Monthly Archives: February 2012

Van Gough

Instead of going to any professional workshops at this school psychologist convention this afternoon, I ducked out and viewed 40 Van Gough masterpieces at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit here is the only one in the US on … Continue reading

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“What I learned from hiking ?” from Joe Niemczura

A truly enjoyable and very informative read from my friend Joe. I truly appreciate the time he spent on this entry. Please take advantage of the numerous hotlinked references. What Have I learned from hiking by Joe Niemczura, RN, MS … Continue reading

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Bubbas Ride the Ice

Last Sunday I walked on a lot of ice. Yesterday I rode on even more.  What made my survival possible were the Nokian winter studded tires that I had on my Santa Cruz Heckler.  There were 9 of us out … Continue reading

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A Cool Glide Through Maine – NYTimes.com

A Cool Glide Through Maine – NYTimes.com. Eric Hansen catches some criticism on his trip preparation for this one.  Also featuring two of my PCT thru-hiking buddies, Bear and Sparkles, who are living the dream up here.

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Moose River in Winter Day 3/3

Frigid in the tent, below zero.  BI’s cheap thermometer is broken, so no measure, but the frost covering the outside of my sleeping bag and the thickness of the ice over out water hole in the river this morning spelled … Continue reading

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Moose River in Winter- Day 2/3

Late yesterday afternoon BI’s leg busted through the thin ice near the water lead while he was chipping a hole through the ice for drinking and cooking. It submerged up past his knee, so his mukluk, felt liner, sock, long … Continue reading

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Day 1/3 Attean Pond Road to past Attean Falls on Moose River

Sitting up in the heated tent out of reach of Verizon and anything else. I’m flat out beat. The pulling was hard. It started out at 0 degrees this morning, but by noontime, when we finally located the mouth of … Continue reading

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Whoopie Pie on “What Have I Learned From Hiking?”

Whoopie Pie is the trail name of area code 207 resident Amy Neinczura.  Amy thru hiked the AT southbound and has been writes frequently on her WordPress blog at http://mainethewaylifeturnedout.wordpress.com  about how tough it is to walk the line with … Continue reading

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What Have I Learned from Hiking ?

What have you learned from hiking? A challenge to hiking bloggers From newenglandoutside.com “Hiking has taught me a lot about life and gear over the past 15 years. What has it taught you? My challenge to fellow hiking bloggers is … Continue reading

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Rescued hiker says White Mountains are out | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

What brand and model of snowshoes broke?   How bad could the break be that it couldn’t be fixed with the all-essential backup ziptie ( it was just one shoe)  to be able to move through the snow?  Where can … Continue reading

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