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About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, Planning, Podcast

The Winter Supplement

I very recently posted on Instagram a photograph of the final two gear items I purchased and included in my gear for my attempt at a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  The items were...

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About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, Planning, Sponsors

“What’s for dinner?”

From Parent Trap, our family’s favorite movie: ANNIE:  You sure you don’t want some trout, Mom? Is that okay, by the way? If we start calling you Mom? MEREDITH:  I think your...

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About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, Support ATC

The First Donation to the RTK Challenge

Recently I have made a few posts focused not about my thru-hike as an epic adventure, but as a way to “give back.”  When I decided to undertake this journey I also decided to...

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Jennifer Pharr Davis

If you listened to any of the podcasts about the preparation for my hike, you know that my buddy “Mighty Blue” enjoys questioning the wisdom of my decision to start in late...

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About the AT, Support ATC

2,190.9

Earlier this month, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy announced that the official length of the AT for 2018 would be 2,190.9 miles. Last year the distance was 2,189.1 miles. I wonder if I...

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Should I FlipFlop?

This post is rated “B” for “Beginner,” meaning it is basic information to the Appalachian Trail community.** In my early posts I have used a few terms that are common on the...

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5,000,000 Steps!

This post is rated “I” for intermediate, meaning it is neither basic information, nor little known.** A previous post highlighted the  Appalachian Trail by looking at some...

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The AT and the Origin of the Idea

This post is rated “E” for expert, meaning it is far from basic information – it is not likely known by most.** Many who know me well know that I’m a history buff and I...

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What is the Appalachian Trail?

This post is rated “B” for Beginner** In my last post I reported on my decision to attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail (or, the “AT”) in 2018. A beginner or...

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AT Glossary

2000 Miler – a person who has hiked the entire distance between termini of the official (white-blazed) A.T., either by thru-hiking or section hiking. Term was coined by Ed Garvey. ALDHA...

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