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Carey Kish

Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island has been adventuring in the woods and mountains of Maine for, well, a long time. If there’s a trail—be it on dirt, rock, snow, water or pavement—he will find it, explore it, and write about it. Carey is a two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Registered Maine Guide, author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th ed.), and has written a hiking & camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since 2003. Follow his outdoor travels and musings here, and on Facebook/CareyKish. Let Carey know what you think at MaineOutdoors@aol.com.

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Maineiac Outdoors with Carey Kish
Posted: December 10, 2014

Winter hiking: Learn the essential skills from the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club this Saturday

Looking to get into winter hiking and mountain climbing? Been away from the sport for awhile and want to refresh you skills?

Then you might want to take advantage of a free workshop this coming Saturday, December 13 led by expert outdoors people from the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

This highly informative session – free and open to the public – will be held at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email workshop leader Laura Flight or call 215-5306 (before 9 p.m. please).

Savvy winter hikers and AMC Maine Chapter leaders Peter Broderick and Laura Flight will discuss clothing, gear, snow travel, and other essential knowledge and techniques to prepare you for outdoor outings in the winter.

“This workshop covers it all, from an indoor preparation session in the morning, to an easy outdoor session in the afternoon that demonstrates knowledge learned indoors, with a potluck lunch in between,” said Flight.

Get in on the free winter outings workshop this Sat, Dec 13 led by the Maine Chapter of the AMC. Image courtesy Maine AMC.

Get in on the free winter outings workshop this Sat, Dec 13 led by the Maine Chapter of the AMC. Image courtesy Maine AMC.

The event is intended as an introduction course for experienced three-season hikers and a refresher for experienced winter adventurers. Although the focus of the workshop is on hiking in the winter, many of the topics apply to any outdoor winter outing.

“This workshop will be an excellent “things-you-need-to-know-before-you-go” for anyone who plans to spend time out-of-doors this winter,” Flight noted. “Winter really is the best season in Maine. Embrace it with the respect that it deserves and prepare yourself to be wowed.”

MORE INFO: Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Chapter.

Experienced three-season hikers as well as experienced winter adventurers will find the workshop useful. Image courtesy Maine AMC.

Experienced three-season hikers as well as experienced winter adventurers will find the workshop useful. Image courtesy Maine AMC.

The Maine Chapter of the AMC has helped many outdoor enthusiasts learn the essential of safe and enjoyable winter travel. Image courtesy Maine AMC.

The Maine Chapter of the AMC has helped many outdoor enthusiasts learn the essential of safe and enjoyable winter travel. Image courtesy Maine AMC.

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