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Hiking Close to Home

I spent the last three days hiking away from my house and camping with friends and family. When I mean hiking away from, I don’t mean driving someplace and hiking there. I mean walking out the door, and stepping away … Continue reading

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Snow Walking is Alive and Well…

..even if the book is still out of print. This past week I have been re-reading Garret and Alexandra Conover’s definitive Snow Walker’s Companion: Winter Camping Skills for the Far North. Reading it again makes me wonder if I was … Continue reading

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Day 3 Moose River Walk

Day 3 Moose River Walk Early morning rising is easy when the lights are out at 7 PM.     Hard to believe but it was even colder last night. Pat was up first – his coffee Jones propelling him to head … Continue reading

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Winter “Camping” at Tanglewood

John and I made the 1 mile haul into camp Friday afternoon. I have extra hauling toboggans that John and Tug borrowed to get their gear into Dogtrot cabin. The cabin had not been heated for a while, so the … Continue reading

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Snow Walking, Snowshoes,Powder.

It was a chance to bask in the pleasure of walking in powder snow one more time, and was our best little hike so far this winter. Ryan and I decided to take advantage of the clear skies and head … Continue reading

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Dodging Winter Bullets

Today’s  Bangor Daily News featured an article about a 5 mile hike that Brad Viles had taken on New Year’s Day up to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. The headline was “New Year’s Day hike proves … Continue reading

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Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous 2008

This past Nov. 7-9 I traveled to Fairlee, Vermont to attend one of my favorite events of the calendar year.  The Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous (SWR) is a weekend focused on non motorized human winter travel, be it assisted by snowshoes, … Continue reading

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Siting here in Dogtrot cabin

Sitting here in Dogtrot cabin at Tanglewood 4-H camp in my home town of Lincolnville, ME. I am here with six men who have been rendezvousing here for a weekend each winter, as we have done for the past 15 … Continue reading

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