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".

Searching For Old Roads

This month I’ve had the fortune to join three fellow Lincolnville, Maine residents on two exploratory hikes where we walked where old footsteps, carriage wheels tracks, and hoof prints achieved a degree of frequency that was sufficient to establishing primitive … Continue reading

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Return to The Bike

Any December that I can ride my bicycle over the trail and ledges that head up to Mount Pleasant is fine with me.  When that ride includes two old friends like Craig and Rigger and we are riding on four-inch … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s EZ Gift Guide for Hikers

Wondering what gift to get that walker, hiker, or budding adventurer at this giving time of year?  Here are my suggestions for ten things that might be just the ticket, choices which won’t stress the pocketbook too much. First off … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s final solution: quick, tasty, lunch soup !

My son Arlo, knows.  He lives in San Francisco with his partner, Alanna Hale, who herself is becoming increasingly well know for her dynamic and spare  photos of  food, drink, and the good life. If there is a place in … Continue reading

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Day 1: Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous 2015

I’m back in Fairlee, Vermont to attend my favorite annual gathering of the year, The Snow Walker’s Rendezvous. The event consistently attracts 100 fans of winter foot travel, be it walking, hiking, snowshoeshoeing, or skiing. It runs from Friday night … Continue reading

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My faux pho recipe: A most excellent daily lunch !

I occasionally post Instagram photos of my “pho” bowls of soup since I started the practice almost a year ago.   My Vietnamese friend, Tom ,  just dressed me down for calling my soup pho. True pho relies on beef … Continue reading

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“How bad do you really want to walk?”

“How bad do you really want to walk?”   -I felt like asking, in response to a question posed to V8 and Auntie Mame,  The Trekking Twins, at their well-attended Lincolnville ( ME) Public Library presentation “Twins Talk Trail”  two nights … Continue reading

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