Category: Maine Hiking


Waiting for Goose Eye

All Aboard the Slow Train chimed Phil’s email: a Mahoosuc Traverse for Columbus Day Weekend”. I knew I was in, having wanted to do “the Notch” for years: the “hardest mile on the AT”. And at 5 miles a day even this weekend backpacker could probably handle it.   The trip began auspiciously enough: the…


Bill’s Excellent Adventure

Mission, should you chose to accept-to cross the Hancock Branch off the Kanc, and bushwhack up to trail-less Scar Ridge, one of the 100 highest peaks in New England. Yes, in December. Well, I was the only one to accept Fearless Bill Connolly’s offer. Bill definitely has a gift, or he is blessed, or something…


Friends of Acadia

It’s a foggy morning on Mt. Desert Island, close to 350 “Friends of Acadia” are gathered to drink coffee, dunk donuts, and pack up water for a morning of raking and camaraderie. Seven members of MOAC were thrilled to join the crowd. Team 3 worked in perfect union raking and chatting in the quiet beauty…