Get Cairn – Best Adventure Subscriptions – We are proud to be ambassadors

So you have probably heard us talk about our Cairn box... we discovered it in August, 2015, and we have been members ever since. It's definitely one of the best adventure subscription boxes out there. The best day of the month is the day our Cairn packages show up, and quite honestly we were just … Continue reading Get Cairn – Best Adventure Subscriptions – We are proud to be ambassadors

OpenWorld Outfitters Pocket Blanket

Full disclosure  - we are ambassadors for Openworld Outfitters, so we obviously love their stuff. You can read more about that here. They are a veteran owned company and one of their partners just happens to be one of DD's good friends, so we get to test out their gear and items and give them … Continue reading OpenWorld Outfitters Pocket Blanket

DD’s Favorite Trail Lunch – Sandwich Style

Hey it's DD! I wanted to share with you some of my hiking staples - the things I always have in my fridge to prepare for a hike. It took me a while to find my favorites, and while we all have our favorite trail lunch, I personally love a meat and cheese sandwich on … Continue reading DD’s Favorite Trail Lunch – Sandwich Style

Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin

If you live in Maine or New England, summiting Baxter Peak on Katahdin is a definite for your outdoor adventure bucket list.  Between the two of us, we have spent many days and nights in Baxter State Park over the years and we have hiked almost every trail on the mountain. Willow has hiked most … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin

Tips for Cold Weather Day Hikes

Good morning! I am writing this at the request of my friend Diana.... (Hey girrrrrl!) Packing for your hike can prove to be one of the most challenging aspects, one I feel like I am only beginning to fine tune after years of hiking. I always bring too much stuff and it weighs me down. … Continue reading Tips for Cold Weather Day Hikes

What's in Your Pack- - Outdoor Gear Beyond the Basics (4)

What’s In Your Pack? Outdoor Gear – Beyond the Basics

Hiking and backpacking gear is one of my favorite things.  Seriously.  When I had to spend a big chunk of money recently on a non-hiking purchase, I grumbled as the woman behind the counter rang me up.  She asked what was wrong and I said “Oh, I was just thinking about how much hiking gear … Continue reading What’s In Your Pack? Outdoor Gear – Beyond the Basics

Old Speck Mountain

Hello! This is Willow. I wanted to share a pretty interesting story about the power of hobbies and social media. I love social media for bringing like minded people together.  Despite being a fairly late adopter and an introvert, most of my closest friends are in my life because of social media- Thanks Twitter, Facebook, … Continue reading Old Speck Mountain

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The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

The Making of a Winter Hiker I have always loved hiking and I have always loved winter.  In my youth, I spent my days hiking in Acadia National Park, the Camden Hills, Western Maine, Baxter State Park and Vermont.  Despite my lifelong love for the mountains and love of winter, I always hiked in the … Continue reading The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

Burnt Mountain – Adventure Date 11.12.16

Last weekend, we hit a peak that has been on our list for a while. Burnt Mountain sits just northeast of Sugarloaf, in Carrabassett Valley, and comes in at 3600’, which quickly helped it become one of our new favorites. This 5.6-mile round trip hike affords spectacular views of Sugarloaf, Abraham, the Crockers, the Bigelow mountain … Continue reading Burnt Mountain – Adventure Date 11.12.16

Cadillac Mountain in the Fall

It was a beautiful October day after DD's Halloween party. Jess and Willow decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the quiet trails in Acadia National Park and take in the waterfalls on Cadillac Mountain in the Fall. Enjoy the views! Willow chose this route because we had just had rain and she knew the cascades … Continue reading Cadillac Mountain in the Fall