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50th Anniversary Allagash Prints Available

ALLAGASH The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands is now offering 500 signed, numbered, limited-edition art prints of a painting by noted wildlife artist Mark McCollough.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:07

Allagash Wilderness Waterway highlights of 2012

The year at the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) started out with the winter campground at Chamberlain Bridge full with almost all 48 available sites sold for the entire ice fishing season. Poor ice conditions and lack of snow limited use for the first couple weeks of the season. Those who did venture out were rewarded with excellent catches of native brook trout, togue and whitefish.

As the winter progressed, the book trout fishing slowed, but the togue and whitefish hit well the entire season.

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Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:55

A Time to Haul

Winter in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway affords rangers an opportunity to bring supplies and materials into locations that are very difficult to access in the summer. It is much easier to bring propane and gasoline into Allagash Lake with a snowmobile in the winter than walking it in on the one-mile carry trail during the summer.

Each fall, plans are made and lists compiled of materials that need to be hauled by snowmobile and tow sled into remote locations in the waterway. Last winter, waterway staff hauled cement pads and jacks into Allagash Lake for the camp-jacking project that was accomplished last summer. Six tanks of propane and 100 gallons of gasoline completed the winter delivery into Allagash Lake. Then it was on to Eagle Lake, Camp Pleasant and Round Pond.

Timing is everything when it comes to toting supplies during the winter. As a general rule, March is the best month to haul materials by snowmobile. Usually, by the time March arrives, we have plenty of snow to cover rocks, stumps and other obstructions. The snow has settled, and if everything comes together, some rain has fallen and flattened the snow on the lakes. When the lakes refreeze, they can be as smooth and hard as the Maine Turnpike. This is the time to do your hauling!

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