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".

East Coast Trail : Day 14 Maddox Cove to Blackhead (Last day)

  9.5 miles Bad Influence and I paid $30 each for the shuttle from the Cappahayden back to Wild Roses B & B just outside St. John’s yesterday. This is the last day before we catch our flights back to … Continue reading

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Day 13 East Coast Trail: Renews to Cappahayden

8 miles The sunrise awakened us as we prepared to pack up and complete this most southern portion of the East Coast Trail. It’s always exciting to make it from one end of a long trail to the other. We … Continue reading

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AT Crushed: ‘Stringbean’ Sets Both Speed Records

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Day 12: East Coast Trail: Aquaforte to “au sauvage” at Fannies Cove Meadow

14 miles Map rating:  (Mostly) Difficult : 6-9 hours  Moderate Portion 3-5 hours We started walking today at 10:15. it took that long for the heavy rain that fell during the night to taper off in the morning and our … Continue reading

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Day 11 East Coast Trail:  navigation by drone

Start: Long Will Campsite. End Aquaforte. 14 miles Here are some photos from this amazing day of hiking oceanside.   We scored a breakfast at mid morning.   At noon, we encountered a young German couple who told us that … Continue reading

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Day 10 East Coast Trail: roaring ocean soundtrack 

Roaring Cove Campsite to Long Will Campsite 38,900 steps via Fitbit.   14.5 miles      Dark and stormy skies opened the day. Today’s path was described by the map as “Difficult to strenuous” and the walking certainly reflected that. We made … Continue reading

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Day 9 East Coast Trail- Witless Bay to Roaring Cove Campsite

 50,356 steps via Fitbit.      Or    15.5 miles  Phew! I appreciated Bad Influence’s grit for the last 90 minute of hiking today, which began at 7 am and ended at 5:30 pm. I was leading for most of … Continue reading

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Day 7 East Coast Trail: Bay Bulls to Witless Bay 

Steps 30,053              9.6 Miles Today’s walk is accurately rated as easy to moderate in difficulty, with an estimated 2 to 4 hours of traveling. This section includes woods walking, tramping across sea meadows, and … Continue reading

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Day 8 East Coast Trail Location: Witless Bay Suites. Mileage: 0

It rained last night and all morning. Bad Influence and I made the right choice by taking the day off to wash clothes, eat real food, make plans for the challenges ahead, and catch up with editing photos and our … Continue reading

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Day 6 East Coast Trail: Motion Path

 Start: Petty Harbor          End: Miner’s Cove Campsite  26,500 steps                Mileage 8.0 miles  A true Newfoundland breakfast was prepared for us by Mary at 8 this morning at Wild Roses … Continue reading

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