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    Fall in New Hampshire | Hiking Mt. Major | Local Hotspots

    Afternoon temperatures dip low as we ascend the first peak of Mt. Major. The treetops, high above, sway back and forth with the early onset of winter winds. Strong steady gusts requires me to flip down the sides of my wool Stormy Kromer cap over my ears for protection. Read on

    Posted: October 24, 2013
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    Aroostook State Park | Hiking in Presque Isle | The County Outdoors

    Today I explore the Northernmost state park in the East. Aroostook State Park is located at the tip of Maine and touts the honor of being Maine's first state park (about 5 hours North of Portland). The sun rises behind a cloud-filled sky as we tighten up our packs. Read on

    Posted: October 22, 2013
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    Winter Prediction | Woolly Bear Caterpillar | Farmer's Almanac

    The Northeast may have a mild winter in store if one weather prediction method used by Old Farmer's Almanac holds true. The woolly bear caterpillar (known for their transformation inside a cocoon to a full-grown moth) is composed of 13 segments; black on either end with a reddish-brown center. Read on

    Posted: October 16, 2013
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    Old Logging Roads | Exploring the Woods | Rangeley Camping

    I've expressed obsessions for a few things on Backwoods Plaid. One is history while another is logging. Logging in it's more primitive form is fascinating - the woodsmen took off into unexplored forests for the winter months to work in the woods, fell trees and load them onto frozen lakes. Read on

    Posted: October 9, 2013
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    Safe Drinking Water While Hiking, Canoeing & Fishing

    Safe drinking water is key to all outdoor adventures. Bacteria, giardia, salmonella, viruses and other microorganisms can be a concern when collecting drinking water from natural sources. Treatment methods are usually water filtration or boiling. Read on

    Posted: October 1, 2013
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    Canoe Trip Part #3/3 | Maine Camping | Fly-Fishing & Lean-to's

    A mirrored lake greets us as we cook a hearty morning breakfast. A pile of dri-ki (drift wood) is stacked near the waterfront - a potential bonfire in waiting. Blue skies indicate a beautiful afternoon of paddling. Read on

    Posted: September 26, 2013
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    Canoe Trip Part #2/3 | Maine Camping | Fossils & Fire

    Morning light sneaks beneath the tarp shortly after 6am. My eyes roll open and I, in sequence, roll out of my hammock. A quick glimpse of the morning sunrise is cause enough for me to run barefoot for my camera bag. The rays of a golden sun reach far above the peak of Maine's famous Mount Katahdin. Read on

    Posted: September 20, 2013
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    Canoe Trip Part #1/3 | Maine Camping | Chesuncook Lake

    The morning finally arrives in which I leave to meet my cousin, Kendall, in mid-Maine for our latest adventure. A multi-day canoe trip like this involves weeks of planning and we intend to fully enjoy every moment. Read on

    Posted: September 17, 2013
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    Maine General Stores | Country Living Throwback

    Ventures through the country are always memorable. Relaxation is found in these vast expanses of open land, dotted with pine-tree covered mountains and lined with winding narrow roads. There comes a point (somewhere between the time where you see the “Next Gas Station – 60 Miles” sign and when you finally hit a bumpy dirt road) that you happen across a General Store. Read on

    Posted: September 11, 2013
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    Moose Spotting | Maine Woods

    Growing up in the woods of Northern Maine, like in most wild states, hunting was a family occasion. Like the hunting land we’ll tramp across today, the skills of game scouting have been passed down from my Grandfather. Keeping the tradition alive, I’m heading out with my cousin, Shawn, in search of hopeful signs that Whitetail Deer are present this season. Read on

    Posted: September 6, 2013