Monthly Archives: November 2010

Classic Backpacking Literature

The ultimate journey: Canada to Mexico down the Continental Divide, by Eric Ryback My rating: 4 of 5 stars Classic Ryback. Boy wonder carries 65 pound backpack on the fledgling Continental Divide Trail. Wears blue jeans, heavy boots, external frame … Continue reading

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Snow Walker’s Rendezvous – Day 2

Here’s the schedule for the whole weekend: Snow Walker’s. After breakfast, there were three whole-group presentations.  I especially enjoyed Laura Beebe’s ” Stories, Songlines, & Ephemeral Mapping in Traditional Inuit Communities.  The ability of Native Americans to craft mental maps … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2010

I’s not alone in hoping for the chance to feel deeply around the holidays. As we move about our lives, often without a map or a clue, we encounter doors that we never expected. Today, one of those portals opened … Continue reading

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Friday night at Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous 2010

Tonight’s program featured a long reading by Kieran Moore, who was just 20 years old when he found himself living in the Northwest Territories in a Dogrib village of 150 people by the Great Slave Lake in 1970. Kieran told … Continue reading

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Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous coming up

Grand day. Heading up to Route 2, the northern road. V8, Auntie Mame, and I will be attending the Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous in  Fairlee, VT.  It’s the premiere East Coast event  kicking off the winter outdoor camping season.  It sells … Continue reading

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Back on the AT in Maine

I’m humbled up by hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine last week.   My friend Paul invited me to join him in driving north for about two and a half hours where we the AT intersects at Grafton Notch. This was a day … Continue reading

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