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Celebrate the Wild
Lobster Lake - Northern Maine

July 11-13, 2014         




North Maine Woods

Lodging: Bring your own tent, canoe, mess kit

Length: Two nights

Activities: Paddling, Swimming, hiking, cooking and eating

Group Size: 10-12

Cost: $25 Covers entrance fees

To Register: Fill out the registration form and return to Sierra Club Maine, 44 Oak St, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101 along with payment.

We will meet in at a convenient pre determined location and proceed North through some of Plum Creek owned land and on the Golden Road to where Lobster Lake Stream meets the West Branch of the Penobscot River.  This is a journey not only of exploration, but also of contemplation and introspection.  Gentle days, scenery gliding past, perhaps a moose?  Journeying on this gentle flowing stream into Lobster Lake gives its own sense of both timelessness and a link with the past, when rivers were THE roads for both Native Americans and early settlers. This land was in the deepest wilderness where Thoreau experienced his lifetime love of Maine and the outdoors. It shaped his thoughts and literature. 

We may see osprey, the phantom-like goshawk, red-tailed and sharp-shinned hawks, pine marten, loon, grebes, moose, white-tailed deer and other wild life.  Suggested reading for this trip is John McPhee’s, Survival of the Bark Canoe and J. Parker Huber’s, The Wildest Country, A Guide to Thoreau’s Maine. 


Leader: Sierra Club Maine Outings leader, Joan Saxe.  Joan has led two National Sierra Club Outings in this area and numerous other trips here for pleasure.  

Details: Paddlers will participate in setting up camp, cooking and other activities that make the trip safe and enjoyable.  Participants and leader will organize menus and equipment needs prior to the event.   More information about food and equipment will be forthcoming following registering for the trip. 

Campsites on the lake are managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.   However, the adjoining area and entrance is managed by North Maine Woods, Inc.,  an association of landowners - big and small, corporations, individuals, and families who have joined with Maine's natural resource agencies in a partnership to solve today's problems and plan for the future.

Participants must have their own and wear a PFD – Personal Floating Devise and have their own canoe/kayak.  We can pair folks together during our pre-trip conference call TBA. 

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