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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
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    Hunting & Fishing at Camp in the Maine Woods

    Conversation revolved around a particular question after reaching our cabin Friday night. “How many rounds you put through this one”, we each asked, picking up one another’s handguns and rifles – inspecting each. Read on

    Posted: September 3, 2013
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    Mt. Katahdin | Knife's Edge Hike Pt. II

    The Knife's Edge trail starts out wide. I wonder out loud, and to myself, why others make such a fuss over a 15 foot wide trail of granite boulders. This is easy. Raindrops begin falling from the gray mass of clouds and fog that surrounds us. Read on

    Posted: August 28, 2013
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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