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Walk in a winter wonderland with 25 photos from Acadia National Park


Winter is “officially” almost here! This year Acadia National Park celebrated it’s centennial, so it seems only fitting that I bring a little adventure, wonder, and inspiration by sharing a wintery landscape of the park you might not have experienced. In the winter, Acadia National Park turns into a winter wonderland and magical playground to […]

A photo story reflection on running the Millinocket Marathon and Half

It was a cold, clear day with excellent views of Mount Katahdin. Photo by Jared Palmer.

The Millinocket Marathon and Half brought more than 500 runners to the start line on a bright, sunny cold December morning. Runners weaved through the Moose Drop In on race morning to pick up packets, shirts, and hand-carved finisher medals. The marathon kicked off at 10 a.m. and I, along with fellow half marathoners, took off […]

Five reasons why I will be outside on Black Friday (and I hope you will too)


Last year outdoor retailer REI took a stand to celebrate #OptOutside by closing its doors and paying employees to spend time outside with their families. And this year, they are doing it again as a leader in the #OptOutside movement. REI and many others are celebrating by asking everyone an important question: Will you go […]