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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.

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

    • Sports & Recreation
    • 4.8, 261 Ratings

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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4.8 out of 5
261 Ratings
261 Ratings
Julie 914 ,

Grateful

Well, Mighty Blue, I’m not sure if I should feel elated or distraught. You see, I discovered your podcast last fall and after listening to them one after the other - I’m finally caught up! I’ve loved listening since episode one and it’s going to be hard to wait a week between podcasts.
I wanted to thank you so much for making the Trail come alive for so many of us. You are a skilled interviewer and I’ve enjoyed the extras and the books you’ve shared. The most important thing I have learned from you is that the trail is for everyone. I’d pictured it full of only young people, just starting out in life. You’ve made me realize that even a stay-at-home mom can reach the goal of Katahdin once her kids are grown. Won’t all the disbelievers be surprised to see me out there in a few years, hiking my hike, aided in no small way by your knowledge, inspiration, and especially your belief that everyone deserves a chance at this dream.
Thank you, Mighty Blue, you’ve changed my life.
Best, Julie

Jnance95 ,

Excellent!

Great podcasts, keep them coming!

dbraunlich ,

Right! Extraordinary!

I’ve been binge listening to the podcast as I’m prepping to attempt a 70 day NOBO this summer. Steve’s guests span the wide array of hikers and their unique approach to the trail. Really hoping to meet Steve somewhere up the trail this year. His British catchphrases are a nice touch!

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