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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Apr 19, 2018

Mike Carbonneau loves to play music on the trail. He is a section hiker who fell in love with hiking in his 50s. Since then, he has been taking on large sections as he makes his way towards a completion of the Appalachian Trail. He has combined this love of hiking with a love of music, organizing several trips to the trail with a group of like-minded young musicians. Mike usually uses a strumstick to entertain folks and three of his recordings are scattered throughout today's show.

If you'd like to see Mike play, you can find him on YouTube with his A.T. version of "Wagon Wheels" at Trail Days in Damascus. 

Also on YouTube, you can follow Mike's adventure on the Long Trail with a slide show accompanied by Mike on his strumstick.

For those of you interested in carrying an instrument on the trail, check out this Facebook post by Mike.

Jarrod Ross shared his experiences on the Lost Coast Trail, an exotic wilderness north of San Francisco.

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