Welcome to Backyard to Backcountry Adventures

The goal of this blog is quite simple: to share stories of outdoor adventures that most people are capable of doing themselves. They usually take place in Maine, but occasionally we’ll travel out of state or even out of the country. I hope to pass along the fun, freedom and camaraderie that are part of every good adventure. Along the way, I’ll share advice and tips to help you get the most of your time outside. I don’t consider myself an expert about everything but I have spent a lot of time outside getting after it with a lot of awesome people.

From time to time, I will publish reviews of the gear I use. But this isn’t a gear site. If you’re looking for a review of the latest waterproof iPhone case you’re advised to look elsewhere. But I will intermittently let you know what I think about the tents, stand-up paddleboards, fly rods, running shoes and other gear I use.

I will also talk about the gear used for each trip and the skill level required. This will let you use this blog as a resource for fun adventures in Maine. I try to keep on the economical side of things. It drives me crazy when a gear site puts together a gear list for a simple activity like trail running and it costs about $500. You don’t need to go broke to have fun outdoors.




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