Monthly Archives: July 2012

Walk yourself well in 10 minutes x 3

    The Olympics are on TV again. Looking at all those hard bodies gets Americans back out into the sweat pants and exercising again, but for a brief time, when most of us quit. Today’s New York Times Health section … Continue reading

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Treasures learned while lost in woods

Worthwhile read from backpacking NYTimes columnist Nick Kristof. It’s almost August–if you want to have some real experiences that will reset your spiritual GPS, don’t put it off any longer.  Excellent motivation to reserve an upcoming weekend to get out, … Continue reading

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Day 3 Kingdom Trails

We finished our camping weekend with a two and a half hour ride of 11.5 miles. We had a great breakfast of perked coffee, eggs, sausage, English Muffins, and deer tenderloin provided by Rick. At one point , we were … Continue reading

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Day 2 Kingdom Trails

The day started with the big Bubba breakfast sandwich, enabling us to crank out 20.8 miles that took 6 hours for us to complete.  The moving time was just over three hours, so we rest and snack— frequently— and often. … Continue reading

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Day 1 Kingdom Trails

We dodged all weather predictions for showers and thunderstorms here on out first day of Bubbas-hit-the-best -trail-system-in-the-northeast in Vermont. Check out Kingdom Trails website to understand just how glorious the riding experience is here. Parrs Yard, Magill Fields, Moose Alley, … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park- 3 nights in October !

Auntie Mame and I just snagged 2 nights’ Bunkhouse space at Russell Pond, the most remote campground in Baxter and one of two backcountry campgrounds in the Park. Russell Pond provides access to Wassataquoik Stream, Wassataquoik Lake and several popular … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for a Long Hike

This is the middle of our living room. Lots of reading, back and forth going on. Daily practice with using Garmin eTrex30 GPS. Does anyone else think Garmin’s documentation/ directions for using their product is woefully lacking? Anyone know of … Continue reading

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Hiking: They’re seeing the light | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Practical reasons for lightening your back packing load. Resposting article on Guthook, AKA Ryan Linn, which appeared in Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram.   Hiking: They’re seeing the light | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram. <<—click

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Epic Ride Montana Style!

L-Train Station: Mile to Sheep Creek: Epic Ride Montana Style! <<– Reposting a truly incredible report of mountain biking achievement on world class terrain.  On the same day that I received this blog post, I also read a post from … Continue reading

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BushBuddy Stove Tweaks @ Backpacking Light

Good article, with exhaustive ( no pun intended) details on the concept of a wood stove gassifier system–>> BushBuddy Stove Tweaks @ Backpacking Light. The diagram of how the air flows through these systems is particularly good.   I have … Continue reading

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