Outdoors
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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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    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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    Window to the Woods

    Drift Wood | Coastal Adventure

    Mainers know that a walk along the beach can soothe the mind. And with 230 miles of coastline available for the walking, it's apt to be a fairly undisturbed and peaceful adventure. The skies were blue and the wind had been bustling throughout the night. Read on

    Posted: June 24, 2013
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    Fishing the River

    Life is truly about enjoying the small moments in time when freedom to relax can be taken advantage of. Stress melts away. It wasn't many afternoons ago I found time to throw a fishing line into the river. Afternoon temperatures were warm so I cut loose from work early to test a new fishing spot. Read on

    Posted: June 19, 2013
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    Amish Country in Aroostook County

    A few miles down a country road from where I grew up in Aroostook County springs new life of an Amish community. And in what better place can you find rather inexpensive farmland and turn of the century farmhouses than Fort Fairfield, ME. Read on

    Posted: June 13, 2013
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    A Sunset Kayak Trip | Scenic Maine Coast Photos

    The Coastal Maine town of Harpswell is home to the world's only Cribstone bridge. Construction began in 1927 on a bridge connecting two island communities allowing strong tides and currents to flow freely. Gravity alone holds these stacks of granite blocks atop one another. Read on

    Posted: June 10, 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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    Sunrise in Portland | Seaside Docks | Summer Photos

    Being self-diagnosed with borderline ADD, I constantly attempt to pack my weekends with new sights and activities. Although most define adventure to be far from home, staying local isn’t something to turn your nose up at. Something new lies around every corner here in Portland. Read on

    Posted: June 4, 2013
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    Camping

    Remote Riverside Tenting Trip

    The first warm weekend of each year means a special camping trip. Instead of planning an extravagant hiking or fishing trip – we simply choose a new, but beautifully scenic location and pack accordingly. These first adventures serve as a way to reconnect with the wilderness and familiarize ourselves with new outdoor gear purchased over a long and cold Maine winter. Read on

    Posted: May 31, 2013
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    Rustic Maine Farm Photos, Established 1778

    Farming was, still is and hopefully will remain a vital part of the Maine economy for the forseeable future. Old farms always catch my eye when I drive through the countryside. The sometimes massive farmhouses and hundreds of acres of freshly plowed fields tell a story. Read on

    Posted: May 28, 2013