Katahdin is one of the Top 10 Summit Hikes in the World says National Geographic

In its recent  best summit hikes in the world, National Geographic put Katahdin at #2.

Katahdin and Clouds
Katahdin from Above
Mt. Katahdin
Full moon setting behind Katahdin.

Lording over the center of the state’s deep inland forests, Katahdin may be the most inspiring peak in all of eastern North America. Part of that aura comes from the great transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, who famously scaled it in 1846 in order to come face-to-face with the raw soul of nature.

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Maine Town of 700 one of America’s Top Labor Day Destinations

The vacation rental website Tripping.com has crunched its data and named a small Maine town as a top destination this Labor Day weekend.

Monson, Maine (courtesy of town of Monson)
Monson, Maine (courtesy of town of Monson)

Monson, Maine (pop 700) has been been ranked in the same league as San Francisco, California and Ocean City, Maryland.   Tripping.com says this about Monson:

“This idyllic New England town on the shores of Lake Hebron is perfect for a family who wants to get in some watersports or do a bit of hiking along the Appalachian Trail. Labor Day in Monson will offer pubs, antiquing, or simply sitting on the dock, enjoying the late summer sun.”

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Firewood – A Measure of Wealth in Northern Maine

It’s August and many in Northern Maine are thinking about the upcoming winter.   As Julia Bayly of the Bangor Daily News reported in Northern Maine

In Northern Maine, wealth is often measured in firewood.

rich: Where wealth of wood beats money in the bank, wealth for many in this region is measured in cords, not dollars.

Take a moment and you’ll notice a lot of large trucks cris-crossing Maine towns right now, dumping their cargo of cut and split logs in yards.    For the really ambitious, the pile of wood next to the log splitter is starting to grow.   Everyone remembers the harsh cold of last winter and nobody wants to run out in the middle of the upcoming one!

B-17G Crash in Presque Isle

During World War II the old Presque Isle Army Air Force Base was one of the most important to the war effort in the US  . It was the last stop within the

B-17G crash in Presque Isle, Maine March 11,1944
B-17G crash in Presque Isle, Maine March 11,1944

continental U.S. for the American bombers & their crews on the long and dangerous flight to England.  The route of this flight took them from Presque Isle, to Newfoundland, to Iceland and then to England.

On March 11, 1944 this B-17G went out of control while taxing on the icy runway at Presque Isle.  It crashed into the north end of one of the hangars. All of the crew suffered injuries and there was one fatality;  Co-Pilot Second Lieutenant Thomas Walker from Stockport, Ohio died in the crash.


MaineToday has compiled a list of 26 beautiful places in Maine you’ll want to see before passing on.

Screw Auger Falls
Screw Auger Falls in in Grafton Notch State Park. Press Herald file photo


Mt. Katahdin Maine Sunset
Winter Sunset behind Katahdin

They include the usual suspects like Baxter State Park, Quoddy Head State Park, Screw Auger Falls in Grafton Notch State Park, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Kettle Cove and many more!

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Momma Moose & her 2 Babies

We just had to re-share this great photo of Mamma and her two babies by Lovena West!

Momma Moose and her Babies
Momma Moose and her Babies taken by Lovena West in Mars Hill – 6/7/2015

Taken in Mars Hill.   Lovena says:  “I zoomed as much as I could from the road where we were parked …they were out in the field by the woods quite a distance for my camera & it was getting dark , but I got a few shots of a Momma Moose & her 2 youngin’s … in Mars Hill , Maine”

Old Farmer’s Almanac warns of super cold, snow for coming winter

Just as much of New England is experiencing temperatures in the 90s, The Old

Winter in Northern Maine
Winter in Northern Maine

Farmer’s Almanac is warning us about the winter just over the horizon.   According to the annual publication,  expect above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest.  “Just about everybody who gets snow will have a White Christmas in one capacity or another,” editor Janice Stillman said from Dublin, New Hampshire, where the almanac is compiled. It’s due out within a week.