Tag Archives: Observations

Wild Country

The ice on the Kennebec River is forming in its now typical winter fashion – with an irregular surface reminiscent of a roughly frosted cake. It was not always this way. Before Edwards Dam was removed in 1999, the river … Continue reading

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Maine State Parks and Public Lands Full of Diverse Opportunties

This past month, work for me has led to places such as the remote forests around Moosehead Lake, Lily Bay State Park, Little Moose Public Lands, and Seboeis Lake in the Katahdin Region. On the other hand, family play has … Continue reading

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Upon Encountering the Moose Carcass

The image to the left shows a moose carcass encountered deep in the woods of #4 Mountain in Frenchtown, Maine. It was found while examining soils and hydrology along a possible trail location associated with the Moosehead Lake Region non-motorized … Continue reading

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Spring Now in Full Force in the Moosehead Lake Region

The woods are coming alive in Maine’s north country. While leading a Maine Conservation Corps trail crew leader on a preview of trail work for an upcoming project in the Moosehead Lake Region, I heard a number of great bird … Continue reading

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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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Existential Graffiti

I don’t have a good ghost story anymore. The one “good one” I had recently was cast in doubt — all due to one chilly night in a remote cabin on the Moose River. You’d think spending a fall night … Continue reading

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A Reminder About Maine’s Quality of Life

Some field work this afternoon reminded me about the pieces to the puzzle that come together to give Maine a unique quality of life. After doing some work associated with the Grafton Loop Trail, I stopped at a roadside pie-and-baked … Continue reading

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