Six friends planned a long day of hiking, only to find a day and evening of climbing. The plan seemed relatively simple: Hike to Baxter Peak, the northern terminus of the 2,162 mile Appalachian Trail (AT). Cross the fabled 1.1 mile Knife Edge Trail. Hike five miles on the AT starting at its northern beginning […]
The Deer Island Region of the Maine Island Trail The Maine Island Trail (MIT) is a 375-mile chain of over 180 wild islands along the coast of Maine. In mid-July friends Dundee, Cully, David and I did a three day paddle on the MIT in the Deer Island Region. The Deer Isle Region extends from Stonington […]
Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) is often described as the prime jewel of Maine’s wilderness paradises. I have had the privilege of spending three different weeks, paddling and camping in this unique wilderness area. Each of the three trips generally covered the same 100 or so-miles of the AWW watershed. Each trip was planned and […]
Welcome to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The NFCT is a living reminder of when rivers were both highways and routes of communications. The Trail is 740 miles of historic waterway traveled by Native Americans. Its west to east direction begins in Old Forge, New York, and travels through Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and ends in Fort Kent […]
“Everyone must do something. I believe I will go outdoors with family and friends” In early July I did two days of paddling and one night of tenting in the Green River Reservoir of northern Vermont. My companions were my adult son Tim; my two teenage grandchildren; my friend Dundee and his adult son Paul; and Paul’s […]
Rowing Lessons with the Lake Sunapee Rowing Club (LSRC) “Never say I wish I had …” is an expression that has always motivated me. All summer I passed a road sign announcing, “Rowing Lessons Lake Sunapee Rowing Club. Next class starts August 3.” I had watched snippets of racing shells on the Merrimack River, TV, […]
The Trent Severn Waterway is one of Canada’s most spectacular waterways. The Waterway stretches 240 miles from Lake Ontario’s Bay of Quinte to Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay. My wife and I readily accepted an invitation to join our friends Linda and Dundee for a week on a houseboat on the Trent Severn Waterway.