Outdoors
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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
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    Camping

    Gear here! Portland Gear Hub makes the Maine outdoors more accessible

    A new collaboration between Camp Ketcha and the Community Bike Center in Biddeford aims to make that all-important gear easy to get, which makes the Maine outdoors easier to enjoy. The Portland Gear Hub, located at the Portland YMCA on Forest Ave., is now home to a small but growing gear library, thrift shop, and workspace. Read on

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    Maineiac Outdoors

    On the Trail with Lovely La Verna

    Yes, she’s a beauty for sure, that La Verna. One hundred and twenty lovely acres with nearly a mile of magnificent coastline. Three miles of leisurely hiking trails. Just up the road a piece in Bristol. Read on

    Posted: November 1, 2013
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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
  • mainetoday
    Window to the Woods

    Week-long Canoe Trip | Penobscot River | Part I

    PART I: After debate over a tropical vacation get-a-way, I opted to purchase a canoe and spend a quiet week on Maine's historic West Branch of the Penobscot River. With a total paddle distance around 50 miles, we'd break it up evenly, fish the afternoons away and spend evenings at the remote campsites, dotted every few miles along the riverbanks. Read on

    Posted: October 29, 2013
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    Window to the Woods

    Fall in New Hampshire | Hiking Mt. Major | Local Hotspots

    Afternoon temperatures dip low as we ascend the first peak of Mt. Major. The treetops, high above, sway back and forth with the early onset of winter winds. Strong steady gusts requires me to flip down the sides of my wool Stormy Kromer cap over my ears for protection. Read on

    Posted: October 24, 2013