Dec. 3, 2017

Episode #5 - That's what friends are for

Episode #5 - That's what friends are for

I always hoped that I'd be able to speak with Bruce's family, friends, and colleagues on their reaction to and expectations of his upcoming thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. We started with Bruce's law partner of over 20 years, Gary LeClair. Gary...


I always hoped that I'd be able to speak with Bruce's family, friends, and colleagues on their reaction to and expectations of his upcoming thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.

We started with Bruce's law partner of over 20 years, Gary LeClair. Gary proved to be a delight to chat with. He was open, friendly, and made me laugh out loud several times. While I never expected him to dish any dirt on Bruce–indeed, it seems that none exists–he was able to tell us a couple of stories that allowed us to further understand Bruce and his motivations for the hike.

Most significantly, in my eyes, it was the whole-hearted support that Gary gave to his friend that warmed my heart. Bruce certainly won't be lacking in support when he sets out, and his former colleagues will be cheering him on every step of the way.

Remember to visit Bruce's site about his hike, ReturningToKatahdin.com and subscribe to his newsletter. Also, while you're online, why not pop over to Trailtopia's website at the same time.