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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-five years old and live in the Maine woods. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, 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".

Hiking Past 60: Get Smart !

Here is my best thinking about hiking as you get older. I’ve backpacked approximately 8,000 miles since age 57. Practice meditation for one hour daily. Allows feelings and thoughts to pass through your mind without judging or reacting to them;  … Continue reading

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Still Slots Open for your Local October Adventure !

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 amidst birch, maple, and balsam forest on a Friday afternoon. We will hike out on Sunday.  The shelter … Continue reading

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Join me on a Microadventure: Sunday’s Harvest Moon/ Supermoon/Lunar Eclipse

Local adventure opportunity ! Anyone up for a #microadventure to check out the Harvest Moon/ “Supermoon”/ and total lunar eclipse tomorrow night (Sunday, Sept. 27)? As Alistair Humphreys states in Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes,  “A microadventure is close … Continue reading

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Summer’s End: Fall Comes On Stage

It’s finally happened.  The heat and humidity that have been making me lazy are gone. It was 45 degrees here in Maine this morning, and the sticky wet thickness in the air went vamoose. I want to move again. Before … Continue reading

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Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility- my book review

My friend Brad gave me this book as a gift. The last two books that I received from him were gems: Journeys of Simplicity by Philip Harnden and Imrov Wisdom:Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson. This is … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods: My Movie Review

I attended the opening night screening here on Sept. 11 in mid-coast Maine, where a good-sized audience of seasoned moviegoers were in the vast majority. Big names are associated with this production: Bryson, Redford, and Nolte. The movie was based … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods | Local Opening- September 11, 2015

I’ve got my tickets in hand for Friday night’s opening here in Midcoast Maine- at the Thomaston Flagship Cinemas. My review will follow. Official movie site for A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Click  here … Continue reading

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