West Branch Pond Camps 2019

March 5, 2019Cross Country Skiing, Overnight, Snow Shoe

West Branch Pond Camps by Kerry Conway Last Friday (March 1), 16 of us arrived to a place from another time. Past Greenville and Moosehead Lake, we drove 10 miles down a narrow, snow covered road to this paradise. We had blue sky days and clear sky nights. We cozied in our rustic cabins stoking … Read More

Stratton Brook Overnight

February 11, 2019Hiking, Overnight, Snow Shoe

Snowshoe to Stratton Brook by Pam G. Wheeler I had a wonderful snowshoe hike to Stratton Brook Hut this weekend with my guest, Heather Dunbar. We did have to confer in the morning, both adding a wind layer, after assessing the bitter forecast. What I love about winter in Maine though, no matter how reluctant … Read More

Four Ponds Hike with the MATLT

February 5, 2019Hiking, Snow Shoe, Uncategorized

By Meg Clews Ladies Adventure Club and Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust snowshoe on February 2, 2019: On a brisk February morning, a group of intrepid women gathered at Gillian’s house in Portland to organize the car pool up to Height of Land, 30 miles north of Rumford, where our trek would begin. Also joining … Read More

Grand Falls Hut

November 7, 2018Blog, Exploration, Hiking, Overnight

Guest blog post by LAC member, Marge Stockford The LAC Fall Jamboree Victoria and I had two worries as we sped north Friday afternoon to the LAC Fall Jamboree at the Grand Falls Hut just beyond The Forks in Somerset County: Had we left enough time to make the 1.2 mile hike in to the … Read More

Acadia Overnight

October 20, 2018Blog, Camping, Exploration, Hiking, Overnight

Our trip to Acadia National Park – one of the most visited national parks in the US, and only a three-hour drive from Portland – was full of adventure, starting with the potential for gale force winds and rain during our first night of camping! On Friday, most of us caravanned down the coast together, … Read More

Facing Fear

August 2, 2018Blog, Kayaking

Do you have a goal that hangs out there on the horizon, tempting you, but always just a little out of reach? Perhaps there is a bit of fear wrapped up in the goal. You say, “I can’t” when you really can, but just haven’t – yet. As with any big project, we can break … Read More

Tumbledown Mountain Hike

July 21, 2018Blog, Hike

Post by LAC member, Abby Gordon On Wednesday, seventeen LAC women took advantage of a beautifully sunny day to hike Tumbledown Mountain. This easy day hike is near the town of Weld in Franklin County. We spotted cars so we could start at the Loop Trailhead (about 5.6 miles down Byron Road) and finish up … Read More

Hike to the alewives

May 25, 2018Blog, Exploration, Hike

Post by Alicia Heyburn Is it still called a hike if we are not climbing a mountain? I like hiking, whether along a river or up a mountain, but Wednesday’s Alewife Hike was particularly appealing because it was long and secluded (although a bit buggy), while only minutes from Maine’s largest urban area – very convenient for … Read More

Happy New Year

January 3, 2018Blog, Exploration

Guest post from LAC co-leader, Alicia: December 31st ended with another turning of night into day, but our calendar tells us that this new day is also a new year, and it’s a chance to think about the coming seasons and do some planning to expand our minds, our limbs, and our relationships. While skiing … Read More