Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates US

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very readable and interesting book. New science questions the traditional concept of external rewards. Interfaces well with The Talent Code, a current … Continue reading

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The Book of the Hut

The Book of the Hut by John Silverio My rating: 5 of 5 stars I would like more books to be like this one- brief, impossible to put down, well written, and able to reach into one’s heart and pull … Continue reading

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A 1931 Hike on Vermont’s Long Trail

So Clear, So Cool, So Grand by James Gordon Hindes My rating: 4 of 5 stars      Subtitled “A 1931 Hike On Vermont’s Long Trail”- what can be more fun than reading an 80 year old trail journal ? Not … Continue reading

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Big Agnes Air Core pads- Time for a Divorce!

I’m done with using Big Agnes Air Core sleeping pads- after three of those pads developed valve failures over the past several years of backpacking. I  made the move up to an air mattress in order to avoid the debilitating … Continue reading

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National Get Outdoors Day: Mt. Chocorua

This loop hike up and back to the top of New Hampshire’s Mt. Chocorua ( 3,500’) should be on every hiker’s to-do list. Chocorua is is the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, and while not outstanding for its elevation, … Continue reading

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Brunton Inspire Portable Power Device

From time to time, I’ll repost field reports from other hikers. I met Rockdawg ( AKA Porter Morgan) while in the Smokies on my 2007 AT Thru hike.  We’ve kept in touch since then.  He’s savvy on all sorts of … Continue reading

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Clearing the trail up to Old Blue Mountain

“Hey, Uncle Tom, I’m sitting here at trailhead on the South Arm Road ( 1420’) ,  the skies are dark and it looks like the end of the world.  I am not going to go up the trail. Maybe we … Continue reading

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GPS: getting better !

Today I rode my bicycle from my house down to Camden to buy a coffee to put in my water bottle and a half-dozen bagels at the Bagel Shop. Then I rode over to buy a Sunday paper at the … Continue reading

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Pulling my Hair Out ! Using GPS! AARHGH!

Well, I’m sort of embarrassed to display the product of so many hours of my efforts! What I have been working for weeks, and it looks like I am almost successful with, is to: 1.Track on my “new” Garmin Geko … Continue reading

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