Category Archives: Field Notes

10 outdoorsy books for stormy days, or holiday gifts

Cold, rainy, windy and gloomy — that’s been the past week or so. And in my opinion, the only thing to do during that type of weather is curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book. Personally, I enjoy a wide variety of books. I read almost every night […]

Canoeing with alligators on the Wekiva River in Florida

At the boat launch was a warning sign about local alligators. And when we rented a canoe, we signed a waiver that cautioned us about their presence in the water. Yet as we pushed away from the sandy shore of Wekiva River in central Florida and followed its lazy current into the forest, I still […]

I’m writing a guidebook to dog-friendly trails!

If you search around the internet, Amazon has already let the cat out of the bag about my next guidebook, “Dog Friendly Hikes in Maine,” to be published by Down East Books in spring of 2019. Also, I’ve mentioned this third guidebook in the many book talks I’ve given throughout Maine this summer. So for […]