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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail

Our first year attending Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia I was in the author's tent. Bruce and I met several talents adenture writers. One of them being Steve Adam who Thru-Hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2014 and in 2018 sandwiching my hikes. When he returned home, like so many of us thru-hikers, he yearned to continue to be a part of the A.T. community. To stay connected he began a hiking podcast call Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Midlife Crisis.

Steve, or Mighty Blue as he is known in the hiking world, just completed another hike, this time in the UK from where he is from. He had to suspend his weekly podcast while on his hike, but he is back on schedule with releasing his latest episode today.

Mighty Blue interviews hikers in a fun and conversational way that makes you feel like you are right there with them lauging and talking. After the keynote guest, next Mighty Blue will feature one or two hikers who are currently hiking the Appalachian Trail. Then he caps the episode off by reading a chapter of an adventure book of a hikers memoir of their A.T. thru-hike.

Guess who's book he is featuring right now, begining with episode 439? That's right, moi! Me! Yours Truly! So if you have been waiting for my book to come out on Audible, the wait is kind-of over. Well, this isn't Audible, it's better.

I will admit, I was a little nervous about having someone other than myelf read my story, even though it was my suggestion for him to read it. I am totally thrilled he said yes. It is a step out of his comfort zone to read a story from a women's perspective and it is a step out for me also to let go of control. Steve was kind enought to get me a sneak peak or should I say, a sneak listen to last night to make sure I liked it. Well, as I sat at our kitchen island with my hubby listening to Mighty Blue read my story, tears spilled from my eyes. I may be bias, but he did a phenomenal job. I am so glad I let go of that control.

Pre-hike I never would have guessed all the life lessons the trail would teach me and this is just another one. I love to be in control, but I am finding out that there seems to be more joy when I relenquish that control and relax. And another gift the trail has given me and my hubby is all the opportunities and open doors that just seem to present themselves to us all because I followed white blazes from Georgia to Maine.

If you know someone who wants to hike the A.T. and you think they are crazy for wanting to do it, you might be right. But give them encourgement. There is never a right time to take six months off from life. But it will be the best six months of their life.

Thank you Might Blue, I can't wait for next week to hear your handsome british accent reading my story.


Follow Might Blue On The Appalachian Trail on Facebook, Instagram, and wherever you find your podcasts. Be sure to check out episode 439 and the next one, and the next one.....


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