Category Archives: Maine

Uncle Tom’s EZ Gift Guide for Hikers

Wondering what gift to get that walker, hiker, or budding adventurer at this giving time of year?  Here are my suggestions for ten things that might be just the ticket, choices which won’t stress the pocketbook too much. First off … Continue reading

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Join me on a Microadventure: Sunday’s Harvest Moon/ Supermoon/Lunar Eclipse

Local adventure opportunity ! Anyone up for a #microadventure to check out the Harvest Moon/ “Supermoon”/ and total lunar eclipse tomorrow night (Sunday, Sept. 27)? As Alistair Humphreys states in Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes,  “A microadventure is close … 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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Hiking The Hundred Mile Wilderness – Day 2

On our second day, walking 11 miles,  all three of this Boston clan received their trail names.  It was a specific request that they all made of me coming into this adventure.  I could not guarantee that it would happen, … Continue reading

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Two more reasons for abandoning the gym

Three men wielded three chainsaws, numerous splitting wedges, and a maul this morning. In the space of three hours, we felled enough trees along the field-stone wall in front of my house to render two cords of hardwood- the good … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing up Bald Rock Mountain

Snowshoeing.  It’s where it’s at right now.  At Camden Hills State Park, I enjoyed a quick loop up to one of the best lookouts around these parts-  Bald Rock Mountain, elevating itself a mere eleven hundred feet above adjacent Penobscot … 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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