Tag Archives: walking

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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Stalled Out on Fitness Progress

I’m injured. It’s early November and I’m now at my lowest point in working toward my fitness goals for this year. October 16 is a bad day for me. Last year, I was off my bike for a month after … 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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Baxter State Park: Day 3 of 6

Today we duplicated yesterday’s trek, but in reverse. We are heading back south today to Russell Pond CG Lean-to #1, adjacent to the canoe launch area. Greg, the senior ranger at Russell Pond yesterday, encouraged us to modify our plan … 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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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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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 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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Prepping For My 50 Mile Hike of the Appalachian Trail

I am taking out three clients on a Half The Hundred Mile Wilderness backpacking trip next week through my Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures business. Now is a great time to be doing any business that involves communication. As a starting … Continue reading

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Strava and Suffer Scores, at Six Months

Goals matter.  At least they do to me! We’re half way through 2015. I have the data to prove it.  With an ever-present computer not far from our reach, it is relatively easy to get numbers.  For me, numbers count. … Continue reading

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