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What’s the best canoe trip in Maine? Most would respond Allagash, St. John, Penobscot or St. Croix. Having paddled them all, I believe the Machias River in far eastern Maine is simply the best. Beginning on 5th Machias Lake in the heart of Washington County, it… Read More
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    Seniors Not Acting Their Age Sixty years ago, friends and I played along Togus Stream. Beginning at the outlet of Togus Pond, the diminutive creek tumbles downhill through Chelsea and Randolph into the Kennebec River opposite Gardiner. I have many fond memories of our exploits in… Read More
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    SACO — Age Friendly Saco is launching their Handyman Program throughout Saco in an effort to help residents ages 55 and older better adapt to aging in their community. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (SBSI) recently donated $4,000 to help fund this new program. A recent survey… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Even when things in life seem fine, in retirement grief can be lurking under the surface. Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Seniors Not Acting Their Age Seven of us awoke to a six inch carpet of fresh powder and snow forecast for two more days. We were staying at a chalet near the Gite du Mont-Albert situated in the heart of the Chic Choc Mountains on Quebec’s… Read More
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    Seniors Not Acting Their Age Situated in remote southeastern Quebec, Gaspe Peninsula is perhaps the most unique winter friendly region in eastern North America. Almost surrounded by the outer St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence, it is the recipient of enormous amounts of snow… Read More
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    Golden Retriever owners gather in Golden, CO. Photo courtesy of Kathryn Severns Avery. My husband Chris and I are back in Colorado for the winter. When living in Maine year-round, we were astounded by the staggering number of events held during the winter… Read More
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    Seniors Not Acting Their Age This has been a difficult winter for cross country skiing in Maine foothills and the coastal plain. A succession of mixed precipitation storms has resulted in minimal snow pack and often icy surfaces. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
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    The parking area was plowed when I arrived at the trailhead for Old Speck Mountain in Grafton Notch State Park. Located in a remote alpine region about a dozen miles north of Newry, the cleared lot was much appreciated as shoveling out car space beside the road is… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Forgiveness doesn't mean excusing bad behavior. It means doing something for yourself by giving yourself the gift of moving on. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Do you envy the retirement lifestyles of others? If so, read what you need to do first to get rid of that green-eyed monster. Read More
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    Climbing mountains in Maine in the winter is significantly different than the rest of the year. Cold weather, deep snow and icy conditions add a multitude of additional risks and demands. Higher more remote mountains increase the potential hazards. Three important factors should be considered: fitness, proper equipment… Read More
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    More than 30 years ago, my wife Nancy and I began celebrating the New Year sharing outdoor adventures with friends. The first escapade was a backpacking trip to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Carter Notch Hut deep in the White Mountains. On that occasion we were accompanied by… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    How we learn changes as we age. But should we let that stop us from accomplishing a goal? Read More
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    Is it a mountain or a hill? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there is no official difference between a mountain and a hill. The Camden Hills contain Mount Megunticook and Ragged Mountain. The highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, Black Eagle Peak,… Read More
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    Temperatures were in the teens when we arrived at a trailhead on icy Currie Road in Stratton. Although several days before the official start of winter, we encountered deep snow and spruce trees decorated with a layer of the frozen precipitation. The forecast was sunny, but we had… Read More
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    Christmas is approaching and like many other people I am focused on getting my shopping done. Finding gifts for my nieces, nephews (I have no children) and friends is easy. But finding a gift for my husband, or for him to find a gift for me, is more… Read More
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    Snow came early to Maine this year leaving a frosty layer of white stuff on most of the nearby prominent peaks. Pleasant Mountain near Denmark was no exception with an accumulation of several inches at higher elevations. The closest substantial mountain to my home in Topsham,… Read More
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    How do you know you’re paddling Ducktrap River? The weather is lousy. Inclement weather seems to be an inherent part of the Ducktrap experience and it’s not a coincidence. Water levels rise and fall rapidly on the tiny Lincolnville body of water that is mystifyingly called a “river.”… Read More
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    In my opinion, Tumbledown Mountain in western Maine is the most spectacular moderate mountain hike in New England. That was the primary reason for its inclusion in my mountain guidebook, Mountains for Mortals – New England. The goal of Mountains for Mortals was to provide detailed guidance on… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    We are faced with a plethora of decisions as we plan for and transition to retirement. Each decision initiates a course of action that establishes momentum and moves us in a direction that either serves us or works against us. But are we aware of the choices we are making? Read More
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    Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the source of many superlatives. At an elevation of 1,532 feet, it is the tallest mountain along the eastern seaboard of the United States. According to Wikipedia, the commanding prominence is the highest point within 25 miles of the shoreline of… Read More
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    The Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park are the best bike trail rides in Maine. At least that’s my opinion and a sentiment shared by many of my outdoor friends. Built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the early part of the 20th century, the… Read More