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Pennsylvania, Rock Trail, Uncategorized

Week #16—The Calm Before the Rock Storm

6/4 – Duncannon to stealth campsite 6/5 – Campsite to swatara gap campsite 6/6 – Swatara gap to Rock n Sole hostel 6/7 – Hostel to Port Clinton/Hamburg 6/8 – Port Clinton to...

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Podcast

RTK Challenge Episode #33 – Week 16

Bruce invited yet another guest hiker to join him on his journey. The only problem might be that Pennsylvania isn’t the easiest place to get your trail legs. Further, combining the...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, New State, Uncategorized, Virginia AT

Week #15– A Different Kind of Appalachian Trail Experience

Week # 15 5/27 – S: Raven Rock 5/28 – H: Trail of Hope 5/29 – S: Toms Run 5/30 – H: Allenberry 5/31 – H: Allenberry 6/1 – H: Carlisle (Rodeway Inn) 6/2. – H: Carlisle...

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RTK Podcast Episode #32 – Week 15

With Bruce deep into Pennsylvania, Steve was expecting this week to have been especially challenging for him. However, just as he’s faced every adversity in the past, Bruce has...

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About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, General, New State, Virginia AT

WEEK 14— GETTING BACK ON THE TRAIL AND REACHING ANOTHER MILESTONE

WEEK 14 Date: 5/19 – 5/26 5/19 – return to trail (Pass Mountain shelter) 5/20 – hike to Gravel Springs shelter 5/21 – Front Royal 5/22 – Dick’s Dome/Whiskey Hollow 5/23 –...

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RTK Podcast Episode #31 – Week 14

Now back into the swing of things, Bruce has passed the halfway mark and is into Pennsylvania. He hasn’t been fully tested by the rocks yet but has had a few early...

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Uncategorized

Week 13—Planned Time Off the Trail

Date: 5/11 – 5/18 OBSERVATIONS: This was a planned week off the trail, primarily for our daughter Brooke’s PhD graduation from UNC – Chapel Hill. I was also able to check in with the...

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RTK Challenge Episode #30 – Week 13

Bruce breezes past the 1,000-mile marker and reaches Harpers Ferry, the traditional halfway spot on the AT. He and Steve discuss returning to the trail the compartmentalization of his hike...

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Virginia AT

Week 12—“Oh Shenandoah!”

WEEK 12 “Oh Shenandoah!” 5/6 – Mile 877 to Loft Mountain Campground/Mile 890.4 5/7 – Mile 907 to Loft Mountain Campground/Mile 890.4 5/8 – Mile 907 to Big...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #29 – Week 12

Bruce and Steve took the opportunity this week to reflect on his journey so far. He has been home for a week for his daughter Brooke’s graduation and used the time to rest, spend time...

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