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Podcast

RTK Podcast Episode 16: The Final Countdown

With just seven days to go, Bruce and Steve have a longer-than-normal chat about his going-away party, his final thoughts and wishes for his journey, as well as some of the ramifications...

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General, Support ATC

“National Monument or National Park?”

Recently I posted an article about the Bears Ears National Monument controversy.  I used the story to urge readers to be diligent in protecting our parks and wilderness areas, such as the...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Gear, Planning

MY GEAR – 2018 AT THRU-HIKE – Part II

My previous post (Part I) on my gear for my 2018 thru-hike focused on the “Big Three.” A couple of weeks ago I posted on the cold weather gear in a post referred to as “The Winter...

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Thanks to Our Sponsor – Stick Pic

From Rod Java – founder of Stick Pic: I’m just an ordinary California hiker who happened to invent something that will help other hikers capture those special moments on the...

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MY GEAR – 2018 AT THRU-HIKE – Part I

Before I depart I thought it appropriate to describe the equipment and clothing I will be taking in my effort to hike the 2,190.9 miles from Georgia to Maine. I have previously described in...

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RTK Podcast Episode 15: Suzanne Dixon (President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy)

We have a special guest today. With Bruce continuing the countdown to his departure in less than two weeks, Suzanne Dixon, the new President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy,...

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Thanks to Our Sponsor – Virginia Commercial Finance

    VIRGINIA COMMERCIAL FINANCE (“VCF”) is a team of financial services professionals who are bound together by their common mission: to serve those who serve others....

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Thanks to Our Sponsor – Independence

Independence Golf Club is not just a golf course but an experiential entertainment center where we’re focused on delivering high-end quality in everything we do.     Because we,...

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“Bears Ears – But Who’s Listening”

Editorial Note:: This article, in substantially the same form, was published previously at Blue Ridge Outdoors   UPDATE:  Since the publication of this article, Secretary of the...

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Podcast

RTK Podcast 14: Final Gear Decisions

With less than three weeks to go, Bruce is down to the last few items he wants to complete his pack. These are the things that he has to balance between carrying the extra weight for the...

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