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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: December 13, 2013

Preparing for Winter | Chocolate Lab | Cold Mornings


Frosted early morning windows and the bite of 15 degree sunup’s indicate a true changing of seasons. This year we’re a bit late bringing our kayaks home from camp, but better late than never. The task at hand provides a perfect opportunity to get outdoors before the 12″ of snow falls this weekend. Zipping up my jacket, I step outside prepared to take care of the morning chore. 

Temperatures barely hover above freezing. All of the world is covered in fresh snow. These first few snowfalls appear as though they will stick. As the sun starts to rise above the tree line, my chocolate lab makes one final attempt to keep warmer temperatures around by jumping into the kayak before I can finish hanging it up. Winter comes quickly it seems… but it’s back indoors to stoke the fire and get breakfast on the wood-fired stove.


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