Trip Report: Paddle on the East Branch of the Penobscot River from Bowlin Camps to Hay Brook

Story and photos by Sam Deeran, Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters On the drive to Medway, Maine, my friend Audrey and I realized it was ten years ago, to the day, that we had made our first journey into the Maine woods together. You can travel far and wide, but the Maine woods will …

Trip Report: AMC Thru-Hike of the IAT in the Monument

Story and photos by Stephen Brezinski, AMC Maine Trip Leader When I wanted to lead an AMC group backpack for beginners and intermediate level hikers, Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument was the obvious choice for me.  The area features good wide trails over rolling hills, several not-too-challenging peaks with good views, a good size …

Trip Report: Paddle Down the East Branch of the Penobscot from Matagamon to Bowlin Camps

Story and photos by Andrew Bossie, Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters My partner, Gary, and I decided to run the East Branch of the Penobscot River during the weekend of June 16th and 17th. I recently joined the Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters as its inaugural Executive Director and we planned this trip …