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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".

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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Hundred Mile Wilderness – Days 1-2

I’m here with the last of my remaining client on this 100 mile backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Three paid up, and due to unfortunate circumstances which were in part due to the astrological decimation of this … Continue reading

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Headed out for the Whole Hundred

Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures is embarking on a 10 day backpacking trip. I’ll be on trail from today (Sept 2) to Sept. 10.  I’ll be out of cell communication for the whole time,  and will be posting log entries upon … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park: Day 4 of 6

We’re back in Lean-to #4  at Russell Pond Campground for another day.  Russell is a grand place to take a rest day, explore the surrounding area, or just “watch the bark peel”. We did as a short day hike of … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park: Day 3 of 6

Today we duplicated yesterday’s trek, but in reverse. We are heading back south today to Russell Pond CG Lean-to #1, adjacent to the canoe launch area. Greg, the senior ranger at Russell Pond yesterday, encouraged us to modify our plan … Continue reading

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