Hiking
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    What I Thunk About Tunk

    Two years ago, as I was compiling trail information for the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th edition), I visited Tunk Mountain, located east of Ellsworth on ME 182 in the unorganized township known as T10 SD. Read on

    Posted: November 1, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    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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    Window to the Woods

    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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    Window to the Woods

    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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    Hiking

    9 learnings on the hiking trail

    A hike turned into a muddy mess for one of our hikers and offered some learnings (and re-learnings) for all. Read on

    Posted: August 12, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    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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    Window to the Woods

    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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    Window to the Woods

    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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    Hiking

    Hiking: Moose, bear, mosquitoes, oh my!

    We decided to hike The Roost in Evan’s Notch on the Maine side of the White Mountains National Forest. While driving to the Notch we spotted a moose crossing the Saco River. This was the cause of much excitement for all in our car. Shannon, driving her car on this adventure, pulled over to the… Read on

    Posted: June 10, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Hiking and Waterfalls in Newry, ME

    Times are busy for everyone, but putting on a plaid shirt and spending some quality outdoor time does the soul some good. Read on

    Posted: May 10, 2013