Monthly Archives: April 2014

Triple Crown, elevation gain, and Maine

I’m stoked at receiving this bandanna!  At first I thought it was a misprint- 1,000,000 feet of  elevation gain?  That’s only 189.4 miles of uphills.  I thought it was more! I’ve been thinking about walking on the Applalchian Trail  again … Continue reading

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Day 4: wherein the desert becomes desert-like again | CARROT QUINN

Day 4: wherein the desert becomes desert-like again | CARROT QUINN.<— The best writing about long-distance hiking is coming right at you from Carrot Quinn.  She’s back at it again this season a fresh new attempt at completing the Pacific … Continue reading

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Exercises to Strengthen Bones – NYTimes.com

  Exercises to Strengthen Bones – NYTimes.com. I’ve added three sessions of jumping into my weekly training for hiking and biking. Running works too, but I’ve had the cartilage removed from both knees, and at at around 200 pounds now, … Continue reading

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Today the men helped me

Today was a gift, however some serious pulling, pounding, and lifting were required to get at the treasure trove.  Since I have given up my decades-long YMCA gym membership this fall, the plan was to increase my outside “farm chores” … Continue reading

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Conti’s 1894 Restaurant

Hikers love good food, and lots of it and would flip at finding this double-shot combination at “Conti’s 1894 Restaurant” in the working-class south end of Rockland, ME. My wife ( Auntie Mame)  and sister-in-law (V8) I ate there tonight, … Continue reading

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“67-Years-Young” Kayaker Finishes Transatlantic Crossing – Beyond the Edge

Thank you, Olek for inspiring us to awaken and live our dreams. Imagine the fears quelled and the hope kindled in one heart out there in those vast waters. “67-Years-Young” Kayaker Finishes Transatlantic Crossing – Beyond the Edge.

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67-Year-Old Transatlantic Kayaker’s Goal Achieved, Expedition Continues

  67-Year-Old Transatlantic Kayaker’s Goal Achieved, Expedition Continues – Beyond the Edge. Another Polak in his 60’s pushing himself. Polish souls are both cursed and blessed with the polish suffering gene.  God loves this man. His last name is so … Continue reading

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updated CDT TrailJournal from Mexico to Doc Campbell’s via Columbus route

–>Uncle Tom’s 2013 Continental Divide Trail Journal, Part of Trail Journals’ Backpacking and Hiking Journals. I’ve just revised, adding details and more photos to the first leg of my 2013 CDT thru-hike on the CDT.  Not too many hikers choose … Continue reading

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“Breeze”-Maine Triple Crowner, in AT magazine

In the current issue of AT Journeys ( April 2014),  Maine’s Brendan Drapeau ( aka Breeze) gets some well deserved  press coverage.  Download a PDF of the full article/with photos here  -Courtesy of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s official membership magazine … Continue reading

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Writing About Hiking Again

It happens to me every springtime, since 2007 when I set off on my first long distance backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. It’s the compelling desire to be on another long hike. But, I’m not taking a long hike … Continue reading

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