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Carey Kish

Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island has been adventuring in the woods and mountains of Maine for, well, a long time. If there’s a trail—be it on dirt, rock, snow, water or pavement—he will find it, explore it, and write about it. Carey is a two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Registered Maine Guide, author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th ed.), and has written a hiking & camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since 2003. Follow his outdoor travels and musings here, and on Facebook/CareyKish. Let Carey know what you think at

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Posted: October 29, 2014

Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Portland to feature great menu of environmental and adventure films

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is returning to Portland for the 7th year on Saturday, November 8th starting at 4:00 pm at the Abromson Center on the USM campus.

A excellent menu of nine films, from humorous shorts to entertaining films to inspiring documentaries, awaits, as does free popcorn and other snacks, a cash bar and prize raffles for great stuff.

This annual event benefits Friends of Casco Bay, the leading environmental organization working to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay through education, advocacy, water quality monitoring programs, and collaborative partnerships.

Through the nine awesome films, explorers, scientists, and thrill seekers will be rappelling down waterfalls in British Columbia, surfing winter waves along the Norwegian coast, recreating an expedition to the source of the Nile high in the equatorial mountains of Uganda, and searching for rare amphibians in a South American rain forest. Beyond the exotic places and creatures, the film festival will feature a Maine-made animated film about the mean and green crabs invading a shoreline near you!

It’s going to be fun and entertaining evening for sure, so get your tickets now before they sell out! Maybe see you there…

Journey to the source of teh Nile River high in the snowy Mountains of the Moon in Uganda. Image courtesy Day's Edge Productions.

Journey to the source of the Nile River high in the Mountains of the Moon in Uganda in “Snows of the Nile.” Image courtesy Day’s Edge Productions.

Join in the search for a rare South American toad in "Return to the Tepuis." Image courtesy

Join in the search for a rare South American toad in “Return to the Tepuis.” Image courtesy




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