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    Knife's Edge Hike | Mt. Katahdin | Baxter State Park

    I pop the top on a PBR can as we unpack our sleeping bags, spreading them across the rough wooden floor of this Baxter Park lean-to. A big haul off an ice cold can gives me a bit more inspiration to unload gear and setup the propane stove for dinner. Katahdin Stream rushes by, just beyond the visible tree line, providing relaxing white noise - and an easy spot to clean fry pans after dinner. Read on

    Posted: August 22, 2013
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    Pine Point Beach | Lobster Traps | Coastal Sunrise

    I woke early Saturday morning, grabbed a steaming black coffee and drove out to watch the sunrise from the local docks. Lobstermen, cigars hanging from their lips, loaded fishing boats with bait, and motored out to sea to check their traps. Read on

    Posted: August 20, 2013
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    Rangeley To-Do List | Big Sky | Mountain Views

    Summer in Maine can be short. Flipping through a calendar, you’ll find every season is the same length, but in Maine the warm months seem to fly by. Snow usually lingers for 6 months, so we tend to celebrate summer pretty hard. What better way than hammering down on a Harley at 50MPH down a country road. Read on

    Posted: August 8, 2013
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    Cooking Over Fire | Camping in Rangeley | Storms Blowing In

    The smart move before any camping trip should be tuning into a NOAA weather station for a hint at the weekend outlook. Unfortunately for my fiance, we took Friday off to head up near Rangeley only to setup camp to watch storm clouds move in. Miles from town is exactly where I like to be. Read on

    Posted: August 8, 2013
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    Trout Fishing | Fly Fishing the Penobscot River

    It can be difficult this time of year to find productive trout and salmon fishing - with a spin or fly setup. We try our luck anyway. Any day waist deep in the river beats being waist deep in office paperwork. The Penobscot River is famed for gorgeous landlocked salmon and perfect native brook trout. Read on

    Posted: August 6, 2013
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    Brilliance of a Blue Sky

    Stretching my legs out from beneath the tent’s screen room in Rangeley, I lie back on the grass and stare up to the brilliance of a blue sky. The sun shines brightly; its warmth causes my eyes to slowly close. The usual darkness found on the backside of my eyelids turns a lighter shade of grey. Turning my head to the right, I drift off to sleep. Read on

    Posted: August 2, 2013
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    Morning Fog | Fields | Sunrise

    The 6am sunrise shone brightly through the East-facing picture window of the living room. Setting my steaming cup of black coffee down, I pulled apart the curtains to reveal a landscape covered in fog. I've read that catching fog just right on camera can be tricky. Read on

    Posted: July 30, 2013
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    Summer Ice Caves | Hiking | Maine Attractions

    Most epic adventures aren't pinpointed and pre-circled for you on the crumpled pages of an old Gazetteer. If it were that easy - epic probably would be tossed around more frequently. My trick for discovering local hidden treasures is by talking to locals. Read on

    Posted: July 21, 2013
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    Kayak Camping Trip | Wilderness | Adventure

    Just joining us? In my last post we set out for a multi-day kayak trip near Baxter State Park. We wake with this morning, humidity filling the air - an ideal time to wade out onto our private sand beach in the Maine wilderness for a quick and refreshing dip in the warm, summer waters. We'd paddled hard yesterday and this is a relaxing break. Read on

    Posted: July 16, 2013
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    Kayak Camping in Remote Maine | Loons | Sunsets

    With kayaks securely fastened atop the roof and a laundry-list of meticulously packed gear in toe, our journey began. For the next four days we would venture across a remote chain of lakes deep in the heart of the Maine Woods. Our kayaks would be our mode of transport, a backpacking tent our home, and a lightweight cook stove our warm-meal-supplier. Read on

    Posted: July 10, 2013