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General, New Jersey, New State, Pennsylvania, Rock Trail

Week #17—Rocksylvania

Week # 17 6/11 – B & B to George Outerbridge shelter with Rob 6/12 – Outerbridge shelter to Leroy Smith shelter 6/13 – Leroy Smith shelter to Delaware Water Gap 6/14 – Zero at...

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WEEK 14— GETTING BACK ON THE TRAIL AND REACHING ANOTHER MILESTONE

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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General, Podcast

Week #11—Still Making Progress Toward Maine

WEEK # 11 April 30 – May 5 Roanoke/Daleville to Shenandoah “Still Making Progress Towards Maine” 4/30 – Daleville to Bobletts Gap 5/1 – Bobletts Gap to...

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WEEK #9—Eager for Spring and Eager for Family & Friends

WEEK # 9 4/15 – 4/21 (Marion to Pearisburg) “Eager for Spring and Eager for Family & Friends” Of course, not everyone approaches resupply the same way, but arriving in...

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About the AT, General

WEEK #6 Erwin, Roane Highlands, and Easter

WEEK # 6 3/29 – 4/2 Erwin to Roane Highlands & an Easter Zero This is another “short” week as I try to group days with some logic and theme. I had a particularly nice...

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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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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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WEEK # 5— Great Smokies to Hot Springs, NC and Erwin, TN

WEEK # 5 3/20 – 3/28 Great Smokies to Hot Springs, NC and Erwin, TN   “Week” 5 for convenience (and logic – although convincing some that nine days is a week as...

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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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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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