Articles by John Mullens

 
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Carey Kish and Fran Leyman, shown here enjoying the views from atop the Pic de l’Aube, will talk on May 7th about their experiences on the International Appalachian Trail within the Gaspesie National Park in Quebec.

Trekking the Gaspe with Carey Kish and Fran Leyman

By John Mullens on May 01, 2013, at 8:21 a.m.
In late summer 2012, Carey Kish and Fran Leyman embarked on an 8-day, 70-mile trek on the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) through Gaspésie National Park. Gaspésie is a vast expanse of high summits, alpine tundra, dramatic escarpments, deep valleys, old growth forests and pristine waters located just inland from the …
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Mining activities on Bald Mountain could have substantial negative impact on the surrounding waters, the brook trout population, and other wildlife.  Photo of Bald Mountain courtesy of Isil Flynn.

Talk on open pit mining in Maine on April 4

By John Mullens on March 31, 2013, at 6:52 p.m.
For the first time in more than a decade, out-of-state mining companies are considering mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in Maine. This could have huge environmental consequences for some of Maine’s most pristine and treasured natural areas. Most of the discussion over the past year has focused on …
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Tuesday, March 12: Cloe Chunn and the Maine Master Naturalist Program

By John Mullens on March 07, 2013, at 3:58 p.m.
Correction: The program featuring Cloe Chunn and the Maine Master Naturalist Program is Tuesday, March 12th at the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. A previous article incorrectly listed the date as Thursday, March 14th. The correct date is Tuesday, March 12th. All other details remain the same: The evening …
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Cloe Chunn, co-founder and instructor in the Maine Master Naturalist Program will speak at 7pm on Thursday, March 14th at Maine Audubon’s Fields Pond Center in Holden.  Free and open to the public.

An Evening with Cloe Chunn and the Maine Master Naturalist Program

By John Mullens on March 04, 2013, at 1:25 p.m.
Cloe Chunn, co-founder and instructor in the Maine Master Naturalist Program (MMNP), will speak at 7pm on Thursday, March 14th at Maine Audubon’s Fields Pond Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd, Holden, ME 04429. The MMNP trains individuals to actively care for Maine’s natural environment, to teach natural history, and to …

From Kittery to Fort Kent: A Self-Propelled Journey the Length of Maine

By John Mullens on Feb. 08, 2013, at 9:50 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 6:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St, Bangor, Maine For more information: John Mullens; 207-361-1210; amcmaine.org Want to experience a significant outdoor adventure this coming summer, yet never get too far from home? Have a desire to plan and complete an …
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Jim Andrews, who rowed, poled, paddled, pedaled, and hiked the length of Maine, will talk to the public on February 21st at the Bangor Public Library.

From Kittery to Fort Kent: A Self-Propelled Journey the Length of Maine

By John Mullens on Jan. 31, 2013, at 10:18 a.m.
Want to experience a significant outdoor adventure this coming summer, yet never get too far from home? Have a desire to plan and complete an extraordinary outdoor journey? Or simply want to hear how others accomplish a journey of a lifetime? Then you’ll want to hear Jim Andrews on Thursday, …
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High mountain lake, historic wooded hut, clouds, and high peaks: what more could one want?  Photo by Carey Kish

Trekking the Tour Du Mont Blanc

By John Mullens on Oct. 18, 2012, at 9:24 a.m.
Have you ever thought about hiking in Europe, but didn’t know which country to focus on or how to organize a multi-day trek from a distance? We’ve got a short answer and a long answer for both questions. The short answer is in this article; to hear the better long …
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The Maine north woods are intriguing year-round but never more beautiful than in the fall.

Recreation in the North Maine Woods

By John Mullens on May 24, 2012, at 10:59 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – New ways to enjoy the north Maine woods will be the feature of a program at 6:30  p.m.  Wednesday, June 6, in the Lecture Hall at the Bangor Public Library. Appalachian Mountain Club staff and members of the Maine Chapter Executive Committee are combining to present a …
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Carey Kish Introduces New Maine Trail Guide

By John Mullens on April 22, 2012, at 3:14 p.m.
BANGOR , Maine – The  2012 Maine Mountain Guide published by the AMC is ready. Carey Kish, editor of the 2012 Maine Mountain Guide will introduce the long-awaited book at 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 25, at the Bangor Public Library Story Room, 145 Harlow Street. This will be the very …
Myron Avery on Borestone Mountain pointing to Mt. Katahdin, the terminus of the AT in Maine

New Information on the History of Maine’s Appalachian Trail

By John Mullens on March 21, 2012, at 9:01 a.m.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:29 p.m. to 7:29 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Maine Audubon, 216 Fields Pond Rd, Holden, Maine For more information: John Mullens; 207-361-1210; amcmaine.org One of the striking things about David B. Field’s new book on the history of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Maine, Along Maine’s …
William Beardsley, Maine Commissioner of Conservation, will talk about current issues in his Department, Wednesday, October 19th at Maine Audubon's Fields Pond

State Conservation Commissioner to Talk ABout Merger with Agriculture

By John Mullens on Oct. 13, 2011, at 2:57 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Dr. William Beardsley, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation, will talk on the Governor’s plan to merge the state departments of Conservation and Agriculture and what that will mean for conservation efforts in Maine. Beardsley also chairs the state …
 
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