Monthly Archives: December 2014

Maine’s Tim Smith stars on Dude You’re Screwed

Looking forward to those end-of-the season college football games tomorrow?  Not so much? Then how about watching a very interesting survival scenario episode where a genuine Maine bushcraft master uses smarts, strength, and dogged determination to extract himself from extremes of … Continue reading

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“Finding Yourself” and Post-Trail Depression ?

Since I was on the Maine Calling Book Club Maine Public Network radio show last week two lingering points have stuck with me. If you missed the live-call in hour, here’s the link to listen to the 1 hour audio … Continue reading

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1,000 mile Maine challenge completed !

Back in February, Carey Kish laid down a challenge that I decided to embrace- walking 1,000 miles in Maine in a calendar year. Here’s Carey’s original article about that idea. As Kish notes, ” Consider the enormous health and fitness … Continue reading

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I’m going Wild today !- interview/call-in show on Maine Public Radio

 Today (Wednesday 12/24) from noon to 1pm ( Eastern Time Zone)  I’ll be on MPBN’s radio program Maine Calling to talk about Cheryl Strayed’s book ‘Wild.’   Maine Calling is a live, call-in show (1-800-399-3566) so please feel free to … Continue reading

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A Climb into the Wayback Machine- Growing up on the Pacific Crest Trail

With Wild, the movie making it’s way in theaters across America this week, let us not forget that there were people walking, and even riding the new PCT . Wild, the book harkens back to 1995. Back in 1969, this … Continue reading

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Picking up winter guiding skills in Maine

Jeff Butler just told us that it was another bullshit myth that you are dehydrating yourself when you drink coffee. I’m in the right place. Jeff is co-leader of the four-day Winter Skills Maine Guide course that I am attending … Continue reading

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Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route from Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Six- Triumph

Originally posted on CARROT QUINN:
Morning light on the High Sierras, as seen from the crest of the Inyo Mountains.  Lone Pine is the patch of green in the valley. (In the first week of October, 2014, I set out…

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Wet winter biking in Midcoast Maine

The fat tire bike movement is alive and well with the Bubbas in the Woods, with Nate showing up today with a sparkling new Trek Farley, and the price was right. It was a group of seven today at Bubba … Continue reading

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You gotta like slush and mud to be biking in Maine right now

It’ is not even winter yet, but it’s much more challenging to get outside and bike and hike in Maine right now. First, we’ve already had two major snow storms that have resulted in serious downed limbs, branches, and even … Continue reading

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Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route From Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Five

I’ve been reporting the latest episodes from Carrot Quinn’s most excellent hiking blog. Here’s the most latest from her insane hike from the lowest to the highest points of the USA- all in California. Check out life in the sun- … Continue reading

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