Monthly Archives: May 2015

CDT day 23: rock formations of magic

Originally posted on CARROT QUINN:
May 27 Mileage 34 521.5 miles hiked from Mexico Now that we’re camped way down near six thousand feet, the cold never arrives. There’s a stillness, a windlessness, on this flat sandy mesa, and I…

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Sleeping Wild Close to Home

I’m continuing efforts to sleep outside in locations within walking distance from my house.  We’re fortunate in Maine right now to be experiencing a cold front, just at the same time that the pesky, painful black flies would be a … Continue reading

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What’s It Like to Sleep in a Bivy Bag ?

It’s interesting ! With no success from posting my requests to borrow someone’s bivy sack- via blog, Facebook, Twitter I finally bought my own.  I have been intrigued about ditching my tent for certain brief outdoor overnights.  You’ve read about … Continue reading

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Two more reasons for abandoning the gym

Three men wielded three chainsaws, numerous splitting wedges, and a maul this morning. In the space of three hours, we felled enough trees along the field-stone wall in front of my house to render two cords of hardwood- the good … Continue reading

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Maine Microadventures

At the start of 2015, the British explorer and micro-adventurer Alastair Humphreys called for people to live more adventurously, and challenged us to spend one night out in the wild each month during the year. It’s all in Humphreys’ new … Continue reading

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