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. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".

Hiking Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness- First Day

Our five day adventure began by squeezing into Katahdin Air Service’s little float plane for a 50 mile flight, with pontoons touching down at Crawford Pond in the middle of the fabled One Hundred Mile Wilderness segment of the Appalachian … Continue reading

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5 stars to The Precipice- my book review ( it’s a backpacking novel)

It has been at least a decade since I last sat down and read a novel from cover to cover in 1 one day, or part of one day, as in this case. The Precipice is Maine native and bestselling … Continue reading

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Prepping For My 50 Mile Hike of the Appalachian Trail

I am taking out three clients on a Half The Hundred Mile Wilderness backpacking trip next week through my Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures business. Now is a great time to be doing any business that involves communication. As a starting … Continue reading

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Katahdin: My First Guiding Experience

I recently completed my first experience as a paid Maine Guide. In June, I launched a web page for Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures, where I am offering a group backpacking trip a month in Maine during August, September, and October. … Continue reading

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Return to Hiking the Best in the West: Absoroka Range/ Montana

I’m staying along the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, at the western foot of the Absorokas, considered one of the greatest mountain ranges in North America. The peaks are unusually rugged, and tower up to 10,000 feet in elevation. This … Continue reading

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Flashback to today’s date in 2013

I’m in Montana again for a week! It feels so good to be here- mostly due to waking up to 43 degrees outside our room here at the Lewis and Clark Motel.  I am so pleased to be out of … Continue reading

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Scott Jurek vs. Baxter State Park: Next Move?  

Here’s Scott Jurek’s blog post about his Baxter State Park experience.  Scott writes that he was issued three summonses while hiking in the Park. On this blog post, Scott accepted responsibility for any rules that he may have broken, however, … Continue reading

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