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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine

Week # 29: Mt. Katahdin – Journey’s End

This “week” consists of a single day – our summit of Mt. Katahdin completing the thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Thus, this is also the last blog post describing the 2,190.9-mile...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine

Week 28 – The 100 Mile Wilderness

Week 28 – The 100 Mile Wilderness 8/25 – Monson to Long Pond Stream shelter 8/26 – Long Pond Stream shelter to stealth site at 2106.4 Barren/Chairbacks 8/27 – Stealth site to East...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine

Week 27 – More Miles in Maine – Preparing to Finish

8/17 – Stratton – ME 27 to Safford Notch campsite Bigelows 8/18 – Safford Notch to West Carry Pond 8/19 – West Carry Pond to Pierce Pond 8/20 – Pierce Pond to Caratunk 8/21 –...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Maine, Rock Trail

Week 26 – Beginning the Final Stage/State

I made this a 9-day “week” to make up for the days excluded from the Week 25 post – hopefully for fairly obvious reasons. These posts were never intended to be a strict coverage of...

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General, Uncategorized

Week 25 – Can I finish this journey on my own?

I made this a 5-day “week” because it better captures logically/organizationally the theme for this week and sets up nicely the next “week” where I leave New Hampshire, enter Maine...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, New Hampshire, Uncategorized

Week 24 – Entering the Whites: Beasts and Beauty

Throughout the pre-hike planning process and as you make your way north on the Appalachian Trail you are reminded regularly by YouTube vloggers, former thru-hikers, guide books, other...

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General, Vermont

Week 23 – Oh Vermont!, The Green Mountain State Part 2

During Week 23 I hiked the second half of Vermont – finishing my 12th state, crossing over the “500 miles to go” mark, and entering into New Hampshire, my next-to-last state....

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Massachusetts, New State

Week 21—The 11th State Massachusetts and Mile #1500

7/6 – Glen Brook shelter, MA to Sheffield, MA – Jess Treat hostel 7/7 – Sheffield, MA – Jess Treat hostel 7/8 – Stealth site below Shaker campsite 7/9 – Overmountain shelter...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Connecticut, New State, Planning, Uncategorized

Week 19 – My Banana Pudding Moment

Week 19 6/24 – Bear Mountain Inn 6/25 – Bear Mountain Inn 6/26 – Meet Brooke; Clarence Fahnestock State Park 6/27 – Morgan Stewart shelter 6/28 – Brooke returns to NYC from...

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New Jersey, New State, New York, Rock Trail

Week #18—New States, New Jersey and New York

6/17 – Southbound from Culvers Gap to Mohican Outdoor Center 6/18 – Culvers Gap to High Point State Park 6/19 – High Point State Park to Pochuck Mountain shelter 6/20 – Pochuck...

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