Jolly John O'Shea hiked the trail in the very wet year of 2003. Even that couldn't dampen his spirits.
John was a lot of fun to interview. He's also clearly a joyous hiker, despite hiking in 2003, one of the five wettest years on record. He gives back to the trail with his annual trail magic on Labor Day in Maine. Additionally, he heads a bunch of guys known as the "Fat Guys Back in The Woods." Wouldn't you want to be in that little group? If you do, or even if you'd like to chat with him about it or even join his trail magic spectacular, you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to leave any comments for me at the website, on iTunes, or on Stitcher. Email me directly at email@example.com, if you'd prefer. You can also get a FREE copy of my ebook, Hiking The Appalachian Trail Is Easy: Especially If You've Never Hiked Before by visiting my author's website, steveadams.info. I hope you like the new cover.