Still looking for Moose

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I’m still here in Millinocket, Maine…..

....considered the gateway to the Maine North Woods and located almost in the shadow of Mt Katahdin.
….considered the gateway to the Maine North Woods and located almost in the shadow of Mt Katahdin.
Yesterday I went in a moose watching tour through the North East Outdoor Center, located just outside Baxter State Park.
Yesterday I went in a moose watching tour through the North East Outdoor Center, located just outside Baxter State Park. We didn’t manage to find moose, but it was still a lovely day.
It started on Millinocket Lake, which also have a magnificent Viet of Mt Katahdin. For those who haven't figured it it, this is both the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the "holy mountain" for northbound AT hikers.
It started on Millinocket Lake, which also have a magnificent Viet of Mt Katahdin. For those who haven’t figured it it, this is both the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the “holy mountain” for northbound AT hikers.
Our boat captain and tour guide was a young local woman who has just graduated from college with a degree in outdoor recreation. She expect to guide ice fisherman and snowmobiles this winter. Danielle's family has been here for a few generations and she found this mostly sunny, 80f day a bit warm for her tastes.
Our boat captain and tour guide was a young local woman who has just graduated from college with a degree in outdoor recreation. She expect to guide ice fisherman and snowmobiles this winter. Danielle’s family has been here for a few generations and she found this mostly sunny, 80f day a bit warm for her taste.
The water was calm and we searched the shallows for moose.
The water was calm and we searched the shallows for moose.
We saw this Bald Eagle...
We saw this Bald Eagle…
...and several loons.
…and several loons.
Millinocket Lake is 8 miles by 6 miles and at its deepest spot is 100feet. The fishing is good particularly near these islands, some of which are large enough for cabins.
Millinocket Lake is 8 miles by 6 miles and at its deepest spot is 100feet. The fishing is good particularly near these islands, some of which are large enough for cabins.

 

 

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Beth

I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain and Mexico. I'm exploring the world.

6 thoughts on “Still looking for Moose”

  1. Wander for Life! I hope you get a day off to enjoy Maine and to enjoy life! Please enjoy every minute! I hope your over-seas job works out.

    1. No, I will only work here at the AT Lodge until late October. That’s when the end of the Appalachian Trail closes and the hostel shuts down for the winter. I plan to teach English overseas. It’s not completely arranged yet, but I believe I will be in Vietnam.

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