The northeast's tallest peak AND home to some of the worst weather in the world. Two reasons that make people really really want to hike Mount Washington, even in the winter. Maine Alpine Guiding leads winter hikes on the mountain all season.
Over the years, I've also learned that I'm a terrible skier, an excellent paddleboard jouster, and not trustworthy with a fly fishing rod. But I've gained some unexpected life lessons, too - sage words of adventurer's advice that come in handy long after the crampons come off.
Get a ride up Mt. Washington to 4,200 feet on the SnowCoach, gawk at the views, and then enjoy a leisurely snowshoe back down.
The wonders of Rangeley. There are way too many to count - and certainly too many to experience in a five-day camping trip - but I did my best last month to cram in as much hiking, paddling, and waterfall-hunting as I could.
Situated on the edge of the Bangor City Forest, the Orono Bog features a one-mile boardwalk loop trail that begins in forest and then strikes out over the peatland.