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When a Mile and a Half is Enough

My Ice Cream Truck is back from the bike shop.  The big, black, two-wheeled tractor has suited me well on the 10 mile loop that I put together for myself on this Patriot’s Day holiday here in Maine. The bike … 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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2016 Backpacking Schedule- Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures

Guided Backpacking Schedule 2016 June 7- July 6, 2016   Private backpacking trip August 15-19, 2016– Half of Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness Suitable to those with limited backpacking experience.  We will walk 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail on this remote … Continue reading

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Got Older, Got Better

It’s crazy! I am improving at biking, despite collecting Social Security. Strava tells me it’s so.  Strava is my favorite App. This one data set sums up my activity for 2015. I logged 406 hours of physical activity in 2015, … Continue reading

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On the Couch After the Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

“If I was a cell phone, I’d be at eighteen percent right now,’ mumbled John as he lay sprawled on the condominium’s couch as thirteen Bubbas settled into a much needed retreat after I logged 15 miles on the snow … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Golf Clubs. Hello, Hiking Boots and Kayak. – The New York Times

When I walk outside, I sometimes fantasize about what I would do if I did not have my present connections my family, friends, and work. I’d leave the house with my pack on my back and walk west for a … Continue reading

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Why “The Revenant” feels like the real deal 

Because Canada’s Mors Kochanski was technical adviser to the movie, that’s why.  If you don’t know about Mors, you don’t know much about the increasingly popular subset of outdoor adventuring known as Bushcraft.   Wikipedia says that, “Bushcraft is about thriving … Continue reading

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