Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Desperate Steps: Life Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast- my book review

   Desperate Steps is the late 2015 book release from the Appalachian Mountain Club. The subtitle is “Life, Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast”.  I just finished my second close reading. The book is a sobering … Continue reading

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5 spaces left for my “Make Your Multifuel Backpacking Stove” workshop

One-night stove building workshop in Camden, Maine, 6-8:30 pm. Here is a picture of what the stove will look like: Further details about the stove itself are in this updated blog post from 2012. This post feature a video clip … Continue reading

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The Speedy Sisters present “Twins Talk Trail” at Lincolnville Center Library

Everyone is invited to Marcia Jamrog and Jan Munroe’s presentation “Twins Talk Trail,” a program about comfort, pleasure and safety on short and long-distance hikes, on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library. Twins Marcia and … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Categories

Last month I had the pleasure of reuniting with my PCT and AT hiking buddy The Burglar, who received the Triple Crown of hiking after walking the AT northbound.  He stayed with me a couple of days before heading back … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods: My Movie Review

I attended the opening night screening here on Sept. 11 in mid-coast Maine, where a good-sized audience of seasoned moviegoers were in the vast majority. Big names are associated with this production: Bryson, Redford, and Nolte. The movie was based … Continue reading

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Hiking in The Hundred – The Last Day

Today was not supposed to be this last day of a 50 mile backpacking trip. Improvisation ruled from day one, when my intended 3 mile afternoon and soak on the deep pool in front of my favorite shelter, the Cooper … Continue reading

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Hiking Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness – Day 3

Nesuntabunt ! I mentally conjure the image of a bundt cake when I encounter the steepest climb in the northern half of The Wilderness- well maybe the steep sloping sides.  Just west of Nahmakanta Lake, at a mere 1,550 feet … Continue reading

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