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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

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

Beech Hill Preserve – Hike for Beginners

Wherever you live, it's important to find your local hikes.  Living in Maine, the definition of local tends to stretch more than it might in other areas.  For me, local is anything that I can access within an hour's drive, because some days you don't have much time but the mountains are calling and your … Continue reading Beech Hill Preserve – Hike for Beginners

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

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

Mansell Mountain – Acadia National Park

Hey! It's DD. I recently went for a nice long walk around Long Pond in Acadia National Park, and it reminded me of a great trail Jess and I did back last spring - Mansell Mountain, up the Perpendicular Trail and across the Razorback. Parking for this trail is at Long Pond. In the winter, … Continue reading Mansell Mountain – Acadia National Park

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 … Continue reading 3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

A Scenic Loop on Cadillac Mountain

It’s no secret that Acadia National Park is one of our favorite destinations.  Willow has been hiking there since she was a kid thanks to her parents who got her hooked on ocean views and granite ridges at a young age. This story is from Willow, on one of her solo hikes - a scenic loop on Cadillac Mountain. … Continue reading A Scenic Loop on Cadillac Mountain

Snowshoeing in Dorthea Dix Park

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Hiking Mount Blue – Guest Adventurer Jessica D (& dogs)!

Jessica is a dear friend of ours that is one of our tribe. You'll see her on here sporadically as a contributor, and we're thrilled to have her! Check out this amazing summer post featuring her furry friends 🙂 - dd Winter is here and while I’m absolutely enjoying all the white stuff (snowshoeing and … Continue reading Hiking Mount Blue – Guest Adventurer Jessica D (& dogs)!

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Bald Mountain – Hikes for Beginners

Bald Mountain is maybe the first hike I did when I moved to Maine from Florida (Obviously, this is DD). It's a short but semi-brutal hike with a pretty steep incline straight up because it used to be a ski mountain! You can also drive up but only if you have 4-wheel drive. It's a … Continue reading Bald Mountain – Hikes for Beginners