Trekking in Nepal offers adventure
GHOREPANI, Nepal — Dawn’s golden light caught the tops of the snowcapped Himalayas and gradually crept downward as the rising sun lit up a sweeping arc of soaring peaks, at once forbidding and starkly beautiful.
The stunning vista from the top of Poon Hill — at 3,193 meters (10,475 feet), the highest point of our family’s six-day trek in Nepal — was among many highlights of a “Lord of the Rings”-like adventure through lush forests, terraced fields and traditional villages nestled above plunging valleys.
Vintage Snowmobile riders brave frigid temps
BANGOR/HERMON – The Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club held its 6th annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride in conjunction with the Pine Tree Society’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Dysart’s Restaurant on Broadway in Bangor. The Pine Tree Society owns the Pine Tree Camps for disabled children and young adults. A portion of the registration fee that PBSC charged went to assist the Pine Tree Society.
The Vintage Snowmobile Ride, though technically in its sixth year, had to miss a few years in the interim due to lack of snow conditions. It was up in the air until about the week before, but even the subzero temps couldn’t keep people away. The snowmobilers enjoyed groomed trails, which made for good riding conditions even though the snow wasn’t terribly deep.
‘Leave Some For Seed’
Hennessey’s book is a treasure
Maine has a rich tradition of outdoor sportsman activities, and many people head into the woods year round to partake of them. As you read this, there are hunters currently huddled in the woods in bright blaze orange hoping to nab a buck before the season wraps up over the weekend.
Adventure Briefs - 10/01/14
Challenger's second annual Spud Drive Fundraiser helps Maine students
BANGOR - During October, Challenger is selling premium Aroostook County "Innovator" russet potatoes as a fall fundraiser. "We are currently taking orders for 50 lb. bags that we are selling for just $20 each (40 cents/pound). All of the proceeds from the Fall Spud Drive will be used to help fulfill Challenger's mission to inspire Maine's students in math and science education," said Susan Jonason, executive director. She added, "This has been a terrific year for growing potatoes. Satisfaction is guaranteed with each bag sold."
The Maine Cheese Guild presents Open Creamery Day 2014
MONROE - As the hardwood foliage bursts in a blaze of colors on Columbus Day weekend, take in the spectacular sights and taste some award-winning cheese during the Maine Cheese Guild's annual Open Creamery Day on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit many of Maine's cheese makers in their creameries, meet the animals and learn the stories behind Maine's more than 150 artisan cheeses. Along the way you can also visit a farmers' market, stop at an orchard, explore one of Maine's premier breweries or wineries, pick fruit at Maine's legendary orchards and drop-in on one of the many artisan bread makers our state has to offer. You'll love the views, and the taste of Maine cheese, straight from the source, will be the best memory of all!
"Maine is a great place to be a cheese maker -- the quality of the milk we can produce here is unrivaled, and we have the steady support of Maine cheese lovers who seek out our products and provide essential feedback," says Eric Rector, president of the Maine Cheese Guild. "There's no better way to explore the breadth and depth of Maine's award winning cheeses than by visiting one or a bunch of them on Open Creamery Day. You'll meet the cheese maker, learn about why they make their cheeses, what new products are coming up, and often you get to visit with a dairy herd of goats, cows and/or sheep at the same time."
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