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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Ice Fishing Maine’s Glacial Lakes

Ice Fishing Maine’s Glacial Lakes Maine Outdoors Adventures with Twin Maple Outdoors By Richard Yvon – Twin Maple Outdoors Every Maine winter can unarguably be considered unique. The weather has become more and more unpredictable and every year ice conditions can vary drastically. Typically February and March are the two best months for fishing large glacial lakes. Why? The northern lakes of Maine are so […]

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Why I Live in Maine

Ever wondered if you see the beauty that surrounds you? Not just see it with your eyes, but truly see it? I wonder that often. This is why I live in Maine. As an emergency room nurse, the need for stress relief is real. Being present is something I strive for each day. That is my life. It’s not glamorous. It’s not beautiful. and sometimes, […]

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Skiing on Big Moose Mountain at Big Squaw Resort

Hey it’s DD!! We set out to check out what it was like to go skiing on Big Moose Mountain at Big Squaw Resort. Spoiler – this day was AWESOME. For so many reasons. It was 45 degrees out I skied down Intermediate trails, only falling three times and one was pretty epic. Making memories with great friends – We kept a 2 year old […]

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3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

Hello – it’s Willow. I was born and raised in the great state of Maine, and I believe that if you are lucky enough in this life, you will get to spend copious time on a lake in Maine. If you are really lucky, you will get to spend some of that time on Moosehead Lake.  This post is a tribute to my favorite lake […]

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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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Bald Mountain – Rangeley

Hey it’s DD! Today, I’ve decided to share with you a pretty awesome hike that can be done by just about anyone that can put one foot in front of the other. Bald Mountain Rangeley ! This peak rewards conquerors with some pretty epic views and it can be done in a relatively short period of time. My friend and fellow adventurer Jess, joined me […]

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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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Champlain Mountain Hike

It was a beautiful bluebird day when Jess, DD and Willow set off to Acadia National Park to hike Champlain Mountain. The initial plan was to hike in the White Mountains and bag another winter 4,000 footer, but the weather down south was iffy. So we opted for a lighter day in Acadia, which we consider our backyard. Bonus, we can “sleep in,” meaning we […]

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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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Maine Huts Adventure – Grand Falls Hut

Hey everyone, I’m Josh. DD saw my Maine Huts Adventure and begged me to tell my story so she could live vicariously. She asked me some questions about my trip and you can read my answers below. I hope you enjoy! I’ve heard about Maine Huts & Trails for years now, but never had the opportunity to check it out until earlier this month. Essentially, […]

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Elk Hair Caddis – Fly Fishing in Maine

Hey, adventurers  – it’s Jess here, and I learned about a pretty awesome winter activity recently, and I could not wait to share. We know a lot of you are wondering – can those crazy Mainers come up with even more outrageous winter activities? OF COURSE, WE CAN.  The Elk Hair Caddis. Ever heard of it?? Well – you’re about to! Haha. (Hint – Fly Fishing) Maine’s summer […]

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