Category Archives: Field Notes

Baxter State Park begins $100,000 effort to relocate Katahdin’s Abol Trail

The original Abol Trail, which is now closed due to debris movement.

The Baxter State Park Authority recently approved a $100,000 project to relocate the Abol Trail, a popular hiking route up Mount Katahdin that closed earlier this year due to a rock slide that resulted in hazardous conditions for hikers. Late in the winter, debris began moving on Abol Slide, forming an unstable debris field.  “Boulders were continually falling and sliding all […]

Maine Woods Forever seeking nominations for new Teddy Roosevelt conservation award


In an effort to recognize the state’s young conservationists, Maine Woods Forever has recently rolled out the new Teddy Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award, and their looking for nominations for the award’s first recipient. “What [the recipient] does for conservation could be a huge number of things,” said John Rust, a board member of Maine Woods Forever […]