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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MainelyGlamping Adventure

DD has known Elissa for a few years, they met working at the Portland and Bangor CVB respectively. They became great friends, connecting over their love for Maine and the outdoors, and have since both expanded their passions into outside ventures, so a partnership seemed only natural. As you know – at LoveMaineAdventures – we LOVE tent camping. and hiking.  When Elissa mentioned we should […]

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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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Cannon Mountain in the Winter

DD’s friend Kaylie posted a facebook status looking for partners to adventure with her this weekend, and of course we were all over it! Her original plan was Tecumseh, which is a great 4,000 footer, but we had been talking about bagging Cannon Mountain in the winter, and she was game. Our mutual friend Ashley and of course Jess were also interested so we made […]

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Mount Washington Winter Summit

Hi! It’s Willow. I started winter hiking in the winter of 2016 and fell in love with the beauty of the high peaks in winter (read more about my entry into winter hiking here).  Laying eyes on the snow covered Presidential Range is incredibly stunning and I wanted to get up there. Every hiker dreams of a Mount Washington Winter Summit. Here’s my story below…. My sights […]

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Mount Waumbek to Starr King Summit

Hey! It’s DD. We hiked the LONGEST 2.6  miles (up) of our LIVES on this mountain up Mount Waumbek to Starr King  – but it was worth it. (Isn’t it always?) Our friend Jess S. joined us for this hike. She recently geared up and bought some gaiters and microspikes, so this was her first BIG winter hike where any winter gear was necessary. Fortunately, […]

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Mount Tecumseh

DD & Willow here!  You all know by now that Willow adores winter.  She is the one who exclaims with glee every time the white stuff is falling and love to spread her love of winter with others whenever possible, or at the very least, annoy those around her who hate winter with her excitement. She was more than happy to take DD up Mount […]

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Mount Pierce – White Mountains, New Hampshire

It was Friday morning when my good friend Willow started texting me for a weekend adventure  – DD,  she says – tomorrow is going to be amazing, we’re leaving Bangor at 5 am. 30 degrees, no wind, and bluebird skies. Are you in? I know better than to say to no Willow, she’s ALWAYS blazing some cool trail. She’s joining the 4,000 fter club and […]

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