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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, Sponsors, Uncategorized

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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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, Support ATC

RTK’s AT CHALLENGE 

    We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.  ...

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Bruce's Thru-hike

My Appalachian Trail Hike – the 5 Most Common Questions

Now that my plans to try to backpack the entire length of the Appalachian Trail have become more widely known, I get a lot of questions. Some ask if the trail is “mostly flat.” Some...

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Bruce's Thru-hike

The AT and the Decision “To Go”

In the summer of 1974 I participated in “Boys State” in Connecticut; a week-long “camp” where we studied U.S. government and political science. While there one...

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Bruce's Thru-hike

TRAIL NAMES – Who is “RTK”?

This post is rated “I” for intermediate, meaning it is neither basic information, nor little known.** During the last three years I have been more than fascinated with the AT and the...

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