Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki

Outdoors Reporter

 
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Moving to the Maine woods means furry neighbors, new priorities

on June 02, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
My childhood home sits at the end of a dirt road that’s riddled with potholes. It’s a tall tan house with a big porch, surrounded by a sea of dandelions. A tall evergreen stands sentinel at the end of the driveway, kept company by a delicate paper birch. Past an …
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1-minute hike: Little Long Pond trails on Mount Desert Island

on June 02, 2015, at 10:33 a.m.
Difficulty: Easy-moderate, depending on the trails or carriage roads you choose to walk. How to get there: The parking areas and trailheads for the property are located on Peabody Drive, between the towns of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor on Mount Desert Island. To get to one of the main parking …

1-minute hike: Little Long Pond trails on Mount Desert Island

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 02, 2015, at 9:26 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki explores some of the trails surrounding Little Long Pond on Mount Desert Island on May 29, 2015. Little Long Pond and 1,000 acres of forestland and meadows surrounding it were gifted to the Land and Garden Preserve by David Rockefeller Sr. on June 12, 2015, his …
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Where in the woods am I? Little Long Pond trails

on June 01, 2015, at 9:50 a.m.
Heidi Riggs, R Ella Hanks, Sean Billings, and Skip Mildrum (via Facebook) won the “Where in the woods am I?” game for the Little Long Pond trails on Mount Desert Island in May of 2015 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: I invited my mom along on a little outdoor …

1-minute hike: Canada Cliffs and Beech Cliffs in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 28, 2015, at 10:49 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and hiking buddy Derek Runnells hike the Canada Cliffs and Beech Cliffs trails in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island on March 22, 2012.

1-minute hike: The Beehive in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 28, 2015, at 10:35 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki hikes the narrow Beehive Trail, which switchbacks up the face of Beehive, a 520-foot tall granite hump in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island on June 10, 2012.

1-minute hike: Beehive in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 28, 2015, at 10:14 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki hikes up the narrow Beehive Trail, which switchbacks up the face of Beehive, a 520-foot tall granite hump in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island on June 10, 2012.

1-minute hike: Mount Battie in Camden

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 28, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and hiking buddy Derek Runnells hike Mount Battie in Camden on Jan. 8, 2012, to the stone tower on its summit, which is about 800 feet above sea level.

1-minute hike: Bald Rock Mountain in Lincolnville

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 28, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and hiking buddy Derek Runnells hike Bald Rock Mountain in Lincolnville for a view of the Penobscot Bay on April 20, 2012.

1-minute hike: Borestone Mountain near Monson

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 28, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and hiking buddy Derek Runnells hike to the top of Borestone Mountain (elevation of 1,947 feet above sea level) near Monson in November of 2011.
A little brown bat with no visible sign of white-nose syndrome is released into the wild on May 19 after surviving the winter in Mark Twain Cave Complex in Missouri.

Cure for white-nose syndrome in bats may be imminent

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 27, 2015, at 1:53 p.m.
A group of biologists and local residents gathered outside the Mark Twain Cave Complex in Missouri on May 19 to watch the release of 150 special bats. The bats were some of the first to be successfully treated for white-nose syndrome, a fatal disease that has wiped out millions of …
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1-minute hike: Moxie Bald Mountain near The Forks

on May 27, 2015, at 10:48 a.m.
Difficulty: Moderate-difficult. The distance of the hike varies from 4 miles to 9.5 miles,  depending on where you choose to start the hike. The trail is rocky and increasingly steep as it nears the mountain’s summit at 2,630 feet above sea level. Also, there are several sections of the trail …

1-minute hike: Moxie Bald Mountain near The Forks

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 27, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and her dog, Oreo, hike along the Appalachian Trail to the summit of Moxie Bald Mountain (elevation of 2,630 feet above sea level) near The Forks.
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Where in the woods am I? Moxie Bald Mountain

on May 26, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
Denise Thomas (via Facebook), Gene Gilbert (Facebook), Mary Wright (Facebook0 and Jamie Tatham (via Twitter) won the “Where on the woods am I?” game for Moxie Bald Mountain near The Forks in May of 2015 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: It had been too long since I had (1.) driven on logging …
Ed Sheeran, nominee for Best New Artist at the 2014 Grammy Awards, performs at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on May 24, 2015.

Ed Sheeran concert packs Bangor waterfront

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 24, 2015, at 9:51 p.m.
The audience rose from their seats when Ed Sheeran, a breakout music artist from the U.K., stepped on stage with his guitar Sunday evening at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. The concert was sold out. And while Waterfront Concert staff would not confirm the exact number in attendance, the venue’s capacity is …
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Teachers from several communities traveled to Orono this week to attend a two-day community instructor workshop provided by Maine Winter Sports Center. The purpose of the workshop is to provide community leaders with the basic skills in mountain biking to assist in existing programs or start a new one in their towns.

Maine Winter Sports Center trains community leaders to promote outdoor sports

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 20, 2015, at 4:37 p.m.
Educators from the small towns of Greenville, East Millinocket and Danforth traveled to Orono this week to attend Maine Winter Sport Center’s new community instructor workshop, a two-day hands-on lesson on leading successful outdoor sports programs. “The goal is, ultimately, to have people leave here thinking, ‘Yeah, I’m going to …
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Photo gallery: 20 bird species seen during 1-hour walk in Bangor

on May 20, 2015, at 1:31 p.m.
The sun was shining on May 14 when I stole away from the office to take a mini nature walk around the bog surrounded by Bangor’s Essex Woods trail system. Right beside a busy interstate and the state’s second biggest shopping mall, the bog isn’t what most people would typically think of …

1-minute paddle: Jones Pond in Gouldsboro

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 19, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and paddling companion Derek Runnells explore Jones Pond in Gouldsboro, starting at a public landing and recreation area maintained by the town. They see a variety of wildlife during their trip, including a “turtle party.”
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1-minute paddle: Jones Pond in Gouldsboro

on May 19, 2015, at 8:05 a.m.
Difficulty: Easy. Jones Pond is quiet water — calm and without strong currents or rapids. However, the surface can become choppy if the wind picks up. Also, the pond is open to motorboats, which can create wakes that will certainly rock your boat. How to get there: Boat access and …
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Where on the water am I? Jones Pond

on May 18, 2015, at 11:09 a.m.
No one won the “Where on the water am I?” game for Jones Pond in Gouldsboro in May of 2015 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: For years now, I’ve been posting videos, descriptions and stories about Maine hiking trails. Now I’m expanding my horizons. I’ll be exploring the Maine outdoors by foot …
 
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