Category Archives: Backpacking

Another Crash

I had hit my chest, ribs, and shoulder hard as I ever did before. The sudden pain that I felt lying face down on the single track caused me to scream wordlessly several times. Blaine had been riding his bike … Continue reading

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I’m Giving Away 3 Copies of My New Book

  Goodreads Book Giveaway In the Path of Young Bulls by Thomas Jamrog Giveaway ends December 03, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/widget/266354

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First Review In For My New Book!

Read George Smith’s review here  

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Snowalkers Rendezvous 2017 ! 

I’m looking forward to presenting Friday night at the Snowalkers Rendezvous in Vermont in November. Great weekend experience! “Walking Matters”- From the ages of 57 – 64, “Uncle Tom” thru-hiked four National Scenic Trails. Tom reviews the latest research on … Continue reading

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My First Book is Out !

English major makes good!  My first book is back from the printers and ready for reading! The book is also available on Amazon, with the “Look Inside” feature online within a week. The softcover book lists for $ 28.95, with … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Multi-fuel Backpacking Stove

Only 4 days left to register. Make your own multi-fuel backpacking stove! Have fun making a lightweight stove that you can use on day hikes and on backpacking trips. Created from metal cans and fasteners, these downdraft stoves efficiently burn … Continue reading

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East Coast Trail : Day 14 Maddox Cove to Blackhead (Last day)

  9.5 miles Bad Influence and I paid $30 each for the shuttle from the Cappahayden back to Wild Roses B & B just outside St. John’s yesterday. This is the last day before we catch our flights back to … Continue reading

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Day 13 East Coast Trail: Renews to Cappahayden

8 miles The sunrise awakened us as we prepared to pack up and complete this most southern portion of the East Coast Trail. It’s always exciting to make it from one end of a long trail to the other. We … Continue reading

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Day 12: East Coast Trail: Aquaforte to “au sauvage” at Fannies Cove Meadow

14 miles Map rating:  (Mostly) Difficult : 6-9 hours  Moderate Portion 3-5 hours We started walking today at 10:15. it took that long for the heavy rain that fell during the night to taper off in the morning and our … Continue reading

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Preparing for Long Distance Hiking

In the next couple of days I am simultaneously prepping for two events. I present this coming Sunday at the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s biennial Conference “Views from the Maine Woods,” which runs August 4-11 at Colby College in Waterville. … Continue reading

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