An immersion in the Maine Woods experience

Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining a President’s Society lodge-to-lodge ski trip into Little Lyford and Gorman Chairback. The recent snowfall, terrific trail grooming by our Maine staff, and great company all made for a wonderful experience. Our lodge crew served up great meals and offered warm hospitality. I couldn’t have hoped for a better introduction to the Maine Wilderness Lodge experience.

I skied out on Monday and caught a ride back to Greenville, where I did an interview with the Bangor Daily News, and then met with a number of staff and volunteers working on the overall Maine Woods Initiative project. Discussing our plans for trails, local school programs, and sustainable forestry reinforced for me the ways we are engaging young people in the outdoors, creating new recreation opportunities, and sustaining local jobs by hiring local logging crews, all to the benefit of the region.

I plan to return to our Maine Woods property later in the year when fly fishing, family camp, and our guided programs for adults are in full swing!

Our group ready to head out for a day of skiing from Gorman Chairback. Photo by: Dave Queeley

On the trail with Lindsay Bourgoine, Maine Conservation Policy Associate. Photo by: Walter Graff

Check-in with Lindsay and Senior Vice President Walter Graff. Photo by: Dave Queeley