Monthly Archives: March 2012

FSTPKR: Human power from Reno to the Bering Sea

FSTPKR: BLC to the Bering Sea.—-< Click. Now! You absolutely have to check out what Krudmeister is up to this season. It is practically inconceivable to me that someone has both the interest and the skills to undertake a solo … Continue reading

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This is the story of Hurricane

The Hurricane is approaching! I met Hurricane in South Tahoe while I was off the Pacific Crest Trail for resupply in 2010. He lives in New Zealand, and the PCT was his first experience of long distance backpacking. Hurricane and … Continue reading

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First Impression: Surly Moonlander

First Impression: Surly Moonlander. Already fat gets fatter.

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Packing the Unpackable

Backpack Loading Tips from Section Hiker at http://section This Backpack is Too Small. One of my readers, a guy named Tim, is having problems getting all of his backpacking gear into his backpack. This is something I’ve wrestled with … Continue reading

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Fat Bike = Best Bog Ride

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”  Stephen King One for the record books. It has taken me over 20 years, but I had my best Bog ride ever, and it took the heavy, fully rigid Pugsley to … Continue reading

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Record high temps= mud = fat bike

Just last Friday the snow was so deep on the north side trails of Moody Mountain that I couldn’t even move my Surly Pugsley fat-tire bike through the refrozen mess. On a straight away level section or a downhill, I … Continue reading

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Stunning concept- walk instead of use a car

Auntie Mame and I had a dinner invitation to join some friends in Lincolnville Center last night for supper.  We’ve always drove there, but with the record warm temperatures, and extended light due to the time change  we decided to … Continue reading

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Not Turning Back Can Kill You

Reposting  a most excellent entry from our brethren in the kayaking school of adventure. The content is Labrador-related and references “the book” that got me and Alan MacKinnon into Labrador way back when. Here’s the teaser:  “Their story has lessons … Continue reading

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No stress camping weekend

After the rain stopped dripping grey, the morning unfolded to blue skies. We’re back here along the Ducktrap River, for two days and nights of hiking, cooking, eating, and resting as the short, dark days of winter turn toward warmth … Continue reading

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Fat Bike = mud, no problem

Last night I have the pleasure of riding with three of The Bubbas in The Bog, launching my first weekday evening ride with these guys in 2012. I had been nursing my left ankle (no exercise) for three days, icing … Continue reading

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