Monthly Archives: August 2015

My ups (and some downs) with Strava

I began tracking my biking, hiking, and walking efforts with  the Strava app on Christmas day back in  2011.  According to their website, “Strava lets you track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or dedicated GPS device and … Continue reading

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As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End? – The New York Times

Faced with increasing crowds and partylike behavior by a few, officials are threatening to reroute the Appalachian Trail so that it does not end atop Maine’s highest peak. Source: As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It … Continue reading

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Hiking in The Hundred – The Last Day

Today was not supposed to be this last day of a 50 mile backpacking trip. Improvisation ruled from day one, when my intended 3 mile afternoon and soak on the deep pool in front of my favorite shelter, the Cooper … Continue reading

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( sort of ) Boston Globe review of Redford starring in ” A Walk in the Woods”

Other than the inaccuracy that 3,000 individuals completing the AT in 2014, this is an entertaining read.   The bulk of the article is a review of the new movie, coming out nation-wide on Sept. 2.  Who can go wrong with … Continue reading

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Hiking Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness – Day 3

Nesuntabunt ! I mentally conjure the image of a bundt cake when I encounter the steepest climb in the northern half of The Wilderness- well maybe the steep sloping sides.  Just west of Nahmakanta Lake, at a mere 1,550 feet … Continue reading

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Hiking The Hundred Mile Wilderness – Day 2

On our second day, walking 11 miles,  all three of this Boston clan received their trail names.  It was a specific request that they all made of me coming into this adventure.  I could not guarantee that it would happen, … Continue reading

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The Poles take on Himalaya Winter Climb ( 2008) – National Geographic Magazine

I just read this 2008 article from National Geo. magazine. The Polish climbers of the 1980’s and 1990’s evolved into the toughest group of Himalayan mountain climbers that the world has ever known. They focused on winter ascents of all … Continue reading

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Hiking Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness- First Day

Our five day adventure began by squeezing into Katahdin Air Service’s little float plane for a 50 mile flight, with pontoons touching down at Crawford Pond in the middle of the fabled One Hundred Mile Wilderness segment of the Appalachian … Continue reading

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5 stars to The Precipice- my book review ( it’s a backpacking novel)

It has been at least a decade since I last sat down and read a novel from cover to cover in 1 one day, or part of one day, as in this case. The Precipice is Maine native and bestselling … Continue reading

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Prepping For My 50 Mile Hike of the Appalachian Trail

I am taking out three clients on a Half The Hundred Mile Wilderness backpacking trip next week through my Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures business. Now is a great time to be doing any business that involves communication. As a starting … Continue reading

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