Bruce's Thru-hike, Connecticut, Podcast

Week 20 – Recharging the Emotional Batteries

7/1 – Bulls Bridge, CT to Kent, CT 7/2 – Zero day with Amy 7/3 – Kent, CT to Cornwall Bridge, CT 7/4 – Cornwall Bridge, CT to Salisbury, CT 7/5 – Salisbury, CT to Glen Brook...

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Pennsylvania, Rock Trail, Uncategorized

Week #16—The Calm Before the Rock Storm

6/4 – Duncannon to stealth campsite 6/5 – Campsite to swatara gap campsite 6/6 – Swatara gap to Rock n Sole hostel 6/7 – Hostel to Port Clinton/Hamburg 6/8 – Port Clinton 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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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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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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Bruce's Thru-hike, Support ATC

Where is Bruce? – WEEK # 1

Editor’s note: These updates will be weekly (with some possible mid-week special reports. Generally, a “week” will run Wednesday through Tuesday. Thus, for the first week,...

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General, Support ATC

“National Monument or National Park?”

Recently I posted an article about the Bears Ears National Monument controversy.  I used the story to urge readers to be diligent in protecting our parks and wilderness areas, such as the...

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Bruce's Thru-hike, Gear, Planning


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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Bruce's Thru-hike, General, Sponsors, Uncategorized

Thanks to Our Sponsor – Independence

Independence Golf Club is not just a golf course but an experiential entertainment center where we’re focused on delivering high-end quality in everything we do.     Because we,...

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General, Support ATC

“Bears Ears – But Who’s Listening”

Editorial Note:: This article, in substantially the same form, was published previously at Blue Ridge Outdoors   UPDATE:  Since the publication of this article, Secretary of the...

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