Author Archives: Mike Hohmann

About Mike Hohmann

I did lots of camping/hiking as a kid in the Scouts, and I still strive to 'be prepared.' After high school, I got bored with more school and enlisted in the Army Corps. of Engineers, doing two tours in Vietnam. Post military, I completed BS and MBA degrees and spent several decades with Corporate America, working mostly in the areas of conventional and renewable energy. I also spent over a decade as a self-employed small business consultant in marketing and finance. As a young family man with a wife and two kids, we spent many vacations camping and hiking in northern Minnesota. I spent additional long weekends fishing the rivers and camping/hiking along the North Shore of Lake Superior. I retired early and hit the trails hard-- in the lower-48, Alaska, and western Canada. These days I backpack, car-camp and day-hike, go snowshoeing, and try to get the grand-kids out to teach them the ways of the trail. Other interests include American Revolutionary War and Civil War history, 19th and 20th century firearms, Native American history; business and macroeconomics. I'm a recently-licensed amateur (Ham) radio operator, and I look forward to many radio-related adventures in coming months. Life is good! Member, Superior Hiking Trail Association; Member, Appalachian Mountain Club; Member, REI; Member, ARRL- Amateur Radio Relay League, the National Assoc. for Amateur Radio; Twin Cities Metro Skywarn Spotter; Twin City FM Club; Richfield Amateur Radio Club; QRP ARCI, Low-Power Amateur Radio Club International; Honorary Member, Toronto QRP Society; Life Member, National Rifle Association

Hiking the woods, meadows and bogs

The summer flew by so quickly, and the fall seems to be doing likewise. I know time flies faster as we age – I’ve experienced it. I realize that is not consistent with scientific fact, but several friends agree with … Continue reading

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Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

A Book Review by Mike Hohmann A Walk for Sunshine, 20th Anniversary Edition, A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail by Jeff Alt Beaufort Books, 2017     ~~~~~ A little background for the story can be … Continue reading

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Never Forget

9-11-01 Sixteen years is getting to be awhile, yet I’ll never forget watching the ‘9-11’ events unfold live on television that fall morning – first out in NYC, then in Arlington, VA and finally outside Shanksville, PA. The thoughts going … Continue reading

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