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Bruce's Thru-hike

The AT and the Decision “To Go”

In the summer of 1974 I participated in “Boys State” in Connecticut; a week-long “camp” where we studied U.S. government and political science. While there one...

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Bruce's Thru-hike

TRAIL NAMES – Who is “RTK”?

This post is rated “I” for intermediate, meaning it is neither basic information, nor little known.** During the last three years I have been more than fascinated with the AT and the...

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About the AT

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Should I FlipFlop?

This post is rated “B” for “Beginner,” meaning it is basic information to the Appalachian Trail community.** In my early posts I have used a few terms that are common on the...

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About the AT

5,000,000 Steps!

This post is rated “I” for intermediate, meaning it is neither basic information, nor little known.** A previous post highlighted the  Appalachian Trail by looking at some...

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About the AT

The AT and the Origin of the Idea

This post is rated “E” for expert, meaning it is far from basic information – it is not likely known by most.** Many who know me well know that I’m a history buff and I...

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About the AT

What is the Appalachian Trail?

This post is rated “B” for Beginner** In my last post I reported on my decision to attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail (or, the “AT”) in 2018. A beginner or...

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