Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 
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Appalachian Trail ferryman Greg Caruso (left) shuttles hiker Gary Orlando, 62, of Southborough, Massachusetts, across the Kennebec River, where the trail crosses the river in Caratunk, on Oct. 7.

New Appalachian Trail ferryman helps take hikers across dangerous river

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Because the river is so dangerous to wade across — or ford — taking the ferry is the only officially sanctioned means of crossing the Kennebec River on the Appalachian Trail.

Find deals on gear at annual ski sale in Bangor, Oct. 15

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.

Appalachian Trail ferryman finishes up busiest season yet

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 13, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.

1-minute hike: Pleasant Pond Mountain near Caratunk

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
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Orono Bog Boardwalk closing early this fall

on Oct. 06, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
A common loon stretches its wings on May 29, 2015, on Little Long Pond on Mount Desert Island.

New state regulations on fishing lures expected to save Maine loons

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 06, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
“Using lead-free tackle will make an enormous difference for loons,” Maine Audubon wildlife biologist Susan Gallo said.
Maine Game Warden Jim Fahey checks out a pile of furs that were presented for tagging on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife office in Bangor.

Public feedback sought for proposal to extend bobcat hunting, beaver trapping seasons

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 04, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
The proposed rule would lengthen the state’s bobcat hunting season statewide by one week, as well as lengthen the beaver trapping season by two weeks in certain areas of the state.
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1-minute hike: Chairback Mountain near Brownville

on Oct. 04, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.

1-minute hike: Chairback Mountain near Brownville

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 04, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Chairback Mountain

on Oct. 03, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
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Fall foliage hikes: colorful trails for cool weather

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10 a.m.
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Craig Dickstein, a trail maintainer for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, tears down the old outhouse along the AT at the base of Pleasant Pond Mountain as part of a privy replacement project. The plan to replace all 42 privies that the MATC maintains along the AT in Maine, began in 2013. The old pit-style privies are being replaced with new, more sustainable and environmentally friendly privies.

A privy problem: Maine group races to replace outhouses on Appalachian Trail

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Outhouses on Appalachian Trail are filling up and falling apart.
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1-minute hike: Harriman Point Preserve in Brooklin

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.

1-minute hike: Harriman Point Preserve in Brooklin

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 20, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
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Where in the woods am I? Harriman Point Preserve

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
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Meteors fall through the night sky over Cadillac Mountain during the annual Perseid meteor shower, as seen from Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor in the early pre-dawn hours, Aug. 12, 2016.

Saving Maine’s dark skies: Acadia festival to celebrate the stars

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
“[We found] one of the darkest locations on the eastern seaboard,” Chad Moore said of Acadia National Park. On a clear night in Acadia, visitors can see the band of the Milky Way with the naked eye, and on occasion they’ll catch a colorful show of the Northern Lights.
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10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend featuring 130 events, Sept. 16-18

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
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1-minute hike: The new Abol Trail, Katahdin, Baxter State Park

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.

1-minute hike: The new Abol Trail, Katahdin, Baxter State Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 13, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.