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

Pleasant Mountain Hike & Sauna

November 17, 2017Hike

Guest blog by LAC member Francesca Kerr: On this bright and brisk Wednesday morning, 11 amazing women (and one very sweet canine companion, Dixie) congregated about 8 miles west of Bridgton, ME to hike the Fire Warden’s Trail up Pleasant Mountain. For many, this was our first outing with the Ladies Adventure Club – but you would … Read More

Weekend in Oquossoc

September 19, 2017Exploration

Where to start… I could write a dry outline of all that we did over our weekend in Oquossuc, but that would be well, dry. Instead I’ll try to capture the impressions I had that bounced around Mooselookmeguntic Lake and Bald Mountain over two nights and two days. Spending time with a group of like-minded, … Read More

Surfing with Aquaholics

September 13, 2017Surfing

This short post was written by LAC member Ann T. who is a surfer of both North American coasts and of many (maybe not many, but at least more than a few, I think) other countries as well. She organized the morning of surfing at Gooch’s Beach with Aquaholics. Everyone caught a wave and got … Read More

Honeybee Heroes

September 11, 2017Journal Entry

Hi all: You may know that I have a thing for honey bees. I’m mostly enamored with them and sometimes I’m really pissed off at them. But I’m always in awe of them. Did you know that a hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey and that one bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year (I … Read More

Harbor Island Visit

July 10, 2017Hike

Hi All: I wasn’t able to join in on Saturday’s adventure to Harbor Island (I couldn’t be a derelict sister and miss my brother’s engagement party!) so LAC member Meredith Wood-Masteka wrote this recap in my stead. Sounds like it was a fabulous day. Big thanks to the hosts, Megan and Lev. From Meredith: 13 … Read More

Yoga at Sunflower Farm

June 30, 2017Yoga

I don’t know that I ever want to practice yoga inside again. Last Wednesday evening Hope Hall, owner of Sunflower Farm in Cumberland hosted a group of us for an evening of yoga and baby goat cuddling. I drove out from Portland to Cumberland loving the visual shift from city to country. Arriving at Sunflower … Read More

June Hike Up Puzzle Mountain

June 25, 2017Hike

Hi all: Yesterday’s LAC adventure was a hike up Puzzle Mountain with Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust Executive Director, Simon Rucker. There were 12 LAC hikers plus Simon and we were a good and enthusiastic hiking crowd. It was a bit humid at the start of our hike and we all built up a little … Read More

Full Moon Snowshoe

February 14, 2017Overnight, Snow Shoe, Surfing

I felt so, so happy and truthfully, quite relieved that the weather was on our side for the full moon snowshoe last Friday night. I had been feeling discouraged by the cancellations and rescheduling I’d had to do three times over the past few months. When you like life to go just so (as I … Read More

Guns & Bourbon

September 11, 2016Shooting

Yesterday six of us arrived at the Spurwink Rod & Gun Club for an introduction and lesson on handling handguns. Our instructor Scott Merrill was a tall guy in his 50s who turned out to be a fabulous teacher to us neophytes. He continually stressed the importance of safety and throughout the class underscored that … Read More