Author Archives: Tom Jamrog

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".

Another Crash

I had hit my chest, ribs, and shoulder hard as I ever did before. The sudden pain that I felt lying face down on the single track caused me to scream wordlessly several times. Blaine had been riding his bike … Continue reading

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My main sleeping bag. 10 years old and close to 9,000 miles and hundreds of nights on the trail. Big stamp of approval.

https://twitter.com/TrailGroove/status/936308959194988544

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https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/11/06/walt-whitman-specimen-days-trees/

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I’m Giving Away 3 Copies of My New Book

  Goodreads Book Giveaway In the Path of Young Bulls by Thomas Jamrog Giveaway ends December 03, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/widget/266354

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First Review In For My New Book!

Read George Smith’s review here  

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What I learned from David Pelly

I plan to devote several blog posts to presentations from the 2017 Snowalkers Rendezvous in Fairlee, VT. The quality of the presentations is top notch, with several giants of northern adventuring in the line up.   Here is the first: David … Continue reading

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“November 20th BEHOLD, NOW AS EVER “If you’ve seen the present, you’ve seen all things, from time immemorial into all of eternity. For everything that happens is related and the same.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.37

The events that will transpire today are the same as the things that have always occurred. People living and dying, animals living and dying, clouds rolling in and rolling out, air sucked in and sucked out, as it has for … Continue reading

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Book !

The softcover book lists for $ 28.95, with 286 pages, including 34 pages of full color photos. Most pages have two photos.  Originally written on my iPhone, additional dialogue and background was added. Over 50 hours of professional editing completed … Continue reading

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Improvising Through Simplifying

For the last 3 days, our house has been without electricity, due to an October 30th storm that downed power lines all over the state of Maine. We’re back into a simpler life style – out to camp. Its in … Continue reading

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Snowalkers Rendezvous 2017 ! 

I’m looking forward to presenting Friday night at the Snowalkers Rendezvous in Vermont in November. Great weekend experience! “Walking Matters”- From the ages of 57 – 64, “Uncle Tom” thru-hiked four National Scenic Trails. Tom reviews the latest research on … Continue reading

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