Muscongus Bay: Fall Foliage Camping Adventure

Muscongus Bay is one of my favorite paddling destinations in Maine. Known for lobster buoys and public islands Muscongus Bay (Abenaki for fishing place) is a sea kayakers dream.There are many public islands for exploring and camping. They are diverse, some are wooded, some nothing more than rock outcroppings and some have beautiful sand beaches. The bay supports large seal colonies and bird populations.  Included in the tour: Tents (you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pad) … Read More

Caring For Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor people often invest a lot of money acquiring gear. If you spend a little extra time on the back end of a trip washing, drying, replenishing and repairing you will save time, money, and prolong the life of your gear.  You know the scene, you get home, you’re tired, want a shower, and a cold beverage. In a rush you throw your gear in the garage telling yourself you’ll get to it later. Next thing you know it’s time … Read More

Respecting Natural Places

I have been passionate about the value of spending time in nature since the 1980’s. It has always been a place of peace and grounding. In this time of pandemic and social distancing (and gym’s being closed) more and more people are flocking to our parks, trails, lakes,and rivers for physical fitness and mental health.  Trails are more crowded. If you don’t arrive early, parking lots are full and you are left looking for another place to enjoy nature. This … Read More