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 ūüôā 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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Scarborough Beach State Park

Hi all, it’s Willow….. Beach season is here, and we are beach bums at the core. ¬†Scarborough Beach State Park is by far one of the best beaches in Maine. ¬†This beach is one of Maine’s great surf beaches and offers a more rustic feel than other beaches in Southern Maine (Read: Outhouses) and has a very chill vibe. ¬†I have enjoyed coming to this […]

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Borestone Mountain

Hey it’s DD! It was a beautiful late spring day in April and I decided to tackle a mountain that had been on my list FORRR-EVVV-ERRR – Borestone Mountain!¬† Borestone is a mountain it seems like everyone that has grown up in Maine has a story about, so it had been on my mind for years. We didn’t want to spend the whole day hiking, […]

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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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