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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
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    Mt. Washington Hike | Part II of II: Reaching Angel Falls

    The afternoon sun was warm on our shoulders as we packed up our things at the ranger’s cabin in Tuckerman Ravine. It was time for our sandwiches to kick in and give us the boost we needed to reach the top. Even our lab, packed with enough energy for the entire group, had a snack. Read on

    Posted: July 2, 2013
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    Mt. Washington Hike | Part I of II: Tuckerman Ravine

    We start off for Mt. Washington at a decent hour. Parking near the trailhead is already packed, forcing us to find a spot in the overflow lot. Maybe we should have arrived earlier. Setting out on the trail almost makes you feel claustrophobic. Read on

    Posted: June 28, 2013
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    Drift Wood | Coastal Adventure

    Mainers know that a walk along the beach can soothe the mind. And with 230 miles of coastline available for the walking, it's apt to be a fairly undisturbed and peaceful adventure. The skies were blue and the wind had been bustling throughout the night. Read on

    Posted: June 24, 2013