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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".

Camino: Vigo is the World’s Tiny Dog Capital

We made our miles today without too much effort. After a quick breakfast at the hotel we started our first leg to Vigo. Half the population of my home state on Maine would fit in the greater Vigo area. It … Continue reading

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Camino Portugese-Where Even the Sun Stays Up Late

We successfully managed to reduce longer hours spent walking to a much more reasonable 11.5 miles today. This was all made possible by two decisions.   Number one – we headed back to the coast, rather than continue to follow … Continue reading

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Spanish and Celtic Influences Experienced on the Camino

We really enjoyed our walk today. We’re lucky to have walked with the “Arys”, the name I use for Sherry and Mary, the only two Americans that we’ve met since we’ve been walking the Camino. Actually, they’re the only two … Continue reading

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Too Much, Not Enough: Camino Portugese 

It’s late, like 10:30 pm here,  with the sun still shining over the Atlantic that we hear outside our open door . Mame and I crossed over into Spain from Portugal today, with the clock advancing a one hour time … Continue reading

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Camino Portugese: Stopping to See

It is so beautiful here. The rain that was strong at daybreak never really happened. We treated ourselves to a day of rest.I read a quarter of my 500 page book about Magellan where I learned about the history and … Continue reading

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We’re Saved! Maybe? 

Via a do Costello to Ancora- 14 miles     I’m definitely not a fan of top bunks, but that was all that was left when we rolled into the albergue last night.  My left forefoot is permanently tender and … Continue reading

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Kind of Like Real Hiking Today

Maharinas to Viana de Castelo- 14.5 miles    Continuing to be puzzled why Brierley’s guidebook is shorting the actual miles I am logging on Fitbit.  If really happened yesterday and again today.  He listed 13.2.   It was a different … Continue reading

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