Monthly Archives: March 2021

Frozen Cranberry Peak

Scheduled to lead a late February Penobscot Paddle & Chowder Society outing, my preference was to ski. An untimely freezing rainstorm limited the choices. As late as the day before, I was still searching for the ideal skiing option. My final decision was motivated by my son, Adam, who preferred the alternative suggestion, hiking Cranberry […]

Quest for Katahdin – Part Two: The Climbs

On the third day of our Baxter State Park expedition a foot of fresh snowfall greeted seven of us when we awoke at the Chimney Pond bunkhouse in the shadow of Mount Katahdin. Led by my son, Adam, I was by far the senior citizen on the excursion. Since as much as two feet of […]

Winter Hiking Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

“Where the mountains meet the sea” is an oft-quoted phrase attributed to poet Edna St. Vincent Millay to describe the Camden Hills. One of the most scenic areas in Maine, the Camden Hills provide some of the most exceptional winter hiking and phenomenal ocean vistas found anywhere in the state. Approximately fifty miles of hiking […]

Climbing Mount Charles Thomas Jackson

Distinctive Mount Jackson is located on the southwestern end of the Presidential Range in the New Hampshire White Mountains, New England’s most consequential mountaineering environment. Situated between less illustrious Mounts Pierce and Webster, I suspect most people assume Mount Jackson is named for the seventh president, Andrew Jackson. To quote one of the most intelligent […]