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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".

Walking Baxter’s Rerouted Abol Trail

I’m guiding two clients on their first experience in Baxter State Park.  Their request was to take them someplace where they would not see many people. In Baxter State park, if  you walk away from Katahdin rather than toward it, … Continue reading

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Finishing up Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness

    On Friday, I finished up my third complete backpacking adventure on Maine”s Hundred Mile Widerness section of the Appalachian Trail. The first time I hiked through The Hundred was with my whole family:  my wife Marcia, my two boys … Continue reading

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Norbert Schemansky, Who Won Weight-Lifting Gold but Little Applause Back Home, Dies at 92 – The New York Times

Credit John Orris/The New York Times Norbert Shemansky was a Polish American hero.  I remember watching him compete in the Olympics when I was a child.  He inspired me to take up weight lifting when I started high school. Do … Continue reading

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Just released- bio of Colin Fletcher

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Hundred Mile Wilderness- Day 6

 Shari and I hobbled into the Cloud Pond lean-to at 6:15 pm. Despite starting the day at 7:10 AM, it took all our reserves and energy to make it sixteen miles.   We had a serious water issue at the end … Continue reading

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Hundred Mile Wilderness -Day 5

   We worked another day to suit our pace, finishing up with 16 miles that took us over the tallest mountain in the last 65 miles of backpacking. Whitecap is 3,700 feet or so, and a challenge that took us … Continue reading

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Hundred Mile Wilderness : Day 3

Shari and I have cranked out 33.5 miles over the 48 clock hour since we’ve started hiking from Abol Bridge at 1 PM two days ago. It was 3 pm when we pulled into Potywadjo Shelter today , giving us … Continue reading

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