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Rabbit Run Raffle Winners

Raffle Winners!   #69 – Michelle St Louis #44 – Mark Libby #95 – Joanna Vlahakos #110 – Kristin Bragdon #82 – Nancy Soule Marks #72 – Paula Wilson #66 – Earl Gary #4 – Alison Hetland #93 – Ashley Ayers #56 – Rachael Emerson #153 – Kim Stewart #46 – Kelly Sheehan #62 – […]

How To Wreck A Dragonfly

This summer, a MSR Dragonfly stove came back to us in pieces. It belongs to Maine High Adventure and they call it a prime example of unsupervised and/or unskilled use. The stove folds down into a storage position by flipping the burner upside down and collapsing the legs. On an outing, two of the youngsters were […]

Eastern Sierra Blues

The following is something I wrote about a little trip up Mt Whitney a few years ago – Bryce   Golden light radiates over the mammoth peaks of the Eastern Sierra from the west. It floods the evening sky as the tired sun drops behind the crest. Fingerlike rays tickle the blue emptiness above. From […]

An Epic Pumpkin

  After roughly 3 hours of using paperclips, pins, and an assortment of kitchen knives, Doug finished carving the Epic Sports pumpkin. Although it is now deceased before the holiday even arrived, we have photographic evidence that it did indeed exist! What do you think of his handiwork?    

The Knife Edge

For most of the time that I’ve lived in New England, hiking Katahdin has been something that I’ve put off. I’m not sure if that’s a story unto itself or not, but while I was in NH, it was partly the 7 hour drive that kept me away. Now that I’m sitting in Bangor, it’s […]

Maiden Voyage

Last Saturday was HOT… hot for Maine in June anyway–so our family took advantage of it as any ‘this-winter-was-so-long-that-we’re-way-behind-in-yardwork’ kind of household would.  We worked outside for as long as we could, raking out the new mulch, rebuilding the chicken run, getting vegetables in the garden, opening up the little pop-up camper…. until we just […]

“Once when Doc …

“Once when Doc was at the University of Chicago he had love trouble and he had worked too hard. He thought it would be nice to take a very long walk. He put on a little knapsack and he walked through Indiana and Kentucky and North Carolina and Georgia clear to Florida. He walked among […]