Monthly Archives: October 2014

Why I am renewing my Outside magazine subscription

I just renewed my subscription to Outside magazine.   The days are long past when I have had close to a dozen magazines in my mailbox every month.  I am now down to just three:  Outside, Backpacker,  and Dirt Rag, an … Continue reading

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It’s Official- Triple Crown Award !

I opened the beat-up padded envelope that just came in my mailbox and was blown away to finally see this physical object in my hands.  I’m in a club of  230 individuals world wide ! The American Long Distance Hiking … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom Keynotes at Minnesota’s Winter Camping Symposium

 Just announced from the Winter Camping Symposium’s Facebook Page “We are excited to announce a new addition to our Winter Camping Symposium: KEY NOTE SPEAKER – Tom Jamrog. Saturday’s Key Note Address will cover: Winter Walking the West: Preparing and … Continue reading

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Walking the Trails Near Katahdin Lake – Baxter State Park

Our second full day at Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps was so interesting. Last night I awoke to the sound of waves slapping against the sand beach below us.  I walked out on the porch to check it out and was … Continue reading

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Hiking to Katahdin Lake- Baxter’s “Newest” Acquisition

With hushed celebratory internal fanfare, Marcia and I passed through the Togue Pond Gatehouse at Baxter State Park on Columbus Day weekend. We’ve been here many fall weekends before, but this time was unique. This will be our first time … Continue reading

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Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous 2014

I am presenting a talk in Vermont at this event, upcoming in November.. My talk/ photo display will be : Winter Walking the West: Preparing and Adapting for Snow Travel in the Sierras and the Rockies It’ a great weekend … Continue reading

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Hiking on Acadia is Primo in October

It was able to make a couple of scheduling adjustments and free myself up to join Guthook on an all-day summit fest on the lesser populated trails that run across the western side of Acadia National Park.  It’s not often … Continue reading

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A Full Weekend of winter skills, wool, woodstoves, and wierdos in Minnesota

I’ll be a first timer at this event coming up October 23-26.   I’m working in the Four Dog Stove Booth, assisting the old master- Don Kevilus in meeting the needs of the citizens.  Don has been my major sponsor for … Continue reading

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Walking out of The Hundred Mile Wilderness

We backpacked 16 miles today in order to reach my car, that was spotted at Abol Bridge at the end of the Hundred Mile Wilderness.  I pitched it to the guys that our goal was to walk 12 miles again, … Continue reading

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Tested: The Best Apps for the Outdoors

Hot off the digital presses on Sept. 29 is Outside Magazine’s  filtered review of 23 of the thousands of outdoor/hiking related Apps that are coming at us for consideration.  Thanks, Outside ! My neighbor and hiking pal Ryan Linn’s Guthook’s … Continue reading

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