Snowshoeing – Dorthea Dix Park – 1.2.17

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Skiing Big Squaw Mountain (Big Moose Mountain) – 2.19.17

Hey it's DD!! 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 with great friends - We kept a 2 year old occupied for 6 hours We had a great meal at a fantastic restaurant … Continue reading Skiing Big Squaw Mountain (Big Moose Mountain) – 2.19.17

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

Champlain Mountain – Beechcroft Trail – 2.26.17

It was a beautiful bluebird day when Jess, DD and Willow set off to Acadia National Park. 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 consider our backyard. Bonus, … Continue reading Champlain Mountain – Beechcroft Trail – 2.26.17

Mount Waumbek – Starr King Summit – 3,907 ft -2.11.17

Hey! It's DD. We hiked the LONGEST 2.6  miles (up) of our LIVES on this mountain - 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 BIG winter hike where any winter … Continue reading Mount Waumbek – Starr King Summit – 3,907 ft -2.11.17

Mount Tecumseh – 4,003′ – Winter Adventures

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 – 4,003′ – Winter Adventures

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 – Adventures of Jess

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 – Adventures of Jess

Sargent Mountain – Acadia National Park Adventure – 1.17.17

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 – Acadia National Park Adventure – 1.17.17

Learning how to Snowmobile – Winter Adventure

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 – Winter Adventure

When Instagrammers Unite – Old Speck Adventure Date 1.1.17

Hello! This is Willow. I wanted to share a pretty interesting story about the power of hobbies and social media. I love social media for bringing like minded people together.  Despite being a fairly late adopter and an introvert, most of my closest friends are in my life because of social media- Thanks Twitter, Facebook, … Continue reading When Instagrammers Unite – Old Speck Adventure Date 1.1.17

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The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

The Making of a Winter Hiker I have always loved hiking and I have always loved winter.  In my youth, I spent my days hiking in Acadia National Park, the Camden Hills, Western Maine, Baxter State Park and Vermont.  Despite my lifelong love for the mountains and love of winter, I always hiked in the … Continue reading The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow