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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

May 11, 2023

We have a young couple as our guests this week; Jana Giles and David Nelson, otherwise known as Ducky and Gravy. They have known each other for some time but, in planning to go on an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, they started dating just before they headed out on the trail.

Despite putting their relationship on the line, they clearly worked it out, finishing just five months after starting South bound from Katahdin.

Jana wrote a blog for the Trek, so you can check that out at

Our intrepid three from the Class of 23 are Steve Nota, who describes his encounter with the dreaded Norovirus, Joanne Flagg, who is gratefully through with Pennsylvania, and Dale Shotkoski, who puts some of Doctor Lynne’s advice to use.

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