Book Review- Desperate Steps from AMC Books

When you spend the majority of your time thinking about hiking and how long it will be until you are back in the mountains, there is no better way to pass the time than by reading about mountains.  When I read an excerpt from the AMC’s Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter W. Kick, I ordered the […]

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Moving to Maine – The Way Life Should Be – Adventures of a Girl, a Boy, and a Hound

People have asked a lot about how my boyfriend and I moved from outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Stockton Springs, Maine. They ask with a perplexed look, “What do you do for a living and why did you move to Maine?” We simply wanted a new adventure and to get away from the high stress life of living by the city. I hope you enjoy […]

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Saddle Trail – Katahdin

Hey! It’s DD. in 2016, I was recovering from a knee injury, so I wasn’t event sure that I could hike Katahdin. We continued on planning our annual trip, regardless of the facts that the odds were against us – my knee was a mess, and the forecast called for 100% thunderstorms for the weekend. Willow and I stress ate our way through the week, […]

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Little and Big Niagra Falls

Hey! It’s DD. Last year, Jess, Willow and I went up to Baxter State Park on Thursday afternoon, looking for a short hike and some water before we set up camp for the weekend at Roaring Brook Campground. We had heard about Little and Big Niagara Falls, so we went to check them out! Side note – you do need a park pass to get […]

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31 Nights Out Challenge – Camping in Maine

In 2015 I saw a post that a friend had shared about a challenge to spend 31 nights outside between Memorial Day and Labor Day (without quitting your job).  I love a good challenge and we already had a handful of trips planned already so I figured why not?!  The summer turned into a constant effort of packing, unpacking and packing again and I loved […]

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The Traveler Loop – Baxter State Park

Hey! It’s Willow. Baxter State Park, like Acadia National Park, is a treasure of the state of Maine. I didn’t start spending any quality time in Baxter State Park until I was in my 30’s (I was obsessed with Acadia in my 20s) and have been making up for lost time any chance I get. Here’s my story about my solo hike in Baxter State […]

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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 of the peaks in the park and is working on […]

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Sandy Stream Pond

It was a rainy morning at Baxter State Park, but we decided to make the absolute best of it by taking a trip out to Sandy Stream Pond! We were staying at Roaring Book Campground, which is a great place to camp when exploring the park. You can connect to Baxter Peak from Roaring Brook via the following trails – first you have to reach […]

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Daicey Pond

After our adventures at Big and Little Niagara Falls, we wanted to take the canoes out at Daicey Pond! You can do so for a small donation – $1.00 per hour or $8.00 per day, and it’s a total honor system. We always give more – because it’s just worth it- and the views are completely priceless! Daicey Pond is a great place for kids and […]

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Knife’s Edge on Mount Katahdin

On August 21, 2013, my wilderness babes and I did our yearly trek over Mount Katahdin, in Baxter State Park, Maine. Mount Katahdin is the highest point in Maine at the summit – 5,268 ft at the top.This mountain is magical – a yearly reminder of the greatness of the land and nature’s blessings. It’s also  great reminder to ourselves that we can do anything we […]

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Hiking Katahdin Over the Knife’s Edge

Hello! If you’re coming to this post after reading about my first experience hiking on Mount Katahdin, you’ll know that I was really looking forward to hiking Katahdin over the Knife’s Edge. After we had such a great experience on year one some of our fellower Lucerne Inn-rs decided to join us on year two! Ethan decided that this year we should do the longest […]

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Winter drive to Mt. Katahdin

One beautiful February day in 2012,  my friend Melissa and I took my old Dodge Durango for a four wheel drive adventure through Millinocket, Maine. We took some of the logging roads so we could see Mount Katahdin.  We explored, we had a beautiful sunset, and it was a great day overall. As I’m writing this in 2016, I couldn’t even tell you where we […]

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