Monthly Archives: November 2014

“How To”- Winter Camping in Heated Tents

Just in time for holiday gifting. Consider an immediate purchase of the grandaddy/grandmummy reference of old-school traditional warm comfort in the winter camping. This book has been out of print ( again ) for several years now, but is back … Continue reading

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Two great presentations from the Snow Walker’s Rendezvous (Nov. 2014)

Two superb presentations took place in November at this year’s Snow Walker’s Rendezvous in Fairlee, VT. If you would like an overview of the whole Nov. program, I recommend tuning into Alex Gusev’s six minute YouTube video. Alex is handy … Continue reading

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Maine’s Past Is It’s Presence

I’m waiting this morning for the start of the next winter Nor’easter snowstorm by reading this stained old library book that was published in 1942. Just about every page is dog-eared, and most of them stained with coffee, grease, and … Continue reading

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Missed Part 1 ? Check out my Triple Crown of Hiking TV interview

WCSH’s  Maine-based TV news magazine “207” interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. If you were not able to watch the broadcast last night, the link to Part 1 of the interview is now up on WCSH’s web … Continue reading

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Tom Jamrog on Channel 2 and 6 tonight at 7 PM

Rob Caldwell’s Maine-based TV news magazine “207” (named after Maine’s one and only area code) interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. Rob’s program will feature a conversation we had about adventures, walking for months on end at … Continue reading

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Ibex customer service rules!

Men’s woolies tights -replaced, again. I am hard on gear. I can find a company whose products are robust enough that I don’t break their stuuf, that’s great. It’s even greater when I do break stuff, and deal with a … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom on Channels 2 and 6 Monday and Tues. nights

Rob Caldwell’s Maine-based TV news magazine “207” (named after Maine’s one and only area code) interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. Rob’s program will feature a conversation we had about adventures, walking for months on end at … Continue reading

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The Last Great Walk- my book review

The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco, and Why it Matters Today by Wayne Curtis My rating: 4 of 5 stars This 2014 book gets 4 out of 5 stars. … Continue reading

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Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route From Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Four- UFO | CARROT QUINN

I thought there were four entries about this trip, but there appear to be at least 5.  Here’s number 4, where our trio of badass babes of the West walk around in the night to saddle up to the approach … Continue reading

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Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route From Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Three- Heat Exhaustion and Magical Desert Goldfish | CARROT QUINN

  PART 3 ( out of  4).  The best backpacking writing in November 2014 is right here. “But the endorphins of steep climbs are a thing without parallel, and that feeling you get upon reaching the top is a feeling, … Continue reading

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