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What’s The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life ?

“…the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect”- NY Times Where’s the sweet spot? Last December, my son … Continue reading

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Local Adventures Way Down South

I’m known as Opie here in Austin. Opie is known for slinging a fishing pole over his shoulder, hopping on his bike, waving bye-bye to Aunt Bea, and heading off into the Mayberry’s countryside for local adventures. Ever since I … Continue reading

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Walking in the South

I couldn’t be more content to be combining business and pleasure in a warmer climate for a bit. I’m tenting here for a week. While it’s the coldest night (31° in my tent last night) that this area of Florida … Continue reading

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I’m going Wild today !- interview/call-in show on Maine Public Radio

 Today (Wednesday 12/24) from noon to 1pm ( Eastern Time Zone)  I’ll be on MPBN’s radio program Maine Calling to talk about Cheryl Strayed’s book ‘Wild.’   Maine Calling is a live, call-in show (1-800-399-3566) so please feel free to … Continue reading

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Missed Part 1 ? Check out my Triple Crown of Hiking TV interview

WCSH’s  Maine-based TV news magazine “207” interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. If you were not able to watch the broadcast last night, the link to Part 1 of the interview is now up on WCSH’s web … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom on Channels 2 and 6 Monday and Tues. nights

Rob Caldwell’s Maine-based TV news magazine “207” (named after Maine’s one and only area code) interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. Rob’s program will feature a conversation we had about adventures, walking for months on end at … Continue reading

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Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route From Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Three- Heat Exhaustion and Magical Desert Goldfish | CARROT QUINN

  PART 3 ( out of  4).  The best backpacking writing in November 2014 is right here. “But the endorphins of steep climbs are a thing without parallel, and that feeling you get upon reaching the top is a feeling, … Continue reading

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