Tag Archives: Backpacking

Actually, there is a “right way” to backpack

When the Adventurer of the Year from both Outside and National Geographic Adventure magazines speaks, I listen! “Actually, there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” to backpack.In this sense, backpacking is like driving a car, learning to play … Continue reading

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Kicking off a September Week of Hiking at Baxter State Park

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate make my 20th summit hike to  Maine’s highest point via the newly rerouted Abol Trail. I returned last week to hike in my favorite backpacking destination, Baxter State Park, joining my Appalachian … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap: Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness

On Friday, I finished up my third complete hike of Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail. The first time I hiked through The Hundred was with my whole family:  my wife Marcia, my two boys Lincoln and … Continue reading

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Hitting the trail on Canada’s east coast – The Boston Globe

I’m planning to thru-hike this trail next August.  I have visited Newfoundland about a half-dozen times in the days when I used to enjoy long distance motorcycling.  There are so many biting insects there that we often celebrated riding in … Continue reading

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Fitness Goals Help !

I’m a sucker for fitness goals. My most recent string began in 2013, when I latched onto Strava. Keeping track of miles became easier more meaningful, for myself, but as well as others, through Strava’s ability to link to our friends’ … Continue reading

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Fitness Update: Jan-Feb 2016

How much persuasion do we need to expand our  lives? Yet another research summary from the Health section of the NY Times came into my in-box this week with yet another angle of evidence for getting up off the couch … Continue reading

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Fitness Goal + Data = Gold !

You can’t purchase your miles of foot powered travel.  Sure, you can buy experiences that frame human powered travel, but to move from point A to point B simply takes work, and time. For 2015, my oldest son Lincoln encouraged … Continue reading

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