Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hiking in VA next week.

Hiking in from Carver’s Gap to Damascus starting May 5. Will be working at the Four Dog Stove booth during Trail Days. Hello to all my GA->ME AT 2007 comrades-in-grime and please stop by and say hello, and/or have cup … Continue reading

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Slippin’ and slidin’ in the Camden Hills

“Goals are good, “said Guthook, as we ascended the slippery as snot ridge of boulders and granite from Barrett’s Cove up above the Millerite Ledges on the Maiden’s Cliff trail this morning. We had NO views, as the humidity was … Continue reading

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Thirty Pounds on the Back

Hit Moody Mountain late yesterday afternoon with a loaded pack. The ascent is a steep 200′ in elevation climb. I walked 45 minutes out and the same back. I also received a phone call from M&M, AT GA-ME 2007. He’s … Continue reading

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Ramping and Mapping up the Training

On Sunday, Guthook and I put in just over 15 miles on the trails in Camden Hill State Park. We started at 8 AM and were finished by 2 PM. The goal is to GPS map the whole park and … Continue reading

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Entering the Training Zone

“Hey Tom! I think it’s supposed to be nice out tomorrow. Want to explore the Camden Hills trails a bit?” That’s all I needed to take half a day off today and join Guthook (AT GA->ME 2007, PCT 2007) for … Continue reading

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Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?

from NY Times Magazine Is Sitting a Lethal Activity? By JAMES VLAHOS Published: April 14, 2011 A growing body of research suggests that watching your diet and exercising a few times a week is not enough to offset sedentary time.

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Lost in the Wild

Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods by Cary J Griffith My rating: 5 of 5 stars O my God! I was totally absorbed into, and moved to tears by this book. It is a dual … Continue reading

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Week #1 in the Moment

Last night was cold, had a 40 degree bag, and it was marginal. After I zipped up the tent it warmed up inside and I had the best sleep yet. Plenty of room. No need to adjust sag despite the … Continue reading

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Living in the Moment

Just spent my fourth night in the Moment, loving it. I discovered that the two ends can be peeled back ( from the inside) and tied out of the way exposing additional screened panels. The door is a one handed … Continue reading

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Texas Sunlight

Ripplingly comfortable day out in the Hill Country outside Austin. Walked up the red granite dome with my buddy Louis guiding 7 of us to the top. The view was different, elevating and energizing us within the clear light of … Continue reading

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