Category Archives: Hiking

Number Four Mountain Trail Overview

Number Four Mountain Trail Frenchtown TWP, Piscataquis County, Maine Location/ Driving Directions: The Number Four Mountain Trail begins off the privately-owned but publicly accessible Meadow Brook Rd. The trailhead is located at -69.41865°, 45.63181° and is accessed by travelling a … Continue reading

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Moosehead Lake Region Trail Development Highlights for 2014

Br’er Rabbit’s feigned request to not be thrown into the briar patch comes to mind when I think about being tasked with developing new and enhanced non-motorized trails in the Moosehead Lake Region. Sure, there are a lot of moving … Continue reading

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Evolving Landscapes and Maine Poetry

I recently read a wonderful poem by Maine poet Tom Sexton at the Maine State Library’s webpage sharing weekly poems by Maine poets. The poet describes the significance of a now abandoned homestead’s granite stoop. This phenomenon of abandoned homesteads, … Continue reading

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New and Improved Hiking Trails for the Moosehead Lake Region in Progress

Progress is steadily being made by the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) trail crew working on the trail from the Little Moose Public Lands to Eagle Rock on the far western arm of Big Moose Mt. To date, over two miles … Continue reading

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Spring Finally Arriving

It’s taken a while and it’s been a long winter, but spring is finally back- notably in southern Maine. Songbirds are singing, peepers are peeping, and the needle-strewn earth smells warm and fresh. Southern Maine trails like those at the … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Spring in the Outdoors

In his poem, “Spring Pools,” the iconic New England poet Robert Frost eloquently describes how pools in hardwood forests reflect the spring sky until the very trees cradling these pools suck up the water to grow leaves that then shade … Continue reading

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Winter Looks to Linger Across Maine’s Mountains

It looks like the snow will be around a while this spring. A recent snowshoe foray up Mount Blue (Mount Blue State Park) showed that “calendar” spring and conditions on the ground can be very different things in Maine’s mountains.

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Notes from Sanders Hill Trail, Kennebec Highlands

Over the course of 2013, I’ve popped in occasionally to the Sanders Hill Trail at the Kennebec Highlands to create a trail reroute of a portion of the trail. Though it’s not quite ready to be opened, the new trail … Continue reading

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Little Moose Ponds Loop Hike a Great Fall Destination

Recently, as part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend event, I led a an approximately 3.8-mile hike around Big and Little Moose Ponds in the Little Moose Public Lands just west of Greenville. Views were great and hikers and … Continue reading

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Lily Bay Mt. Ledges Provide Striking Views

While exploring potential trail locations in the Moosehead Lake Region, I had the chance to take in a sweeping view of the valley nestled below Lily Bay, Baker, Elephant, and Prong Pond Mountains. The photos below share just a few … Continue reading

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