Friday April 18th 2014

Tagged: outdoors

Top 5: Gear items you need now for camping

Top 5: Gear items you need now for camping
April 11, 2014

“Wait, wait… wait! You’re from Maine and have NEVER gone camping?” I can’t remember how many times those words have left my mouth. Here’s what you need to get outside right now!

What do a Harley-Davidson and Sunday River have in common?

What do a Harley-Davidson and Sunday River have in common?
April 09, 2014

A weekend ski trip & upcoming ski events, including FREE skiing at Sunday River.

Programs to see: Trekking in Nepal, Hiking with Dogs

Programs to see: Trekking in Nepal, Hiking with Dogs
March 30, 2014

Here are a couple of adventurous programs this week and next that you might not want to miss.

No faking the good news at Camden Snow Bowl

No faking the good news at Camden Snow Bowl
February 23, 2014

Exciting times are ahead for the Camden Snow Bowl as the town and its new general manager look to make big improvements and turn the mountain into a four-season recreation area.

2013 was a very good year to be outdoors in Maine and beyond

2013 was a very good year to be outdoors in Maine and beyond
February 15, 2014

Journey with me around Maine, New England and beyond… hiking, hut-to-hut trekking, sea kayaking, camping and more, as I review some of my columns from the PPH/MST Outdoors from 2013.

Great reading among National Outdoor Book Award winners

Great reading among National Outdoor Book Award winners
February 13, 2014

Attention outdoor book lovers! If you’re looking to shore up your bookshelf for the rest of winter and beyond, well, have I got a cornucopia of pleasing titles for you. And I’ll wager good money that you’ll find a few good ones of interest here among the list of the 2013 winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards.

Banff Mountain Film Festival ready to rock Portland again with heart-thumping, palm-sweating adventure

Banff Mountain Film Festival ready to rock Portland again with heart-thumping, palm-sweating adventure
February 05, 2014

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Portland next week for the 13th year running. Again this year there will be two great shows, the first on Sunday evening, Feb 9 and the second on Monday night, Feb 10 at the State Theatre.

72 hours in Rangeley, Maine

72 hours in Rangeley, Maine
January 29, 2014

What do a helicopter, four deer and a killer chili recipe have in common? Ski or snowshoe on over and read how to spend 72 hours in Rangeley!

Win over winter: 11 can’t-miss winter events in Maine

Win over winter: 11 can’t-miss winter events in Maine
January 03, 2014

The cold season can ice our spirits and bury our good natures under a half-ton of ash-colored slush. But we can break free from winter’s frigid clutches with a little help from a toboggan, an ice bar, and a few well-placed snowballs. The key is strategy. We need a wintry plan of attack. For, like the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of February shock therapy.” Here are a few options for staving off winter psychosis:

Learn to XC ski (or snowshoe or other stuff) at LL Bean Discovery School

Learn to XC ski (or snowshoe or other stuff) at LL Bean Discovery School
December 27, 2013

For folks who’ve never cross-country skied before, it’s painful to dish out a load of cash for equipment only to find out two days later you hate the sport, so you curse fate and chuck the skis into the basement where they’ll rot for three years until you sell them at a garage sale for $10, which is barely enough money to buy a decent turkey sandwich.