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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. Nature is my gym. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures". I have practiced Transcendental Meditation for an hour daily for the past 45 years.

Strava and Suffer Scores, at Six Months

Goals matter.  At least they do to me! We’re half way through 2015. I have the data to prove it.  With an ever-present computer not far from our reach, it is relatively easy to get numbers.  For me, numbers count. … Continue reading

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Exercising inadequately, excessively, or just right ?

Two recent articles leave this reader confused about the answer to a vital question. Just three days ago, National Public Radio ran a piece entitled Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good. This was a study of … Continue reading

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A Closer Look: Guthook’s Hiking Guides – Trail to Summit

A Closer Look: Guthook’s Hiking Guides – Trail to Summit.  < The high point of my summer last year was our 1 week Baxter Park “thru-hike”, which exposed me to the solitude and features of the Park’s northeast corner.  I … Continue reading

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The New Adventure Library | Outside Online

Summer is just one week away. I’m buying a reclining chair to laying out here on Lincolnville Beach, and launch into a few of these recommended adventure books. Heck, I maybe even bring the iPad Mini (in a baggie) and … Continue reading

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Day1 Riding Vermont’s Kingdom Trails.

Big day riding my upgraded Santa Cruz Tallboy on Vermont’s Kingdom Trails. I’m here for three days of riding on one of the top ten mountain bike parks in the USA. There are 10 Bubbas in the Woods folks on … Continue reading

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CDT day 23: rock formations of magic

Originally posted on CARROT QUINN:
May 27 Mileage 34 521.5 miles hiked from Mexico Now that we’re camped way down near six thousand feet, the cold never arrives. There’s a stillness, a windlessness, on this flat sandy mesa, and I…

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Sleeping Wild Close to Home

I’m continuing efforts to sleep outside in locations within walking distance from my house.  We’re fortunate in Maine right now to be experiencing a cold front, just at the same time that the pesky, painful black flies would be a … Continue reading

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