Monthly Archives: May 2009

Allagash Wilderness Waterway- Day 6/8

Mike and I awoke to below freezing temperatures. All of the gear that was left out was covered with frost.  I had ice in my Tiki-Man water bottle, so it got down to the mid-20’s.  The sky was dark when … Continue reading

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway – Day 5/8

The Russians are history. This morning we were approached by a Ranger in a motorboat headed south.  He was headed to the bridge at the end of Umsaskis to intercept the flotilla, which has been merrily violating a expanding list … Continue reading

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway- Day 4/8

The lake was like glass when we left this morning at 8 AM.  We arrived at Churchill Dam at 9:10, covering the 4 mile distance in short order. Here we had to portage left around the dam and the put … Continue reading

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway- Day 3/8

Our only hope to get off this Island was to start early, and try and cross back to  the western side of Eagle lake and move ahead.  We packed everything we could the night before, grabbed a bar and a … Continue reading

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway – Day 2 of 8

Right now Mike and I are wind bound at Pillsbury Island on Eagle Lake and it is only 10 AM.  We’re not going anywhere from here today.  The wind is up to a steady 30 MPH out of the Northwest … Continue reading

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Allagash Wildernesss Waterway Trip- Day 1 of 8

For more than 100 years,  “the Allagash” has been praised and enjoyed as a spectacular outdoor paradise.  Even Henry David Thoreau enjoyed its beauty.  The Allagash Wilderness Waterway ( AWW) was established by the Maine Legislature in 1966 to preserve, … Continue reading

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WiFi on every mountain top, or in the car, or ( mostly) everywhere?

I  used a Pocketmail device to type up a daily report on my 2007 AT Thru hike. Whenever I got to a land line phone, I sent an e-mail via the Pocketmail to my transcriber, who then posted it to … Continue reading

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May 16, 2008 – Things are bustin’ out

Spend much of my spare time in the last two weeks tilling the garden and planting vegetable seedlings and seeds.  There is not much to show so far, but in a couple of weeks,  things should be bustin’ out.  Here … Continue reading

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Profile: Mary Chambers- World-class hiker

Sunday, May 3, 2009 Last summer Mary “Scrambler” Chambers, 15, hiked 120 miles on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) through Washington. That constitutes a warm-up hike for Chambers, who lives in Sunol. When she was 10 she walked … Continue reading

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