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Looking for a great Maine summer vacation? Need a canoe guide and outfitter? Canoe the Wild offers guided canoes trips on the Allagash from 4- 8 days in duration. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is Maine’s best known canoe trip and has attracted paddler’s for more than a century. Henry David Thoreau ventured into this region more than 150 years ago by traveling into the Allagash via the Mud Pond Carry from the West Penobscot watershed. The legendary Allagash is Maine’s only designated Wild and Scenic River.

Allagash canoe trips are popular with families, scouts, teens, summer camps, as well as adult and youth groups. With its easy flowing river sections and its moderate whitewater on Chase Stream Rapids, the Allagash is well suited for ages 12 and up. It is one of the few eastern rivers that can be paddled for a week or longer without coming into contact with modern civilization.

If you’re hoping to encounter wildlife, the Allagash is where you want to be. It has consistently been our best Maine canoe trip for spotting wildlife, including moose and eagles. With numerous put in and take out locations, outings can be planned from four to ten days. Pictures below are of a September canoe trip on the Allagash during 2017

 

Rain and Mud make for a great Adventure Race in Danforth!

71 took part in the East Grand Adventure Race and Baskahegan Stream canoe race in Danforth last Saturday. Rain was not a deterrent and actually made for better racing conditions. 56 took part in the 20 mile adventure race which included a compass run and Baskahegan Stream traverse, ten miles of mountain biking on dirt roads and trails and seven miles of paddling on the Baskahegan Stream. There were four optional challenges that took minutes off the overall time when completed successfully. These challenges were the mud crawl, two person crosscut saw, log rolling and climbing wall challenge. The High School Boys team of Yuval Boss & Calum Hamilton from Orono High School were repeat and overall winners of the event (they took first last year) with a time of 2:25.06  New this year was a 21 mile canoe race from Baskahegan Lake to Bancroft with nine boats and 15 people participating. The race would have been 33 miles long starting in Kossuth but due to windy conditions on Baskahegan Lake, it was shortened to 21 miles. Racers came from as far away as Caribou and Falmouth, many East Grand Students and Danforth area adults took part as well. Orono High School came with a good size group as they do each year and did very well.  Many thanks to the Danforth Fire Department, Dirigo Search & Rescue of Old Town and to the 40+ local volunteers that make this event run smoothly and safe! Generous sponsors include Ski Rack Sports of Bangor, First Wind and the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust. for more information about Dave and outdoor adventures including guided cnaoe trips in the summer on the Allagash River, weekend trips on the St. Croix River fishing trips, whitewater canoe trips in Canada, Guided Maine moose hunts, visit Dave’s Website Maine Wilderness Trips with Canoe the Wild

Overall results

1, Yuvall Boss & Calum Hamilton 2:25.6; 2, Henry & Malcolm Milligan 2:39.14; 3, Dana Morrision & Philip Farley 2:43.34; 4, Logan Crone & Andrew VanEss 2:49.51; 5, David, Billy, Peter & Susan Apgar 2:53.42;

6, Eric & Thomas Gilman 2:56.36; 7, Xiao Quan & Ethan Hall 2:57.06; 8,Tom Puzewski & Chris Farley 3:08.20; 9,Tammi Matula & Sarah Stoddard 3:09.06; 10, Samantha Nadeau & Kailey Schmidt 3:10.22; 11, Lauren Jacobs 3:10.04; 12, Joesph Desiston & Hanna Renedo 3:16.11; 13, Gordan Hamilton & Kristen Campbell 3:25.24; 14, Peter & Josh Jones 3:18.04; 15, Fiona & Martin Hamilton 3:34.52; 16, Mitchell Bartlett & Ashley Grenier 3:39.42; 17, Gage Caissie 3:43.05; 18, Stanley P. & Stanley M.  Levitsky 3:46.30; 19, Emmanuel, Tom, Itai Boss 3:51.25; 20, Nathan Gilman & Cole Harriman 3: 52.10; 21, Nick Chambers & Joe Frazer 3:53.50; 22, Emilie Seavey & Kate Fegusson 3:54.54; 23,Melonie Druan, Adreanna Philips, Bayleigh Rowe 3:55.10; 24, Chelsea & Kenneth Winiarski, Allie McEwen, Angel Stoddard, Elizabeth Hood, Kim Stoddard, 4:00.15; 25, Annika Gallandt & Emily Noyes 4:03.44

By Divisons

Mens: Logan Crone & Andrew VanEss 2:49.51; Tom Puzewski & Chris Farley 3:08.20; Nick Chambers & Joe Frazer 3:53.50;

Adults Mixed: Joesph Desiston & Hanna Renedo 3:16.11; Gordan Hamilton & Kristen Campbell 3:25.24; Fiona & Martin Hamilton 3:34.52; Mitchell Bartlett & Ashley Grenier 3:39.42;

HS Boys: Yuvall Boss & Calum Hamilton 2:25.6; Xiao Quan & Ethan Hall 2:57.06; Gage Caissie 3:43.05; Nathan Gilman & Cole Harriman 3: 52.10;

HS Girls: Samantha Nadeau & Kailey Schmidt 3:10.22; Emilie Seavey & Kate Fegusson 3:54.54; Annika Gallandt & Emily Noyes 4:03.44

Jr/Sr: Henry & Malcolm Milligan 2:39.14; 3, Dana Morrision & Philip Farley 2:43.34; Eric & Thomas Gilman 2:56.36; Tammi Matula & Sarah Stoddard 3:09.06; Stanley P. & Stanley M.  Levitsky 3:46.30; Peter & Josh Jones 3:18.04; Emmanuel, Tom, Itai Boss 3:51.25;

Open: David, Billy, Peter & Susan Apgar 2:53.42; Lauren Jacobs 3:10.04; Melonie Druan, Adreanna Philips, Bayleigh Rowe 3:55.10; Chelsea & Kenneth Winiarski, Allie McEwen, Angel Stoddard, Elizabeth Hood, Kim Stoddard, 4:00.15;

21 mile Baskahegan Stream Canoe Race in Danforth a separate canoe race hosted by the East Grand Outdoor Education Program

Overall Results

1, Bruce Weil 3:2.35; 2, Robert Hessler & Ander Thebaud 4:01.52; 3, Chip Loring & Terry Wescott 4:02.25; 4, Dan Baumert 4:07.03; 5, Justin Wardwell & Mark Ranco 4:09.02; 6, John Carter 4:09.037; 7, Eric Gallandt & Ellen Mallory 4:36; 8, Larry Merrill 4:32.30; Steven & Justin Rice DNF