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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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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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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, Gear, Planning

MY GEAR – 2018 AT THRU-HIKE – Part II

My previous post (Part I) on my gear for my 2018 thru-hike focused on the “Big Three.” A couple of weeks ago I posted on the cold weather gear in a post referred to as “The Winter...

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About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, Planning, Podcast

The Winter Supplement

I very recently posted on Instagram a photograph of the final two gear items I purchased and included in my gear for my attempt at a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  The items were...

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About the AT, Bruce's Thru-hike, Planning, Sponsors

“What’s for dinner?”

From Parent Trap, our family’s favorite movie: ANNIE:  You sure you don’t want some trout, Mom? Is that okay, by the way? If we start calling you Mom? MEREDITH:  I think your...

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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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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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