Category Archives: hiking

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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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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Goodbye, Golf Clubs. Hello, Hiking Boots…..

  Today, I ate my usual eggs and toast Sunday morning breakfast that precedes my regular “Bubba Church” mountain bike ride with my aging off-road posse. On early morning Sundays, I read the digital version of the NY Times and … Continue reading

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Mid Year Update from Uncle Tom’s Adventures – What’s Up?

With half of 2017 gone, there are six months of adventures still available for the rest of year. Here’s what’s on my plate right now: Finish up writing my first book! I have completed the writing and the editing process … Continue reading

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For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors

I’m sitting here on a dreary, gonna-be-hot-and-humid Saturday morning and deciding whether to hike or bike a bit this morning. It is exactly half way into the 2017 calendar year. I’m just been through a month of recovery from a … Continue reading

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Smackdown Along Safford Brook

I called it quits tonight after I walked a mere mile on the flats outside my door. It was a huge accomplishment. For the past two weeks, I haven’t been able to walk that far. My absence from my usual … Continue reading

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How Much Should You Exercise? | NutritionFacts.org

Many of us struggle with deciding how much time we should put into exercising. The truth is a bit difficult to put into practice, due to our busy lifestyles.  You may be dismayed to learn that it takes serious time … Continue reading

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