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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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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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Gear, Oboz, Planning, Sponsors

OBOZ Post –Thru-hiking the AT: Beating Both the Bubble AND the Smokies? Part 1

Editor’s Note: The following article by Bruce first appeared on the Oboz Footwear website (see www.obozfootwear.com/community). Bruce is an “Ambassador” for Oboz and wrote...

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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, Sponsors

Week #3— A Walk in the Snow and a Visit from Brooke

WEEK # 3 My third week on the Appalachian Trail might be characterized as a prelude to the Great Smoky Mountains. Having been “at it” for two weeks, the hiking and camping were...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, New State, Support ATC

WEEK # 2 – Neel Gap (GA) to Wayah Gap (NC)

DAY 5 Arriving at Neel Gap (Mile 31) is a big step for most thru-hikers. There are various rumors and estimates of the number of people who end their hike here – some as high as 30%...

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