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Posted Jun 01, 2015 by Anonymous

Here at Maine Huts & Trails, we are firm believers that no outdoor adventure is complete without a delicious meal at the end of the day, and we pride ourselves on serving locally sourced, organic food whenever possible. But whether you’re tenting out on an island at Flagstaff, or staying at a hut during self-service season, there are times when you’ve got to fend for yourself in the kitchen or over the...

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Posted May 15, 2015 by Anonymous

We take local food seriously here at Maine Huts & Trails. It’s why we go out of our way to serve food that’s grown by local farmers; not only is it better for you and great for the local economy, it tastes great too. But what’s even better than locally farmed food? Food that you’ve foraged yourself, growing wild in the forests and meadows of the Maine mountains. Nourished by icy cold...

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Posted Mar 25, 2015 by Anonymous

Since the beginning of time, we humans have been thinking up ways to move. Faster, smoother, uphill, downhill, under water and over clouds- if there’s a new way to get from here to there, we can’t get enough. At Maine Huts & Trails, we understand. It’s why in the winter we groom trails for Nordic skiers, and create twisting switchbacks for snowshoes. In the summer, hikers trek through hardwood groves,...

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Posted Mar 11, 2015 by Anonymous

Here at Maine Huts & Trails, we’re kind of obsessed with weather predictions- it’s an important part of vacation planning, and can make or break your Maine adventure! We’ve all heard the old sayings; red sky at night, sailors’ delight; cows lie down before a rainfall, and many more. Like most folklore, there is science behind this ancient knowledge. Weather prediction used to matter for more than just planning ski...

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Posted Jan 20, 2015 by Anonymous

We know that many of you having been dying to get ahold of some of our recipes. So we decided to create this Martha Stewart-styled video to show you how to make one of our staple recipes: multigrain bread. This is one of the most popular recipes that guests ask for and is also one of the easiest to make! This is a no-knead bread that is designed to enjoy with some butter on top, but can be...

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Posted Jan 06, 2015 by Anonymous

We strive as an organization to be environmentally-friendly. One way that we've attempted this is to conserve our water at the huts. However, just asking people to conserve water can be kinda boring and it doesn't always resonate. We needed to add some excitement! That is why we've turned water conservation into a little game....The 3-Minute Shower Challenge! Watch the video...

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Posted Dec 19, 2014 by Anonymous

With the snow flying and the summer gear put away, it's time to get ready for the winter! We've compiled a list of gear that we recommend for your upcoming winter adventures. Check out the video to learn more about layering and why it's important for being comfortable outside this winter. We've also written a thorough explanation of each piece of gear below and why it's important for your...

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Posted Sep 05, 2014 by Anonymous

The signs are all here: chilly nights, Sunday night football, and pumpkin spice everything. Fall is coming! At Maine Huts & Trails, we love every season, but fall in Maine is legendary for a reason: the spectacular natural phenomenon of foliage. While the science is pretty interesting, we’ll...

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Posted Jun 25, 2014 by Anonymous

This week, Hut Staff member Charles J. Friedman (aka. CJ) has written an article about life without screens. In this short piece, he discusses how screens hinder our ability to enjoy nature's beauty and how we need to get outside and escape.

Enjoy!

Life these days doesn’t seem to exist without screens; screens everywhere and at least one is always on. There’s the TV(s), mom’s phone, dad’s phone,...

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Posted May 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Blog by CJ Friedman, Flagstaff Hut Hutmaster

May 21, 2014 - The last week has brought the first traces of 60 degree weather. The ice on the lake is freshly melted and the lake is rising, animal tracks are plentiful and varied, the trees are budding, spring is once again in the air, and the migratory birds have returned home for the summer.

Sitting in quiet reflection outside the hut awakes the ears to...

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