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Author Jeff Ryan

Author Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan brought his refreshing blend of insights, humor, history and geology into the WSKI studio. You can’t walk 8,000 miles without developing a unique view of the world and an ability to find complete contentment along the way. Ryan does it with entertaining flare.  

Take a Hike! Little Bigelow

Take a Hike! Little Bigelow

Little Bigelow is a great hike offering various terrain and views… To get to the trailhead: From Carrabassett Valley take the Carriage road located at Valley Crossing. Drive the Carriage road for about 5 miles to the end. Take a left and you’ll soon see a large sign marking Bigelow Preserve. Just past the sign […]

Ensuring we can ‘play’ in our mountains forever…

Ensuring we can ‘play’ in our mountains forever…

Simon Rucker recently paid us a visit to share news about the latest endeavors on behalf of the Maine Appalachian Land Trust & others who are devoted to making sure that our mountains, & their wildlife, waters & endless natural wonders, are able to be accessed & appreciated not only by us now, but also […]

Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trail

Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trail

Larry Warren was a guest on one of WSKI’s live shows recently to discuss the plans for a trail from the Canadian Border to Kingfield to tie the Maine Huts & Trails and Appalachian Trail into the decades old proposed International Loop Trail following Benedict Arnold’s journey from the Dead River (now Flagstaff Lake)to the […]

More on Hiking Bigelow via the Appalachian Trail

A few years ago when we made a commitment to bringing local information to our viewers to make their stay in the Maine High Peaks Region the best it can be, two of the first videos produced by our intrepid “Lonely Hiker” were for hikes on the AT at either end of the Bigelow Range. At […]

Jones Pond, Bigelow Preserve

Jones Pond, Bigelow Preserve

Jones Pond is a body of water located at the foot of the Bigelow Range. It’s a great destination whether on foot, snowshoes or skis…

Take a Hike: Crocker Mountain

Take a Hike: Crocker Mountain

Crocker Mountain, at 4,228 ft (1,289 m) is the third highest mountain in Maine after Sugarloaf Mountain, and is traversed by the Appalachian Trail (AT). A glacial cirque called “Crocker Cirque” is located between the main summit and the lower summit of South Crocker Mountain. Crocker Cirque contains a small pond and can be reached via the Appalachian Trail, and this video will […]

Take a Hike! Avery Peak

Take a Hike! Avery Peak

The Bigelow Range, located within the Bigelow Preserve, holds two of Maine’s 4000 foot peaks, on the Appalachian Trail. At 4088 ft Avery Peak offers amazing views of the Maine High Peaks as well as Flagstaff Lake. This video takes you up the Firewardens’ Trail for the most direct route to Avery Peak. To get […]

Snowshoeing the Appalachian Trail

Snowshoeing the Appalachian Trail

  Most people think of hiking the AT as a summer adventure, but in Maine’s High Peaks, the magic of winter wonderland is best seen on snowshoes when the thru-hikers have long gone & the woods & trails are yours alone to explore, with the leaves gone from the trees & so much more to […]

Crocker Project in Maine’s High Peaks

Crocker Project in Maine’s High Peaks

12,046 Acres of beautiful Crocker Mountain in Maine’s High Peaks are forever ours to treasure thanks to the Trust for Public Lands & the contribution of time & money by many people to ensure this jewel can be home to animals of all sorts, play ground & work place to people of all sorts, & […]

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