Author Archives: tjamrog

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.

Maine Coast Men

I will be giving a 90 minute workshop on Why I Walk at the 50th Maine Coast Men Gathering.  I’ve also volunteered to help prepare a Vietnamese meal to be served Saturday night. I have been attending these twice yearly … Continue reading

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What’s The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life ?

“…the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect”- NY Times Where’s the sweet spot? Last December, my son … Continue reading

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CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL OMG

Originally posted on CARROT QUINN:
source: gorp.com The Continental Divide Trail runs 2,800(ish) miles along the spine of the US, from the Mexican border in New Mexico to the Canadian border in Glacier National Park, Montana. The CDT is only…

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Backpacking Stories For Active Boomers – Uncle Tom: via fiftysense.com

I submitted this article to Fiftysense.com more than 7 months ago. It just showed up  the front page of their e-magazine. Read the full story here–>> “Uncle Tom” Jamrog Receives the Triple Crown Fiftysense.com is a website dedicated to assisting … Continue reading

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Local Adventures Way Down South

I’m known as Opie here in Austin. Opie is known for slinging a fishing pole over his shoulder, hopping on his bike, waving bye-bye to Aunt Bea, and heading off into the Mayberry’s countryside for local adventures. Ever since I … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s 2007 Appalachian Trail Journal- April 10

I’m now reading reports of  hikers moving north from the start of the AT this season, and it’s got me homesick bad for The Trail. One of the things I do now is to get on the internet and go … Continue reading

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Sugarloaf’s First Fat Tire Festival

Weather at the Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival eventually cooperated. I was able to put together a decent ride on Saturday, after the thermometer dropped below freezing. Friday afternoon, when the air temp rode to above 50 degrees, the riding was … Continue reading

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