Author Archives: tjamrog

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".

Fitness Goals Help !

I’m a sucker for fitness goals. My most recent string began in 2013, when I latched onto Strava. Keeping track of miles became easier more meaningful, for myself, but as well as others, through Strava’s ability to link to our friends’ … Continue reading

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My First Bike Commute of the Year

Originally posted on maine: the way life turned out:
I wake up at 4am and start looking out my French doors into the darkness of my backyard. ?It should take me about an hour, I keep telling myself, the last…

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When a Mile and a Half is Enough

My Ice Cream Truck is back from the bike shop.  The big, black, two-wheeled tractor has suited me well on the 10 mile loop that I put together for myself on this Patriot’s Day holiday here in Maine. The bike … Continue reading

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Desperate Steps: Life Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast- my book review

   Desperate Steps is the late 2015 book release from the Appalachian Mountain Club. The subtitle is “Life, Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast”.  I just finished my second close reading. The book is a sobering … Continue reading

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Ancient Indian Highways in Knox County- Kerry Hardy- April 10 | Camden Public Library

Local historian and cultural anthropologist, Kerry Hardy,  is giving a presentation at the Camden Library.  Hardy’s topic will be the old Indian highways and roads of the early days in Knox County. “Some of my co-conspirators for the field trips … Continue reading

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Treating Depression with Meditation Plus Running

My digital subscription to the The New York Times often leads me to think about health and fitness.  This recent article about treating mood disorders through meditation combined with running is interesting.  Here’s the primary source for my comments :  … Continue reading

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My Birthday Weekend- Hiking The Hills

Exiting the car in the iced-over parking lot on Friday afternoon I decided to leave my Stabilicer traction devices in the vehicle.  My brother Roy was already walking on the multi-purpose trail and he shouted over, “No ice here” so … Continue reading

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