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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, New State, Uncategorized, Virginia AT

Week #15– A Different Kind of Appalachian Trail Experience

Week # 15 5/27 – S: Raven Rock 5/28 – H: Trail of Hope 5/29 – S: Toms Run 5/30 – H: Allenberry 5/31 – H: Allenberry 6/1 – H: Carlisle (Rodeway Inn) 6/2. – H: Carlisle...

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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, Podcast

WEEK # 10 — Being Reenergized by Family and Friends

WEEK # 10 April 22 – 29 Pearisburg to Roanoke/Daleville “Being Reenergized by Family and Friends” 4/22 – Angels Rest to stealth site after Symms Gap 4/23 –...

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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, New State, Virginia AT

WEEK # 7 – “Welcome to Virginia”

WEEK # 7 – “Welcome to Virginia” 4/3 – 4/8 Week 7 is a short week with two rest days, but covers the last miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Southern Appalachians...

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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, Mount Rogers, New State, Support ATC, Virginia AT

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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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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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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