Category Archives: Outdoors

What I learned from David Pelly

I plan to devote several blog posts to presentations from the 2017 Snowalkers Rendezvous in Fairlee, VT. The quality of the presentations is top notch, with several giants of northern adventuring in the line up.   Here is the first: David … Continue reading

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Improvising Through Simplifying

For the last 3 days, our house has been without electricity, due to an October 30th storm that downed power lines all over the state of Maine. We’re back into a simpler life style – out to camp. Its in … Continue reading

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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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Goods from the Woods 2017, Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:00-5:00 PM

I’m scheduled to do some unique hiking this afternoon, with my guide, and brother-in-law, Gene, who has been to all six previous years of this event. Gene tells me that, “Cash buys tickets, tickets get exchanged for beer that goes … 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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A Microadventure in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument- Part 1

Prequel:    “Bear and Sparkles say come on up! The fat biking is great :-)” I missed this sign for the  Mt. Chase Lodge when I passed through here a few minutes ago.   I’m headed 14 miles further down a … Continue reading

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Step up ! Mileage Challenge for 2017 !

It’s now 2017. After reviewing all the end of the year” bests” lists and the sun ever so slowly extending itself into the far northeast corner of the USA , I’m ready and hopeful about what’s to come. For one, … Continue reading

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Walking Baxter’s Rerouted Abol Trail

I’m guiding two clients on their first experience in Baxter State Park.  Their request was to take them someplace where they would not see many people. In Baxter State park, if  you walk away from Katahdin rather than toward it, … Continue reading

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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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Ancient Indian Highways in Knox County- Kerry Hardy- April 10 | Camden Public Library

Local historian and cultural anthropologist, Kerry Hardy,  is giving a presentation at the Camden Library.  Hardy’s topic will be the old Indian highways and roads of the early days in Knox County. “Some of my co-conspirators for the field trips … Continue reading

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