Monthly Archives: September 2009

Had enough? “The Paradox of Choice”- book review

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book in the continuing saga of questioning abundance. Not exactly. In one part, it lays out the psychology behind why one often … Continue reading

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Walking Map 6: Final Rant.

Is there anyone who might care about what is like to hike out the Appalachian Trail in Maine in the Fall season ?  Someone other than all the thru hikers who are still Northbound, starting Southbound, or flip flopping South … Continue reading

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Walking map 6 of the AT in Maine, Day 4/4

From Sugarloaf, I descended some 2,000 feet to the south branch of the Carrabassett River, where a judiciously placed plank saved my feet from a wet ford. Then it was up, up , up, with me stopping to boil water … Continue reading

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Walking Map 6 of the AT in Maine, Day 3/4

I hiked alone all day today, trudging 11 more miles North on the AT. I thought I’d pick up Bear Bait on the way, as I was up and walking by 7:15 am, but when I passed the railbed campsite … Continue reading

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Walking map 6 of the AT in Maine, Day 2/4 (Afternoon)

The second day out, I ended up walking 12 miles, giving me a total of 27 in my first two days out on the AT.  I was pretty surprised at this respectable mileage and felt very positive about my endurance … Continue reading

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Clarkie Gets His Opie Badge; or Walking Map 6 on the AT in Maine, Day 2 ( Morning)

Imported with permission from John ( Clarkie) Clark. Originally posted on the Yahoo group “The Bus” Saturday morning, while my wife was exercising her mind and spirit at the Mindshift Institute Gathering in Rangeley, I met Uncle Tom for a … Continue reading

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Walkin’ Map 6 on the AT in Maine, Day 1/4

My first day of walking involved a paid auto shuttle, my first.  The Stratton Motel has a list of places they can drive you to on their website, and after I coughed up $52.50, Drifter drove west toward Oquossic, then … Continue reading

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Stratton, Maine : I’m hiking, Part 1

Again. Have to. Sept. 16 is the ending date of my Appalachian Trail thru hike and last year has proved itself to be a massive propellant toward two-heeled action. So, shoving aside the calls to work, play, and deal with … Continue reading

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Hockey team hikes Katahdin – Bangor Daily News

My friend Clarkie recently questioned me about his soreness after a strenuous hike in the White Mountains of NH. This is from a guy who is commuting 30 plus miles a day on his bicycle. Even big tough rugged hockey … Continue reading

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Sliding Through Mud in the Whites

(  Photos credited to Clint Sochulak) Pushing along through ninety seven percent humidity, with a 100 percent chance of rain is not a pleasant experience on any day of hiking, but that is what was on our plates, so the … Continue reading

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