Base Camp Bangor- 5 Day Hikes in the Greater Bangor Area

We think Bangor is the perfect spot in Maine for a variety of reasons.  Bangor is the third largest city in the state so its a good place to make a living, housing is affordable, and quality of life is high.  But one of the biggest reasons we love Bangor is because it is the perfect jumping off point for a hike.   You can get […]

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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Tent

If you’ve read some of my past posts, you know I’m a gear fiend.  Researching, reading reviews and looking for the best deals is probably just as much fun as using it…well actually using it is the most fun, but man do I love gear shopping.  When it came to buying my first tent, an important decision, my skills came in quite handy. When I […]

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Winterport Winery & Penobscot Bay Brewery

Winterport Winery and Penobscot Bay Brewery I discovered the Winterport Winery and the Penobscot Bay Brewery not long after moving to Maine – of course Willow is from Winterport, so she’s known about it for years 🙂 I used to drive down Route One, and just meander my way down, checking out many antique shops and views along the way. (you can see a great […]

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Precipice Trail

Precipice Trail is one of our favorite trails in Acadia National Park. It provides a nice thrill in a short hike. It starts ascending almost immediately, and you encounter rungs and ladders. The view was totally worth it. We got a little confused when we hit a cave – it almost appears as thought you might climb over it, but then you can’t really see […]

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Don’t Let Your Maine Summer Slip Away

I am reflecting on how to take advantage of the rest of the Maine Summer. Angus King recently said “Summer lingers, but cool mornings are a portent. Remember, however, September is our secret”.  If you are not following Senator King on Instagram, you should consider doing so- He rides his Harley around the state and showcases everything that our great state has to offer and […]

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Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain

Hey! It’s DD. Jess, Nick and I wanted to do something off the Main Island in Acadia (to avoid tourists in peak season), with a bit of a challenge and some views. We decided on Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain, in Southwest Harbor! We parked at Echo Beach, which you need a park pass for, but we hit the trailhead right off. You must get […]

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Tunk Mountain Hike

Hey! It’s DD. As you know I am working on hiking 35 mountains this year, and I am getting there, slowly. I had heard about Tunk Mountain for a while, and my friend Lindsey (who you probably remember from Borestone Mountain!) was totally down for the adventure. We decided to find the trailhead via Google Maps – bad plan. It took us to the ATV […]

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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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Preparing for the Tough Mountain Challenge!

Hey! it’s DD. I am getting ready for Tough Mountain Challenge tomorrow, it’s been a tradition of Willow and I for the past three years, and I am getting my packing list together and I thought HEY! People probably need to know this stuff 🙂 So I put together some things to bring and things to know when preparing for the Tough Mountain Challenge! First […]

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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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Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Maine Beaches

Maine summers are short and when you work 40+ hours Monday-Friday, you have to maximize every single weekend moment.  Monday mornings in summer have me checking the long range forecast from the National Weather Service to keep an eye on the weekend conditions.  My favorite Maine beaches are all bookmarked and depending on weather, cloud cover, fog and temperature, I can determine the best place to […]

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