May 4, 2023

Episode #372 - Patch Leonard (Cold Brew)

Episode #372 - Patch Leonard (Cold Brew)

A son follows his mother

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We have Patch Leonard as our guest today. Patch is the son of Emily Leonard–a previous guest on the show–and he tells us of his own Appalachian Trail thru-hike last year.

He has grown up in Maine and New Hampshire, so hiking was more or less in his blood, yet the idea to hike the trail came after his mother blazed her way to Maine.

You can follow Patch’s YouTube channel at, but first, savor this sight at the top of an empty Katahdin early in the morning on Patch's Summit Day. Awesome.

Our three conversations with our Class of 23 were all very positive.

Betty McEnaney has to cope with an internal crisis, while Bryan Robbins starts, gets off trail to retire, then heads back out, while we hear from Mary Marks–with Wiley–from Virginia’s Triple Crown.

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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