Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

An overweight, 61-year-old retiree, with zero hiking experience, decided to hike the entire 2,185.3 mile length of the Appalachian Trail in 2014. What could possibly go wrong? As his brother, Mike, commented, "It's a bit like taking up boxing and fighting Mike Tyson in your first bout." Join Steve and his guests as they discuss all aspects of the trail, from gear to Lyme Disease, then back to trail magic and injury.
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Recent Episodes

Episode #237 - Bill Tickner (Mr President)

Sept. 24, 2020

A Respectful Dialogue

Episode #236 - Sandi Marra (President and CEO of the ATC)

Sept. 17, 2020

Difficult decisions in the time of Covid

Episode #235 - Ryan Schlosser (YearBook)

Sept. 10, 2020

A rare breed - a successful 2020 thru-hiker

Episode #234 - Dave Fleischman (J.I.F.)

Sept. 3, 2020

Giving back to the trails

Episode #233 - Sally Brooks (Not Yet)

Aug. 27, 2020

Comedian, Writer, Podcaster......and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Episode #232 - Craig Fowler (Scatman)

Aug. 20, 2020

One In Seven Project

Episode #231 - Barney Mann (Scout)

Aug. 13, 2020

A Pacific Crest Trail Angel

Episode #230 - Amber Heuisler (Wheezy)

Aug. 6, 2020

Several hundred miles of inspiration.

Reviews

Wonderful anecdotal stories

"I have only begun to listen to Steve’s story and interviews. As an aspiring thru hiker and a near member of AARP, I appreciate his candor and humor a…"

By UncoverMyEyes on Aug. 4, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Great podcast centered on hiking but not only about hiking

"This is a podcast about people and stories. Mighty Blue, the host, is just a nice and engaging guy. He also seems like an interesting guy who has a t…"

By maine.man on Aug. 1, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Excited to listen each week

"Mighty Blue does a great job engaging his guests. I have been keeping up with the current episodes and going back to the beginning and catching up th…"

By ZtienNwahs on July 24, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Inspiration for my first section

"I’ve been a regular listener for a few years now, but just finished my first section of the AT. I wouldn’t have done it without listening to this pod…"

By Amanda from NOLA on July 14, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Very Well Done But Maybe Split Episodes

"I love your podcasts but I do wish the interviews were separate episodes from your book. I understand having them combined but I get into different m…"

By Phone1999 on July 13, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

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