas, as his Dad shared some of the changes in Silas that had taken place during his recent adventure. I was not disappointed. He proved to be an articulate, intelligent guest, with a strong sense of family, both trail and parental.        Silas would love to catch up with any friends he met on the trail and shared his email,, for people to contact him directly. Additionally, he's got a bunch of pics from his hike on Instagram under @silas_schro. He has a blog and a YouTube page with just a couple of videos, so click the links as appropriate.       Doctor Lynne gave us some really valuable information about hypothermia, nearly all of which was entirely new to me. Several people have asked for a copy of Lynne's First Aid List from a few weeks ago. Just email me, at if you'd like a copy.   We also gave you a teaser to our new show, Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream, in which Bruce Matson will be attempting a thru-hike of the AT next year and we'll be following him all the way. Look out for the new show on the morning of Monday, November 6. It will be on iTunes, YouTube and everywhere that you listen to your podcasts. If you'd like to learn more, check out Bruce's website,   We're also SO grateful to our new title sponsor, Trailtopia. Check out their site, at Their confidence and investment in our show will not only help me to produce more and better content, but will give you, our hiking listeners, a wonderful array of delicious food to help you on your way. Both Bruce's show and Mighty Blue on he Appalachian Trail will be giving away a couple of meals, courtesy of Trailtopia, every episode. These giveaways will be starting this week, with Returning to Katahdin.