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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-five years old, retired, and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I like reading, and am outdoors every day. Nature is my gym. My exercise program involves more walking. For my upper body and core workout, I'll be shoveling snow, and when that's done, cutting, splitting, and hauling firewood. I have practiced Transcendental Meditation for an hour daily for the past 45 years.

Where To Play Outdoors in Midcoast Maine This Week

Yes! The yearly ritual of turning back of clocks today came with the a clear turn toward Spring, which officially arrives this year at 6:45 pm March 20. The light is different now. It’s clearer, warmer as the longer days … Continue reading

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You Think Your Winter Was Rough?

These guys are the real deal. They just completed the first winter traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail. Nick Kristof sometimes writes about his own hikes on the PCT. I was surprised to see the Pacific Crest Trail showing up … Continue reading

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Be carrying these things! Snow/Winter Day Hike Packing List

After taking advice from some readers, I put together some much needed items for my next winter day hikes. With four feet of snow and more coming, It’s serious business out there, especially on trails that have not been packed … Continue reading

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Dark Night on Snowshoes

I just spent much more time snowshoeing than I cared to.  I planned to walk for about two and a half, but ended up putting in 5 hours in Camden Hills State Park, where unusually deep snow obscured the Sky … Continue reading

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Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival | NEMBA

Yup.  Looks really interesting.  Planning on attending this event. Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival | NEMBA.

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Death of Young Woman on Mount Washington

“The single-minded determination that drives people to climb mountains in the first place is the same quality that can doom them.”-Boston Globe Not Without Peril  just picked up another sorry story.  That book is fascinating read that chronicles he over … Continue reading

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My Take: Mindfulness and Exercise

how mindfulness can jump start our exercise routines. <<—- I’m really disappointed in this article. It’s pretty weak science; self-report checklists about thinking about an action while at the same time as performing the action. Mindfulness, in the way it … Continue reading

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