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Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream

Did you ever want to hike the Appalachian Trail? Come and listen to Bruce Matson and Steve Adams as Bruce prepares for his journey in 2018. They'll be continuing their conversation while Bruce is on the trail, all the way back to Katahdin.

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Feb 26, 2018

It has been a long time coming but Bruce is finally on his way. I spoke with him, along with his wife Cheryl on Saturday, 24 February as they prepared to hit the Approach Trail at Amicolola Falls State Park. All the preparation had lead to this and Bruce was ready to go. How lovely it must have been for him when...

Feb 19, 2018

With just seven days to go, Bruce and Steve have a longer-than-normal chat about his going-away party, his final thoughts and wishes for his journey, as well as some of the ramifications that his hike may have on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

While I had found him to be stressed and distracted on his home territory...

Feb 12, 2018

We have a special guest today. With Bruce continuing the countdown to his departure in less than two weeks, Suzanne Dixon, the new President and CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, spoke with Steve about the work that she and her great team at ATC are doing. Every hiker who has ever stepped on the AT should...

Feb 5, 2018

With less than three weeks to go, Bruce is down to the last few items he wants to complete his pack. These are the things that he has to balance between carrying the extra weight for the additional boost to his hike that they will provide. He is also narrowing down any "luxury" items.

With all this talk about hiking and...