Outdoors
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    Window to the Woods

    Frozen Waterfall | Winter Hike | White Mountains

    Curled up in a blanket in the back of the Jeep, Casco lifts his head with anticipation, as he feels the gear shift into park. He looks forward to adventure as much as I do. We are running late after relying on bad GPS coordinates rather than utilizing the common sense of an atlas. However, a late hike trumps no hike. Read on

    Posted: December 11, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Wilds of Winter | First Snow | The Story of Wnter

    The wilds of winter are quickly taking grasp of our little “ Vacation-land” here in Maine. Vicious trios of bitter winds, cloudy grey skies, and spitting snow showers have arrived. Vitamin-D deficiency begins now. Admittedly, I'm not focusing on the negativity of scraping frost-covered windshields and shoveling feet of fluffy snow from behind the car. Read on

    Posted: December 9, 2013
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    Winterizing your ski vehicle

    Is your car ready for the winter driving season? Ready to take on what the Maine winter will no doubt dish out, from snow and sleet, freezing rain and ice to those subzero days and nights with the wind just a cranking. Read on

    Posted: December 4, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Perkins Cove | Lobster Boats & Lobster Rolls | Maine Coast

    The snow hasn't fallen yet. It's a late fall afternoon and shorts are still an option. A rising drawbridge reveals one of the most scenic fishing villages in all of Maine. What I call 'Hide-a-way Cove' is labeled as Perkins Cove on the map. Read on

    Posted: December 2, 2013
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    A side of bacon with my ice pancakes please

    It was a good day to be out on the trail, yesterday was. Clear and cold, just as the last day of November should be. Perhaps a little too cold even, plodding along in the shadowy forest of the Cathance River Nature Preserve in Topsham. Read on

    Posted: December 1, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Week-long Canoe Trip | Moose, Sunrise, The Ending | Part 5

    We're on the fifth day of our remote canoe trip. Plans have us reaching our destination tomorrow morning - a boat landing where one of our two vehicles is parked. Unfortunately, it's my honeymoon and my loving wife left the keys for that vehicle at our launching point, 40 miles North. A moment of panic sets in as those words leave her lips. Read on

    Posted: November 27, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Week-long Canoe Trip (Stranded) | Chesuncook Village | Part 4

    Coffee begins percolating over the propane flame around 4:45am. The evening had a chill that the sleeping bag simply couldn't cut. Luckily, this Coleman stove is slowly unthawing my finger tips at the picnic table. Read on

    Posted: November 19, 2013
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    Loopy about the Saco Beach Loop

    Ferry Beach State Park in Saco is pretty much deserted this time of year, which is just how this hiker likes it. The gate on Bayview Road is closed, meaning if you want in, well, you’ve gotta walk in. Natural crowd control. Read on

    Posted: November 18, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Week-long Canoe Trip | Whitetail Deer & Adventure | Part 3

    Deer, Canadian geese, troves of wild blueberries and hammock relaxation greet us on day three of our canoe trip down the West Branch of the Penobscot River outside of Baxter Park. It's been over 80 hours since we last saw another human being. Read on

    Posted: November 13, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Week-long Canoe Trip | Bald Eagles & Moose | Part 2

    The West Branch of the Penobscot is famous for its wildlife and our first day on the water proved that fact. An hour into our paddle, we were passing the flask around a corner as a moose spotted us from the muddy waterside bank. With inquisition and a hint of tameness - he stood in place - rubbernecking as our canoe made way down river. That's something to raise a toast to. Read on

    Posted: November 5, 2013