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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-six years old 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, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".

Backpacking in Baxter

Awoke this morning at 5 am to the sweet  sound of rain falling outside my bedroom window.  Heading up today for the first of two backpacking trips that I am guiding to northern Maine. The rain should be done sometime … Continue reading

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Riding Ragged

“The graying of The Bubbas,”  is real.  Nate said it. It was humid and the roots were just a bit slimy and slick, but it wasn’t a problem for nineteen Bubbas in The Woods this past Sunday morning.  We broke … Continue reading

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6 day, 5-night Baxter State Park/Katahdin adventure

Aug.22- 27, 2016 (Due to a recent cancellation I have one space available for this upcoming backpacking trip.) Join our exploration of the central and northeast sections of Baxter State Park before  ascending the newly rerouted Abol Trail leading to … Continue reading

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Fat Tire Bikes Are Not Just For Snow

I prefer to ride my fat tire bike right now, leaving my full suspension 29″  Santa Cruz Tallboy and my converted Diamondback Apex “road” bike in the garage. Why?  Because each and every bike has a personality and a bike’s … Continue reading

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My 10 Pound Camino Backpack Kit

Yes!  I am down 10 pounds on my back. Here’s the picture of all the gear that  I carried for the last 5 days of my 1 month, 250 mile ” backpacking” trip on the Camino Portugese this past June. … Continue reading

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“Farm to Face” on the Portugese Camino

In September of 2013, I walked away from the treadmill at my local YMCA where I had been a faithful member for decades. An 18 mile round trip Camden and back to walk indoors on a mechanical device with all … Continue reading

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Our Last Day in Portugal

My sister-in-law, V-8 , occasionally sends nuggets of true wisdom my way. We followed one of her maxims on our last full day in Porto, Portugal. “Don’t do any more than three major tasks a day.” Our Brazilian peregrino pal … Continue reading

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