Outdoors
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    Window to the Woods

    Snowshoe Hike | Douglas Mountain | Mountain Photography

    Fresh air on top of a mountain - nothing sounds more rejuvenating. With more snow this December than usual, it's a great opportunity to dig out our snowshoes and play in some fresh snowfall. Read on

    Posted: December 31, 2013
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    Outdoors

    Chairlifts are for sissies: Full Moon Hike at Mt. Abram

    The Full Moon Hikes happen every month throughout the winter and are entirely free. Hikers meet at 5 pm at the base of the mountain, where gear is packed into bins and hauled up for you. Read on

    Posted: December 27, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Aroostook County | Big Winter Storm | Hiking the Trails

    Winter weather has taken a strong hold over the Northeast. Three strong storms have left deep powder in the woods. Snow has a tendency of bringing new beauty to our surroundings. Read on

    Posted: December 17, 2013
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    Maineiac Outdoors

    Sunday River: Even better snowmaking, acres of new glades and a cool new terrain park

    Ask just about any skier this side of the Appalachian Mountains who has the best snowmaking in these parts and the answer will most likely be “Sunday River.” As a Sunday River regular for these many years I would be hard-pressed to disagree. Read on

    Posted: December 17, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Preparing for Winter | Chocolate Lab | Cold Mornings

    Frosted early morning windows and the bite of 15 degree sunup's indicate a true changing of seasons. This year we're a bit late bringing our kayaks home from camp, but better late than never. Read on

    Posted: December 13, 2013
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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