Monthly Archives: January 2009

Recommended Book: Bushcraft

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills & Wilderness Survival by Mors Kochanski My review rating: 5 of 5 stars “Bushcraft” is an amazing read. I keep it by my bedside, usually reading from it for a few minutes before I fall asleep. Mors … Continue reading

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Midwinter Shots from 290 High St.

Here are some morning shots.  It was 6 below zero when I awoke today.  The first one was taken from our living room, looking out the window on the new day.  The second one was out side, looking toward the … Continue reading

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Bubba Snow Ride

If you want to ride your bicycle in Maine as much as possible, you have to know how to ride on top of snow, and yes, sometimes even ice.  It’s really no different than dealing with the elements in a … Continue reading

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Mount Washington in Winter

January 16, 2009 The Mountain and Mother Nature By KEITH MULVIHILL. At 6,288 feet, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast, but its weather can make it seem almost Himalayan. Check out this excellent NYTimes article … Continue reading

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Month of the Bikes

The past two days of this fledgling 2009 year have been dominated by thoughts and actions related to bicycling. I’m not into the practice of making resolutions for the new year, but I have been harping for some time now … Continue reading

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Bacon, butter fuel fastest South Pole trek

Often we discuss the value of high calorie foods when on a long exhausting hike. The following article, from today’s wire services, announces the ultimate calorie dense fuel for walking in the cold.  While it sounds outlandish, natives living in … Continue reading

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Saving Money in 2009

I recently read an interesting post on my son Lincoln’s blog about how a young guy approaches 2009 by pulling in the purse strings. It reminds me about my own start in trying to hold on to what I have … Continue reading

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Top Dream of 2009

I had a dream last night that I was not only able to remember, but which rendered itself as my personal mini-epic. In my dream I was approaching the Sidney Tappan Campsite in Maine, on the Appalachian Trail, above the … Continue reading

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Dodging Winter Bullets

Today’s  Bangor Daily News featured an article about a 5 mile hike that Brad Viles had taken on New Year’s Day up to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. The headline was “New Year’s Day hike proves … Continue reading

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New Years Hike 2009

 I HAD TO GET OUT.        It would not have been good for me to hang in the house all day.  So, after checking the Mt. Washington, NH  web cam , where I found that it was 16 … Continue reading

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