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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, New Hampshire, Uncategorized

Week 24 – Entering the Whites: Beasts and Beauty

Throughout the pre-hike planning process and as you make your way north on the Appalachian Trail you are reminded regularly by YouTube vloggers, former thru-hikers, guide books, other...

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RTK Podcast Episode #41 – Week 24

Bruce is in the last state–Maine. He has already gone through the Mahoosuc Notch, a kind of rocky jigsaw puzzle, where you work out the best route as you move through it. The pictures...

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General, Vermont

Week 23 – Oh Vermont!, The Green Mountain State Part 2

During Week 23 I hiked the second half of Vermont – finishing my 12th state, crossing over the “500 miles to go” mark, and entering into New Hampshire, my next-to-last state....

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #40 – Week 23

Bruce has been in one of my favourite parts of the trail; The White Mountains in New Hampshire. As always, he has researched his subject and knew what to expect. Consequently, he has had a...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, New State

Week 22 – The Green Mountain State (Part 1)

7/13 – Williamstown to Congdon shelter 7/14 – Congdon shelter to Kid Gore shelter 7/15 – Kid Gore shelter to Stratton Pond shelter 7/16 – Stratton Pond to Manchester Center (Green...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #39 – Week 22

With twelve states in his rearview mirror, Bruce has started New Hampshire. As he alludes to in the show, this is a moment that makes you bring Katahdin into clearer focus and, in of...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Massachusetts, New State

Week 21—The 11th State Massachusetts and Mile #1500

7/6 – Glen Brook shelter, MA to Sheffield, MA – Jess Treat hostel 7/7 – Sheffield, MA – Jess Treat hostel 7/8 – Stealth site below Shaker campsite 7/9 – Overmountain shelter...

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RTK Challenge Podcast #38 – Week 21

With Bruce hiking in the lurking shadow of Mt Killington and Vermont, we caught up this week. His mood had turned around from his “Banana Pudding Moment” and, probably...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Connecticut, Podcast

Week 20 – Recharging the Emotional Batteries

7/1 – Bulls Bridge, CT to Kent, CT 7/2 – Zero day with Amy 7/3 – Kent, CT to Cornwall Bridge, CT 7/4 – Cornwall Bridge, CT to Salisbury, CT 7/5 – Salisbury, CT to Glen Brook...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #37 – Week Twenty

This past week, Bruce put up a post on his blog that, for the first time, revealed some of the insecurities that can come with a long-distance hike. While we spoke about his latest progress...

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