Monthly Archives: December 2008

Alchohol stoves from Maine

I just picked up a couple of new alcohol stoves from Tinny at minibulldesign.com .  The company is based here in Maine, up in the tiny berg of Corrina. Tinny appears to be a machinist, who used to work at … Continue reading

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Christmas 2008

Santa was good to us this year at 290 High St, Lincolnville, Maine. It was just Marcia and I this time, as Lincoln and Arlo were spending the holiday week together in Bozeman , MT at Lincoln’s place for a … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom Appointed to Give Out $5 Million Dollars

Walking the AT has opened yet another unforseen door for me.  For three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I’ve been ensconced on the couch expanding my reading choices, namely technical writing related to riverfront development. This past Thursday I was … Continue reading

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Ridin’ With The Bubbas, update..

Today is the first day of winter, 2008.  When I got up it was 6 below zero out, with some light wind to chill things off a bit more.  There is now 4” of snow on the flats, and today … Continue reading

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At 85 Years Old, Still Bagging Peaks

Super article in today’s NY Times on Fred Beckey ( hotlink) , who’s looking for at least one  climbing partner on his trip to Spain.  Be sure to check out the 4 minutes video of Fred still climbing. From this … Continue reading

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Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous 2008

This past Nov. 7-9 I traveled to Fairlee, Vermont to attend one of my favorite events of the calendar year.  The Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous (SWR) is a weekend focused on non motorized human winter travel, be it assisted by snowshoes, … Continue reading

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November 24, 2008

Something big happened to me today. I really got hit in the gut, real hard,  with the realization that I am actually on track to start walking the Pacific Crest Trail sometime around the third week of April in 2010. … Continue reading

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