Category Archives: Outdoors

The Poles take on Himalaya Winter Climb ( 2008) – National Geographic Magazine

I just read this 2008 article from National Geo. magazine. The Polish climbers of the 1980’s and 1990’s evolved into the toughest group of Himalayan mountain climbers that the world has ever known. They focused on winter ascents of all … Continue reading

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Maine Coast Men

I will be giving a 90 minute workshop on Why I Walk at the 50th Maine Coast Men Gathering.  I’ve also volunteered to help prepare a Vietnamese meal to be served Saturday night. I have been attending these twice yearly … Continue reading

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Local Adventures Way Down South

I’m known as Opie here in Austin. Opie is known for slinging a fishing pole over his shoulder, hopping on his bike, waving bye-bye to Aunt Bea, and heading off into the Mayberry’s countryside for local adventures. Ever since I … 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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YouTube: Four Dog Stove Talks with Uncle Tom at Winter Camping Symposium 2014

Four Dog Stove | Talk with Tom Jamrog | Winter Camping Symposium 2014 – YouTube. In October I went to Minnesota as the Keynote Speaker for the Winter Camping Symposium.  My presentation was entitled Adapting Winter Skills to Survive Snow … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2015: Visit Maine State Parks and Public Lands

Start 2015 off by doing the right thing and purchasing your very own Maine State Parks Pass (day use).  Veterans and those that are 65 (and over) get in for free! I just sent in my $35 , primarily for  … Continue reading

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You gotta like slush and mud to be biking in Maine right now

It’ is not even winter yet, but it’s much more challenging to get outside and bike and hike in Maine right now. First, we’ve already had two major snow storms that have resulted in serious downed limbs, branches, and even … Continue reading

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