Monthly Archives: March 2013

Birthday present: Walking eight miles in the rain over snow

In the wee hours of the morning ( 4:12 AM), I realized that the weather would not compel many friends to accompany me on my birthday walk in the Park today: I don’t work on my birthday. At least one … Continue reading

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Join me in the Camden Hills Wednesday night

Join me in the Camden Hills, on March 27, the anniversary of my first night of my 2007 Appalachian Trail hike, and also my birthday. I’ve rented the Ski Shelter for the night, with 6 bunks available for any hikers … Continue reading

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Carey Kish: “His toughest trek beckons”

In Maine’s Sunday Telegram. Carey Kish: His toughest trek beckons | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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Eleven miles- not exactly a walk in the State Park

Super pleased with walking 11 miles today over snow and/or ice.  It’s now been 4 weeks since my hernia surgery and I still am under wraps, with two more weeks of restricted activity before I’m cleared to add significant weight … Continue reading

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Tiki-man survives near drowning

Dateline: Spring Brook, Camden Hills State Park, Camden, ME The normally staid water bottle, AKA Tiki- Man, barely survived a harrowing fall into the rushing, frigid  Class V rapids along Spring Brook on March 16, 2013, in Midcoast Maine. When … Continue reading

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Guthook writes me up

Hey, ma, I’m in the news! Uncle Tom’s Triple Crown attempt.<—check it out! I had no idea that Guthook had saved these pics of me when we hiked together in Washington state in 2010. The first pic hardly looks like … Continue reading

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My book review-Your Playlist Can Change Your Life

[Additional info added 3/13/13, after writing the review. The following sidebar info (by Meaghen Brown) was published in the April 2013 issue of Outside magazine, page 76 in an article by Brent Rose entitled Play It By Ear. It’s noted … Continue reading

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Learning to walk again

“A million miles away Your signal in the distance To whom it may concern I think I lost my way Getting good at starting over Every time that I return I’m learning to walk again I believe I’ve waited long … Continue reading

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Following the Otter

Surprised my self on the third week anniversary of my surgery. I walked with Frank again today to the summit of Battie and back. I thought I was plodding, and panicked a bit, thinking I’d lost all my training base. … Continue reading

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New way to ride bikes: at Winterbike 2013!!!

I was working in Bath yesterday and made a stop at Bath Cycle, where Bikeman sends bikes, parts, and accessories all over the world. This year, Bikeman moved over 100 fat tire bikes out the door. I bought my Surly … Continue reading

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