Last call: UNCLE TOM’S Camden Hills adventure THIS WEEKEND.

Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures Trip- Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine–Dates: October 23-25, 2015
We’ll hike into the Ski Shelter scenically set the forest on a Friday afternoon.

Ski Shelter
Ski Shelter

We will hike out on Sunday. The shelter is located approximately 2.5 miles within Camden Hills State Park. The focus of this adventure will be on backpacking cooking, BUT the weekend can also serve as an opportunity for anyone who wants to walk on some beautiful trails and spend a couple of nights in a back country setting in a tidy spot in the woods.

Take Home A Stove! On Saturday night I will coordinate a dinner on home-made multi-fuel (wood, alcohol, solid fuel tablets) backpacking stoves. I provide the tools, materials, and fuel to allow each person to make, cook with, and then go home with their own multi-fuel cook stove, complete with custom titanium air mixing base plate.

Home made multi-fuel backpacking stove

Camden Hills’ 25 miles of trails, include the summit of Mount Megunticook (1,385’). Megunticook is a nearly three mile long mountain ridge extending out to Ocean Lookout which overlooks the expanse of Penobscot Bay. During the day, we will group up and explore as much of the park as we can. I am most familiar with these trails and will offer my personal favorite hikes.
Folks with iPhones should acquire the $3.99 Camden Hills Hiker app, which is also available in an Android application. I will assist participants with the App’s features, and we can use it to stay “found”.

This trip is permitted for up to 6 people. The wood-stove heated shelter has 6 bunk beds. Participants will need to bring their own sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and personal gear, and other meals/ snacks. We will purify water from a stream, and use a clean outhouse adjacent to the wood-heated shelter. I can help provide items, like packs and sleeping pads and bags, if necessary.

$100. Includes lodging/usage fees for 2 nights, food for Saturday night’s dinner, and a backpacking multifuel home-made stove. I will send a packing list.

Contact Information:
207-230-4156 cell, texts. Your reservation can be secured with a 50% deposit (to Tom Jamrog, 290 High St., Lincolnville, ME 04849).

ABOUT ME: I am a Registered Maine Guide. My background and training has prepared me for assisting clients to engage in a successful wilderness experience by bolstering mental preparedness as well as advising clients about gear selection and on-trail techniques.

IMG_2896 I am a Triple Crown Backpacker who has thru-hiked the three major long distance US National Scenic Trails: Appalachian (2007), Pacific Crest (2010), and Continental Divide Trails (2013).

One thought on “Last call: UNCLE TOM’S Camden Hills adventure THIS WEEKEND.

  1. Doug O'Heir

    I recently attended Tom’s workshop in Camden Hills State Park and learned a lot. There are few around with Tom’s experience in long distance backpacking, and it’s evident that he has spent a considerable amount of time examining technique, equipment, and mental strategies necessary to sustain a long distance hike.

    I came myself with plenty of experience and even some guiding in cycle touring, backcountry skiing, canoeing and sea kayaking, but backpacking is something that I haven’t done in years. Tom taught me plenty that I didn’t know, and he didn’t mind my steady stream of questions. He also provided us with the materials to construct a Wood Gas stove, and I’ve already used it on a recent canoeing trip to an island off the Maine Coast.

    It helped that we were treated to a weekend of good weather and fall foliage with views overlooking the ocean from the Camden Hills. All in all, I highly recommend Tom’s workshops, and I am hoping he expands his offerings to other locales.


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