About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, General, New State, Virginia AT


WEEK 14 Date: 5/19 – 5/26 5/19 – return to trail (Pass Mountain shelter) 5/20 – hike to Gravel Springs shelter 5/21 – Front Royal 5/22 – Dick’s Dome/Whiskey Hollow 5/23 –...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Podcast

WEEK # 10 — Being Reenergized by Family and Friends

WEEK # 10 April 22 – 29 Pearisburg to Roanoke/Daleville “Being Reenergized by Family and Friends” 4/22 – Angels Rest to stealth site after Symms Gap 4/23 –...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, New State, Virginia AT

WEEK # 7 – “Welcome to Virginia”

WEEK # 7 – “Welcome to Virginia” 4/3 – 4/8 Week 7 is a short week with two rest days, but covers the last miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Southern Appalachians...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, Mount Rogers, New State, Support ATC, Virginia AT

Week #8 Back in Virginia and Guest Hiker #2

WEEK # 8 4/9 – 4/14 “Back in Virginia and Guest Hiker # 2” Damascus – Mt. Rogers Visitors Center (Marion) – Quarter Way Inn After a relaxing weekend in...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, RTK Extra, Uncategorized

RTK Extra: The First 30 Days on the Trail (AND SOME NEW PICS)

Random Thoughts & Observations after a Month on the AT & some new pics below– 1. I always thought .3 miles was not that far. 2. Wildlife has been all but nonexistent....

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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, Sponsors

Week #3— A Walk in the Snow and a Visit from Brooke

WEEK # 3 My third week on the Appalachian Trail might be characterized as a prelude to the Great Smoky Mountains. Having been “at it” for two weeks, the hiking and camping were...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, New State, Support ATC

WEEK # 2 – Neel Gap (GA) to Wayah Gap (NC)

DAY 5 Arriving at Neel Gap (Mile 31) is a big step for most thru-hikers. There are various rumors and estimates of the number of people who end their hike here – some as high as 30%...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Support ATC

Where is Bruce? – WEEK # 1

Editor’s note: These updates will be weekly (with some possible mid-week special reports. Generally, a “week” will run Wednesday through Tuesday. Thus, for the first week,...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Gear, Planning


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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