A hike up Precipice Trail on Champlain Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine

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 … Continue reading Precipice Trail

Making the Most out of Summer in Maine

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 … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Maine Summer Slip Away

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, … Continue reading Beech Cliffs to Beech Mountain

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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 … Continue reading Tunk Mountain Hike

saddle Trail Katahdin

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. … Continue reading Saddle Trail – Katahdin

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 … Continue reading Little and Big Niagra Falls

Preparing for Tough Mountain Challenge

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 … Continue reading Preparing for the Tough Mountain Challenge!

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 … Continue reading 31 Nights Out Challenge – Camping in Maine

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, … Continue reading Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Maine Beaches

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 … Continue reading Scarborough Beach State Park

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 … Continue reading Borestone Mountain

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. … Continue reading The Traveler Loop – Baxter State Park