Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

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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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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Uncle Tom’s 2007 Appalachian Trail Journal- April 10

I’m now reading reports of  hikers moving north from the start of the AT this season, and it’s got me homesick bad for The Trail. One of the things I do now is to get on the internet and go … Continue reading

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Hiking Tip: Careful with that ibuprofen, Eugene !

I’m putting out a short series of hiker tips, given the eventual melting of snow outside my window that will eventual lead to starting up again backpacking season once again. People have started thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in droves … Continue reading

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Video: My Triple Crown Experience

It’s been over a year since I’ve returned from completing my 2,500 mile thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. In October, I was fortunate enough to focus my experience, step up to the plate, and give the Keynote presentation at … Continue reading

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“Finding Yourself” and Post-Trail Depression ?

Since I was on the Maine Calling Book Club Maine Public Network radio show last week two lingering points have stuck with me. If you missed the live-call in hour, here’s the link to listen to the 1 hour audio … Continue reading

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1,000 mile Maine challenge completed !

Back in February, Carey Kish laid down a challenge that I decided to embrace- walking 1,000 miles in Maine in a calendar year. Here’s Carey’s original article about that idea. As Kish notes, ” Consider the enormous health and fitness … Continue reading

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