Schoodic Beach, Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land

With my wife in China and my oldest daughter staying at a friend’s camp at Duck Pond, I found myself with a (mostly) empty house. I took it as an opportunity to bring my youngest daughter camping. The forecast wasn’t great. It looked to be overcast and drizzly…

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Crocker, S. Crocker, and Redington: Three peaks and (kind of) a bushwhack

I could just as easily call this trek “Five Peak Summits to Bag Three.” My wife called it the “Crocker Three-Way,” which is probably a more enticing and salacious title if you’re into that sort of thing. I’ve been picking off the list of Maine’s 4,000…

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Shoot the rapids! Big fun on Maine's raging rivers.

Whitewater rafting’s one of those things that, to a lot of people, seems at first glance a questionable notion. It’s like skydiving. What’s the old line about skydiving? ”Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” It’s a little like that, with rapids and boulders. But…

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The hidden backcountry: exploring Maine by track and tread

A lot gets written about outdoor opportunities here. The hunting. The fishing. The camping, hiking and boating. Come winter, though, the fervor slows a little. The rush of activity wanes, lakes and streams get more lonely, and mountain peaks become barren, visited by nary but the most sturdy souls. It’…

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