Bigelow Preserve Hiking Overnight

June 18, 2019Hiking, Overnight

Written by LAC volunteer guide, Stevie Dembowski On Saturday afternoon we were introduced to some of the bugs as well as our hiking group. We hiked an easy two miles in and then climbed steeply up a moss covered boulder wonderland. We made camp at Horns Pond, taking in the views of Sugarloaf along the … Read More

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

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 ā€“ one of the most visited national parks in the US, and only a three-hour drive from Portland ā€“ 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

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 Iā€™d had to do three times over the past few months. When you like life to go just so (as I … Read More

Crazy Fabulous

May 7, 2016Hike, Overnight, Snow Shoe

Hi All: I returned home to Portland late this afternoon and after visiting with my family, sat down to write and capture some of our time up at West Branch Pond Camps before the magic of it evaporates and before my brain space becomes crowded up with the bits and pieces, appointments and responsibilities of … Read More