Monthly Archives: July 2011

Smokesignals Sighted after 40 Years !

Cave Hill Road in North Leverett, MA was the gathering point last night for the 40th anniversary gathering of the UMass/Amherst 1967-72 Outing Club. This was a group of which three of the members- Albert Howcroft ( “Craft”), Dave Palmer … Continue reading

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Katahdin tomorrow

On the road after really fine visit in North Leverett with members of the UMass Outing Club. Kraft, Palmer, Terry C. are the original hiker trash. Still practicing the dirt bag lifestyle after all these years. Off to Katahdin tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Parking spot for Mt. Katahdin

Lee and I secured a parking spot this coming Tuesday for what should be my 15th hike to the summit, then the Knife Edge. More later.

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PCT Presentation- UMass/Amherst

Lots of coffee, headed to UMass/ Amherst Outing Club. Big energy.

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Megatex on Mt.Washington

“Caution: This is the most difficult regular hiking trail in the White Mountains”, reads the White Mountain Guide. With an elevation gain of 4,256 feet in 4.4 miles of trail from Pinkham Notch visitor’s center to the summit of Mt. … Continue reading

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Tangling with The Wildcats

Started hiking up the Wildcat trail out of Pinkham Notch in New Hampshire’s Whites at 8 this morning. We finished 9 miles later just before 3 PM. Exhausted, but a good exhausted. It was as humid as you can stand. … Continue reading

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Biking and Hiking in Midcoast Maine

I’m ramping training for an August thru-hike of Vermont’s 270 mile Long Trail. Thursday night I joined 11 of The Bubbas in mountain biking the new single track trails laid down in Camden’s Ragged Mountain/ Snow Bowl. I was most … Continue reading

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Rockland Library PCT presentation report.

What are the chances of two Triple Crown holders converging in Rockland, ME the same night? My presentation Thurs night was kicked off that afternoon by a chance meeting at the lunch counter at Moody’s diner. I greeted two fellows … Continue reading

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Primal Walks

Yesterday I cranked out an unexpected 8 mile hike right from the door of my house. I was in bad need of a walking fix after logging in 20 hours of paid work in the last three days, which although … Continue reading

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