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Gear, Planning, Sponsors, Uncategorized

OBOZ Post—Thru-hiking the AT: Beating Both the Bubble AND the Smokies? PART 2

PART 2 — Thru-hiking the AT: Beating Both the Bubble AND the Smokies? Note: Previously, Oboz Footwear posted an article from Bruce “RTK” Matson, one of its ambassadors,...

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General, Podcast, Uncategorized

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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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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General, Podcast, Uncategorized

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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Gear, Uncategorized

Week #4—The Great Smoky Mountains

WEEK # 4 3/13 – 3/19 Week 4 is my time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a tale of two dramatically different experiences separated by a two-day stay in the Disnesque...

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Thanks to Our Sponsor – Stick Pic

From Rod Java – founder of Stick Pic: I’m just an ordinary California hiker who happened to invent something that will help other hikers capture those special moments on the...

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MY GEAR – 2018 AT THRU-HIKE – Part I

Before I depart I thought it appropriate to describe the equipment and clothing I will be taking in my effort to hike the 2,190.9 miles from Georgia to Maine. I have previously described in...

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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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Warren Doyle – My Inspiration?

In a recent post about Jennifer Pharr Davis, I mentioned how we both had Warren Doyle in common as someone partially responsible for our maiden voyage on the Appalachian Trail as a...

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Podcast, Uncategorized

RTK Podcast Episode 12: The Winter Supplement

Bruce’s planning has included the very real possibility, indeed certainty, that he will face some extreme weather by heading out so early. To that end, he has built a Winter...

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