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

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 … Continue reading Skiing on Big Moose Mountain at Big Squaw Resort

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

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 … Continue reading Mount Washington Winter Summit

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 … Continue reading Bald Mountain – Rangeley

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 … Continue reading Mount Waumbek to Starr King Summit

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 … Continue reading Champlain Mountain Hike

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. … Continue reading Mount Tecumseh

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 … Continue reading Maine Huts Adventure – Grand Falls Hut

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

Sargent Mountain

It was a beautiful day, to begin with. We've had some AMAZING weather here in Maine this season. Literally perfect. DD and Willow needed a little outdoor therapy - and we're lucky enough to live oh so close to Acadia National Park - so we decided to take advantage of our beautiful backyard. This was … Continue reading Sargent Mountain

Learning how to Snowmobile

Hey Hey it's DD. I'm typing this using my left hand primarily, because I have what they call "Throttle Thumb" from gripping the throttle on a snowmobile for 107 miles. Yep, that's right. My first snowmobiling experience was 107 miles! I had never been snowmobiling in my 5 years in Maine (besides a few trips … Continue reading Learning how to Snowmobile