1-minute hike: Orin Falls in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Difficulty: Moderate. Most of the 6-mile hike follows old logging roads that travel over gentle hills, with a short, narrow hiking trail leading to Orin Falls at the far end. How to get there: From a bend in Route 11 at the center of Stacyville (a town that is just north of Millinocket and Medway), […]

Where in the woods am I? Esker Trail

The answer is… Esker Trail (which I took upon myself to name) in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Since the trail has no official name yet, I accepted anyone I drew that answered “Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.” The winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Rebecca McFalls of Bradley! Enjoy […]

Where in the woods am I? Orin Falls

The answer is… Orin Falls in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The winner, drawn randomly from all who guessed the location correctly, is Brian Molloy of Orono! Enjoy the $50 L.L.Bean gift card, Brian! And thanks to everyone for playing. Come on back next Monday to play again! And if you’re interested in joining John and I on […]

Recap video: ‘1-minute hikes’ of 2015

The “1-minute hike” series is officially four years old. It hit the milestone in mid November, and since then, I’ve been painstakingly piecing together the 2015 compilation video. Sometimes reflecting on the past can be tedious, especially if you’re editing a year’s worth of outdoor adventures down to 10 minutes and adding background music. To […]