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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #24 – Week 7

Bruce and Steve caught up just once this week, but it was just in time to catch him celebrating a big milestone in his hike. He is now hiking well, the weather is warming, and his weight...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #23 – Week Six

Bruce has reached Damascus and is resting for a couple of zero days, taking in the Masters Golf Tournament on TV at the same time. He is expressing confidence in what he has learned on the...

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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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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode 22: Week Five

Bruce has certainly had his share of lousy weather so far but he has remained upbeat most of the time. We caught up with him twice again and he experienced the unpredictable nature of...

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RTK Challenge Podcast Episode #21 – Week Four

We had a few communications problems this week, with dropped calls, interrupted sessions and even the mowing crew outside my home causing a few editing difficulties. Despite this, Bruce is...

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RTK Podcast Episode #20 – Week 3

By Friday of this week I hadn’t heard from Bruce and, knowing that there was some fiercely cold weather in the region, I was starting to get a little concerned for him. I...

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RTK Challenge Episode #19 – Week 2

  My first conversation with Bruce on this week was when he was halfway up Albert Mountain, at the 100-mile point. He had already experienced a tough climb out of Bly Gap and felt that...

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RTK Podcast Episode #18 – Week One

I was able to catch up twice with Bruce this week. He’s made solid progress and is, not surprisingly for this “man with a plan,” precisely where he’d planned to be at...

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RTK Podcast Episode 17: It Begins!

It has been a long time coming but Bruce is finally on his way. I spoke with him, along with his wife Cheryl on Saturday, 24 February as they prepared to hit the Approach Trail at Amicolola...

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RTK Podcast Episode 16: The Final Countdown

With just seven days to go, Bruce and Steve have a longer-than-normal chat about his going-away party, his final thoughts and wishes for his journey, as well as some of the ramifications...

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