Monthly Archives: January 2018

Chowderheads Ski Hidden Valley

Chowderheads don’t like meetings. When Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) meetings are required, members employ exceptional efforts to include recreation before reluctantly attending to business. Like any organization, the PPCS needs meetings to plan their schedule, review finances and discuss topical issues. Normally, that’s three times a year for the PPCS; winter, summer and […]

Leaky Capers on Bald Rock Mountain

Bald Rock Mountain in Camden Hills State Park was the first mountain I climbed in the winter. That less than illustrious escapade was almost exactly forty years ago. Located in Lincolnville in the northeastern sector of the park, at the time primary access to the summit was a trail that left Route One about a […]

Falling for Goose Eye

An old age question asked during my annual physical for about a decade, “Have you fallen during the past year?” It always seems like an astounding inquiry. I occasionally fall carrying my kayak or canoe up and down steep embankments. A couple of times a year, I fall off a bike. While there is rarely […]

Poetic Mount Megunticook

“Where the mountains meet the sea, “ is an oft-quoted phrase attributed to poet Edna St. Vincent Millay to describe the Camden Hills. Located in Camden Hills State Park, Mount Megunticook is the tallest of the Camden Hills at an elevation 1,385 feet. According to park literature, it is also the highest mainland mountain on […]