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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: September 21, 2014

20 places my Bean Boots have been

L.L.Bean Boots are meant for adventure. No matter the time of year, if you own a pair of “Bean Boots,” you’re equipped for both the expected and unexpected. You’ll stay dry, comfortable and  – whether you care to or not –  fashionable. I’ve had my Bean Boots on a lot of adventures (full disclosure: I’m an L.L. Bean employee). From Fort Kent to the southern-most point in Maine, they have been along for the ride. From summer to fall, from fishing to hiking, here are my top 20 Bean Boot adventures:


x11. Fireside after a long day of hiking. The warm flame holding back the crisp fall air.


x22. The muddy ground as I collect maple syrup from maples surrounding my home.


x33. The cool fall mornings as colorful leaves slowly fall to the ground.



4. Late afternoon hikes along the paths covered in crunchy leaves.



5. Early spring hikes in the heart of Maine with a spontaneous fire to warm up.



6. Laying back by the river and boiling a cup of coffee for late afternoon caffeine.



7. Proudly standing by a hand-built fire on a late summer evening.



8. Ankle-deep water as my uncle and I hunt for an eight-point buck in Aroostook County.



9. Waiting for nightfall with what once was a full fifth of whiskey.



10. Gathering kindling from the forest floor for a fall campfire.



11. Picking apples from a local Maine orchard.



12. With friends and family.



13. Riverside as I cast a line for eagerly-waiting trout.



14. Jumping from granite rock to granite rock along the rugged coast.



15. The first snowfall of the year, in shorts.



16. A few inches into winter, in pants.



17. Drying by the warmth of a cabin fire on a cool winter night.



18. Feet up and reading at the L.L.Bean store itself.



19. Waxed and waiting the next adventure.



20. With their perfect match.

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