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Special Thanks to Kittery Trading Post

Photo by Derek Sturtevant showing Dave McCarthy, Steve Dowden, and Doug Chamberlin. Dave and Doug are AMC Maine Executive Committee members. Steve is a senior associate at KTP in the camping and specialty sports department.

Photo by Derek Sturtevant showing Dave McCarthy, Steve Dowden, and Doug Chamberlin. Dave and Doug are AMC Maine Executive Committee members. Steve is a senior associate at KTP in the camping and specialty sports department.

Kittery Trading Post recently supported AMC’s Maine Chapter with a donation of $1625 from their Round Up For Conservation program. The Round Up For Conservation program was launched at KTP in May of 2013 as an exciting new way to give back to their partners in conservation. The program encourages customers to “round up” the amount of their purchase to the nearest dollar, resulting in an incremental donation to the fund. Once a quarter all money in the fund is disbursed to conservation groups or projects determined by an in-store committee.

Two-Timing it on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is the most famous long distance footpath in the world, and for hikers who make the grueling 2,189-mile trek from end-to-end, it is unquestionably the adventure of a lifetime. One AT thru-hike is enough for most, but not 56-year old Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island, who decided twice was better. continue

2015 Annual Meeting Update

Registration for the 2015 annual meeting weekend has now closed for overnight stays and meals. However, you are welcome to join us for the meeting, itself, at 7pm at Camp Wavus. You can also join us for any of the outings planned for this weekend but contact each trip leader, as usual.

Directions to Camp Wavus.

Maine’s Ice Age Trail Downeast with Dr. Harold Borns

Photo and information, courtesy of Robin Wood

Photo and information, courtesy of Robin Wood

Maine’s Ice Age Trail Downeast with Dr. Harold Borns of the Climate Change Institute:

Hal’s resume includes an academic career of 50 years and counting as a glacial geologist at UMO. For 28 seasons he led students to research glaciers in Antarctica. Back in Maine and spurred on by this research, Hal brought together researchers in other fields, founded and became the first director of what is now, The Climate Change Institute. Hal will present a perspective of the Ice Age, evidence that we are still in it and question what of the near future. In this context he will discuss “Maine’s Ice Age Trail: Down East, Map and Guide” and the significance of the glacial record that it traverses.

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bangor
120 Park St
Program at 6:30 PM
FMI contact Nancy Jacobson at

Winter Outings Workshop in Falmouth December 2

Please join experienced winter leaders Bill Brooke and Peter Broderick on Wednesday December 2 from 6-8:30PM at Maine Audubon in Falmouth for an introduction to clothing, gear, snow travel, and taking care of your self in the winter in outdoor settings. Learn to stay warm, dry and functional. This event is intended as an introduction course for experienced three-season hikers and a refresher for experienced winter adventurers. Although the focus of the workshop is on winter hiking, many of the topics will be an excellent “things-you-need-to-know-before-you-go” for anyone who will be spending time out-of-doors this winter. Please contact Bill Brooke (207-549-5100) to register.

Greg Westrich – Hiking Maine

Greg Westrich is the author of Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, amongst other shorter works, and will have two more books released in the spring. Five years ago he left his regular job to do what he loves, to hike and share it with others through his writing. continue

Registration is now open for the 2015 Annual Meeting!

Registration is now open for the Maine Chapter’s 2015 Annual Meeting, November 6-8, 2015, at Camp Wavus in Jefferson, Maine. Find out more and register today!

Karen Herold – Reconnecting with the Swiss Alps

Karen Herold, her husband, and her sister hiked the Haute Route from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland. Among many reasons to do this beautiful hike was the chance to reconnect with the Swiss geography and relatives Karen’s family knew growing up with their Swiss father.  Long ago Karen was an attorney, and now she’s involved in a variety of environmental causes.  She always has her next adventure germinating. continue

AMC Maine Annual Meeting November 7, 2015 at Camp Wavus

AMC’s Maine Chapter will hold its annual meeting on November 7, 2015 at Camp Wavus in Jefferson, Maine. This is a beautiful site located on a peninsula on Damariscotta Lake. It is the same venue as last year’s AMC Fall Gathering and was a big hit with attendees! Check it out at this site tour! continue

Hiking, Biking, and Boating at Little Lyford

Come join in on a fun filled weekend of hiking, biking and boating June 26-28. We will be staying in the bunk house at Little Lyford for the weekend’s events. Friday night arrive in time to meet everyone prior to sitting down for dinner which is served at 6:00 p.m. Saturday we will plan to hike Gulf Hagas during the day and view the breathtaking waterfalls. This is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” Then we may close the day with an evening paddle on the pond followed by some storytelling around the camp fire. More fun to come as we rise the next morning to prepare for the 19.5 mile Bike and Boat ride to benefit Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital patient care. The bike ride will begin in Greenville and go to Rockwood and then we will return aboard the historic Katahdin vessel. While on the boat we will enjoy lunch and music on our way back to Greenville. If you can’t come for the whole weekend, just come for the bike and boat ride on Sunday. Register with Jeanine Libby for the entire weekend or Judy Oneal for just the Greenville Bike and Boat on Sunday.

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