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

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 … Continue reading Why I Live in Maine

Packing tips for Adventures AWAY from Maine!

Hey it's DD! I am getting ready to head out this week on my annual girls trip with my friends from Florida to Islamorada and Fort Lauderdale, followed by meeting up with my Dad to head to Ohio to ride roller coasters at Cedar Point - (it's kind of our thing) Dad's 70, and he definitely … Continue reading Packing tips for Adventures AWAY from Maine!

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

Hiking Words for Beginners

Hey hey! It's DD. Since I am a Floridian by birth, all of this hiking jargon was new to me. I am still trying to figure it out, so . What's that saying - fake it till you make it? While trying to be a bad ass hiker, I always just smiled and laughed like … Continue reading Hiking Words for Beginners

Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin

If you live in Maine or New England, summiting Baxter Peak on Katahdin is a definite for your outdoor adventure bucket list.  Between the two of us, we have spent many days and nights in Baxter State Park over the years and we have hiked almost every trail on the mountain. Willow has hiked most … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin

Tips for Cold Weather Day Hikes

Good morning! I am writing this at the request of my friend Diana.... (Hey girrrrrl!) Packing for your hike can prove to be one of the most challenging aspects, one I feel like I am only beginning to fine tune after years of hiking. I always bring too much stuff and it weighs me down. … Continue reading Tips for Cold Weather Day Hikes

What's in Your Pack- - Outdoor Gear Beyond the Basics (4)

What’s In Your Pack? Outdoor Gear – Beyond the Basics

Hiking and backpacking gear is one of my favorite things.  Seriously.  When I had to spend a big chunk of money recently on a non-hiking purchase, I grumbled as the woman behind the counter rang me up.  She asked what was wrong and I said “Oh, I was just thinking about how much hiking gear … Continue reading What’s In Your Pack? Outdoor Gear – Beyond the Basics

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 - … Continue reading Elk Hair Caddis – Fly Fishing in Maine

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The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

The Making of a Winter Hiker I have always loved hiking and I have always loved winter.  In my youth, I spent my days hiking in Acadia National Park, the Camden Hills, Western Maine, Baxter State Park and Vermont.  Despite my lifelong love for the mountains and love of winter, I always hiked in the … Continue reading The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

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