Category Archives: Backpacking

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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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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A Closer Look: Guthook’s Hiking Guides – Trail to Summit

A Closer Look: Guthook’s Hiking Guides – Trail to Summit.  < The high point of my summer last year was our 1 week Baxter Park “thru-hike”, which exposed me to the solitude and features of the Park’s northeast corner.  I … Continue reading

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Hiker tip #2- Set a hiking goal

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee Goals are there to assist us when motivation fades. Last year, I organized my hiking and backpacking in order … 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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You Think Your Winter Was Rough?

These guys are the real deal. They just completed the first winter traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail. Nick Kristof sometimes writes about his own hikes on the PCT. I was surprised to see the Pacific Crest Trail showing up … 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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