Category Archives: Maine

Walking Baxter’s Rerouted Abol Trail

I’m guiding two clients on their first experience in Baxter State Park.  Their request was to take them someplace where they would not see many people. In Baxter State park, if  you walk away from Katahdin rather than toward it, … Continue reading

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Finishing up Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness

    On Friday, I finished up my third complete backpacking adventure on Maine”s Hundred Mile Widerness section of the Appalachian Trail. The first time I hiked through The Hundred was with my whole family:  my wife Marcia, my two boys … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park: Day 4 of 6

We’re back in Lean-to #4  at Russell Pond Campground for another day.  Russell is a grand place to take a rest day, explore the surrounding area, or just “watch the bark peel”. We did as a short day hike of … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park: Day 3 of 6

Today we duplicated yesterday’s trek, but in reverse. We are heading back south today to Russell Pond CG Lean-to #1, adjacent to the canoe launch area. Greg, the senior ranger at Russell Pond yesterday, encouraged us to modify our plan … Continue reading

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Baxter State Park: Day 1 of 6

There is something mammalian about avoiding going outdoor when it is raining sheets.  I voiced this point to Gaspedal and Rokrabbit, while I was driving them through the rainstorm above Bangor on I-95 this morning. We’re on schedule for day … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Baxter

Awoke this morning at 5 am to the sweet  sound of rain falling outside my bedroom window.  Heading up today for the first of two backpacking trips that I am guiding to northern Maine. The rain should be done sometime … Continue reading

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6 day, 5-night Baxter State Park/Katahdin adventure

Aug.22- 27, 2016 (Due to a recent cancellation I have one space available for this upcoming backpacking trip.) Join our exploration of the central and northeast sections of Baxter State Park before  ascending the newly rerouted Abol Trail leading to … Continue reading

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Desperate Steps: Life Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast- my book review

   Desperate Steps is the late 2015 book release from the Appalachian Mountain Club. The subtitle is “Life, Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast”.  I just finished my second close reading. The book is a sobering … Continue reading

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My Birthday Weekend- Hiking The Hills

Exiting the car in the iced-over parking lot on Friday afternoon I decided to leave my Stabilicer traction devices in the vehicle.  My brother Roy was already walking on the multi-purpose trail and he shouted over, “No ice here” so … Continue reading

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Permission to Engage with the Landscape? Granted

Microadventures give me major satisfaction. These compressed experiences ignite interest in the wild spaces that surround our lives. Each morning, we wake, wash, dress, eat, and then work or play in mostly predictable patterns.  I spend my time mostly living … Continue reading

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