Monthly Archives: March 2008

Post Birthday Hike

     We got whacked again on Friday with another snow storm that canceled all local schools and meetings for the eighth time this winter. The good news is that the bare ground is now warmed up to the point that … Continue reading

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Birthday 2008

     Today was my birthday, March 27, and also the first anniversary of my first day  of the start of my  five and a half month Appalachian Trail thru-hike last year. This year, my wife and her twin sister are … Continue reading

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The Bare Earth

It is getting close to 3/27 , the first anniversary of starting my Appalachian Trail thru-hike . A couple of days ago, I was back on the Uncle Tom trail, a local path through the forest right here in Maine … Continue reading

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Pick up a hitch hiker and forget about the heart rate monitor

Been a busy week for me, with trying to run the house alone, update my wife’s valiant progress on her Appalachian Trail thru-hike attempt on Trailjournals, shovel some more snow, and try and work a bit to make some money … Continue reading

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Snow walk week: Day 5, 2008

This morning, my hands were not so cold as I tugged on the bungee cords for the final time and anchored down the diminished load on my toboggan. We lingered over breakfast, all of us knowing that we would make … Continue reading

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Snow walk week: Day 4, 2008

We had a sort of layover day today, as we made enough progress on our intended route these past few days that we were able to stay at this camp site for another night. This is just the best, not … Continue reading

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Snow walk week: Day 3, 2008

      When we woke up this morning and it was 15 below zero. That would be in the tent.  It took a long time for the tent to warm up. Today our task was just to walk 5 miles , … Continue reading

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Snow walk week: Day 2, 2008

Feb. 20, 2008 . I was never so cold as this morning, when I was laying out my gear on my toboggan, with the wind blowing, ice underfoot, and huge logging trucks flying by us as we were readying for … Continue reading

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Snow walk week: Day 1, 2008

Things are pretty different here this past week or so. My Powerbook G4 is dead as a doornail. I am waiting for a new lap top to arrive, there is another ice storm here that cancelled everything today, and my … Continue reading

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Ice Warriors

Polish power is alive and well in the Himalayas. Read all about it, featured in “Himalaya Ice Warriors”, within the Jan. 2008 issue of National Geocraphic magazine. Polish mountain climbers have a huge history as innovators in winter season climbing … Continue reading

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