Category Archives: walking

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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Longevity Hacks and ME

This long overdue blog post was inspired by the Parade Magazine supplement from my Sunday paper. It’s a weak piece of literature, but occasionally I pull a recipe. Here is an article that even sparked a response from my wife … Continue reading

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Thursday night in Union! Camino Portugese

Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 PM Illustrated Travel Talk: Hiking the Coastal Camino Portugese Vose Library, 392 Common Road in Union, Maine. Telephone: (207) 785-4733 Email: librarian@voselibrary.org Tom Jamrog, Triple Crown Hiker ( Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide … Continue reading

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First Time Inside Maine’s National Monument

This past Columbus Day weekend, I finally set foot on the spanking new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.   It was easy. I followed a marked, signed 1.8 mile trail from Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps on the (Map Adventures) Katahdin/Baxter … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Weekend at Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps, 2016 version

Katahdin Lake Wilderness Camps It’s October 7th, 2016 and 70° outside, sunny, with blue skies that are clear of clouds, mosquitoes, and even the pesky black flies. Down in the Southeast USA 1.5 million people are presently evacuating Florida and … Continue reading

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Backpacking Davis Pond to Hamlin Peak in Baxter State Park

There was a time earlier today when I just wanted to quit hiking uphill and retreat the 7 miles downhill to Wassataquoik lean-to number two where where we’re scheduled to hole up for the night.  Just a half hour into … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park: Day 1 of 6

There is something mammalian about avoiding going outdoor when it is raining sheets.  I voiced this point to Gaspedal and Rokrabbit, while I was driving them through the rainstorm above Bangor on I-95 this morning. We’re on schedule for day … Continue reading

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6 day, 5-night Baxter State Park/Katahdin adventure

Aug.22- 27, 2016 (Due to a recent cancellation I have one space available for this upcoming backpacking trip.) Join our exploration of the central and northeast sections of Baxter State Park before  ascending the newly rerouted Abol Trail leading to … Continue reading

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My 10 Pound Camino Backpack Kit

Yes!  I am down 10 pounds on my back. Here’s the picture of all the gear that  I carried for the last 5 days of my 1 month, 250 mile ” backpacking” trip on the Camino Portugese this past June. … Continue reading

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Our Last Day in Portugal

My sister-in-law, V-8 , occasionally sends nuggets of true wisdom my way. We followed one of her maxims on our last full day in Porto, Portugal. “Don’t do any more than three major tasks a day.” Our Brazilian peregrino pal … Continue reading

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