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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine

Week # 29: Mt. Katahdin – Journey’s End

This “week” consists of a single day – our summit of Mt. Katahdin completing the thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Thus, this is also the last blog post describing the 2,190.9-mile...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine

Week 28 – The 100 Mile Wilderness

Week 28 – The 100 Mile Wilderness 8/25 – Monson to Long Pond Stream shelter 8/26 – Long Pond Stream shelter to stealth site at 2106.4 Barren/Chairbacks 8/27 – Stealth site to East...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine

Week 27 – More Miles in Maine – Preparing to Finish

8/17 – Stratton – ME 27 to Safford Notch campsite Bigelows 8/18 – Safford Notch to West Carry Pond 8/19 – West Carry Pond to Pierce Pond 8/20 – Pierce Pond to Caratunk 8/21 –...

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Podcast

RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #44 – Week 27

As all things must do, the end was in sight as Bruce set off into the 100 Mile Wilderness last week. I didn’t hear from him again until Saturday evening when he had summited Katahdin...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine, Rock Trail

Week 26 – Beginning the Final Stage/State

I made this a 9-day “week” to make up for the days excluded from the Week 25 post – hopefully for fairly obvious reasons. These posts were never intended to be a strict coverage of...

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Podcast

RTK Challenge Podcast #43 – Week 26

    Bruce is now within a week of Katahdin, at Monson, preparing for the 100 Mile Wilderness. By the time you hear this show, he’ll be in the wilderness and out of touch,...

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General, Uncategorized

Week 25 – Can I finish this journey on my own?

I made this a 5-day “week” because it better captures logically/organizationally the theme for this week and sets up nicely the next “week” where I leave New Hampshire, enter Maine...

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Podcast

RTK Challenge Podcast #42 – Week 25

  With just a couple of weeks left on the trail, Bruce reassesses his difficulty rating after his New Hampshire and Maine experience. Recon has sustained an injury that forced him from...

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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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Podcast

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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