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RTK Podcast Episode 10: Lonesome Hiker Discs

The premise for this week’s show mirrors a popular show in the UK for the past 75 years. Bruce has chosen just eight “discs” to take with him on his journey. Limiting...

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RTK Podcast Episode 9: Fear and Loathing on the Appalachian Trail

This week, we talk about the various fears–or maybe just concerns–that afflict hikers when they prepare to head out into the woods for six months. Bruce is so well prepared and has...

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RTK Podcast Episode 8: Family Matters

This week, in our Christmas Day show, what could be more appropriate than hearing from Bruce’s family and what they think about Bruce’s upcoming thru-hike. I quickly learned...

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RTK Podcast Episode 7: Setting Records

Bruce and Steve discuss the impact upon the trail that some of the super-fast hikers may have engendered. Bruce is a bit of a self-confessed Appalachian Trail nerd, with interest in the...

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RTK Podcast Episode 6: The Working Gear List

Bruce and Steve discuss the possibility of boredom on the trail and how Bruce may cope with it should it arise. He has a “novel” solution to the problem. This question was from...

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RTK Podcast Episode 5: That’s What Friends Are For

I always hoped that I’d be able to speak with Bruce’s family, friends, and colleagues on their reaction to and expectations of his upcoming thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail....

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RTK Podcast Episode 4: Preparation

Bruce and Steve discuss the various aspects of Bruce’s preparation for his 2018 thru-hike. They consider whether or not the challenge is more mental or more physical. Bruce explains...

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RTK Podcast Episode 3: Is There a Theme to “Returning to Katahdin”?

This week, Bruce and Steve talk about why Bruce chose the name Returning to Katahdin and the theme that it represents. He also explains how his trail name came about. He gets reflective...

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RTK Podcast Episode 2: Why NOBO, Why February?

This week, Bruce and Steve talk about two of the most fundamental decisions for all hikers. Which direction do I want to go and, once that is resolved, when do I wish to leave. Bruce has...

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RTK Podcast Episode 1: Why Hike the Appalachian Trail?

In this first episode, Bruce and Steve discuss the origins of Bruce’s desire to hike the trail and why it has stayed on his bucket list for over 40 years. We learn a little of...

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