Monthly Archives: January 2013

Technology in the Backcountry – How Much is too Much?

Here’s a recent blog entry from Philip Werner, who is the force behind “Sectionhiker”. Philip’s post captures the dilemma of electronics- why, when, and why not. Check it out and then read my response, which will include the electronics that … Continue reading

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Dozen Bubbas plus 3, 4? on Crispy Crust in the Bog

There were so many Bubbas and guests on their bikes in the frozen Bog this morning that I lost count. Jason thinks there were 16. There were so many of us that the group broke apart right at the start, … Continue reading

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Feb. 4 deadline approaches for Maine Youth Wilderness Leadership Program – Act Out with Aislinn – BDN Maine Blogs

The Friends of Baxter State Park give away 8-9 day backpacking trips within the park every summer. That’s why I donate to them. Please get the word out to fill these applications! Feb. 4 deadline approaches for Maine Youth Wilderness … Continue reading

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Maine Traffic Report: More Pugsleys Than Cars

Finally able to ride my Pugsley at a decent clip over the snow. We’re on the front wave of the coldest January temperatures since 2009 that are creeping here from Canada.  It’s going to head down below zero for the … Continue reading

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Avalanche on Mt Washington

Initial report of avalanche that occurred yesterday at 5 PM in Huntington Ravine. Concerns about danger on thin ice in lakes and ponds in New England now extend to winter hikers.

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What it’s like to hike the Continental Divide Trail

See for yourself. Check out the following 2 hour and 28 minute documentary from Simon Cook, trail name- Cookie. He describes himself as a designer, illustrator, and occasional adventurer. It’s no nonsense, no in-town footage, no dumb stuff. I like … Continue reading

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Getting into Snowshoeing

Excellent snowshoeing conditions are going to end. It’s been great, white, fluffy, deep. I have been out four times in the past week or but showers and forty degree temps are expected for the next three days. It’s a primal … Continue reading

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In Praise of Snowmobiles: Biking Warren’s Woods

Rockin’ time riding the Pugsley for double digit ( barely) miles near Warren village. Four of us were on fat-tire bikes, with four other Bubbas bicycling on regular-width tires. It was 24 degrees out, with an inch of new powder … Continue reading

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Training in 2013

Since posting the my first Continental Divide Trail entry last week, the outdoor conditions here in midcoast Maine have dramatically, but not unexpectedly, ramped up. In the past week, we’ve experienced unseasonably low temperatures and 18 “ of snowfall. It’s … Continue reading

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Winter Riding Report: Dark, Deep Snow, Cold

Riding in real cold, real dark, real steep, really difficult traction conditions in the Camden Hills State Park, overlooking Penobscot Bay under the last quarter moon. I don’t think it reached 15 out on the seven-plus miles tonight. Five Bubbas … Continue reading

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