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Week #8 Back in Virginia and Guest Hiker #2

WEEK # 8 4/9 – 4/14 “Back in Virginia and Guest Hiker # 2” Damascus – Mt. Rogers Visitors Center (Marion) – Quarter Way Inn After a relaxing weekend in...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #24 – Week 7

Bruce and Steve caught up just once this week, but it was just in time to catch him celebrating a big milestone in his hike. He is now hiking well, the weather is warming, and his weight...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #23 – Week Six

Bruce has reached Damascus and is resting for a couple of zero days, taking in the Masters Golf Tournament on TV at the same time. He is expressing confidence in what he has learned on the...

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RTK Extra: The First 30 Days on the Trail (AND SOME NEW PICS)

Random Thoughts & Observations after a Month on the AT & some new pics below– 1. I always thought .3 miles was not that far. 2. Wildlife has been all but nonexistent....

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WEEK # 5— Great Smokies to Hot Springs, NC and Erwin, TN

WEEK # 5 3/20 – 3/28 Great Smokies to Hot Springs, NC and Erwin, TN   “Week” 5 for convenience (and logic – although convincing some that nine days is a week as...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode 22: Week Five

Bruce has certainly had his share of lousy weather so far but he has remained upbeat most of the time. We caught up with him twice again and he experienced the unpredictable nature of...

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Week #4—The Great Smoky Mountains

WEEK # 4 3/13 – 3/19 Week 4 is my time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a tale of two dramatically different experiences separated by a two-day stay in the Disnesque...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #21 – Week Four

We had a few communications problems this week, with dropped calls, interrupted sessions and even the mowing crew outside my home causing a few editing difficulties. Despite this, Bruce is...

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Week #3— A Walk in the Snow and a Visit from Brooke

WEEK # 3 My third week on the Appalachian Trail might be characterized as a prelude to the Great Smoky Mountains. Having been “at it” for two weeks, the hiking and camping were...

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RTK Podcast Episode #20 – Week 3

By Friday of this week I hadn’t heard from Bruce and, knowing that there was some fiercely cold weather in the region, I was starting to get a little concerned for him. I...

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