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".

Baxter State Park’s backlash reflects larger issue?

It’s Party-on meets the Guardians of Wild time here in Maine. For the past week, there has been a heated and expansive  discussion on Facebook, Twitter, and  gear/outdoor adventure-related  blog/websites in response to the legal action that Maine’s Baxter State … Continue reading

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Oh, well..the product placement begins

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Throwback Thursday- Continental Divide Trail- July 15, 2013

I have been able to spend 1-2 hours a day, each morning this summer, as I plod through  finishing a book about my 2013 CDT hike.  The process involves me editing  all my Trailjournal entries from that trip,  reviewing my … Continue reading

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Ultrarunner Will Not Set Appalachian Trail Speed Record Alone – Beyond the Edge

Check out this super story from National Geographic:  Ultrarunner Will Not Set Appalachian Trail Speed Record Alone – Beyond the Edge. Scott Jurek’s Delorme tracker located him him in Monson last night at 10:45 PM .  He’s still there (tracker … Continue reading

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Scott Jurek and the #AT Appalachian Trail #FKT

Originally posted on Ian Corless host of Talk Ultra podcast:
He needs no introduction; Scott Jurek is an icon in the sport of ultra running. He has won Hardrock 100, Spartathlon, Badwater 135, raced over 24 hours and of course…

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Strava and Suffer Scores, at Six Months

Goals matter.  At least they do to me! We’re half way through 2015. I have the data to prove it.  With an ever-present computer not far from our reach, it is relatively easy to get numbers.  For me, numbers count. … Continue reading

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Exercising inadequately, excessively, or just right ?

Two recent articles leave this reader confused about the answer to a vital question. Just three days ago, National Public Radio ran a piece entitled Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good. This was a study of … Continue reading

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